There are thousands of NFL betting options every season when the Super Bowl rolls around, and we’ve selected five props at that may have some good betting value in Sunday’s big game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.
1. Brandon Jacobs Total Rushing Yards – Under 30.5 at -115
Jacobs has had 30 or less rushing yards in seven of the 14 games he has played in this season with feature back Ahmad Bradshaw in the game. Jacobs rushed for just 22 yards against Green Bay and 13 yards against San Francisco. Vince Wilfork is one of New England’s best defenders, and he’ll clog the middle; expect New York to pass a lot Sunday and use Bradshaw as the primary back, saving Jacobs for short yardage situations.
2. Hakeem Nicks Longest Reception – Over 26.5 at -125
Nicks has caught a pass of 27 yards or more in 10 of his 18 games this season, including three of his last four with monster performances against Atlanta and Green Bay. Going against a weak New England secondary that finished 31st in the league in pass defense, he should grab at least one 30-yarder by the end of this one.
3. Tom Brady Total Passing Yards – Over 320.5 at -125
If New England has success this Sunday, it will be because Tom Brady has a big day. If they don’t have success, then Tom Brady will be throwing a lot to try and catch up. Either way, he should rack up plenty of passing yards; he has averaged 324.3 yards per game in 18 games this season, and passed for 342 the last time these two teams met.
4. Julian Edelmen Total Receptions – Under 0.5 at +120
Edelmen has just six catches all season, and just four in his last 11 games. Yes, he did catch one pass in each of New England’s last two games, but that doesn’t take away from the value here; getting underdog odds on a guy with six catches in 15 games buried deep on the depth chart to not get a catch is a decent spot to gamble.
5. How many viewers will stream the Super Bowl online? – Over 1.5 mil at -120
It’s true, almost everyone will be watching the game on a big screen. But many people use their computers instead of a television set, and how many people will set up a free stream on their laptop in the kitchen so the party guests don’t miss the action when they go to grab a beer? Over 110 million are expected to tune in; 1.5 million streaming is a very small number.