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How to Bet Props on Superbook | Complete Guide

ByPat Pickens

Nov 10, 2022

Prop betting is among the most popular ways to bet on sports as gamblers flock to outcomes that aren’t necessarily centered around the final score.

Games can be unpredictable, but prop betting cuts through some of the tumultuous nature of trying to get odds and cash in. There are two main types of props: player props and game props, and both are great options for bettors who get antsy about putting down their money.

Superbook is a great option for prop bettors since it offers a plethora of prop-betting markets for every game every day. If you’re in a state where Superbook operates and haven’t jumped in to prop bets, here’s a glance at how to do so.

How to Do Prop Bets on Superbook

Prop betting with Superbook is a cinch. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Create an Account or Sign In

If you have a Superbook account, sign in and start playing. If you don’t, click on one of our Get Bonus buttons above or through our Superbook Online Sportsbook review page and enter any promo code to unlock the best offer.

Remember any sensitive information is secure and used only to affirm your identity.

Step 2: Deposit

Put in your playable funds. Remember that credit-card deposits come with a cash-advance fee, usually $10, and withdrawing via credit card is not allowed with most online sportsbooks. Deposit using an ACH, online banking or an e-wallet like PayPal, and you’ll be able to play and withdraw faster.

Step 3: Find Your Bet

Peruse props for the game you wish to bet. Be sure to do your homework by consulting our robust network of analytical content that gets created every day.

Step 4: Place Your Bet

Tap the bet you wish to wager. Enter your stake. Click place bet and root for your prop bet to hit!

Types of Superbook Prop Bets

As referenced above, there are two main types of prop bets available to gamblers each day. Game props are those wagers that aren’t tied to the final outcome, and player props are wagers that relate to a player’s in-game stats and performance.

Player Props

Player props are extremely popular since bettors want to be able to cash in when a star athlete either goes off or is held in check.

Player props are an ideal market when you know a player historically beats up an opponent but aren’t sure how his/her team will fare in a given game. For instance, if you know Kyler Murray owns the Dallas Cowboys — especially in games played in Arlington — betting his player prop when the Cardinals are in Dallas is almost a must. Odell Beckham, Jr. also has historically done well against the Cowboys, which means he’s a target when his team plays Dallas.

Superbook gives bettors elite options as far as player-prop betting for games. Bettors can wager on a multitude of leagues and sports, and Superbook offers markets and odds on those wagers — both for star players and regulars — each day.

Game Props

Game props are wagers that are tied to other bets besides the final outcome. For instance, if you want to wager on a team to cover a first-half point spread or finish with more points than its opposition in an individual inning or quarter you can do so.

There are game-prop offerings for every game every day, and every sport has game, match or tournament props. Golf bettors may wager on there to be a hole-in-one in an individual tournament or for a specific player to hit a hole-in-one. A game prop that is budding in popularity is the no-run first inning in baseball, where users are asked to wager whether a single run will be plated in the first inning of an MLB game.

Novelty Props

Novelty props are usually tied to the Super Bowl but can also be props that crop up around marquee events. For instance, a bettor may be asked to wager on the length of the national anthem or what color of Gatorade the winning coach will be doused with after the NFL championship game.

Those are the most famous novelty props, but there are others that crop up, especially around playoff time. Bettors may be asked to project the MVP of an individual series — or league each season — or to bet against the playoff series against a spread of -1.5 games or +1.5 depending on how lopsided the series may seem.

Novelty-prop futures, like awards betting, or a player prop future — like a player to lead the league in passing, rushing or scoring — are offered year-round.

Team Props

Team props are like player futures, only they center around a team’s single-season performance. For example, you can wager on a team to make the playoffs or win its division or win its conference or the entire league championship year-round.

My personal favorite team prop that was successful came when I wagered on the Minnesota Timberwolves to make the playoffs at +610 before the 2021-22 season. Minnesota made it, and I cashed in.

Draft Props

Draft props are wagers tied to a player, team or school’s draft position, usually for the NFL or NBA drafts. Draft props are usually about an individual player’s over/under for his draft position or determining whether there will be over or under a number of players at a certain position will be chosen in the first round.

