Prop bets are a fun way to stay in the game if you don’t have an interest in the teams playing. Heck, they make the game more exciting even if you are a fan of the New England Patriots or the Los Angeles Rams. Hundreds of prop bet options are available at BookMaker.eu to keep you in the game from beginning to end. You can wager on the coin toss and the length of the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl LIII. There are numerous props for halftime festivities and of course the color of the Gatorade shower for the winning coach once the game concludes.
In between is when the real action takes place and the props are fast and furious. One available wager is on which player scores the game’s first touchdown. Since we’ve never seen a shutout in Super Bowl history and only one team in the previous 52 matchups has ever failed to hit paydirt, it’s not a question of if a touchdown is scored, rather when and by whom. Let’s take a look at player odds for scoring the first touchdown in Super Bowl LIII.
Watch Super Bowl LIII live on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. ET from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The game will be televised on CBS.
Player To Score The First TD in Super Bowl LIII Odds at BookMaker.eu
Todd Gurley +650
Sony Michel +700
C.J. Anderson +850
Rob Gronkowski +900
Julian Edelman +1003
James White +1203
Brandin Cooks +1203
Robert Woods +1505
Rex Burkhead +1606
Chris Hogan +2010
Josh Reynolds +2200
Gerald Everett +2200
Tyler Higbee +2200
Phillip Dorsett +2515
Cordarrelle Patterson +2515
Dwayne Allen +5000
Tom Brady +5000
John Kelly +5000
KhaDarel Hodge +5000
Jared Goff +5000
NO TD Scored in Game +25000
Any Other Player +750
With two of the four highest scoring teams during the regular season getting together, you can expect plenty of points in a game that’s become accustomed to seeing them over the years. The Rams finished the regular season as the second-highest scoring team in the league with an average of 32.9 points per game. The Pats were a little lower, ranking fourth with 27.2 points per outing.
The Pats have been better this postseason, though, scoring 78 points total in two games while the Rams have tallied 56, putting them well below their season average.
Picking one player to score first is a crapshoot since the Rams had 10 players score two or more touchdowns during the regular season and the Pats had 11. But there is one player who found the end zone more than anyone else this season. Todd Gurley topped the NFL with 17 rushing touchdowns and 21 total scores making him the betting favorite at +650.
Gurley was shelved for the final two regular season games with a knee injury, returning for the divisional game against Dallas to rush for 115 yards and a touchdown. And despite seeing limited action in the NFC Championship, Gurley converted one of his four carries into a touchdown.
There were rumblings that the knee injury kept him off the field against the Saints, but Gurley admitted he didn’t play well with several miscues early, relenting to C.J. Anderson. Gurley addressed his health saying this week that he expects to play every down and “never come out of the game.”
Right behind Gurley on the odds list is New England’s Sony Michel at +700. The rookie has been stellar in the playoffs running for five touchdowns in two games, nearly matching his total of six rushing scores in 13 regular season contests. Michel is a big reason why the Pats have been so good offensively this postseason with his rushing yards and touchdowns leading the league.
Also, both teams have playmaking receivers who can score in the blink of an eye. Tom Brady has thrown for a lot of yards this postseason and Jared Goff certainly has the ability. Both QBs have only two touchdown passes in two playoff games, relying on the run to produce points. But that’s likely to change on Super Sunday. And the darkhorse candidate is Julian Edelman, who has a special bond with his QB. He’s been targeted 23 times this postseason with a team-high 247 receiving yards. He’s also been elusive on punt returns, giving him some value at +1003.
We don’t see any defensive players on the board and it’s not a stretch to think one of them can score the first touchdown. LA’s Samson Ebukam and New England’s Kyle Van Noy each scored a pair during the regular season and the teams combined for seven defensive scores during the regular season.
Prediction: Julian Edelman ( +1003 )
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