The popularity of cross-sports Super Bowl prop bets has grown in recent times, and the variety of offerings for this year’s game between the Rams and Bengals is robust.
Let’s take a look at some entertaining props involving the NBA, NHL, Premier League, and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Odds are from DraftKings unless noted otherwise.
Atlanta Hawks Total Points -105
Cooper Kupp Receiving Yards -115
Cooper Kupp has been an absolute beast this season, leading the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and receiving TDs. He’s gone over the century mark in two of the three playoff games so far, including 142 versus the 49ers and 183 against Tampa Bay. Kupp averaged 114.5 receiving yards per game in the regular season.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks are averaging 111.9 points. They are playing the Boston Celtics on Sunday. The Celtics are the fourth best defense in the NBA when it comes to average points allowed per game at 103.8.
Pick: Cooper Kupp (-115)
Total Goals In The NHL On Sunday -140
First Half Points In The SuperBowl +115
The NHL’s Sunday slate features just four games, so it’s tempting to grab the plus-money odds on first half Super Bowl points here. NHL games typically offer a total of 5.5 to 6 goals. But don’t sleep on the chance of the Super Bowl going ‘under’ 48.5 for the game or 23.5 for the first half. Circa Sports Manager Chris Bennett said Tuesday there has been little interest and action on the over 48.5 at his book. Could we see another 13-3 game like Rams-Patriots?
Harry Kane Goals +240
Ja’ Maar Chase Touchdowns +250
Harry Kane plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League. Captain of England’s national team, Kane has scored five goals in 20 games for Tottenham this season. The opponent on Sunday is Wolverhampton, which is one game behind Tottenham in the standings. Wolverhampton has allowed just 16 goals in 21 games this season.
Chase could win this bet with one touchdown. But will he find the end zone? He scored 13 times in the regular season but was kept out of the end zone in eight games. Chase did find paydirt once against the Kansas City Chiefs last time out. In his three previous games to that, he failed to score a single TD. Prior to that, on January 2, Chase scored three TDs against the Chiefs in a 34-31 victory in Cincy. We’d like his chances more if Cincy was playing K.C. again.
Pick: Tie (-110)
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
Auburn Men’s Basketball NCAA Tournament Wins -1/2 -110
Van Jefferson Receptions -110
Odds via SuperBook USA
This is another intriguing prop bet, but having to wait until March or maybe even April to cash a winning ticket? Meh. Auburn is the top-ranked men’s basketball team in the country right now. That will likely change after Arkansas beat Auburn on Tuesday, 80-76. But the Tigers are 22-2 and look like a true title contender. They’d need to win six games to secure a national championship.
Van Jefferson averaged 2.94 catches a game during the regular season, and most shops are dealing his Super Bowl reception prop at 2.5. Jefferson had a season-high six receptions on two occasions this year. He’s got a total of five catches in L.A.’s first three playoff games. But we expect Cincinnati to focus most of its attention on Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. With TE Tyler Higbee uncertain to play, Jefferson could benefit from more targets, too.
Pick: Van Jefferson (-110)
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