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Everyone knows the classic Over/Under, spread and money line bets when it comes to making wagers on football games, but you probably never knew you could actually place bets on these four props for tonight's NFL season opener between the Eagles and Falcons.
4. Total Number of Points Scored to be Odd or Even
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I'm sure there's some statistical algorithm out there that can run a regression on the total number of NFL games that have totaled odd or even points, but that would take all of the fun out of this seemingly complete toss-up of a bet. This kind of prop is about as far as the book gets from the actual football game result.
3. Corey Clement's Rushing + Receiving Yards Total
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Over/Under: 37.5 yards
Without catching that controversial touchdown pass in Super Bowl LIII, most football fans outside of Philly or Wisconsin had probably never heard of Corey Clement. But the books don't care, because you can bet on whether or not the Eagles' third-string running back will finish with more or less than 37.5 yards from scrimmage tonight.
2. Team to Score Last
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It's possible to go about this one by trying to predict which team may have the lead late and going against them, but that's far from a guaranteed method of nailing this down. Interestingly enough, both teams are sitting at the same odds if you want to put a wager down on this one.
1. Team to Have the Shortest Field Goal
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Betting on how many field goals will be made is already kind of a reach, but trying to predict which team will have the shortest made field goal seems like nothing more than total chance. Perhaps you could consider red zone defensive stops between both teams, but still, shortest field goal is pretty out there.
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