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BTSC Bookie: Betting various prop bets for Super Bowl LIV

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It’s time for the BTSC community to show they could cash in betting on NFL football games, this time on prop bets

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers Photo: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

There is a week off from NFL action leading up to Super Bowl LIV, but for BTSC Bookie we’re going to make the most of the opportunity. We’re going to take this chance for the BTSC community to collectively choose “prop bets” for the Super Bowl and place an imaginary wager of “BTSC Bucks.” Like every other week, I will remind everyone of the rules before voting on specific bets.

Before I get into the procedure of things, I want to remind everyone that gambling addiction is a serous problem numerous people face. Like many things in life, gambling can be a fun and safe exercise if done in moderation, while obsessive gambling can have destructive and life-altering consequences. If you or anyone you know is suffering from a gambling addiction, help is available HERE.


The Process

  • We will start with $500 in BTSC Bucks for the season. If we bust, we may borrow from the BTSC Bookie, but will have to pay 20% interest each week it isn’t paid. It’s a steep price, but there are consequences to failure.
  • Bets this week will be on various options of prop bets for the Super Bowl.
  • There will be several betting options for users to place a vote on each prop. The values are as of Tuesday evening and they are locked in throughout the voting. The polls will run until Super Bowl Sunday at 6:15 PM. The top result for each bet will have a $25 wager placed.

Last Week’s Wager

For Divisional Weekend, we went 3-0 with our choices! We started off strong picking the Chiefs to beat the Titans by at least 7.5 points. With the commission of -105, we earned $47.62 above the original bet. For the other game, the vote was for the 49ers defeating the Packers by at least 7.5 points. With the commission of -110, we earned $45.45 of this wager. The final wager was an over/under and the choice was for the Titans and Chiefs to go over 52.5 points. This successful wager also brought in another $45.45. In all, we gained $138.52 for the week.

Week 18 Balance: $1,223.00

Week 19 Net Gain/Loss: +$138.52

Week 19 Total: $1361.52


Prop Bet Options

Here are the options for the prop bet exercise. To better understand the prop bets associated with the Super Bowl, oddsshark.com gives the following breakdown:

What is a Prop Bet?

Short for proposition, a prop bet is a wager based on occurrences or non-occurrences during a sporting event. Unlike point spreads, totals or straight-up wagers, these incidents may not affect the outcome of the game or even the final score. Props are considered novelty bets since they can deal with individual player or team milestones. These milestones are things like how many catches a wide receiver will have (football), how many total goals will be scored (hockey), how many strikes a pitcher will throw (baseball), or how many rebounds a center will grab (basketball).

How to Read Prop Odds

Understanding odds is the first step in making a prop bet. At your online sportsbook of choice, you’ll see prop odds listed as follows:

NFL First Touchdown Scorer: Eagles vs Packers

Davante Adams +300

Aaron Jones +450

Zach Ertz +700

Miles Sanders +1000

If you believe that Adams is going to score the first TD, and you wagered $40 on him, a winning bet would give you a payout of $160 – your original $40 is returned along with your prize of $120.

For the purpose of this example, we used American odds. However, you can choose between decimal (1.20) or fractional (1/5) if you want. Bettors in North America tend to prefer their namesake odds, whereas those in the UK gravitate to fractions. Most betting sites will offer each odds type.

To determine how much you’d win based on the odds and how much you bet, you can use our Odds Calculator.

Super Bowl Prop Betting

The NFL’s biggest Sunday is where you’ll find the most entertaining props. Super Bowl prop betting is huge with bettors of all levels, because you’ll get odds on everything from how many sacks a player will have to which team will score first.

• Coin Toss: Will it land on HEADS or TAILS?

• National Anthem: How long will it take to sing the Star-Spangled Banner?

• Gatorade Color: What color liquid will be dumped on the winning coach?

• MVP: Who will be named Most Valuable Player?

• Player’s Projected Production: How many touchdowns will quarterback X launch? Will there be a safety in the second half? Which receiver will have the longest reception?

For this week, payouts are listed in parenthesis. We will place a $25 on the top vote getter for each prop bet for a total of $150. If you wish to vote more than once, clear your “cookies” on your browser and vote again.

Poll

Who will win Super Bowl LIV MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Patrick Mahomes (+115)
    (64 votes)
  • 5%
    Jimmy Garoppolo (+200)
    (7 votes)
  • 10%
    Raheem Mostert (+550)
    (13 votes)
  • 9%
    George Kittle( +1200)
    (11 votes)
  • 4%
    Nick Bosa (+1600)
    (6 votes)
  • 4%
    Tyreek Hill (+2000)
    (6 votes)
  • 9%
    Travis Kelce (+2000)
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Damien Williams (+2500)
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Deebo Samuel (+3500)
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Sammy Watkins (+3500)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Emmanuel Sanders (+5000)
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Tevin Coleman (+5000)
    (0 votes)
121 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What will be the result of the coin flip in Super Bowl LIV?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Heads (-105)
    (40 votes)
  • 61%
    Tails (-105)
    (63 votes)
103 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team will score first in Super Bowl LIV?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Chiefs (-110)
    (56 votes)
  • 49%
    49ers (-110)
    (55 votes)
111 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which player will score a touchdown (rushing or receiving) in Super Bowl LIV?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Damien Williams (-160)
    (3 votes)
  • 20%
    Travis Kelce (-150)
    (21 votes)
  • 8%
    Tyreek Hill (-150)
    (9 votes)
  • 20%
    Raheem Mostert (-130)
    (21 votes)
  • 12%
    George Kittle (+100)
    (13 votes)
  • 6%
    Deebo Samuel (+140)
    (7 votes)
  • 5%
    Emmanuel Sanders (+140)
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Tevin Coleman (+140)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Matt Breida (+160)
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Sammy Watkins (+175)
    (3 votes)
  • 15%
    Patrick Mahomes (+400)
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Jimmy Garoppolo (+700)
    (0 votes)
101 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which over/under stat do you with to bet on Patrick Mahomes for Super Bowl LIV?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    OVER 304.5 Yards (-113)
    (22 votes)
  • 12%
    UNDER 304.5 Yards (-113)
    (13 votes)
  • 30%
    OVER 2.5 TDs (-113)
    (31 votes)
  • 4%
    UNDER 2.5 TDs (-113)
    (5 votes)
  • 24%
    OVER 23.5 Completions (-113)
    (25 votes)
  • 4%
    UNDER 23.5 Completions (-113)
    (5 votes)
101 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which over/under stat do you wish to bet on Jimmy Garoppolo for Super Bowl LIV?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    OVER 239.5 Yards (-113)
    (11 votes)
  • 34%
    UNDER 239.5 Yards (-113)
    (34 votes)
  • 13%
    OVER 1.5 TDs (-113)
    (13 votes)
  • 7%
    UNDER 1.5 TDs (-113)
    (7 votes)
  • 9%
    OVER 19.5 Completions (-113)
    (9 votes)
  • 25%
    UNDER 19.5 Completions (-113)
    (25 votes)
99 votes total Vote Now