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 New England Patriots New England Patriots 16 13 3 458 296 0.813
2 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 16 13 3 406 308 0.813
3 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 16 13 3 457 295 0.813
4 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 16 13 3 382 252 0.813
5 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 16 11 5 448 326 0.688
6 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 16 11 5 478 329 0.688
7 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 16 11 5 363 327 0.688
8 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 16 10 6 417 268 0.625
9 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 16 10 6 415 339 0.625
10 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 16 10 6 353 315 0.625
11 Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 16 9 7 355 272 0.563
12 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 16 9 7 334 356 0.563
13 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 16 9 7 395 303 0.563
14 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 16 9 7 366 332 0.563
15 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 16 9 7 410 376 0.563
16 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 16 9 7 354 332 0.563
17 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 16 9 7 302 359 0.563
18 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 16 8 8 295 361 0.500
19 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 16 7 9 320 384 0.438
20 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 16 7 9 342 388 0.438
21 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 16 7 9 290 349 0.438
22 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 16 6 10 301 373 0.375
23 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 16 6 10 331 383 0.375
24 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 16 6 10 281 393 0.375
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 5 11 335 382 0.313
26 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16 5 11 289 382 0.313
27 New York Jets New York Jets 16 5 11 298 382 0.313
28 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 16 5 11 264 320 0.313
29 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 16 4 12 263 404 0.250
30 Houston Texans Houston Texans 16 4 12 338 436 0.250
31 New York Giants New York Giants 16 3 13 246 388 0.188
32 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 16 0 16 234 410 0

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.