7 Great Super Bowl 2020 Team Prop Bets You Should Consider
The point spread is small in what is expected to be an exciting and competitive Super Bowl 54 between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.
For those who are unsure which side to back in their Super Bowl betting, don’t fret. There are limitless other ways to make the Super Bowl more interesting, especially in the prop-bet department.
These are my best prop plays for the big game. You can check out my ATS, O/U and moneyline Super Bowl picks here.
Top Super Bowl 54 Team Prop Bets
|First Scoring Play – TD||-145 |
Bet here at William Hill
|Highest-Scoring Quarter – 2nd||+155|
Bet here at 888sport
|Shortest TD – Over 1.5 Yards||+127 |
Bet here at William Hill
|49ers to Score in Every Quarter – Yes||+200 |
Bet here at DraftKings
|Total Successful FGs – Over 3.5||+100 |
Bet here at SugarHouse
|49ers Win by 1-6 Points||+380 |
Bet here at Resorts
|Chiefs Win by 1-6 Points||+350 |
Bet here at FanDuel
All odds current as of publication but subject to change. Check out and compare up-to-the-minute Super Bowl 54 odds here.
First Scoring Play – TD
A touchdown has been the first score in seven of the 49ers’ last eight games, while it’s been the opening score for five of the Chiefs’ last eight. The 49ers, especially, have come out hot, scoring those TDs in six of eight. But I’m not going against the Chiefs in this spot; either team scoring six of the bat is OK by me.
Highest-Scoring Quarter – 2nd Quarter
Both teams have been solid defensively in the second quarter, but the offenses have simply been too spectacular. During those 15 minutes of action, the Chiefs and 49ers have averaged 21.2 ppg over the entire season. Over the last three weeks, it’s ballooned to 26.3 ppg. No other 15-minute timeframe comes close.
Shortest TD – Over 1.5 Yards
Since 2013, the Under has hit on this stat a remarkable 62 out of 87 postseason games (71%), including five of the last seven Super Bowls. That’s a huge number.
But neither of these teams has been stopped inside the 2-yard line much this season. The Chiefs have five one-yard runs, with three of them in one game (vs. the Lions), and none since Week 5. The 49ers have had five one-yard TDs, but none in their last 10 games.
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49ers to Score in Every Quarter – Yes
The 49ers ranked No. 2 in the NFL in scoring this season – yes, more than the Chiefs. And they did so by being consistent from start to finish. They average between 6.7 points and 9.0 points in each of the four quarters. They’ve accomplished this seemingly tough-to-do feat a whopping nine times this season. All but two other games they scored in three quarters.
Total Successful FGs – Over 3.5
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker is among the NFL’s elite. He not only led the NFL in field goals made, he led the league in field goals attempted. 49ers kicker Robbie Gould has been much more inconsistent, but he was 23-of-27 on attempts under 50 yards (in 13 games played).
The Chiefs and 49ers also ranked 31st and 32nd in fourth-down tries, so if it’s close and either is in FG range, trends suggest a three-point try is coming.
49ers Win by 1-6 Points
The Chiefs have lost four games this season, and all were by seven points or less. If the 49ers can pull this off, it’s likely coming down to the final minutes. And certainly if San Francisco is up two scores, Mahomes and the KC offense can shorten that to one, late, and in a hurry.
Chiefs Win by 1-6 Points
Conversely, the 49ers have lost only three games, and all of their decisions were by seven points or fewer as well. At these odds, you’re an overall winner if either one of them hits. For 49ers-to-win backers (like myself), this is a solid spot to hedge.
About the Author
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He has consistently produced profitable seasons in NFL and college football and established himself as an elite MLB expert in 2018, hitting 61 percent of his money line picks for a profit of $4,062 to $100 players, ending the season on a 22-4 run including 100 percent on World Series games. Previously the award-winning sports editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Adam spent nearly 20 years covering the NFL, MLB and college football. Now he shares the insight he gained at Bookies.com through well-reasoned picks and thought-provoking articles and on Twitter at @_Adam_Thompson_.