The wait is almost over. Time flies when you’ve spent endless hours researching the hundreds of prop bets available on the offshore market. Oh, you haven’t been doing that?
Well, let us catch you up. We’ve assembled our rag-tag crew of prop-loving experts to narrow the pool of hundreds down to our 52 favorite. Game props, cross-sport props, halftime-show props, entertainment props … we don’t discriminate when it comes to betting the Super Bowl, and you shouldn’t either. — Mark Gallant
Game Props, Pt. 1
1. What will the first offensive play be? Pass -120
In his seven previous Super Bowls, Tom Brady’s first play from scrimmage has been a pass. In his five starts this year, Nick Foles’ first play has been a pass. Although the Pats have split between the pass and the run 9-9 on their first offensive plays this year, the Eagles are radically skewed to the pass 15-3 to start their opening drives. Either way, I’m betting that whoever takes the first offensive snap of the game will want to be aggressive — and that probably means passing the ball. — Matthew Freedman
2. Will Danny Amendola have over/under 5 catches? Under -105
Amendola has led the Patriots with 22 targets over the past two weeks, but he’s had five-plus catches in just eight of his past 32 games. Amendola will draw potentially his toughest matchup to date, as Eagles slot cornerback Patrick Robinson allowed the third-lowest QB rating among full-time nickel backs this season. The Eagles’ top-seven-ranked defense in DVOA vs. WR1s and WR2s could lead the Patriots to attack with their backs and tight ends. — Ian Hartitz