The 2024 Super Bowl will be one of the biggest betting events of the year for bettors and sportsbooks alike. From a wagering perspective, one of the biggest attractions is the huge assortment of prop betting options. For the average NFL game, there are dozens of those bets. When it’s time for the big game, the number rises into the hundreds.
Just like opinions on what might happen between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers this Sunday, there’s also a range of preferences when it comes to Super Bowl prop bets. However, some wagers consistently top the charts each year. Let’s take a closer look at the most popular Super Bowl prop bets.
Most popular Super Bowl props
|Coin toss: Tails
|Coin toss: Heads
|Opening kickoff to be a touchback/fair catch: Yes
|Opening kickoff to be a touchback/fair catch: No
|Total first downs: Over 41.5
|Total first downs: Under 41.5
Breaking down the most popular props
The above table has the latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook for several of the most popular Super Bowl props. As we count down to kickoff, the lines will continue to move in response to where the bets are going and other developments. Here’s a run-through of how each of the bets works.
Super Bowl coin toss betting
Before the game gets underway, one of the most popular props is already settled. The Super Bowl coin toss bet involves wagering on the opening flip that determines possession. The team charged with making the call chooses heads or tails. Bettors do the same and know quickly if they’ve opened their Super Bowl betting with a win or loss.
Super Bowl opening kickoff bet
The Super Bowl opening kickoff prop has been steadily rising in popularity in recent years. This wager is based on whether there will be a touchback or fair catch on the game’s first play. Part of the appeal has to do with the fact that the bet is settled quickly, so bettors once again have the chance to begin the game with a bang — or not.
Super Bowl scorigami
Will the final score of the game be one that has never happened before in the NFL? That’s the premise behind the Super Bowl scorigami bet. The term “scorigami” has steadily evolved into one that is fairly common in football circles. This popular wager deserves some of the credit for helping to make that happen.
Super Bowl octopus
What happens if a player scores a touchdown and then follows up with a two-point conversion? Beyond the impact on the game, those who placed a Super Bowl octopus bet would have something else to cheer about. If the touchdown plus conversion comes to pass, the player has scored eight points, hence the term octopus in football circles.
Super Bowl first down betting
Bettors who prefer Super Bowl props that are more aligned with game data as opposed to random occurrences are also more than covered. Super Bowl first down betting covers that base. Sportsbooks set a benchmark over/under line on total first downs, and bettors then get to dig in to determine where the final tally will land.
Other popular Super Bowl prop bets
The above options are just a handful of the hundreds of prop bets that are available at the best Super Bowl betting sites in advance of the big game. There’s another pair of wagers that attract a lot of attention year in and year out: the winner of the Super Bowl MVP award and the Gatorade color that the winning team uses to celebrate.
These two wagers have multiple options to choose from and aren’t settled until after the confetti starts to fly. In short, from the time of the opening coin toss, throughout the big game itself, and straight through to the celebration on the winning sideline, there really is a little of something for everyone.