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 11 10 1 389 282 0.909
2 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 11 10 1 409 256 0.909
3 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 11 9 2 404 294 0.818
4 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 11 8 3 317 211 0.727
5 Houston Texans Houston Texans 11 8 3 273 222 0.727
6 Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 11 8 3 307 219 0.727
7 New England Patriots New England Patriots 11 8 3 307 249 0.727
8 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 11 7 3 316 249 0.636
9 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 11 6 5 271 198 0.545
10 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 11 6 5 287 282 0.545
11 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 11 6 5 234 213 0.545
12 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 11 6 5 325 273 0.545
13 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 11 6 4 265 246 0.545
14 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 11 6 5 276 243 0.545
15 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 11 6 5 220 229 0.545
16 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 11 5 6 276 347 0.455
17 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 11 5 6 252 252 0.455
18 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 11 5 6 223 283 0.455
19 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 6 230 253 0.455
20 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 11 5 6 195 223 0.455
21 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 11 4 7 280 307 0.364
22 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 11 4 7 161 272 0.364
23 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 11 4 6 253 283 0.364
24 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 11 4 7 238 286 0.364
25 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 11 4 6 264 267 0.364
26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 4 7 294 338 0.364
27 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 11 3 8 197 243 0.273
28 New York Giants New York Giants 11 3 8 237 288 0.273
29 New York Jets New York Jets 11 3 8 221 281 0.273
30 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 11 2 9 155 293 0.182
31 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 11 2 9 187 327 0.182
32 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 11 2 9 239 293 0.182

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.