How To Bet Props in Sports Betting

⚠️ In order to bet props, you should have a good understanding of the basics.

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Prop bets, short for proposition bets, have become increasingly popular in sports betting in recent years. Prop bets are wagers that are placed on specific events or occurrences that may or may not happen during a game or season. These can range from who will score the first touchdown to how many strikeouts a pitcher will have in a game. You can also bet on the over/under for a players certain statistic. In the NBA, this could a players total points, rebounds or assists.

To bet on props, bettors must first find a sportsbook that offers prop bets. Major sportsbook often have a wide variety of prop bets for each game. Once you have found a sportsbook, you can browse the different prop bets offered and select the ones you want to wager on. The odds for prop bets can vary greatly, so it's important for bettors to do your research and understand the likelihood of the event occurring before placing your bet.

Let's take a look at some of examples of what a prop bet might look like:

Player A to Score First Touchdown


Player B to Score First Touchdown


Player A Total Points

Outcome Total Odds
Over 24.5 -105
Under 24.5 +110

Player A Total Hits

Outcome Total Odds
Over 0.5 -120
Under 0.5 +150

Notice that the odds are not the same for either side of the bet. This is quite typical for player prop bets so make sure you pay attention to the odds before you place a wager. Also, sometimes the odds look like a really good deal like the example for Player B to score the first touchdown. When the odds are very high like this, the less likely it is to happen.

One of the benefits of prop bets is that you can add excitement to a game or season for bettors who may not have a rooting interest in the outcome. However, it's important to remember that prop bets are often more difficult to predict than traditional bets like moneyline or spread bets. Bettors should also be cautious not to let the excitement of prop bets lead them to make impulsive or irrational decisions.

In conclusion, prop bets can be a fun and exciting way to participate in sports betting. They offer a wide range of options for bettors and can make watching a game even more thrilling. However, it's important to do your research and approach prop bets with caution, as they can be more difficult to predict and carry a higher risk than traditional bets.

Now that you know prop bets, move onto futures: How To Bet Futures