Does Superbook Have Player Props?

Do they! Superbook offers a huge assortment of player props for every game every day, including:

  • NFL Over/Unders
    • Quarterback/running back rushing yards
    • Quarterback passing yards/passing touchdowns/interceptions
    • Running back/wide receiver/tight end receiving yards
    • Kicker field goals
  • MLB Over/Unders
    • Batter hits/total bases/RBIs/runs scored
    • Pitcher strikeouts/runs allowed/hits allowed
  • NBA Over/Unders
    • Player points/assists/rebounds/3-pointers
  • NHL Over/Unders
    • Skater points/assists/power-play points/shots/shot blocks
    • Goalie saves

Note: Player props for college football and basketball are available on Superbook only in states where player prop betting is allowed.

Where Are Player Props on Superbook?

Finding player props is as simple as clicking on the game you wish to bet then clicking on the “player props" tab at the top. If you’re interested in combining a few in a same-game parlay, simply add them to your bet slip and enter the stake you wish to wager.

If you’re not inspired by the bets in an individual game, check out the wagers in a different game and see if anything catches your fancy.

As always, be sure to do your homework before placing any player or game prop. The Game Day produces a vast array of analytical content each day designed at giving bettors the best intel so they can make the most informed decisions.

Superbook Player Props Rules

Most sportsbooks will lock player props if the player’s status is in jeopardy, but be careful: if the player suits up his/her props are live.

That also means if a player starts but exits due to injury — at any point in the game — the prop betting markets are on and your stake will be affected.

Superbook Prop Bets for NFL

Superbook offers a huge assortment of prop wagers for NFL bettors for every game. The Superbook Online Sportsbook provides game and player props for preseason as well as every regular-season game too.

Here is a look at some of the best prop betting options for football betting:

  • Player Props: As listed above, these are bets like over/unders for rushing yards, passing yards and receiving yards, as well as anytime touchdowns or for a player to score more than one TD
  • First-Half Moneyline/Spread/Total: Choose the favorite or underdog to cover the spread or total in the first, second, third or fourth quarter or either the first or second half.
  • First Drive Result: Do you think a team will take its opening drive down the field for a touchdown? Or do you feel it will punt? Or maybe turn the ball over? Choose the outcome and cash in if it’s correct.
  • Time Of First Touchdown: Almost every game has a touchdown. Choose the time, whether it’s in the first 10 minutes, first quarter or first half — or longer. Or you can wager on the first touchdown scorer as a player prop too.

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is, well, the Super Bowl of sports betting, and Superbook gives bettors of all experience levels a surplus of available markets for their big-game wagers. Bettors can place the usual player and game props since Superbook offers more than 500 markets for Super Bowl betting in the weeks leading up to the big game.

Superbook invites bettors to place year-round futures, and even to wager on the spread, moneyline and total months in advance.

Best Superbook Prop Bets

Superbook, like most sportsbooks, will boost prop wagers and parlays featuring props for games each day. Boosts are a great option because they are the wager you were hoping to make only with a more lucrative potential profit than at a competing sportsbook.

The best prop bets are the ones we love, and the ones that are smartly researched, so be sure to trust your gut and find the research that affirms what your gut is telling you.

How to Find the Best Prop Bets

It can be overwhelming to peruse the vast array of prop bets available each day. Every sportsbook empowers gamblers to place wagers on props, and like most, Superbook offers a huge assortment of those wagers on the games, matches and events people are interested in betting.

Since sports fans have strong opinions and aren’t shy at sharing them, trusting your gut is a smart way to start when perusing props. But consulting expert help, like the content we at The Game Day produce for games each day, also is essential. If the trends fly in the face of your gut, you might need to reconsider what your instincts are telling you. But if the analysis matches what’s happening then you won’t regret placing that prop bet.

Be sure to consider injuries, weather, travel factors and other important elements when placing any wager — but especially props. Again, if a player tries to gut out a game while dealing with a potentially performance-altering injury, his prop wagers are live from the minute he enters the game. If inclement weather are forecasted it is likely to have an impact on point totals and offense, and then under stat totals become a more enticing option.

