If betting on the actual outcome of Super Bowl LII isn’t to your liking, don’t worry: There are enough prop bets to keep you thoroughly occupied for the entire game. Here’s a list of our top 10 prop bets, which were posted by Bovada.
1. Team to score first: Eagles +115
If the Patriots win the coin toss, they’re definitely going to defer. With Doug Pederson wanting to get off to a fast start, the Eagles may choose to receive if they win the toss. Did you know that in the Patriots’ seven Super Bowls with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady that the team has never scored a point in the first quarter. Not one point. How crazy is that? Considering that stat, and Philly likely being aggressive, the Eagles are a strong play to score first.
2. First TD for game: LeGarrette Blount (+1400) or Nelson Agholor (+1600)
If you expect the Eagles to score first, either of these players have great prices. Blount is a punishing back around the goal line and Agholor’s speed means he could turn a quick catch into a long touchdown. He also could be used on gadget plays, which are always capable of turning into scores.
3. First TD for Patriots: Danny Amendola (+700)
The sure-handed receiver caught a pair of touchdown passes in the AFC Championship Game and had one in last year’s Super Bowl. Without Julian Edelman, Amendola is the man over the middle, and with the Eagles zeroing in on Brandin Cooks and Rob Gronkowski, Brady definitely will be looking his way.
4. Will there be a flea flicker? Yes (+400)
The Eagles and Patriots both attempted a flea flicker on Championship Sunday. Both were a success, too, a long gain for New England and a 41-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles to Torrey Smith for Philadelphia. Pederson is a creative playcaller, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he went back to the play. Also, this is Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ last game with the team before taking a head coaching job. Expect him to empty his playbook.
5. Will anyone except Tom Brady or Nick Foles take a snap? Yes (+120)
This again is all about Pederson and McDaniels. Philly is likelier to do this, with the speedy Agholor. But if running back James White were to do it for the Pats, it wouldn’t be that shocking, either.
6. Will Super Bowl be decided by exactly 3 points? Yes (+400)
This is going to be a close game, likely decided by a late field goal. The biggest reason to think this will be a three-point game is the Patriots’ Super Bowl history under Belichick and Brady. All seven games have been decided by six or fewer points, with four of them being three-point margins: 20-17, 32-29, 24-21 and 17-14.
7. MVP Odds: Jake Elliott or Nelson Agholor (both +5000)
With that price, it’s worth taking a shot on either or both Eagles. If Elliott makes multiple field goals and wins it on a long kick — sound familiar, Giants fans? — he should be a shoo-in to be the first kicker to win Super Bowl MVP. Six receivers have won the award previously, and Agholor’s big-play ability could make him a candidate. A quarterback has been Super Bowl MVP 28 times, so of course Brady or Foles is the safe choice. But at +5000, it’s worth a roll of the dice.
8. Will Al Michaels refer to the spread? Yes (+110)
Anyone who is familiar with the longtime broadcaster knows that he likes to make his Vegas references when the spread comes into play. Considering this likely will be a close game, a late score or play could make Michaels mention the spread.
9. How long will it take Pink to sing the national anthem? Under 2 minutes (EVEN)
This is one of the most popular props, because it’s the first big one of the night and you can cash in right away. It’s a tricky one, too, depending on the singers and their style. Pink has a flair for the dramatic with her aerial displays, but the belief here is that she won’t go over the top or make the song all about her. Expect a clean performance that will fall right under the two-minute mark. According to OddsShark.com, the average length of the last 12 national anthems has been 1:58.6. This will be close, so get your stopwatch out.
10. Will Justin Timberlake cover a Prince song? Yes (-140)
This is the easiest one of them all. The game is in Minnesota, Prince’s hometown, for starters. Timberlake is a big fan, too, saying he listened to the singer as a child. Prince died in April of 2016, and considering the game is in his backyard, it’s almost impossible to think Timberlake won’t honor the legendary musician.