Fun Super Bowl 2021 Props

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C Costigan
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You've got your drinks, you've got your food, and you've got your big TV moved in front of your favorite seat. Now it's time to get your favorite Super Bowl proposition bets ready for the big day.

Will it be the offensive show that we saw the last time Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes met in the playoffs? Will the weather forecast have an influence on which wagers you place? What crazy play has Andy Reid created in the last two weeks? 

Cross Sports Props 

One more question is how the Super Bowl will compare to other sporting events taking place around the world.

For example, the Knicks game vs. the Miami Heat on Sunday. The bet: Which will be higher, Tom Brady's total completions or first-quarter points scored by the Knicks? 

The over/under line on Brady completions is 25.5. The Knicks are averaging 26.1 points in the first quarter this season.

Or, which will be higher, total punts in Super Bowl LV or the total aces by Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open first round? The Chiefs and Buccaneers combined for three punts on Championship Sunday. 

The top-seeded Djokovic isn't known as a big-time server, but at the 2020 Australian Open, he recorded 14 aces in the first round.

Online sportsbooks are also letting you bet on which will be higher, Mahomes interceptions in the Super Bowl or penalties awarded in Wolverhampton vs. Leicester City. 

Mahomes threw two interceptions in the Super Bowl last year. When Wolverhampton and Leicester City last met in November, there was one penalty. 

Super Bowl Comparisons 

The Chiefs are going for the repeat, so almost their entire roster has played in a previous Super Bowl. The Buccaneers have far less experience, except for Brady, who has seemingly played in every Super Bowl ever played. 

There are a host of proposition bets that compare how players will do from a past Super Bowl to this one.

  • Patrick Mahomes Passing Yards in Super Bowl LV (-200) 

  • Patrick Mahomes Passing Yards in Super Bowl LIV (+165)

In Super Bowl LIV, Mahomes finished with 286 yards.

  • Tom Brady Passing Yards in Super Bowl LV (-210) 

  • Tom Brady Passing Yards in Super Bowl LIII (+170)

Super Bowl LIII was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history, and Brady finished with 262 passing yards.

  • Travis Kelce First Half Receiving Yards in Super Bowl LV (-115) 

  • Travis Kelce Total Receiving Yards in Super Bowl LIV (-115)

In Super Bowl LIV, the receiving stars for the Chiefs were Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins, while Kelce was held to just 43 yards. In the postseason this year, he's averaging 114 yards. 

Novelty Props 

As usual, online bookmakers have given us a number of totally random novelty proposition bets that we can also play.

Will any Scoring Drive Take Less Time than the National Anthem? 

  • Yes (-300) 

  • No (+225)

In the NFC Championship Game, the Buccaneers had three touchdown drives of less than two minutes.

How Many Times Will Bill Belichick be Mentioned During Broadcast? 

  • Over 1 (-200) 

  • Under 1 (+165)

This bet does not include pregame, halftime, or any commercial breaks.

Football News News

Vanderbilt vs. Hawai'i Week 0 Game Spread

Vanderbilt is a -6.5 home favoriteThe Sagarin Rating for Vanderbilt (142) 53.31 and Hawaii (102) 63.46.

Oregon vs. UGA Week 1 Game Spread

Oregon vs. UGA Week 1 Game Spread

These teams haven't met since 1977 but the SEC has won seven of its past 10 meetings against the Pac-12, though five of those SEC wins were decided by eight points or less.  The payout would be around $600 for every $100 bet on the moneyline should the Ducks beat the Bulldogs

North Texas vs. UTEP Week 1 Game Spread

North Texas vs. UTEP Week 1 Game Spread

UNT is -1 against UTEP for this Week 1 game.  The Sagarin Rating for North Texas (113) was 59.71 and UTEP (126) was at 57.52.  These were the closing ratings for 2021 so adjustments will need to be made.  This gives us a line of a PICK'EM after adjusting for the home field advantage.

Charlotte vs. FAU Week 1 Game Spread

Charlotte vs. FAU Week 1 Game Spread

The Owls have won five of the last seven meetings versus the 49ers.  Should Charlotte manage to win outright, the payout was coming in at $235 for every $100 on the moneyline.

Wyoming vs. Illinois Week 1 Game Spread

Wyoming vs. Illinois Week 1 Game Spread

The Mountain West has only won 8 out of 59 games against the Big 10 conference while Wyoming has gone 0-5.  Should Wyoming win against Illinois, the payout would be $360 on a $100 bet at some books.