Superbook is a great betting option, but odds-shopping on prop bets are essential for bettors to get the most favorable odds and lines for the bets they wish to make. Consult all prop betting apps for the best available options.

Prop Bet Strategies

Target market inefficiencies but be cognizant of the odds too. We don’t recommend placing any bets with odds of -150 or shorter, except as parlay legs, since you’ll have to bet more to win more and even superstar players have off nights.

But if there is a rushing prop number that looks too low, or the odds are extremely favorable, be sure to mash it. If your brain is telling you something is off — either too high or too low — those are the bets to zero in on and mash, whether they are props, totals, moneylines, futures. Any of it.

We all want to bet on football, but there are major market discrepancies in less-heralded sports like hockey, tennis or even basketball. Obviously, you’ll want to have a significant interest in a game or event to put your hard-earned cash on the line, but don’t be afraid to spread the prop-betting wealth around into other sports that command less of a betting handle and are thus more unpredictable.

Trust your instincts, be responsible and have fun. We bet to add some juice to the games and events we’re planning to watch or attend. There’s no sense risking your livelihood trying to get rich.

Prop Betting for Beginners

The best advice for novice bettors is to dip your toe and get comfortable before diving in head-first. If there’s something you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to consult the sportsbook’s house rules section or even reach out to its customer service.

But try placing a small amount, or even place a virtual bet, on a wager you are interested in and see how it goes. For example, if you believe Tom Brady will throw for over 277.5 yards in a game, put down a small amount like $1-$5 for him to do so, or even monitor and see if that wager would’ve hit.

As stated above, do some homework too and craft a story of the game in your head. If you believe a team will be trailing, betting a rushing-yards prop isn’t super smart. If you believe weather will come into play that could affect the passing game, target rushing-related wagers.

Shop around for odds too. Superbook will have competitive odds, but with odds and profit boosts, as well as unique totals and player-prop numbers floating around online sportsbooks, sometimes it’s best to assess what the best option is for you before pressing “place bet." The only thing worse than losing is leaving money on the table on a bet you were dying to place.

How to Calculate Prop Odds?

Most prop wagers feature odds of -110, which means a bettor must place a $110 bet to win $100 in profit. However, some player props can vary wildly depending on how likely they are to happen. A touchdown prop might be -200 for a quarterback who throws a lot of TDs. An anytime home run or hockey/soccer goal may be in the +500 range or even longer given the lack of goal-scoring and home run power.

Fortunately, Superbook will give bettors the exact odds and payouts for their prop bets before they place them, which means you’ll know exactly what you stand to win by placing that bet.

Why Are Props a Good Bet?

Because they can still hit even if your opinion of the game doesn’t end up being true. For example, if you were a Kansas City Chiefs fan hoping your team would repeat in Super Bowl LV, you would’ve been wrong to choose KC to win or cover three points. But if you wagered on Tom Brady to pass for fewer than 297.5 yards then you still won money since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB only threw for 201 yards in the 31-9 win.

Can Props Be a Bad Bet?

Player props can be dicey with injuries, and again if you’re betting game props and your idea of what will happen in the game is wrong it is likely to be just as wrong as placing a moneyline or spread bet.

Plus, with hundreds of available prop wagers available to place on sporting events around the globe each day, choosing props to target can get overwhelming and lead to more failed bets than simply wagering which team will win, lose or cover a spread.

What Sports Are Available for Props?

Every one. Plus, some sports, like golf in particular, are based mostly off prop bets. The fact every sport offers prop bets can be overwhelming, but they’re all there.

Is There Bet Insurance on Props?

Sometimes, but not often. When parlay betting if a single leg falls short a sportsbook will periodically provide bet insurance — either in a same-game parlay or multi-game parlay. However, there is rarely bet insurance when placing straight bets on props.

Author

Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered the NHL since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times, NHL.com, Sportsnet.ca, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021. His greatest successful wager was an LA Kings puck-line bet (+200) in Game 1 of the 2012 Western Conference Final.

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