With the start of the NFL Regular Season around the corner, it´s that time of year when millions of devoted football fans load up their favorite sportsbook and begin placing bets for their favorite teams. If you are one of these people who have become bored with the same mundane point spread and total, then the “proposition” bet may be just the breath of fresh air you are looking for. This often overlooked element of the betting world is now becoming increasingly popular among avid bettors. The proposition or “prop” (as it is more commonly referred to), involves almost every aspect of the game imaginable. Maybe you´re willing to bet your month´s salary that Brett Favre will throw for more than 300 yards against the Bengals, or that the Bengals will be the first team to score a touchdown in that game. Props not only involve wagers on a single game or player, but also on a specific team´s performance throughout the season. Some examples could be a wager on the Patriots to win the AFC Conference, risking $100 to win $165, or wagering on the long shot Atlanta Falcons to win the Super Bowl $100 to win almost $17000.
The Super Bowl is probably the most popular sporting event related to prop bets. In this particular game, you are able to wager on almost anything from the winner of the coin toss, all the way to a bet on whether the game will end in overtime. Not even the half-time show is off-limits in regards to prop wagers, some past props include: which song a certain performer will sing or if there will be another “wardrobe malfunction” as we saw a few years back.
Maybe football is not your cup of tea. Would you dare to wager that Obama will be the next president of the U.S.? You would need to risk $260 to win $100, or you could bet on McCain to win the election at odds of $100 to win over $200.
Props are definitely a good option for any bettor, with high odds and exciting outcomes. Take a look at your preferred sportsbook website for these and other out of the ordinary props.