Super Bowl LIV has an extensive list of team and player props that crossover with other popular sporting events taking place before the big game.
We share the best bets across the cross-sport prop board, with picks from the NBA, NHL, PGA, EPL and college basketball. All lines and odds are courtesy of the Westgate Super Book in Las Vegas.
76ers/Celtics First Half Points (-110) vs. San Francisco 49ers Rushing Yards -32.5 (-110)
The 76ers and Celtics are averaging a combined 109.4 points per game in the first half this season while the 49ers averaged 144.1 rushing yards during the regular season. However, San Francisco has dominated on the ground during the postseason, churning out over 235 yards per game.
The Chiefs are ranked 28th in the NFL against the run according to DVOA and as long as the 49ers defense can keep things close, there will be a heavy dose of Raheem Mostert in this game. Mostert went off for 220 yards in the NFC Championship Game victory over Green Bay. 145 rushing yards is the magic number for a cover here.
Pick: 49ers Rushing Yards -32.5
Lebron James Points (-110) vs. Patrick Mahomes Completions -1.5 (-110)
This is a true toss-up with Lebron averaging 25.3 points per game and Mahomes’ completion prop total sitting at 24.5 for the Super Bowl. We have yet to see James on the floor since the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. He will likely shoulder the load offensively as the Lakers continue to mourn.
James had 29 points against the Kings back in November and is a good bet for him to crack the 30-point mark in this matchup. Mahomes is averaging 23 completions in the postseason despite the Kansas City offense scoring at least 35 points in both games. James is the play here.
Pick: Lebron James Points +1.5
St. John’s Points -3.5 (-110) vs. George Kittle Receiving Yards (-110)
St. John’s is averaging 74.8 points per game this season but is coming off a 59-point dud in a loss to Villanova on Tuesday. The Red Storm will face a Georgetown team ranked 273rd allowing 73.0 points per game this season. The Hoyas play at the nation’s 49th quickest pace, so a high-scoring game is not out of the question here.
George Kittle has been virtually invisible during the postseason with just four grabs for 35 yards in two games. The 49ers passing attack has not been asked to do much as the run game and defense has taken center stage in two playoff victories. The Chiefs are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to tight ends this season but will likely be keying in on Kittle.
Pick: St. John’s Points -3.5
Phil Mickelson 4th Round Bogeys (+130) or Worse vs. Tyreek Hill Receptions -2.5 (-150)
Phil Mickelson will be teeing it up at the Phoenix Open for the 31st time and has a rich history at TPC Scottsdale. Lefty is a three-time champion of this event (2013, 2005, 1996) but missed the cut last year after shooting a 75 in the second round. Mickelson had four bogeys in that round and it’s a good bet to have him pegged around that number again this year.
Tyreek Hill has just eight grabs on 11 targets for 108 yards this postseason despite the Chiefs scoring 86 points in their two playoff games. Based on those numbers, it’s easy to look towards Mickelson here, but the line move on Hill from -110 to -150 pushes me in the other direction. It’s rare to see significant movement like that on a low-volume prop.
Pick: Tyreek Hill Receptions -2.5
Manchester City/Tottenham Goals (-120) vs. San Francisco 49ers Total Touchdowns PK (Even)
There have been three or fewer goals scored in each of the last seven Tottenham games. Manchester City games have tended to be higher scoring, but they play Manchester United on Wednesday, so it will be a quick turnaround for the Sky Blues.
Considering the total for Super Bowl LIV is in the mid-50’s and the 49ers team total is 27, it’s likely there will be at least three touchdowns scored by San Francisco. Essentially, you’re betting on whether or not the 49ers can score four times. At even odds, that’s a good bet.
Pick: 49ers Total Touchdowns
Number of Completed Sets in Australian Open Men’s Final vs. Travis Kelce Receptions -2.5 (-110)
It looks like Novak Djokovic is going to cruise into the Australian Open Men’s Final, which is bad news for the rest of the draw. The Joker has only dropped one set so far the entire tournament and I would not be surprised if he needed just three sets in the final as well.
Kelce has been a popular target in the postseason with 13 receptions on 16 targets in two games. Expect a higher-scoring game in the Super Bowl, which means more opportunities for one of the best receiving tight ends in the NFL to rack up the receptions.
Pick: Travis Kelce Receptions -2.5
Alexander Ovechkin Shots on Goal -1.5 (-170) vs. Patrick Mahomes Touchdown Passes (+145)
Alexander Ovechkin averaged three shots on goal against Pittsburgh in four games last season. His season-high for shots on goal this year is 10. Ovechkin is also well rested having played in just one game over the last two weeks due to the NHL All-Star break. Ovechkin was suspended for one game earlier in the week for refusing to play in the All-Star Game.
The passing touchdown prop for Patrick Mahomes is hovering between 1.5 and 2.5 as a high-scoring affair is expected in Super Bowl LIV. Even if Mahomes throws for three scores, Ovechkin’s floor seems to be five shots on goal. There has also been a significant line movement towards Ovechkin from -110 to -170. Go with the Stanley Cup champion here.
Pick: Alexander Ovechkin Shots on Goal -1.5