Super Bowl Sunday is a mere three days away and other than the diehard fans supporting the Eagles and Patriots, there is only one another group of people more excited for Super Bowl Sunday, the gamblers. Last year there were over 100 million dollars in Super Bowl bets made and expert predictions are expecting this year’s game to surpass that total by a significant amount. With over 400 different prop bets, Just The PHacts has you covered, here are the five best prop bets to make come Super Bowl Sunday.
Will Nick Foles complete his first pass? (+125)
The Eagles love to get Nick Foles going early. There is nothing that will boost a QB’s confidence more than getting a few completions under his belt. Expect Eagles head coach Doug Pederson to draw up something simple like a slant route to Alshon Jeffery or send TE Zach Ertz on a flat route for a quick three yard gain. Either way, these short passes are pretty difficult to defend creating a strong chance of winning given the Eagles short passing tendency early in the game.
Will P!nk wear a Philadelphia Eagles shirt or hat while singing the national anthem (+170)
P!nk is from Doylestown, PA and when the Eagles beat the Vikings in last week’s NFC Championship she tweeted out how happy she was that she’d be singing the national anthem in front of her hometown Eagles. There is a fair chance she’s professional with this and decides to dress nice but I think any true Eagles fan would not waste a chance to rep the birds like this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Will the game go into OT? (-900)
Last year’s Super Bowl was the equivalent of a lightning bolt hitting the same person twice in the same month. In the history of the Super Bowl, the game had never gone past regulation making last year’s the first ever. The probability of it happening again this year is just under two percent, this is a very safe bet.
Tom Brady passing yard Under 294.5
Although it is without question that Brady is the greatest quarterback to ever live, the Eagles defense has posed problems for high octane offenses throughout the regular and post season. In the Divisional round the Eagles held one of the most dynamic offenses in the league (Atlanta Falcons) to an abysmal ten points. Even though the Eagles could wind up losing the game, don’t expect a historical performance from Tom Brady with such such a strong opposition.
Zach Ertz receptions Over 5 (-120)
With such a multifaceted offense, the Eagles will have no problem effectively distributing the football. Look for TE Zach Ertz to get started early with at least three receptions in the first half and then maintain this consistency in the second with over 5 receptions on the game. He is by far Nick Foles’ favorite target when in the red zone and on third downs meaning he will be targeted early and often.