Make the Super Bowl 55 experience a bit more interesting with prop bets.
One of the most exciting times of the year is here for NFL football fans, as Super Bowl 55 takes place on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, featuring an exciting matchup with guaranteed history written all over it. It’ll be the old guard of quarterbacking against the new, as Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on Patrick Mahomes and the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs.
The Buccaneers have already made history before the game even starts, as they will be the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. After staying with the New England Patriots for what felt like forever, quarterback Tom Brady joined Tampa Bay in free agency and has guided the team to the title game. And he’s had plenty of offensive weapons helping him along the way — Rob Gronkowski, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Ronald Jones, Antonio Brown and Leonard Fournette. The defense was solid, too, with stars like Devin White, Ndamukong Suh, Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaquil Barrett.
This will be the first time in Chiefs history that the team will participate in back-to-back Super Bowls. The Chiefs, coached by Andy Reid, dominated with a 14-2 run in the regular season, clinching the AFC’s No. 1 seed in Week 16. In addition to Mahomes, the team’s first-place offensive ranking was helped by great pass-catching from Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce and benefited from help by rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and midseason pickup Le’Veon Bell. Defensively, the team was led by Tyrann Mathieu, Chris Jones and Frank Clark.
Check out all the prop bets you can make for Super Bowl 55
Of course, there’ll be the standard bets made in regards to the big game — who will win? Will the spread be covered? Will the total points in the game be over or under a certain amount?
But then there are those fun prop bets that make the games a little more interesting to watch, giving you a bit more to look forward to (or perhaps regret with a loss). And lucky enough, oddsshark.com has come up with a whole list dedicated to the prop bet.
Mahomes, last year’s MVP, is favorited to repeat his performance at -120. Brady, the only four-time Super Bowl MVP, follows him at +200. Out of 55 players to have ever won the award, 30 were quarterbacks. Following them are some of their offensive pieces, Kelce (+1000), Hill (+1000), Fournette (+2500), Evans (+2800) and Godwin (+3000).
There are plenty of other potential prop bets to place money on in regards to the big game. What will be the method of the first score of the game? Will the coin toss come up heads or tails? What will be the duration of the National Anthem? What song will The Weekend first perform at the halftime show?
If you look all over the different sportsbooks and websites, you’ll find various prop bets in regards to the game — some crazier than others.
In fact, if you really want to get crazy and have a good time — and bet on almost anything for this game — WilliamHill has put together a 15-page booklet of prop bets that can be wagered for events that go on as the game progresses that can be found here.
Among these prop bets include the result of the opening coin toss, what team wins the coin toss, what team will receive the first kickoff, will both teams have one-yard touchdown, will either team use all six regulation timeouts, which team will commit the first interception, total accepted penalties in the game and so many more.
You may not have a pony to root for in this game, you may end up losing money on these bets. But, hey, it makes for something fun to watch for. Just please gamble responsibly.