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 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 12 10 2 406 219 0.833
2 New England Patriots New England Patriots 12 10 2 322 145 0.833
3 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 12 10 2 298 248 0.833
4 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 12 10 2 349 183 0.833
5 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 12 10 2 329 293 0.833
6 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 12 9 3 257 188 0.750
7 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 12 9 3 289 255 0.750
8 Houston Texans Houston Texans 12 8 4 293 271 0.667
9 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 12 8 4 348 265 0.667
10 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 12 8 4 319 242 0.667
11 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 12 7 5 283 250 0.583
12 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 12 7 5 236 225 0.583
13 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 12 7 5 276 234 0.583
14 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 12 6 6 212 208 0.500
15 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 12 6 6 310 236 0.500
16 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 12 6 6 261 257 0.500
17 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 12 6 6 237 324 0.500
18 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 12 5 7 280 320 0.417
19 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 12 5 7 246 272 0.417
20 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 12 5 7 274 284 0.417
21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12 5 7 340 346 0.417
22 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 12 4 8 198 237 0.333
23 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 12 4 8 220 292 0.333
24 Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 12 4 8 244 241 0.333
25 New York Jets New York Jets 12 4 8 204 280 0.333
26 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 12 3 8 255 351 0.292
27 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 12 3 8 280 315 0.292
28 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 12 3 9 260 323 0.250
29 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 12 3 9 200 377 0.250
30 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 12 3 9 173 290 0.250
31 New York Giants New York Giants 12 2 10 230 339 0.167
32 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 12 1 11 179 298 0.083

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.