- The first plays of the last 10 Super Bowls have been split even: five run plays and five pass plays.
- A run play is favored to be the first play of Super Bowl LV.
TAMPA BAY, Fla. – When betting on the Super Bowl, aside from the normal game lines that are offered such as the moneyline, spread and total points odds, there are plenty of different game props that are offered as well.
One of the more popular game props that is offered on sportsbooks for the Super Bowl is the odds on what the first offensive play of the game will be.
Super Bowl LV – First Offensive Play Of The Game
- Rush Play -150
- Pass Play +110
Looking at the odds for this Super Bowl prop bet, it is not hard to see why a rushing play is favored to be the first play as more often than not during the season, teams do open up with a run play.
However, bettors should not be so quick to jump on the favored odds as the Super Bowl can be pretty unpredictable when it comes to the first play of the game.
Looking back at the last 10 Super Bowls, a lot of data can be uncovered for bettors to look at when betting on the first play. As far as run plays go, a run play has opened up the Super Bowl four times while a passing play has opened up the game five times.
Not to mention the last two Super Bowls have opened up with a run. However, the four games before that have all opened with a pass play.
There has also been one “push” as well in the last 10 years which came back in the 2013-2014 season for Super Bowl XLVIII when Peyton Manning fumbled the ball on the first play in a matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.
Being that a pass play to open the game has been seen more often than not, bettors who are willing to take the chance here can take the underdog odds to start off the 2021 Super Bowl betting right.
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