With a list of prop bet options that reads like an extended grocery list for the biggest game of the year, sometimes the best option is to dial things down to one of the most basic bets on the board at BetAnySports for next Sunday’s Super Bowl LIII.
By the time kickoff rolls around for this year’s matchup between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 3, you will be able to bet on almost every aspect of this game both on and off the field. Going back to basics, the entire ebb and flow of what should be a very close matchup could hinge on which team puts the first points on the board. Betting on what that first score be actually offers some of the best betting value on the entire prop bet board.
You can find betting props for which team scores first as well as betting odds for the exact result for the first score both team and type. However, the best value is simply betting on the odds for a touchdown verse a field goal/safety as the first actual score.
For some reason, the Oddsmakers always tend to favor a touchdown over a field goal/safety when it comes to prop odds for the first score in just about every NFL game. When it comes to Super Bowl LIII, the odds that the first score is a touchdown are set at -200. The betting odds at BetAnySports that the first score of the game is something else are set at +170.
The odds for this game probably lean heavily towards a touchdown given the potent offensive attack of both the Patriots and the Rams. New England scored a touchdown for an early 7-0 lead in the AFC title game against Kansas City while shutting out the Chiefs in the first half. The Rams’ defense stepped up its game against an even more potent offense by holding New Orleans to a pair of field goals in the Saints’ first two scoring drives in the NFC Championship.
The combination of each team’s defense and each team’s kickers could easily result in a field goal as the first scoring play. When it comes to the betting value in this prop, the risk is way too high at -200 to go with a touchdown verse the very attractive +170 return on betting the field goal/safety option.