Last Updated: 2019-01-30
Super Bowl LIII is nearing and I’m pretty sure everyone has their favorite and bankroll ready for this occasion. The Patriots will battle the Rams in the biggest game of the season, and there is a ton of different betting options and plenty of markets to choose from, so we bring you the most interesting propositions bets out there.
In this article, we’ll show you some Player Props that could help you with your betting strategy. This is the most extensive part of prop bets and you can choose from more than 20 different markets and each one offers a lot of different players from both teams. Hereof, let’s take a closer look at our best player props for Super Bowl LIII.
Touchdown Scorers (First, Last, Anytime)
Yes, you can pick up any player from the bookies’ list and also choose whether he’s going to score first, last, or anytime in the game. The strongest fave is the Pats’ RB Sony Michel at -188 odds to score anytime, and I cannot argue with that. Michel had three touchdowns against the Chargers in the divisional round and a couple of more against the Chiefs in the championship game. He’s also scored first on both occasions, and Michel is at +600 to score the first TD in Super Bowl LIII.
Interestingly, four different Rams’ players are behind Sony Michel on the list, as Todd Gurley is at -150 odds to score anytime, C.J. Anderson is at -125, while Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods are both at -110 odds to score a TD anytime in the game. Julian Edelman is also at -110, and as Tom Brady’s favorite target, Edelman should be a strong pick here. James White and Rob Gronkowski are both at +110 odds, but these two guys still haven’t scored in this playoff.
Considering the Pats rely a lot on Sony Michel, he will be my first choice here, while Todd Gurley should continue his streak after scoring a TD in each of the previous two games. If you want to take a risk and pick up these two guys to score first, they are certainly worth it. Keep in mind that Todd Gurley had some injury issues over the last few weeks, while C.J. Anderson is a strong weapon in the red zone.
Player Receiving Yards
As I’ve already mentioned, Julian Edelman and Tom Brady have a special connection, so Minitron is my pick when it comes to player receiving yards. The line has been set at 82.5 yards with the odds at -120, and I’m backing Edelman to surpass the mark. Julian had 151 receiving yards against the Chargers and 96 against the Chiefs, while he’s always a go-to-guy on the 3rd down.
The line on Rob Gronkowski has been set at 50.5 yards (all odds are at -120 here), and Gronk is an intriguing pick as he can make big plays and ruck up a lot of yards with just a few receptions. He had just 25 yards against the Chargers, but he recorded 79 against the Chiefs in the championship game.
On the other side, the Rams’ receiving corps should be busy this Sunday, and Brandin Cooks has a 71.5-yard mark, while the line on Robert Woods has been set at 70.5 yards. Cooks surpassed his chalk in nine of his 17 games this season, while Woods did it 10 times in 18 appearances. However, Woods had 69 or fewer yards in the last two games against Dallas and New Orleans, while Cooks had 65 yards against Dallas and 107 against the Saints.
Player Total Rush Yards
After a couple of tremendous displays versus the Chargers and the Chiefs, Sony Michel is on my list once again. He had 129 rushing yards against the Chargers and 113 against the Chiefs, so I’m backing him to surpass a 76.5-yard mark on this one with the odds at -120. I’m well aware the Rams limited the Saints at 48 rushing yards, while they allowed just 47 rushing yards to Ezekiel Elliott in the divisional round which are ridiculous numbers. Still, I hope Bill Belichick will prepare the game well, as he’s aware of the Rams’ run defense probably more than anyone.
Player Total Receptions
This is another interesting prop and one dilemma more if you want to choose between Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. The line has been set at 5.5 on both these guys, but the over on Cooks is +120, while it is -138 on Woods. Robert Woods had six catches in each of the previous two playoff games, while Brandin Cooks had four receptions against Dallas and seven receptions versus New Orleans. I would take the chance with Cooks at a higher price.
On the other side, Julian Edelman is at -150 odds to have seven or more receptions, while the under is +110. Edelman had nine receptions against the Chargers and seven catches against Kansas City. Also, he was targeted at least ten times in eight of his last 11 appearances, so Minitron should be a strong pick here, too.
Player Longest Pass Received
This should be the right moment to pick up Rob Gronkowski at -130 odds to have a catch at least 22 yards long. Gronk is a man for big plays, and professionals mostly have a difficult time to tackle him. He had a 25-yard catch against the Chargers and he replicated it against the Chiefs. There will be plays when the Rams will have to take care of Julian Edelman, and Gronk will have his chances to show how dangerous he is.
Player Total Tackles and Assists Made
Both teams will try to establish their ground game, so when it comes to total tackles and assists made, I’ll pick up a couple of linebackers – the Pats’ Kyle Van Noy and the Rams’ Mark Barron. Van Noy had a great game against Kansas City, recording eight solo tackles and two assists, and he’s at +110 odds to have more than six against the Rams. On the other side, Mark Barron had seven solo tackles and a couple of assists against the Saints, while he’s at -138 odds to have at least six against the Patriots.
With just one game left, you’ll certainly want to get some wages, and the player props offer you a variety that could help you find the best wagers. If you would like to check out other Super Bowl LIII prop bets, please visit our NFL page.
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