It’s the biggest weekend of the year for NFL fans. With Super Bowl 56 just days away, it’s time to start thinking about your snack game, your viewing situation, and most importantly, your prop bets. While betting on a winner and rooting for your team is fun, Super Bowl proposition bets take it to a whole new level when it comes to football betting.
Prop bets are a game within the game, and no matter what the score is, there’s always action on the field when it comes to your side bets. Let’s take a look at three of the most exciting Super Bowl 56 prop bets.
First, here are the game day details you need to know:
- Who: Rams at Bengals
- When: Sunday, Feb. 13th
- Time: 6:30 P.M. EST
- Venue: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Color of Gatorade Bath – Orange (+200)
This is always one of my favorite bets because even if you fared poorly throughout the entire game with your bets, you still have one last chance to end the day in the win column. Orange is the favorite according to the betting odds, and for a good reason. This victorious color has soaked head coaches five times in the last 12 Super Bowls.
Since 2010, orange has hit five times, blue three, yellow and purple once, and there has been no Gatorade shower twice. Consider taking a chance on blue for +300 odds for an even bigger payday. Not only has blue hit three times since 2010, but it’s also been the winner in two of the last three years. Could there be a trend happening?
The Outcome of Opening Kickoff – Return Attempt (-105)
At first glance, you might think this bet is insane, considering that approximately 60% of Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals kickoffs this year have resulted in touchbacks. But stay with me. There’s a not-so-well-known trend that’s been happening in the Super Bowl for years, and it’s something that savvy bettors can take advantage of.
The truth is, a mind-boggling 26 of 28 Super Bowls since 1994 have not had a touchback on the opening kickoff. That’s an astounding 92.9%, providing fantastic value if you bet the return attempt. The reason for this is thought to be that the kickers are unable to break in the ball the way they usually do. The ball used for opening kickoff isn’t touched before the game and is only used once before being reserved for the Hall of Fame. Interesting stuff.
Will the Team To Score First Win the Game – Yes (-200)
Although the last two seasons have seen the losing team score the first points of the game (both field goals), an overwhelming trend favors the first team to score. Since the Super Bowl began, the team to score the first points has an incredible 36-19 record, good for a 65% winning percentage. I’ll take my chances with those odds.
Explore All of the Super Bowl 56 Prop Bets
I’ve listed my favorite Super Bowl 56 prop bets, but there are plenty more to consider. This year’s game will be a classic, so make sure you have all your bets in before game time. Head to BetMGM’s online sportsbook today to make all of your picks for the biggest game of the year.