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Super Bowl 51 Cross-Sport Prop Bets

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Despite what most TV networks would have you believe, there are other sports played on Super Bowl Sunday and some books offer props on something specific that will happen in another sport compared with something that will happen in the Super Bowl. The most common representation of this is a number-based “which will be higher” type of wager.

Bovada has a variety of these available and I’ve broken down some of my favorite ones.

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Basketball Props

With three NBA games on Super Bowl Sunday, the most popular cross-sports props at Bovada include a basketball angle. You can bet on whether Julio Jones will catch more balls than Kyle Lowry drops dimes or if Russell Westbrook can outscore the Patriots but let’s look into whether or not Julio can gain more yards through the air than the Boston Celtics can score points on Sunday.

The first thing to look at is each party’s average in their respective stat category. Julio averages 103.5 receiving yards per game since Week 1 while the Celtics put up an average of 108.1 points per game. Boston will be hosting a Clippers team that plays pretty good defense, allowing just 103.9 points per game. New England, however, has the best scoring defense in the NFL and Bill Belichick does an excellent job shutting down a team’s No. 1 option. Antonio Brown had just seven catches for 77 yards in the AFC Championship Game and DeAndre Hopkins collected only six balls for 65 yards in the Patriots’ divisional round game.

You’re probably pretty safe to take the -140 line being offered for the Celtics here but beware, Julio has the ability to bust this bet any time the Falcons are pinned deep. Jones has four catches of more than 20 yards since the start of the playoffs and if the Pats get their wires crossed at all in the defensive secondary, the Falcons’ not-so-secret weapon will burn them.

What will be Higher: Julio Jones Receiving Yards Or Celtics points Scored
  • Jones +110
  • Celtics -150
Odds as of January 30 at Bovada
What will be Higher: Julio Jones Receptions or Kyle Lowry assists
  • Jones -120
  • Lowry -120
Odds as of January 30 at Bovada
What will be Higher: Falcons Total Points or Demar DeRozan Points Scored
  • Falcons -140
  • DeRozan EVEN
Odds as of January 30 at Bovada
What will be Higher: Patriots Total Points OR Russell Westbrook points scored
  • Patriots -140
  • Westbrook EVEN
Odds as of January 30 at Bovada

Football Across the pond

The Falcons and Patriots won’t be the only teams playing football on Sunday as Manchester United will take on the defending English Premier League champs before the Super Bowl kicks off. The prop here is what will be higher, Matt Ryan’s number of TD passes or the total number of goals scored in the United-Leicester footy match.

Ryan has been slinging the ball like the NFL’s MVP and he’s thrown for at least three touchdowns in three straight games. The average total for Manchester United’s home games this year is 2.27 so this one is pretty even. My only incline here is that Leicester has been terrible defensively on the road this year and could get slaughtered by a United team that’s heating up. If the Pats defense is as good as everyone’s claiming it is, the English side of this prop bet should cash easily.

What will be higher: Matt Ryan TD Passes or Total Goals scored in Leicester vs Manchester United
  • Ryan -120
  • Manchester United vs Leicester -120
Odds as of January 30 at Bovada

Best of the rest

What Will Be Higher: Sacks by the Falcons or Alex Ovechkin Points
  • Falcons Sacks -175
  • Alex Ovechkin Points +135
Odds as of January 30 at Bovada
What will be higher: Shortest Field Goal in the Game OR Carey Price Saves
  • Shortest FG EVEN
  • Carey Price Saves -140
Odds as of January 30 at Bovada
What Will be Higher: Patriots Points Scored in First Quarter or Dwayne Bacon points scored for Florida State
  • Patriots -120
  • Dwayne Bacon -120
Odds as of January 30 at Bovada

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