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First to Score Prop Bets - 2019 Super Bowl

Written by:
Mary Montgomery
Published on:
Jan/28/2019

Team to Score First is among the more popular prop bets.  For the 2019 Super Bowl, the Patriots are a favorite at -115 to -170 depending on the book.


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CBS Sports is going with the favorite in this year's Super Bowl.

Expert Analysis: The Patriots are a little bit more expensive, but I actually like their value here for a couple of reasons. One, they're the "away" team here, so they will get to call the coin toss (which is maybe an advantage?). Two, look at what New England has done the last two weeks of the playoffs, getting the ball first, wearing down the opposing defense and leading a lengthy touchdown drive. Bill Belichick might value having the ball second too much in the Super Bowl, but I think he likes trying to eat up clock on a soul-sucking opening drive. Three, the Rams looked sloppy against the Saints early on and the Chiefs looked sloppy agains the Patriots early on. I'll bet on Belichick to confound Jared Goff early. -- Brinson

Will either team score in first 6 1/2 minutes of the game?

The NO pays $13 for every $10 bet, YES was coming in priced at -160.

CBS Sports says take the NO.

Expert Analysis: The Rams scored in the first 6 1/2 minutes of just four games during the regular season and once in the playoffs. The Patriots got there six times during the regular season but did so in neither of their playoff games. I expect these teams to go conservative early, putting nice value on the No bet. -- White

First score of the game a field goal or touchdown had the later as a -170 favorite.  The field goal pays $14 for every $10 bet.

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