The Best and Worst Super Bowl 52 Props to Bet On

Written by on January 30, 2018

In the average sports game, you have the option to wager on the SU winner, the point spread, and the point total. Things get a little different when a big game like the Super Bowl rolls around, as that is when the bookies get really creative with their betting options, just as the Super Bowl 52 props. There are some serious bettors who scoff at the huge number of prop bets that show up every year for the big game, but there are plenty of others who cannot wait to wade into those wagers, some of which are borderline ridiculous. I always set a little extra money aside for Super Bowl so that I can play a few of these prop bets, but which are the ones that should be getting your attention? I’m not going to tell you which prop bets to wager on, as it’s your money to do with as you please, but I am going to talk about the ones that I think are great and the ones that I think are a bad option.

The Best and Worst Super Bowl 52 Props to Bet On

  • When: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 6:30 PM ET
  • Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
  • TV: NBC
  • Radio: 94.1 FM (Philadelphia) / 98.5 FM (New England)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • Super Bowl 52 Betting Odds: New England Patriots -4.5 (Over/Under at 48 points)

Super Bowl 52 Betting Picks: Fox Sports Experts

The Best Super Bowl 52 Props to Bet On

I tend to split prop bets into two distinct categories: those that require some level of skill and those that are nothing but pure chance. It is the skill bets that I think of as being the good ones to wager on. The first one that jumps out at me is the over/under on when the first points will be scored. There is one prop for O/U 4 ½ minutes and one for O/U 7 ½ minutes. I love these props, as you can look back at what the two teams have done this season to get an idea of how this might play out. I also really like the team total bets, simply because I already have an idea of how I think the final score will look. If you are already playing the point total, then you need to have thought about what the final score will be, which means you have an idea of the point total that each team will post. To me, if you are playing the point total, you need to be playing this prop bet, too. The same rules apply to the props that are available for each quarter and each half. The first quarter props, in particular, are the ones that I like, as you get to wager on whether you believe there will be a fast start to the game in terms of scoring, or whether there will be nerves.

The Worst Super Bowl 52 Props to Bet On

For me, the two worst prop bets come before the game has even begun. Betting on the length of the national anthem is not something that appeals to me, although I must say that I would be tempted to go UNDER if the singer were from the country music genre, as they tend to steer clear of the runs and histrionics. The length of the national anthem is one of the worst Super Bowl 52 Props to Bet On. The coin toss is another one that I do not understand the appeal of, and it’s a prop bet that I have never played. Finally, I am not a fan of wagering on the color of the Gatorade that will be inevitably dumped on the winning coach. It’s a bit of a ridiculous prop bet, although the yellow/green option seems like a good one to me. Whatever props you choose to wager on, I wish you luck, and I will not judge you for betting a buck or two on the coin flip.

Latest Super Bowl 52 Betting Trends

  • Philadelphia is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Philadelphia is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 9 games
  • New England is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • New England is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New England’s last 7 games

Last 10 Super Bowl Champs

  • 2017: New England Patriots
  • 2016: Denver Broncos
  • 2015: New England Patriots
  • 2014: Seattle Seahawks
  • 2013: Baltimore Ravens
  • 2012: New York Giants
  • 2011: Green Bay Packers
  • 2010: New Orleans Saints
  • 2009: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 2008: New York Giants