There are countless ways to bet on the Super Bowl this coming weekend, but the reality is that most people simply wager on the outcome of the game. While that is certainly an acceptable way to go, it also means missing out on all kinds of opportunities to cash winning tickets. If you don’t really fancy the idea of getting into the crazier prop bets about coin tosses, Gatorade colors, and the length of the national anthem, there are still some other ways to play. That includes betting on individual quarters, which we will get into in a separate piece, as well as betting on the first half. Let’s get into what’s available in the first half so you can get all set to make your bets against their Super Bowl 1st Half Props.
Not sure about the game… How about 1st Half Props bets?
1st Half Spread and Total Score
As you all probably know already, the Chiefs are favored to win by 3 1/2 points on Sunday, with the point total set at 56 ½. You can, though, wager on how things will look at half-time as well as at the end of the game. The 1st half total is set at 27 ½, with the Chiefs favored by 2 ½.
If you fancy the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl, you might see taking them to cover at half-time as a straightforward pick, but let’s not forget that they were trailing last year and needed a comeback in the 4th quarter to pull out the win.
Both teams have been averaging around 18 PPG in the first half, which makes the OVER seem like a good pick here. The reality, though, is that things tend to be a little tighter in the Super Bowl, with players nerves sometimes getting the better of them in the early going. Very often, we see a tight first quarter before teams get into a groove and start playing better offensive football.
Let’s Look at Some 1st Half Props
As we mentioned at the top of this piece, there are many different bets available, many of which are dedicated to the opening half. You can pick either team to have the lead at the half, as well as being able to take the tie. The Chiefs are sitting at -135 to have the lead, while the Buccaneers are at +130. The tie is very much a longshot, but certainly not out of the question. If you see this game as being tight and like the half-time tie, you can play that at odds of +1200. Definitely worth a wager at those odds.
If the first-half lines are not that appealing on both the spread and point total, there are also several different alternate bets available. It goes without saying that the odds for these are all different, but you will almost certainly be able to find odds that fit with the way you think the game might play out in the opening half. It’s always a good idea to look through all the available options to find where the best value might lie.