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One of the best parts of betting on the Super Bowl is the vast array of available props. We’ve sifted through them to highlight four of the most popular ones. To start, we’ll look at a prop for two of the top headlines for the Super Bowl: quarterbacks Matt Ryan and Tom Brady.
 

Super Bowl 51 MVP

Matt Ryan is favoured to win the league’s regular-season MVP award and is one of two good betting options for Super Bowl MVP. While there are several players to choose from, you may want to hone in on the quarterbacks; Tom Brady is a +140 favourite and Ryan is second in line at +250. Ryan, who was named first-team All-Pro, leads the Falcons’ potent offense. Brady, meanwhile, is also largely responsible for the Patriots’ success. Out of the 50 Super Bowls, quarterbacks have won the award 27 times. 

 

Score in the First 7m30s of the First Quarter

Yes: -225
No: +185

 

Two of the best offenses in NFL history will be on the field, which is why we’re seeing the highest total ever posted for a Super Bowl contest (59.5). The Falcons’ offense scored 540 points this season and led the NFL with 33.8 points per game. They’re one of eight teams in NFL history to average more than 33 points per game, and they’ve been even better in the playoffs, averaging 40 per outing.

As for the Patriots, they averaged 30 points per game in contests that Tom Brady started. These stats increase in the playoffs, where they’ve averaged 35 points per game. With two great offenses pitted against each other, the scoring should come early and often in Super Bowl 51. 

 

Total Number of Penalties by Both Teams in Super Bowl 51

Over 12.5: -115
Under 12.5: -115

 

One of the reasons the Patriots and Falcons made it to the Super Bowl is because of their discipline with turnovers and penalties. With the latter, the Patriots averaged 5.6 per game (fourth in the NFL), whereas the Falcons averaged slightly more at 6.1 (eighth). The teams have been even more careful in the playoffs, where the Patriots have been charged with seven penalties in two games, and the Falcons have been hit with just six.

 

Will Super Bowl 51 go into Overtime?

Yes: +750
No: -1500

 

In the history of the Super Bowl, no game has ever gone to overtime. Neither have the Patriots at any point during the 2016-17 season. They did, however, play in two overtime games last season. As for the Falcons, they made it to extra time once this season. 

 

*Odds as of January 27, 2017