The best cross-sport Super Bowl LIV prop betting odds and picks

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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

Canucks vs Golden Knights picks and predictions for Game 1

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Perhaps no team has been more fun to follow during the NHL playoffs than the Vancouver Canucks, and hockey bettors can still get the Canucks at +1,300 to hoist Lord Stanley’s cup. Vancouver is coming off a thrilling series win against the defending champion St. Louis Blues, but now a much more difficult challenge awaits. The Vegas Golden Knights are +350 favorites to win it all, and they’ve certainly looked the part while dropping only one playoff contest.

Game 1 of this series gets underway Sunday, so we’re here to bring you our NHL picks and predictions in this Western Conference semifinal showdown.

Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights betting preview

Starting Goalies

Canucks: Jacob Markstrom – playoffs – 7-3, 2.44 GAA, .929 SV% (season – 23-16, 2.75 GAA, .918 SV%)

Golden Knights: Robin Lehner – playoffs – 5-1, 2.44 GAA, .904 SV% (season – 19-10, 2.89, .920 SV%)

If this game was actually played in Las Vegas, then Markstrom could easily spend a few hours performing with Cirque du Soleil. The 30-year-old dazzled against Blues with an eye-opening array of acrobatic saves and an impressive 7-3 record. He’ll need to provide more of the same against a dangerous Vegas squad.

The Knights will likely roll with Robin Lehner, who has taken over the spot as Vegas’s starter in the crease—and rightfully so. Still, the Knights have the luxury of having Marc-Andre Fleury as their “backup.” The five-time All-Star matched an NHL record this season with his 14th consecutive playoff appearance.

Injuries

Vancouver: Tyler Myers D (out), Tyler Toffoli RW (out), Micheal Ferland LW (out), Josh Leivo LW (out)

Vegas: Tomas Nosek LW (out)

Betting Trend to Know

Canucks are 0-6 in their last six Sunday games. Find the latest NHL betting trends for Canucks vs. Golden Knights.

MONEYLINE PICK

The Canucks have been a force with the extra man during the postseason, converting 26.2% of their power plays. While the Knights are known for their offensive firepower, it’s their stingy defense that allows them to suffocate opponents—as evidenced by an 86.4% penalty kill during their playoff run. Vancouver is the only team in the league to never beat Vegas in regulation, going 0-11 all time. That’s something I just can’t ignore.

PREDICTION: Vegas ML (-175)

OVER/UNDER PICK

Each team is filled with loads of offensive talent. Vancouver’s Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller have combined for 11 goals thus far. Elias Pettersson has racked up 13 points, tied with Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon for the playoff lead.

The Knights can match Vancouver’s scorers, but they’re more balanced—Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch and Mark Stone have each lit the lamp four times during the postseason. The difference is on defense, where Vancouver has allowed the most high-danger chances of all remaining playoff teams.

PREDICTION: Over 5.5 (-110)

PROP PICK

Though I like Vegas to win, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Canucks kept it close and continued their offensive success. I’ll take a flyer on Vancouver scoring at least three goals.

PREDICTION: Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)

Canucks vs Golden Knights Betting Card

  • Vegas ML (-175)
  • Over 5.5 (-110)
  • Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)
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Verlander injury shuffles Astros’ MLB futures odds

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MLB betting got a shake-up Sunday afternoon, specifically on World Series odds and AL pennant odds, with news that Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander could miss the rest of the season – or at least a significant chunk of it – with an arm injury.

Initial reports suggested Verlander had an elbow ailment, but both he and manager Dusty Baker quickly denied that. Baker called it a forearm strain and said that Verlander would be re-evaluated in “a couple of weeks.” The reigning AL Cy Young winner pitched a solid six innings in an 8-2 Opening Day rout of the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

Verlander’s injury led oddsmakers to shuffle futures book odds on the defending AL champions. Covers checked in on the MLB odds moves with a couple of Las Vegas sportsbooks.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ World Series odds?

At CG Technology books, risk analyst Rich Zanco said the Astros quickly moved from +1,200 to +1,800 in World Series futures. The SuperBook at Westgate also had Houston pegged +1,200 prior to Sunday’s news and initially went to +1,600, then dialed it a little further to +1,800.

However, there were apparently buyers on the Astros at that point, prompting the SuperBook to reel the price in to +1,400.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ American League odds?

In AL pennant futures, the Astros initially moved from +600 to +800 at The SuperBook, then ticked back to +700.

World Series odds

Team Odds to win
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +350
Houston Astros +600
Atlanta Braves +1,600
Minnesota Twins +1,600
Tampa Bay Rays +1,800
Washington Nationals +2,000
Cleveland Indians +2,000
New York Mets +2,000
Chicago Cubs +2,000
Oakland Athletics +2,000
St. Louis Cardinals +2,500
Cincinnati Reds +2,500
San Diego Padres +2,500
Philadelphia Phillies +3,000
Chicago White Sox +3,000
Los Angeles Angels +3,000
Milwaukee Brewers +4,000
Boston Red Sox +5,000
Arizona Diamondbacks +6,000
Colorado Rockies +8,000
Toronto Blue Jays +10,000
Texas Rangers +10,000
Pittsburgh Pirates +20,000
Detroit Tigers +20,000
San Francisco Giants +30,000
Seattle Mariners +30,000
Miami Marlins +30,000
Baltimore Orioles +30,000
Kansas City Royals +30,000

Odds courtesy The SuperBook