Defending Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers host Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Kickoff Game when the regular season starts on September 9, 2021.
Betting on the NFL throughout the regular and postseason is always hugely popular, with prop bets being a big favorite among many bettors. There is always a vast selection of prop bets available when it comes to NFL odds, with team props, game props, players props and exotic props all on offer.
What are NFL Prop Bets?
For those not accustomed to prop bets (short for proposition bets), they are a form of side bet that doesn’t necessarily have any direct correlation with the result of an NFL game.
One of the most popular NFL prop bets is the regular season win totals (Over/Under) for each NFL team. For example, if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a regular-season win total set at 11.5 by your chosen online sportsbook, you would be betting on them winning at least 12 regular-season games if you back Over or you would be backing 11 or fewer regular-season wins were you to bet Under.
Other team prop bets might include the rushing yards allowed per game, passing efficiency, or the number of interceptions and turnovers.
Player regular-season prop bets are another favorite among bettors, with the MVP betting market especially so.
Regular Season MVP Odds
The current betting odds for the 2021-22 MVP with leading US offshore sportsbook Bovada are as follows:
- Patrick Mahomes +500
- Aaron Rodgers +800
- Josh Allen +1000
- Tom Brady +1200
- Dak Prescott +1400
- Russell Wilson +1400
Defensive Player of the Year Odds
There are also more specific player prop bets, such as Defensive Player of the Year:
- Aaron Donald +400
- Myles Garrett +550
- TJ Watt +700
- Chase Young +1000
- Nick Bosa +1100
- Joey Bosa +1400
Offensive Player of the Year Odds
And then there’s the Offensive Player of the Year betting market:
- Derrick Henry +700
- Patrick Mahomes +700
- Christian McCaffrey +1000
- George Kittle +1200
- Josh Allen +1500
- Dalvin Cook +1500
Most Passing Touchdowns Odds
Another popular player prop bet is Most Passing TDs:
- Patrick Mahomes +300
- Tom Brady +550
- Aaron Rodgers +600
- Josh Allen +900
- Russell Wilson +1000
- Dak Prescott +1200
As is always the case, there will be numerous prop bets, including some weird and wonderful exotic props, on offer at Super Bowl LVI, the league’s championship game, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on February 13.
These might include the color of Gatorade poured over the head coach of the winning team, the length of time it takes to belt out the National Anthem, who will win the coin toss, the price of Bitcoin at kickoff and any number of wacky bets surrounding the halftime show, including any costume malfunctions.
* NFL odds correct at the time of publication. All betting odds & lines are subject to changes.