This Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in a 6:35 p.m. (ET) start on FOX live from NRG Stadium in Houston sets the stage for a big weekend of sports betting at America’s Bookie. The Patriots remain three-point favorites to win Super Bowl LI and the total line for the game has dipped a bit to 58 points after opening at 58.5.
The Super Bowl is not just the biggest single-day betting event of the year in terms of the spread and total line for the game. It also presents a once a year opportunity to bet on the biggest list of prop bets released in conjunction with one single game. Some of the most popular betting props, known as “cross-sports” props pit both team and player performances in other leagues such as the NBA and NHL against team and player performances in the Super Bowl.
Washington Wizards’ point guard John Wall is second in the NBA in assists with 10.3 a game. This Saturday, his team will play host to the New Orleans Pelicans in a 7 p.m. start at the Verizon Center. The Wizards have been one of the hottest teams in the league lately with a 10-1 record in their last 11 games both straight-up and against the spread. During this run, Wall has posted double-digit assists in six of the 11 games including 19 in last Sunday’s 107-94 victory on the road against the Pelicans.
America’s Bookie has set the prop bet odds at -130 that Wall will post more assists in Saturday night’s rematch than the yards gained by New England wide receiver Julian Edelman in his first reception in Super Bowl LI.
Another great NBA cross-sport prop involving one of the top players in all sports pits LeBron James’ total points in Cleveland’s road game this Saturday night against the New York Knicks (broadcast nationally on ABC) against Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan’s total completions in Super Bowl LI. The odds favor Ryan at -130 with a +100 moneyline for James.
King James is averaging 25.7 points a game and he is coming off a 27-point night in Wednesday’s 125-97 victory at home against Minnesota. He has now scored at least 20 points in each of his last eight games. Ryan has completed 22 passes or more in eight of his last 11 games.
Moving to Sunday’s NBA slate, another scoring prop on the board at America’s Bookie pits Russell Westbrook’s total points (-120) in Oklahoma City’s home game against Portland (at 3 p.m.) against New England’s total points (-110) later that day. Westbrook is the NBA’s top scorer this season with an average of 30.7 points per game and he has averaged 29.3 PPG over his last 10 games. The Patriots averaged 27.6 points during the regular season and they ramped things up in the playoffs with 34 points against Houston and 36 points against Pittsburgh.
If you are a NHL fan, you can bet on a cross-sport prop that involves Alex Ovechkin’s total shots on goal in Washington’s home game this Sunday against the Los Angeles Kings in a 12 p.m. start on NBC. The betting odds favor the league’s third-highest goal scorer at -150 verse the +120 odds on Atlanta wide receiver Mohamed Sanu’s total receptions in Super Bowl LI.
Ovechkin has scored 25 goals on a total of 197 shots which equates to an average of 3.9 shots on goal a game. He posted five shots on goal (scoring once) in the Capitals’ 5-3 victory against Boston this past Wednesday. Sanu has posted at least four receptions in each of his last three games and he averaged 3.7 catches a game during the regular season.