The coin toss, props, and other Super Bowl winners
Super Bowl LVII features the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles and is the most anticipated game of the year. The Super Bowl is also one of the most wagered-on games of the year. It begins when the odds on the game are released but the betting frenzy really kicks in with the long list of prop bets that are offered up every year. This year is no different as everyone is looking for super bowl winners.
Heads or Tails?
One of the more popular prop bets is the Super Bowl coin toss. It is literally a 50/50 proposition and it gives people action before the game even begins. This is not a wager that you want to put much money on, but it can be fun to bet. There are some interesting angles surrounding the coin toss to consider. For example, the team that has won the coin toss in the last eight Super Bowl games has gone on to lose the game. Heads have been the winner in the last two Super Bowls and four of the last five. But tails has converted in six of the last ten games overall. The odds for both heads and tails are -105 according to Sports Betting Online.
Prop Bets to Watch
MVP: The favorites to win MVP in this game are the quarterbacks. This makes sense considering that the quarterbacks have dominated this award over the years. However, if you want to take a shot at value, AJ Brown (+1200) and Travis Kelce (+1000) are two players to consider.
Passing Prop: If the Chiefs have any chance to win this game they are going to do it through the air. Patrick Mahomes will have to throw early and often. This year he averaged over 303 yards per game and although he went under this number in his Super Bowl appearances, this is still a solid wager.
Bet on Mahomes to have more than 289 passing yards.
Who wins the Super Bowl?
This game has the potential to be one of the closest games in history. That is why the point spread is so small as the Eagles are currently -1.5 favorites. Although the Eagles have had a better season, the winner of the Super Bowl will be the Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes has the experience of being on the big stage and for the first time in his playoff career, he is an underdog. Mahomes has won six of nine games as an underdog and is 7-1-1 ATS over that span.
BEST BET: Chiefs +1.5
The Chiefs will be crowned Super Bowl champions!