- We break down eight of our favorite Super Bowl props, including our favorite Patrick Mahomes prop, some cross-sport props, and yes, even a punting prop
- The Chiefs are hanging in as 3-point favorites, while the game total has settled in at 55.5 as of Sunday morning
Super Bowl props are served! And we’ve got eight of our favorite looks teed up and ready to go.
For even more Super Bowl props coverage, check out our stream with DFS Deposit King, Peter Overzet.
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Let’s dive into our best Super Bowl props.
Super Bowl MVP
Patrick Mahomes (-106 @ DraftKings)
I like this as a proxy for the -160 you would currently have to lay to get the Chiefs money line.
How often do the Chiefs win the game and Mahomes doesn’t get the MVP? I think it takes an injury for him not to get there. A QB will be crowned MVP today, either way.
If you think the Bucs win, take Brady for MVP at +190.
Bucs RB Leonard Fournette
Under 4.5 Receptions (-143 Prop Builder)
The Playoff Lenny love is officially off the rails.
This line opened at 3.5 (-114/-114) and has made a massive move to 4.5 as the public is convinced beyond any doubt that Fournette plays an outsized role in the passing game.
I get that he’s the incumbent and will be heavily involved, but line implies that Fournette will hit five receptions 47.6% of the time — a feat he’s actually accomplished 33% of the time this year (5 of 15).
Two of those came in the playoffs, and this line reaks of recency bias because when you zoom out you remember that it’s Leonard Fournette.
With a healthier Ronald Jones in the mix, five catches for Fournette is closer to a 30th percentile outcome than the 48th percentile outcome this line implies.
Bucs RB Ronald Jones
Over 7.5 Fantasy Points (-112 DK)
We expanded on Jones and the historical antics of Bruce Arians’ backfields in the stream above, but my general take is that there is way too much certainty baked into these lines for the Tampa Bay RB.
Let’s not forget that Fournette was a healthy scratch in Week 14.
If DK had laid this line of 7.5 fantasy points for Jones mid-season, we’d be high fiving and sprinting to our nearest online book to take the over on a guy who averaged 14.3 fantasy points.
Jones is a zero in the passing game, which sucks, but we’ve got a few outs here at this number:
- Any TD
- Bust a long run
- More of a timeshare with Fournette than assumed
Total Punts by Kansas City
Under 3 (-125 @ BetOnline)
As an alternative, if you don’t have BOL, I like U6.5 Total Punts (-143) on DK.
- KC averaged 2.9 punts in the regular season
- They punted once in their Championship win over Buffalo
- They did not punt at all in their Divisional win over Cleveland
Buc’s opponents punted four times on average this year, so there’s that, but Patrick Mahomes & co are not your average opponent — not only are they insanely efficient, but they’re more aggressive when it comes to going for it on fourth down.
I like this as a semi-freeroll spot where we’re going to push at three punts a decent amount, but the rest of the outcomes are more weighted to the under.
Cross Sport Specials
Higher Total — Travis Kelce Receptions vs. Jimmy Butler Rebounds
The Play: Kelce (-125 @ DK)
In a fast game as Mahome’s go-to guy, Kelce’s potential outcomes are as robust as they come. He’s had seven or more catches in 10 straight games while averaging 8.6.
He doesn’t have many five- or six-reception games in his outcomes at the moment, whereas Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler has a much more volatile range of outcomes.
In four games since returning from injury, Butler has rebound totals of 7, 9, 8, & 8. But that’s near the higher-end of his range — he’s averaging exactly 6.5 rebounds this year after averaging 6.5 last year.
Higher Total — Mike Evans Receiving Yards vs Lowest Round 4 Score at Waste Management Phoenix Open
The Play: Lowest Round 4 Score (-124 @ DK)
By PGA contributor Matt Jones
The distribution of the lowest Round 4 scores is pretty tight around 65. There’s no way anyone goes below 58, yet there’s a pretty solid chance Evans does exactly that.
Mike Evans, has shall we say, a wider distribution than what we can expect from golf scoring today. Over the course of this season, he’s posted anywhere from two to 181 receiving yards, eclipsing 65 in only a half-dozen games.
It comes down to how you view the Tampa Bay offense and the flow of the game.
I think this game stays close while the Bucs try to grind out the game a bit on the ground. With such a certain distribution for the Low 4th Round Score, I’m taking that over the Evans total.
Coach to be Mentioned 1st After Kickoff
Bruce Arians (-120 @ BetOnline)
This is a fun derivative that hasn’t been adjusted.
You’ve probably heard by now that Tampa Bay tends not to defer the kickoff when they win the opening coin toss. It’s a narrative that’s been beaten to death the last few weeks, and a lot of the main markets surrounding it (ie, Score First) have already moved accordingly.
So if we think the odds are better than not that Tampa Bay gets the ball first (KC is likely to defer), it follows that Arians would get the first mention.
Look around for similar derivatives — first 1st Down, first reception props for TB etc.
Gatorade Color Dumped on Winning Coach
Orange (+170 @ FanDFuel — good to +125)
Orange is the chalk at +125 here, but it should be even chalkier.
Are the Chiefs really going to bust out the blue (on red uniforms?!), or green Gatorade after they looked so good in orange last year?
If the Bucs win, it’s more wide-open, but their color-scheme also has me leaning towards orange and red Gatorade. So there’s some more uncertainty on that side, but the +170 price seems to be accounting for that.
I’d probably set Orange closer to -130
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