Searching For Value In Super Bowl 51 Team Props Bets Menu

Kevin Stott

Monday, January 30, 2017 2:25 PM UTC

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 2:25 PM UTC

It’s that time of year again, that weird week between the end of the NFL conference championship games and the Super Bowl. Let’s look at some select team props picks before looking at some tasty player, exotic and cross-sport props later in the week.

Offshore & Online Sportsbooks Offering Extensive Super Bowl 51 Props

Several Offshore and Online sportsbooks like Bovada and Bookmaker have released their lists of Props Bets for Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium on Sunday (FOX, 6:30 p.m. EST). Let’s first take a look at some team props picks for the game which sees Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons facing Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. We’ll have some player picks to follow along with exotic and cross-sport picks in this space early next week.


Will There Be a Special Teams or Defensive TD? 

A kickoff, Punt return, fumble recovery of interception for a TD could win this bet and with so much scoring anticipated, solid special teams guys (Edelman, Weems, Hardy) and DB’s (Butler, Jones), there could be value here with a kind, new playing surface (UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M). Last year, the Broncos’ Malik Jackson recovered a Fumble in the end zone for Super Bowl 50’s first TD.


Free NFL Pick: Yes +160Best Line Offered: at Bovada


Total Field Goals in Game

With the Patriots’ Stephen Gostkowski (27-32 FGA) and the Falcons’ Matt Bryant (34-37 FGA), a total hinting at a high-scoring game, an indoor stadium with a feet-friendly surface and a do-or-die spot with OT a remote possibility, both PK’s should hit 2 FGs in the minimum 60 minutes.


Free NFL Pick: Over 3½ -135Best Line Offered: at Bovada


Team with Most First Downs 

The Falcons have had a combined total of 58 first downs on 137 total postseason plays from scrimmage in wins over Seattle (28 First Downs) and Green Bay (30) while the Patriots have run 138 plays and had a total of 46 first downs in victories against Houston (20 First Downs) and Pittsburgh (26). Maybe the vigorish is with the Patriots due to a perception they run shorter routes to get their first downs and may be ahead and milking clock late.


Free NFL Pick: Falcons +105Best Line Offered: at Bovada


Atlanta Falcons Team Total Points 

This Falcons were the 8th-highest Scoring team in NFL history (33.8 ppg) and have had 30+ points in 13 of 18 games and despite the Patriots #1 Scoring Defense (15.6 ppg), Atlanta OC Kyle Shanahan should find plenty of ways to get the football to Skill guys like Jones, Sanu, Freeman, Coleman and Gabriel. Atlanta ranked #9 in Red Zone Conversion (63.2%) and should reach 30 with stud Jones catching a TD or two. Shop for the the 27½ if betting the Over as there are 28’s and 28½’s in this market and that little half-point could matter after 30 minutes of play.


Free NFL Pick: Falcons Over 27½ -140Best Line Offered: at Bovada


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