Betting On Super Bowl Record-Breaking Performances

As the days until Super Bowl LVII count down, prop bets continue to emerge at online sportsbooks. Super Bowl props appear in the thousands each year, so that’s nothing new.

What is new is that there are now propositions asking if certain Super Bowl records will be broken on February 12th.

While none of these Super Bowl records seem attainable according to the following probabilities, there are opportunities for massive cash winnings if a new all-time high is set.

Will A Player Break Timmy Smith’s Super Bowl Rushing Yards Record?

  • No -4000
  • Yes +1000

Washington Redskins running back Timmy Smith set the rushing record when he ran for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns in Super Bowl XXII. Washington blew out the Denver Broncos by a score of 42-10 in now of the most lopsided Super Bowl scores in NFL history.

The above Super Bowl prop bet for player performance suggests that there is no real chance that a Chiefs or Eagles player rushes for 205 yards or more.

Philadelphia RB Miles Sanders is projected in the Super Bowl odds to finish with the most rushing yards. His current over/under is 58.5 on the ground.

Will A Player Break Jerry Rice’s Super Bowl Receiving Yards Record?

  • No -3000
  • Yes +900

NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice hauled in 215 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII. This set the All-Time Super Bowl receiving yardage mark just one year after Timmy Smith rushed to record-breaking championship glory.

Once again, the probability of a receiver earning 216 yards or more in the air is slim. The player predicted to have the most receiving yards in Super Bowl 57 is Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce. His over/under is set at 80.5 yards, 135.5 yards short of a new SB record.

Will A Quarterback Break Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Passing Yards Record?

  • No -3000
  • Yes +900

Tom Brady threw for 505 yards in Super Bowl LII in a losing effort against the Philadelphia Eagles. SB 57 features KC’s Patrick Mahomes, arguably the greatest passing talent the game of professional football has ever seen.

That said, the presence of the Philadelphia defense has made the above prop for most passing yards in a Super Bowl just as unreasonable as the prior two.

The Super Bowl prop builder app at Bovada has set an over/under of 295.5 passing yards for Mahomes, 215 short of Brady’s record. Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts is projected for 238.5.

Super Bowl Receptions Record Of 14 Catches Be Broken?

  • Yes +650
  • No -1400

In Super Bowl 51, New England Patriots running back James White caught the most passes in the history of the big game with 14 receptions. Will a player in Super Bowl 57 catch 15 or more balls?

These are the most reasonable odds for a Super Bowl record-breaking performance at the moment. Current SB LVII props once again favor a solid game from KC TE Travis Kelce, setting the line at 7.5 receptions.

These are just a tiny sample of the Super Bowl prop bets that are now live at online Super Bowl sportsbook sites. These props are likely to remain live until after kickoff but will be removed as statistics are accumulated.

Super Bowl Player Prop Bets: BetOnline, Bovada Sportsbook

Source: Pro Football Reference