Checking Out Some Super Bowl 51 Cross-Sport Props
One unique niche of the Super Bowl is the menu of Cross-Sports Props Bets and popular Offshore sportsbook Bovada and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook here in Sin City offer some of the best in this market for Super Bowl 51 with bets like Patriots Total Points (-140, Bovada) Sunday vs. the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook’s Total Points (Even) against Portland. You can find the full list of Offshore Super Bowl 51 Props here.
Falcons Sacks -175 vs. Alex Ovechkin Points +135
Pick: Falcons Sacks -175 (Bovada)
Why? Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals face G Peter Budaj (2.06 gaa) and the Los Angeles Kings at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC on Sunday (NBC, 12 p.m. EST) and Ovechkin (45 points in 49 games into) averaging less than 1 point a game (0.92 ppg) heading into Tuesday’s skate against the Islanders and Los Angeles #5 in the NHL in GAA (2.4 gpg), the lean is to NFL sack-leader Vic Beasley (15.5 sacks) and the Falcons Total Sacks here, with a possible 2-1 or 3-1 result. Remember, Tom Brady (Sacked 15 times) isn’t the most nimble-footed QB.
Brady Yards First Completion vs. Total Beanpot Goals
Pick: Brady First Completion Yards PK (Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)
Why? The L10 Beanpot tournaments in Boston have averaged 11.9 gpd—with a range of 8 to 15 goals scored—on Mondays with showdowns between Boston College and Harvard (BC 3-2) and Boston University and Northeastern (BU 3-1) seeing 9 goals scored at TD Garden that day last year. So, a first Brady completion under 10 yards likely loses here while reception of 12+ yards likely cashes. Eventually.
Julio Jones Receiving Yards vs. Boston Celtics Points
Pick: Julio Jones Receiving Yards +110 (Bovada)
Why? Future Hall of Famer Jones—who had 67 receiving yards against the Seahawks but 180 yards in the NFC Championship vs. the Packers—will probably be targeted frequently by QB Ryan as he’s the go-to, sure-hands guy and who knows if the Falcons (+140 Moneyline, 5Dimes) and Jones (83 receptions, 1,409 yards) get to the Super Bowl again and have this chance. The Boston Celtics (108.2 ppg) host the Los Angeles Clippers earlier Sunday (ABC, 2 p.m. EST). Guess: Jones 111, Celtics 103.
Sanu Receptions -½ vs. Real Madrid + Celta Vigo Goals +½
Pick: Sanu Receptions -½ -110 (Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)
Why? Atlanta WR Mohamed Sanu’s Total Receptions are at 4½ at Bovada (Over, Even) and with the high-flying Falcons expected to throw much, indoors and potentially behind at some point Sunday, Rutgers-product Sanu (40/1 Super Bowl MVP, Bovada) should have at least 5 catches. And with CR7 and Real Madrid playing uninspired soccer of late—after going on a European record 40-match unbeaten streak—scoring just 9 goals in L5 matches, two (matches) against Celta Vigo in the Spanish Cup which saw Los Célticos eliminate the mighty Madridistas.