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Super Bowl 55 props: Five of the oddest cross-sport wagers available

Tremendous Bowl bettors will want each little bit of time between now and the night of Tremendous Bowl 55 to investigate all of the propositions that Las Vegas sportsbooks are providing. The Superbook on the Westgate launched its set Thursday night time: 32 pages of wagering choices that go manner past the usual level unfold, moneyline and over/below. (The Las Vegas Solar published the whole card.)

There’s the usual fare, similar to alternate level spreads, head-to-head matchups and who will rating first. After which there’s the oddball stuff, particularly the cross-sport matchups. 

SN’s SUPER BOWL 55 PICKS: Bill Bender | Vinnie Iyer

Books have seen how in style such wagers have change into, and this yr, the Superbook combined soccer with basketball, soccer, hockey, golf, tennis and even rugby to provide a mind-blowing set of props. A few of them even contain future bets. 

Listed below are 5 examples of the oddest of the chances, with some free SN handicapping thrown in:

James Harden factors on Feb. 6/Chiefs-Bucs first-half factors (KC-TB -Zero.5)

Harden and the Nets will likely be enjoying the night time earlier than the large recreation in Philadelphia vs. the 76ers. This one may end in a refund, although, for 2 causes: 1. The NBA recreation have to be performed on Feb. 6 for there to be motion, and with the league frequently suspending video games due to COVID-19 (the Sixers know all about that), a recreation on that date shouldn’t be a gimme; 2. Harden should play for there to be motion, however the Nets will likely be on the second night time of a back-to-back. Brooklyn will face the Raptors at house on Feb. 5. Sickness, damage or only a choice to relaxation Harden would possibly derail this prematurely. If it does go ahead, take into account: Harden is averaging 24.1 factors for the season; the Superbook’s first-half over/below for the Tremendous Bowl is 27.5.     

Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup playoff sequence wins/Bucs first-half TDs (Decide ’em)

That is the form of off-the-wall stuff we’re speaking about. The native NHL crew is pitted towards the NFC champs. If the Golden Knights make the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2021 (they’re main the West Division after two weeks), then they might win a most of 4 playoff sequence below the present 16-team format. That is assuming the playoffs aren’t altered due to COVID-19 or for another motive. The Buccaneers scored 31 first-half touchdowns within the 2020 common season, or 1.94 per recreation. Will Vegas make a deep run this summer season? Will Tampa Bay rating in bunches early towards Kansas Metropolis? Sure?

Lionel Messi targets/Travis Kelce touchdowns (Kelce -140, Messi +120)

Kelce is barely favored on this matchup. He had 11 touchdowns in the course of the common season and three extra within the AFC playoffs. Tampa Bay allowed allowed nine touchdowns to tight ends in the regular season, per Professional Soccer Reference. Messi has scored 11 targets in 17 La Liga matches by means of Jan. 28. The Blaugrana will likely be away to Actual Betis on Feb. 7. Actual Betis is eighth within the La Liga desk by means of Jan. 28, however extra importantly, it’s tied with Granada for many targets conceded with 34 in 20 matches. Messi an underdog? Sure, please.

Complete units in Australian Open tennis males’s remaining/Patrick Mahomes dashing makes an attempt (Mahomes -Zero.5)

Once more, this one might need to be refunded, as a result of COVID-19 threatens to play havoc with the Australian Open. The event’s begin has already been delayed to Feb. 7 within the U.S., the night time of the Tremendous Bowl, and the ultimate is scheduled for Feb. 21. If the match does go off, then begin with the baseline of the lads’s remaining being finest of 5 units. A finalist may retire earlier than the third set, but it surely’s virtually a assure that the match will go three, 4 or 5. Mahomes rushed 62 occasions in 15 regular-season video games (four.13 per recreation). A few scrambles, some kneeldowns on the finish of the half and/or recreation, and you’ve got a aggressive prop.

Factors in Eire-Wales Six Nations rugby/Rob Gronkowski receiving yards (IRE-WAL -Eight.5)

Begin with Gronk: He averaged 38.9 receiving yards per recreation within the common season however simply 14.three per recreation within the playoffs, on simply two catches whole. Tom Brady did discover Gronkowski for a 29-yard achieve within the NFC championship recreation towards the Packers. The Chiefs’ protection, in the meantime, allowed 59.6 yards per recreation to tight ends within the common season, placing it 28th within the NFL. As for Eire-Wales, the international locations met in November in Dublin, with Eire profitable 32-9. The return match will likely be in Cardiff on Feb. 7. Previously 5 matches between the rivals, the totals have been 32, 39, 29, 38 and 41.

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