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While most bettors and fans deep-dive on lines and totals wagers, the real action in Super Bowl 52 is touchdown props. Some of the best juice you can find at online sportsbooks for the Super Bowl involves the six-point play and below we detail some different ways you can potentially cash in big!
Online sportsbook Sportsbook is offering odds on a plethora of touchdown-related props such as Anytime Touchdown Scorer, First TD scorer in the game, Last TD scorer in the game, and last but not least if a special teams or defensive TD will bust through.
Anytime Touchdown Scorer
Rob Gronkowski leads the pack at -120 and rightfully so considering he’s second in targets this season on the Patriots at 105 and is a red-zone threat every time New England is in an opponent’s territory. At that value, though, it wouldn’t be worth it.
Rex Burkhead has scored the first touchdown in six Patriots game this season.
The real value for anytime scorers is to take the lesser known players on each roster. Danny Amendola at +200 and Chris Hogan at +225 would make more sense when you consider how much Tom Brady spreads the ball around to his weaponry.
On the Eagles side of the ball, Zach Ertz at +140 and Jay Ajayi at +150 top the list but running backs may not be the best choice for bettors in this matchup when you consider that Nick Foles threw three touchdowns in the NFC championship. So guys like Ertz and Alshon Jeffery at +150 make the most sense if you think Foles can repeat his previous game’s performance.
First Touchdown Scorer in Super Bowl LII
Now, this is where it gets hard but so profitable. There’s something to be said for someone who has a positive betting record from wagering on this prop and that phrase is “You’re full of crap.” This is routinely a crapshoot since so much can happen to kill your bet but the odds are too good to deny.
Gronkowski leads the way again at +700 but when you factor in that he only caught the first touchdown in three of 16 games this season, the juice isn’t worth it when you see so many other lucrative options.
One player who stands out is Rex Burkhead at +1000. Now we all know that Dion Lewis has been the top back this season for the Patriots but did you know that Burkhead has scored the first touchdown in six Patriots game this season? If you did, then a big thank you goes out to Rex’s family for reading this article.
If you’re on the Eagles train and think they will pick up the first score in the game, Zach Ertz will be the first name you see to represent Philadelphia. If you’re looking for the best value based on stats from this season, you can’t go wrong with Ertz at +1000 or Alshon Jeffery at +1100. These pass-catchers together accounted for the first touchdown in seven of 16 games this season.
Last Touchdown Scorer of Super Bowl LII
If you thought picking the first touchdown scorer was hard, this one ratchets up the difficulty to 11. Predicting how the game will unfold and who would potentially score the last touchdown should be worth twice the value based on first TD scorer. But alas, a prop is a prop and there’s no crying in gambling (unless it’s a bad beat, in which case, let it flow).
While the usual suspects from the previous lists are available, I can’t fully endorse anyone at the top of the list and feel comfortable about it. For what it’s worth, the Patriots have three players tied at three touchdowns apiece for the Patriots’ last touchdown of the game with Brandin Cooks (+800), Dion Lewis (+850) and Chris Hogan (+1200).
For Philadelphia, the leader may be Zach Ertz but he hasn’t caught the last touchdown in a game all season. The surprising one is Nelson Agholor. The third-year wide receiver has caught SEVEN touchdowns as the last TD of the game this season and he represents great value at +1400.
Odds as of January 25 at Sportsbook