Betting NFL Prop Bets Online

Once scoffed at by professional punters as just a novelty, NFL Prop betting is now considered as mainstream by sharps and squares alike. This is especially true with the advent of mobile betting apps as LIVE props bets are now offered on sports of all sorts and on virtually every play during the course of the game. With the options numbering in the hundreds, especially during events like the Super Bowl, this article is designed to help bettors navigate the prop wagering landscape. Please read on for our prop advice and opinions.

What Are The Current NFL Standings

Have a look at the up-to-date standings below to come up with the ideal betting strategy. Make sure you delve into the analytics so you are confident with all of your upcoming bets.

 

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# team P W L + - %
1 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 16 13 3 527 384 0.813
2 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 16 13 3 504 353 0.813
3 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 16 12 4 421 283 0.750
4 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 16 12 4 565 421 0.750
5 Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 16 12 4 428 329 0.750
6 Houston Texans Houston Texans 16 11 5 402 316 0.688
7 New England Patriots New England Patriots 16 11 5 436 325 0.688
8 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 16 10 6 389 287 0.625
9 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 16 10 6 339 324 0.625
10 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 16 10 6 433 344 0.625
11 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 16 10 6 428 347 0.625
12 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 16 9 6 428 360 0.594
13 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 16 9 7 367 348 0.563
14 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 16 9 7 310 303 0.563
15 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 16 8 7 360 341 0.531
16 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 16 7 8 359 392 0.469
17 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 16 7 9 414 423 0.438
18 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 16 7 9 376 382 0.438
19 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 16 7 9 319 433 0.438
20 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 16 7 9 281 359 0.438
21 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 16 6 9 376 400 0.406
22 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 16 6 10 269 374 0.375
23 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 16 6 10 368 455 0.375
24 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16 6 10 329 349 0.375
25 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 16 6 10 324 360 0.375
26 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 16 5 11 245 316 0.313
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 5 11 396 464 0.313
28 New York Giants New York Giants 16 5 11 369 412 0.313
29 New York Jets New York Jets 16 4 12 333 441 0.250
30 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 16 4 12 290 467 0.250
31 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 16 4 12 342 435 0.250
32 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 16 3 13 225 425 0.188

NFL Online Prop Betting Tips

While most bookmakers will post near mirror lines on straight bets, the prop line prices can vary substantially. For the best prop betting odds, please refer to the online sportsbooks featured in our Top 5 Table. 

Famous NFL Proposition Bets

Betting lore has the origin of proposition wagering tracing back to Major League Baseball in the late 1800’s while the William Hill group is often credited with offering the first “legal” prop betting option. Back in the 1960’s, punter David Threlfal convinced the famous UK bookmaker that they should give him odds on a whether a man would walk on the moon before January 1, 1970. When Neil Armstrong took one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind, on July 20, 1969, Threlfal cashed in with outer space odds of 1000/1.

Perhaps the brightest prop market flash point was launched by Hollywood when bookmakers posted the “Who Shot JR” prop bet in 1980. It took a kitchen appliance to heat up NFL prop betting markets. For Super Bowl XX, William “Refrigerator” Perry, who was huge defensive tackle, opened with 75/1 odds that he would score a TD on offense. Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl 38 halftime show can be credited with inspiring the 20/1 odds on Beyonce having a “wardrobe malfunction” during the SB XLVII halftime extravaganza.

Tips on Betting NFL Player Props

Successfully navigating the basic NFL player props, such as Super Bowl MVP or the first player to score, plus the team props, as well as the sport cross-over and entertainment prop offerings, can be a hectic experience. Hundreds of NFL player props are offered throughout the season and the numbers ramp up considerably on Super Bowl Sunday. For that reason, our expert handicapping crew offers the following tips and advice.

1) Hone in on skill player prop bets

The NFL prop bet “Player to the score the longest TD” is a classic example here. Speedy wide receivers like Torrey Smith, who has QB Joe Flacco’s cannon of an arm tossing him the ball, can easily be researched.

2) Shop for the best wagering lines and prices

Many of the player prop offerings are standard across the board at online sportsbooks – except in line and price value. Getting the Ravens to score first at -110 is better than getting them with a -120 betting line.

3) Research the teams involved inside and out

Based on the Giants always electing to receive when they won the coin toss, and Patriots always deferring, our research team was 99% positive the G-Men would get the ball first in Super Bowl XLVI – and they did.

4) Find bold bookmakers who offer generous limits

Player prop betting offers normally come with some fairly strict and limited wagering caps. While some online sportsbook set prop limits as low as $50 per wager, the bolder books will often offer their standard maximums.

5) Know your cross-over sports like the NBA and NHL

Cross-over sport betting is becoming more popular everyday – especially during the Super Bowl. Players involved on these tickets are normally super stars and bettors need to know how they’re currently producing.