While so much attention is focused on players like Patrick Mahomes and Christian McCaffrey going into Super Bowl LVIII, special teams is a component of the game that should not be overlooked. The same can be said about Super Bowl prop betting, as there are plenty of avenues to find value when betting on the special teams participants in the big game. Continue reading for our analysis of the major Super Bowl special teams props for this matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.
Super Bowl LVIII Special Teams Props
Special teams is comprised of several key components to the Super Bowl: field goal kicking, punting, and kick returning. With odds from DraftKings Sportsbook for each of those segments of the game below, bettors can get ready for the special teams plays in Super Bowl 58.
Field Goals Made
The number of field goals made in this game should be higher than anticipated, as both defenses in this Super Bowl are so good at not breaking near the red zone. In particular, Harrison Butker’s field goal over is an intriguing one for us. Moody is much more of a danger to miss his kicking chances, while Butker is rock solid and should be able to make at least two field goals.
The kicking points prop bet asks bettors to combine points generated from both field goals and extra points. This means Butker needs at least eight total points to go over his total, while Moody needs at least seven points through field goals and extra points. Moody’s field goals made prop odds imply that he will could stay under two made field goals, making his kicking points under interesting at plus money.
Longest and Shortest Made Field Goal
|Longest Made Field Goal
|Shortest Made Field Goal
In the Super Bowl, weather and wind conditions do not play as much of a role as they do in most of the NFL postseason. In this year’s Super Bowl, Las Vegas will provide a neutral backdrop for kickers to do their work in. We should see a field goal longer than 47.5 yards in this game, as Butker converted on a 52-yard boot in much worse weather in Baltimore in the AFC Championship Game.
|Chiefs Total Punts
|49ers Total Punts
|Combined Total Punts
We are high on punting overs in Super Bowl LVIII. We have the under in the game and believe that both defenses will make things very difficult on their opposing offenses in this matchup. Betting the over on the combined total punts in this game seems like the best route, given that it comes at a plus price. But all three total punts overs listed above should cash.
Punt/Kick Return Props
|Longest Kickoff Return
|Longest Punt Return
A better question than how long the longest kickoff return will be in the Super Bowl is whether or not there will be a kickoff return at all. So many kickoffs result in touchbacks in today’s NFL that the number of kick return chances will be extremely limited. The under on the longest kick return prop is the best option among the punt and kickoff return markets that are on the board.
Other Super Bowl Props
Bettors can find plenty of other Super Bowl prop action by clicking the links below. There, bettors will find prop action on touchdown scorer markets, along with other facets of the game.
- Super Bowl First TD Scorer Props
- Super Bowl Anytime TD Scorer Props
- Super Bowl Passing Props
- Super Bowl Rushing Props
- Super Bowl Receiving Props
- Super Bowl Defense Props
Super Bowl Player Props
We have also covered plenty of individual players and their prop markets heading into Super Bowl 58. To access all of the marquee players in this game and their prop numbers, just click on each of the links below.