The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the first handful of prop bets available for Super Bowl LI in Houston. Let's take a look on the odds for the first touchdown scorer between the Patriots and Falcons on Feb. 5.
The world’s largest sportsbook, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, has put out a Super Bowl LI proposition bet on who will be the first touchdown scorer when the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons (+142 Moneyline, 5Dimes) meet the AFC champion New England Patriots (-152 Moneyline, 5Dimes) at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5 (FOX, 6:30 p.m. EST).
The odds in this market -- which has $2,000 limits and action even if the player is not actually playing in the big game -- currently range from 8/1 to 500/1 (No Touchdown Scored) with Patriots’ Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan and Falcons’ Julio Jones all at 8/1 as is the “Field” bet.
Here are the opening numbers with the SuperBook scheduled to release its full list of props on its mobile phone app on Thursday at 7 p.m. EST with the full Super Bowl LI props sheet packets available at the casino Friday.
Julian Edelman, Patriots 8/1
Chris Hogan, Patriots 8/1
Julio Jones, Falcons 8/1
Field (All Others) 8/1
LeGarrette Blount, Patriots 10/1
Dion Lewis, Patriots 10/1
Martellus Bennett, Patriots 12/1
Tevin Coleman, Falcons 12/1
Devonta Freeman, Falcons 12/1
Malcolm Mitchell, Patriots 12/1
Mohamed Sanu, Falcons 12/1
Taylor Gabriel, Falcons 15/1
James White, Patriots 15/1
Tom Brady, Patriots 20/1
Austin Hooper, Falcons 20/1
Matt Ryan, Falcons 20/1
Levine Toilolo, Falcons 20/1
Danny Amendola, Patriots 25/1
Aldrick Robinson, Falcons 30/1
No Touchdown Scored 500/1Analysis, Pick
In the last 10 Super Bowls, five of the first TDs scored first were pass receptions and with Tom Brady (-120 Super Bowl MVP, Bet365) and Matt Ryan (+175 Super Bowl MVP, William Hill), leaning toward a wide receiver or tight end seems logical. That said, Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (10/1 to Score First TD) is a weapon from 4 yards and closer from the goal line. The Pats' Lewis (10/1 to Score First TD) -- New England is 16-0 SU when he plays -- and the Falcons’ Devonta Freeman (12/1 to Score First TD) and Tevin Coleman (12/1 to Score First TD) could provide great value and can score by land or by air.
But logic says someone like NFL odds-on favorites Edelman, Hogan, Jones or Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett (10/1 to Score First TD) gets that glory with future Hall of Famer Jones likely to be targeted the most.FIRST TD SCORER PICK: Bennett, 12/1