Feb 2, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is dunked with Gatorade by his players in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl LVII prop picks: Flea flickers and Gatorade showers

If you’re a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs or Philadelphia Eagles, congratulations on making it this far.

One of these teams will win a Super Bowl title for the second time in the past six seasons.

Most of the rest of the football-loving world could need a little extra oomph to maximize their enjoyment Sunday, and the commercials are growing more lame over the years.

Now the country’s secondary Super Bowl pastime is prop bets, or bets that are not specific to the winning team or the final score.

Field Level Media takes a look at four game-related prop picks and a couple of “novelty” props — something to root for besides your end-of-quarter squares.

–Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton over 10.5 tackles (-110 at BetMGM)
One of the unsung heroes in this game is Chiefs middle linebacker Nick Bolton, who finished second in the NFL with 180 tackles. Counting regular season and playoffs, Bolton has had 10 double-digit tackle games when counting solo tackles and assists, which this prop does.

Can he get 11 in the Super Bowl? Against a team like Philadelphia that likes to run up the middle and relies on the QB sneak in short-yardage spots, he’ll have plenty of opportunity to make this one happen.

–Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker under 1.5 field goals (+100 at BetMGM)
The Super Bowl is no time to settle for 3.

Andy Reid has tons of belief in the Chiefs’ kicker, but a coach like him on a stage like this could be in a “four-down territory” mindset most of the game. There’s no doubting his counterpart, Nick Sirianni, will not hesitate to push the go button on fourth down if the Eagles are within reasonable distance.

Kansas City’s offense is so methodical that it’s only had to settle for a field goal shorter than 40 yards 12 times all season.

–Eagles QB Jalen Hurts to throw for more yards than Patrick Mahomes (+225 at DraftKings)
Like the daring side? This is a spicy pick to consider.

Hurts hasn’t been asked to air it out a ton during the playoffs following a Week 14 shoulder injury. He’s only eclipsed 250 yards five times all season. But the biggest potential mismatch of the game is the Eagles’ star receiving duo of A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith against Chiefs rookie cornerbacks Jaylen Watson and Trent McDuffie.

Fellow corner L’Jarius Sneed was cleared from concussion protocol and might play, but there are doubts he’s 100 percent healthy with a new knee injury that landed him on the injury report. The Eagles might need to score in bunches to keep up with the Chiefs, requiring chunk plays in the passing game.

–Eagles over 21.5 first downs (-130 at DraftKings)
To beat Mahomes, the best approach is to keep the ball out of his hands.

Sirianni knows that from his time as the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive coordinator in 2019, when the Colts beat Mahomes by calling 45 rushing plays and chewing up 37:15 of the 60:00 game clock. The Eagles have the run-game personnel to replicate the plan. They’ve only failed to get to 20 first downs in a game three times this season.

–Will there be a flea-flicker? Yes (+210 at DraftKings)
Reid has shown a penchant for truly bananas gadget plays even when the stakes are high, like the ring-around-the-rosie huddle break against the Raiders in Week 18 and the hook-and-ladder on first down. Flea-flickers are the oldest form of trickery in the book and would make a great centerpiece for the winning team’s highlight package.

–Yellow/green Gatorade poured on winning coach (+175 at BetMGM)
Red for the Chiefs isn’t a lock. There’s video evidence Kansas City goes orange to celebrate the Lombardi, but we’ve also seen postgame yellow. Eagles players dumped yellow sports drink on Sirianni after winning the NFC Championship game.

Red and orange are the favorites at most book.

We’re going with lemon lime for the winners.

–Field Level Media

Super Bowl 53 Betting Preview – Best Props Picks, Trends

It’s time for Super Bowl 53 betting and you haven’t done a bit of handicapping or studied a single prop and you just want to best bets to make on Super Bowl 53.

We have condensed 100,000 articles on Super Bowl betting and 75,000 more on Super Bowl props betting into one article. Your welcome.

What is the current Super Bowl 53 point spread?

Most Vegas and offshore sportsbooks have the New England Patriots favored by either 2.5 points or 3 points. Obviously, if you have the choice as a Patriots bettor, you want to find a -2.5 and if you are a Los Angeles Rams bettor, you should try to find the +3. A comparison of NFL odds providers will tell the story quickly today.

Where can I try Super Bowl 53 betting?

This depends on where you live, where you happen to be watching the game and what kind of NFL bettor you are. If you happen to be in Vegas today, good for you, it will be a blast! And there are plenty of casinos to place a side bet on the Patriots or Rams as well as action on thousands of fun prop bets.

Some US states are now regulated with online wagering and have offered up sports betting at racetracks, such as New Jersey. The rest of the wagering public will probably have their action at Super Bowl sportsbooks that offer services around the world. Most of the names will be familiar to you and most of them enjoy plenty of mainstream media attention.

What are the most popular Super Bowl props this year?

Every year, two pre-game props steal the show. The first is the National Anthem prop, where you can bet whether Gladys Knight’s version of the Star Spangled Banner will run over or under 1 minute and 50 seconds. Believe it or not, there is lots of handicapping and speculation (and betting) on this and some sites with too much time on their hands actually timed every national anthem from every Super Bowl and found some trends.

The second is the Super Bowl coin toss which for some reason more people bet on heads than tails every year. It’s one of those fun 50-50 props. An interesting trend here – when the Patriots lose the coin toss, they are 5-0 in Super Bowls. When the Pats win the coin toss, they are 0-3.

Who is the Super Bowl MVP betting favorite?

Surprise, surprise, Tom Brady is the big favorite here at about +125, meaning a $100 bet turns into a $125 profit if he wins. Rams QB Jared Goff is next in the +225 range. Winning QBs usually win the Super Bowl MVP (9 of the past 12 times).

There is also money on Patriots rookie RB Sony Michel and Rams RB Todd Gurley. As well, some people like the longshots and the only defensive player with any real betting value, which is Aaron Donald of the Rams.

What is the Super Bowl 53 betting over-under?

The total or over-under number was set around 57.5, one of the highest of all time. But bettors have been backing the UNDER so the number has crept down. The theory is that both teams like to run the ball, which chews up the clock and limits the number of possessions for each team.

What are some of the other cool prop bets?

Since the first Super Bowl prop 25 years ago, prop betting has grown like crazy. Now there are literally thousands of outcomes you can bet on for Super Bowl 53. Some of the fun ones:

Will any player kneel during the National Anthem?

How many times will Donald Trump tweet on Super Sunday?

Will Sony Michel score 2 or more TDS?

Will the stock market rise or fall on Monday, the day after the Super Bowl?

Many sites carry lists of literally hundreds of Super Bowl 53 props (along with their best bets) and list the places where you can wager on them and the current odds.

So we have saved you from 175,000 articles today. Instead, use this to find the best places to find odds and information to enjoy Super Bowl 53.

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