Super Bowl Props: 3 Long-Shot Bets That Could Pay Off for Super Bowl 55
By Max Staley
Super Bowl LV is now just hours away, and bettors are scrambling to get their last second-wagers in. If you're looking to get in on some prop bet action, FanDuel Sportsbook has you covered with a host of enticing options.
Let's break down three long-shot prop bets that could pay off for the Chiefs-Buccaneers Super Bowl LV.
3. Patrick Mahomes - Alt Passing Yards: 400+ Yards (+370)
If the Chiefs are going to win this game, it's almost certainly going to be because of Patrick Mahomes' right arm. The Buccaneers are virtually impossible to run against, sitting No. 1 in rush defense DVOA and surrendering a league-low 80.6 rushing yards per contest. It's not a stretch to think Kansas City will be forced to abandon the run, putting the game entirely in Mahomes' hands. We saw that play out when these two met in Week 12, as Clyde Edwards-Helaire was limited to 37 rushing yards on 11 carries, and Mahomes set 2020 season-high marks with 49 attempts and 462 yards. Juiced at +370, this is a pretty compelling option.
2. Chris Godwin - Alt Receiving Yards: 125+ Yards (+580)
Similarly, if the Buccaneers are moving the ball through the air, it's likely that Chris Godwin plays a huge part in that. Kansas City's secondary is as tough as it gets, but it's much more vulnerable against slot wide receivers. In the second half of the 2020 campaign, KC surrendered 7.2 yards per attempt to receivers lined up out wide, but gave up 8.3 YPA to slot WRs. Godwin, who serves as Tampa's preferred option out of the slot, took advantage of this in Week 12, tallying 8 receptions for 97 yards. Notably, 78 of those yards came in the second half, as Tampa Bay began to really attack that weakness with Godwin, who saw 6 of his 9 targets after halftime. If Tampa Bay attacks this matchup from kickoff, it's not a stretch to think Godwin could eclipse 125 yards.
1. Same Game Parlay: TB Moneyline (+136), Under 55.5 (-110), Chris Godwin Any Time TD (+814)
This is obviously a bit of a long shot, but at +814 it could really pay off. For example, a $10 wager would net bettors $81.37. The thinking behind it is pretty straight forward. If Tampa Bay ends up winning, the game likely won't be a shootout. The Bucs' path to victory is likely that their pass-rushing unit makes life miserable for Mahomes and the Chiefs' shorthanded offensive line, keeping the score a little lower than expected. And as discussed above, there's plenty of reason to believe Godwin is primed for a monster game. In fact, it's tough to see Tampa Bay winning if he doesn't have one. At +3400, he's an interesting outside-the-box pick for MVP, as a result. But this three-leg Same Game Parlay for bettors who like the Bucs.
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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.