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What Are Prop Bets? - What are Props or Propositions? - SportsBetting21.com

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Prop or Proposition Bet

Bet Type: Exotic

In Brief: A prop bet can be offered for sporting events or non sporting events. Bettors wager money on whether or not a particular sportsbook's prop (or proposition) will actually occur.

Prop bets are usually meant to attract one-off, novice gamblers who are lured to a sportsbook with an enticing wager. Most serious sports bettors will avoid props because the chances of winning a prop bet can be remote. In most cases, props are offered for a certain sporting event; although odds for non-sporting contests (political election results, jury verdicts, etc.), and sensational events like celebrity mishaps are commonly available at most sportsbooks. Sometimes, prop bets are offered by sportsbooks as a publicity stunt.

Example 1: Will a touchdown be scored by the favorite team in the Super Bowl within the first five minutes of the game?

If you think this prop will happen, you will take the odds on it offered by the sportsbook and make a wager. Odds are usually expressed similar to money lines, where a number is given that indicates how many dollars a bettor will receive for each 100 dollars wagered.

Example 2: Will Sarah Palin win the Presidential election?

In this case, the player bets on odds offered by a sportsbook regarding the outcome of the next presidential election. Odds are usually expressed similar to money lines, where a number is given that indicates how many dollars a bettor will receive for each 100 dollars wagered.

The number and variety of props are virtually limitless: anything and everything can be a prop bet! Interest in prop bets is usually higher with major sporting events like the Super Bowl, March Madness, or Kentucky Derby when sportsbooks will offer odds on any number of different scenarios. Aside from these events, props are meant to be fun bets made with smaller amounts of money.

The only time Prop Bets can be particularly lucrative is if you have insider knowledge about a scenario offered by a sportsbook. For example, if a prop for "Which player will get injured during the Super Bowl" is offered - and you already know that a certain player has a bad knee - making a prop bet on this player leaving the game might be money well spent.

Otherwise, save Prop bets for your spare change. If you want to make long term profits as a sports bettor, stick to the standard wagers and have a keen eye for bad lines.

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