The Best Super Bowl 53 Props – January 25th Edition

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 25, 2019 in

Let’s take a look at some of the early Super Bowl 53 Prop Bets.

The Best Super Bowl 53 Props

MVP

One of the most basic prop bets each year is who will win the MVP award. All sportsbooks will offer odds, although some will offer more player options than others. For our purposes, Bovada is offering odds on 41 players. Quarterbacks have taken home the award 29 times, including 13 of the past 20. Over the past nine years, quarterbacks have taken home seven of the honors, with linebackers claiming the other two.

Insider linebacker Malcolm Smith won the award at Super Bowl 48 and edge rusher Von Miller claimed the award at Super Bowl 50. Given the unlikelihood of a losing player winning the award, your first decision is who will win. If you think the Patriots will win Super Bowl 53, your best sleeper bet might be Rob Gronkowski. He opened at 50-1 odds, but early money has pushed him down to 40-1. Gronk was targeted a season-high 11 times against the Chiefs.

Another solid bet could be Sony Michel, who has been a workhorse for the Patriots in their last two playoff games or the hero of overtime himself, Rex Burkhead. If you think the Rams will win the game, the obvious pick could be Jared Goff, C.J. Anderson, or Todd Gurley, but what about a defensive pick? I like Mark Barron as a sleeper pick or Dante Fowler. Likely, the New England staff will be planning to stop Suh and Donald in the middle so they will likely not be the ones to shine in the game.

Touchdown

Another prop bet that is a fan favorite is who will score the game’s first touchdown. A bettor can plug in any active player on each team. Currently, Gurley, Anderson, and Michel are the odds on favorites to do so.

Color for Coach

Here’s another fun one. What color will Bill Belichick wear to the game?

Bill Belichick is trying to win his sixth ring at Super Bowl 53.

We know the Patriots jerseys will be their road whites, but the odds, so far, are suggesting that Belichick will wear blue.

More to Bet on

Another fun way to bet on props for the big game is to bet on individual performances like this one for Greg Zuerlein. You can bet on the over or under for his longest field goal made in the game, which currently sits at 46.5 yards. Or this one for Brandin Cooks. His longest reception of the game, which sits at an over or under 26.5 yards. What about this Aaron Donald related bet.

Will he have over or under 3.5 combined tackles? Will Sony Michel outrush Todd Gurley? This one is a favorite of mine because, in the Rams’ last game, Gurley saw less action than usual and in New England’s last few games, Michel has seen more action than usual. So, in other words, you are guessing on the fundamental coaching strategy of each team as well as who will be the predicted lead holder going into the last drives.

If the Rams are losing by a touchdown or less with a minute or less in the game, Gurley likely won’t get any carries at the end of the game, but if they get the ball with time left and the lead, he will get to pad some yardage stats. You get where I’m going here. There’s more to these than meets the eye.

Good luck and enjoy the game!