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Super Bowl 51 Cross Sport Prop Bets / Betting Opportunities

Super Bowl 51 Cross Sport Prop Bets / Betting Opportunities


Cross-sport prop bets have become one of the staple prop bet categories in the Super Bowl. Fans of other sports can enjoy betting on their preferred sport and the Super Bowl at the same time. This year is no different as TopBet has assembled a wide variety of entertaining prop bets for fans of different sports. Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting bets you can make for five of the sports you can pair up with Super Bowl 51.


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Super Bowl 51 Best Cross Sport Prop Bets

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Basketball

Who Will Have More (Cavs/Knicks NBA Feb 4th):
LeBron James Points (-115) or Matt Ryan Completions (-115)

The Falcons are known for throwing the football, and quarterback Matt Ryan is as good and as consistent as they come. He has had 26-27 completions in his last four games in a row. But he didn’t surpass 28 completions in a single game all season long, so his ceiling is relatively low.

Meanwhile, James is averaging nearly 26 PPG this season, and has a history of big games against the Knicks. Although he’s topped 25 points against the Knicks just twice in his last nine meetings against them, he’s been playing a lot more minutes recently. New York has a notably bad defense, which should allow James to threaten for 30 and beat out Ryan’s number of completions.

Writer’s Prediction: LeBron James Points (-115)

Soccer

Who Will Have More (Athletic Bilbao/Barcelona Spanish La Liga Feb 5th):
Lionel Messi Goals (+105) or Patriots + Falcons Fumbles Lost (-135)

The Falcons and Patriots don’t give the ball away too often. They each committed just 11 turnovers during the regular season, tied for the fewest in the NFL this season. While nine of the Pats’ giveways were fumbles, the Falcons lost just four fumbles all season, which is the second-fewest in the league. It’s safe to say the ball is pretty secure with both of these teams.

Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao’s goal is not safe from Lionel Messi, the greatest soccer player alive today, and possibly ever. Messi is having another stellar season for Barcelona, and is on another one of his hot streaks at the moment. He’s scored 10 goals in his last 12 games in all competitions, although he’s scored more than one goal just once during that span.

Nevertheless, even one goal could be enough to win this bet, given how secure the Pats and Falcons are with the ball.

Writer’s Prediction: Lionel Messi Goals (+105)

Golf

Who Will Have More (Golfers Must complete 1st rd) Omega Dubai Desert Classic 1st Rd:
Tiger Woods 1st Rd Score (-24.5) – -115 or Matt Bosher First Punt (+24.5) – -115

Sorry Tiger fans, but the once feared golfer just isn’t there anymore. Woods recently made his “triumphant” return on Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open, and he didn’t fare too well. He shot a 76 in the first round, and didn’t even make the cut. Don’t expect much better from Tiger if he does participate in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

A 76 is a fairly high number for Falcons punter Matt Bosher to come close to on his first punt, even with a spread of +24.5 for Bosher. Bosher has averaged 46.8 yards per punt this season, which was actually 30th out of 34 punters who had at least 30 punts this season. But that’s more due to the Falcons offense being so darn good, so much so that Bosher doesn’t get the chance to just drill one from deep inside his own territory too often.

Taking into account the Falcons offense, coupled with the Pats’ bend-but-don’t-break defense, Bosher’s first punt likely occurs near midfield and goes around 35-40 yards. That means Tiger’s score – likely in the mid-70s – easily covers the -24.5 spread.

Writer’s Prediction: Tiger Woods 1st Rd Score (-24.5) – -115

Hockey

Who Will Have More (Kings/Capitals NHL Feb 5th):
Alex Ovechkin Shots on Goal (-0.5) – -165 or Matt Ryan TDs + INTs (+0.5) – +135

Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin isn’t exactly scoring at the rate he’s used to this season, but he’s still capable of getting his shots. He’s currently third in the NHL in shots per game at 3.8. However, in the month of January, he had three or fewer shots in nine of the 15 games.

Matt Ryan, on the other hand, has had a total of three or more touchdowns+interceptions 10 times in 18 games this season. You could easily see a game where Ryan has 2 TDs and a pick, while Ovi is relatively quiet, especially against a Kings team which is giving up the fewest shots per game this season.

Writer’s Prediction: Matt Ryan TDs + INTs (+0.5) – +135

College Basketball

Who Will Have More (Indiana/Wisconsin NCAABK Feb 5th)
Indiana First Half Points (-0.5) – -115 or Patriots Points (+0.5) – -115

Indiana’s struggles this season continue. They’ve lost back-to-back games against Michigan and Northwestern, scoring an average of 26 points in the first half of those losses. The injuries to both leading scorer James Blackmon and fourth-leading scorer OG Anunoby have basically neutered their usually excellent offense. Without those two, they likely won’t have too much success scoring a ton against a slow-paced Wisconsin team which is also 6th in defensive efficiency.

While the Hoosiers could conceivably settle into the low-to-mid 20s in terms of points against Wisconsin, the Pats could very easily hit the mid-30s against a Falcons defense that has improved, but is still susceptible to a very good offense.

Writer’s Prediction: Patriots Points (+0.5) – -115

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