Super Bowl 2022 Prop Bet: Getting Started With the Kickoff

Lightning Locks shares a favorite play from Super Bowl LVI and it has to do with the opening kickoff.
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Super Bowl 2022 Prop Bet: Getting Started With the Kickoff

Super Bowl Sunday is the one day a year when everyone has a wager and it's usually a prop. So let's start the fun with a prop to get the game going before the first snap happens. No, we are not doing heads or tails but you will know if you won before most people have had a chance to sit down and enjoy this great game in Los Angeles.

Also, what are the odds that never has a team played the Super Bowl at home, and now it happens back to back years crazy (Next year Glendale so you know who to jump on early).

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Opening Kickoff Touchback: NO -110 (Bet $110 to win $100)

This prop has won a lot more than just the last two years and we feel if it does win this year, and hopefully, it does the odds will never be this low again. We are going to look at the opening kickoff of the game and we are going with NO it will not be a touchback.

Let's look back in history. Last year Harrison Butker kicked it 68 yards and Jaydon Mickens returned it 26 yards. Mitch Wishnowsky the year before kicked it 68 yards and it was returned 29 yards by Mecole Hardman. The year before Greg Zuerlein kicked it 64 yards and Cordarrelle Patterson returned it for no gain.

That's three in a row all were not touchbacks. We will go back to a few more Super Bowls. Stephen Gostkowski kicks it 64 yards and Corey Clement returns it 25 yards, Bosher touchback of course it would be Brady and Belichick that would ruin it but, the year before Graham Gano 63 yard kick and  Andre Caldwell 18 yard return.

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That's the last 5 and we win four times we will take 80 percent on a prop but let's go even further back Stephen Hauschka 70 yards and Amendola a 23-yard return, Hauschka 71 yards and Holliday 20 yard return, and another streak buster as Justin Tucker's kick wasn't returned by the 49ers.

But we went even further and it happened in 46, 45, 44,43,42, 41 the worst opening kickoff ever as Hester returned it for a touchdown in Super Bowl 40. So that's 15 Super Bowls and only two losers.

We went even further back and this streak is amazing as in the last 28 Super Bowls you saw only two didn't have a kick return. You can do the math. That's a 93% chance at a winner over the last 28 years. You can't pass that up and the team that ruined the streak was Buffalo as they lost 52-17 in the Super Bowl and maybe if they can go back to 1993 the Bills would have returned it since they lost that game by 35 (but the Bills never win that's their shame). 

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Both teams are playing great, both teams have good returners and want to make a point early especially with all the slow starts we have seen in recent Super Bowls. We are giving you a prop that has won 93% of the time since 1993. The NFL does not allow the ball that is used for the opening kickoff to be handled before the game (after the kickoff it goes to the Hall of Fame) and we have seen kickers say that because they can't break in the ball, it's a lot harder to kick it the way they want.

Until the NFL changes or until we see this prop lose back to back we will ride it again. and let's hope it stays at 93%. We are sold and you should be too. Let's start the Super Bowl with a winner as we take the opening kickoff to NOT be a touchback  -110 as your prop winner.

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