Betting On Potential Records Broken In Super Bowl LI

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Monday, January 30, 2017 12:17 AM GMT

In Super Bowl LI, the Patriots have a chance to tie the NFL record of 16 covers ATS in a season set by the 1989 49ers. Tom Brady is looking to set a record for QBs with a fifth Super Bowl ring. Let's look at some BetOnline props on other potential records broken in the big game.

Will Pats/Falcons Break Record Of Points Scored?

The Super Bowl record of 75 combined points scored was set in XXIX in Miami when the 49ers, then led by Steve Young, beat the San Diego Chargers (their only Super Bowl appearance) 49-26. That these two teams break that mark is +500 on BetOnline NFL  odds with no at -600. Of course the total of 58.5 is the highest in Super Bowl history. The Falcons are an astonishing 15-3 on the 'over/under' this season on NFL odds. Atlanta is the first team to cash the 'over' in 15 games since the 1997 Denver Broncos, who won the Super Bowl that season with a 31-24 victory over the Packers. That was John Elway's first title. The Broncos needed 20 games that season in order to reach 15 'overs'. No team has hit 16 of them.

NFL Free Pick: No

 

Will 414 Passing Yards Be Surpassed?

No is a -600 favorite and yes at +450 at BookMaker. The Rams' Kurt Warner set the record of 414 passing yards in XXXIV when he threw for 414 yards when St. Louis beat the Tennessee Titans 23-16 in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Tom Brady's high this regular season was 406 yards, which he hit vs. Baltimore and Cleveland. Matt Ryan's high was 503 yards back on Oct. 2 vs. Carolina. When the Falcons and Patriots last played in 2013 at the Georgia Dome, Ryan threw for 421 yards, then a career high, and Brady 316 in the Patriots' 30-23 victory.

NFL Free Pick: No

 

Will Any Player Have At Least 216 Receiving Yards?

Yes is +700 and no -1000. In XXIII in Miami, San Francisco's Jerry Rice set the record of 215 receiving yards in the 49ers' thrilling 20-16 victory over Cincinnati. Rice caught 11 passes from Joe Montana and had a fourth-quarter TD catch to tie the game at 13. Of course Montana hit John Taylor for the winning 10-yard TD pass in the final seconds. Atlanta's Julio Jones is certainly talented enough to break this mark. He torched the Packers for 180 yards and two TDs in the NFC title game and had a franchise-record 300 yards receiving on Oct. 2 vs. Carolina -- the same game where Ryan threw for 503 yards. However, I expect the Patriots to double-team Jones all game. The Pats are very good at neutralizing an opposing team's best receiver. Can't really see Julian Edelman or Chris Hogan getting that many yards for the Patriots.

NFL Free Pick: No

 

 

Will Record Of 54-Yard Field Goal Be Broken?

No is -300 and yes +250. Buffalo's Steve Christie hit a 54-yard field goal in XXVIII at the Georgia Dome in his team's 30-13 loss to Dallas. That tied the game at 3-3 early in the first quarter. For what it's worth, the NFL is planning to have the roof open at NRG Stadium in Houston for the game, but the decision will be made according to the weather Sunday and right before kickoff. The Texans didn't play with the roof open once all season. Atlanta's Matt Bryant was 34-for-37 on field goals in the regular season with a long of 59. New England's Stephen Gostkowski was 27-for-32 with a long of 53. Check out some other SB LI props options at SBR Forum's top sportsbooks.

NFL Free Pick: Worth A Flier