Every year there are various Super Bowl prop bet options that are often unavailable or just largely unknown for the rest of the year. One such Super Bowl prop bet is the “scorigami,” which is itself a relatively recent addition to the NFL lexicon.
The idea is simple: With so many ways to tally points in football — touchdowns, extra points, field goals, safeties — there must be a wide array of possible final scores. So what are the odds that a game like the Super Bowl will give us a final score never seen before in the NFL?
Multiple sportsbooks are offering scorigami odds for this year’s Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. Below, we’ll look at the best lines and historical probabilities for this unique prop bet.
Best odds on a Super Bowl 57 scorigami
To date, the NFL has recorded a little over 1,000 different final scores. From the multiple 0-0 games to the historic 73-0 blowout that the Chicago Bears recorded against Washington in 1940, NFL teams have found many, many ways to achieve new scores.
Sports writer Jon Bois coined the term scorigami to describe a never-before-seen final score in the NFL. While it might sound like a rare occurrence, there were three scorigamis in the 2022 regular season. Two of them came within four weeks of each other. There were six in the 2021 season, and the Indianapolis Colts were the winning team in two of those.
Still, it’s a long shot, and as such, it brings long-shot odds. DraftKings has set the line on the Super Bowl 57 score being a scorigami at +2000. FanDuel’s line is +1800. Caesars has it at +1600.
Scorigamis have happened three times in the Super Bowl, the most recent being the Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48. The Chiefs were the winning team in a playoff scorigami in 2020, as well as a regular season scorigami against the Raiders in 2021. In fact, the Chiefs have been a part of at least six scorigamis dating back to 2002, including two in one season in 2018.
The Eagles were on the losing end of a scorigami against the Dallas Cowboys in January 2022. Their previous scorigami also came in a losing effort against the Cowboys all the way back in 2001.
Indicators that seem to make a scorigami more likely are uncommon two-point scoring plays, like safeties or two-point conversions. Not only do those tend to change the increments of scoring, they can also have a ripple effect, encouraging an opposing coach to go for two later in the game when he might otherwise have kicked for the extra point instead.