What is a Player Prop?

Ralph Atallah


What is a Player Prop?

A Player Prop is a special wager on whether a certain player will attain a given set of stats.

Player Props bets, in contrast to most other bet kinds, are concentrated on a single player (or occasionally many players) rather than the performance of the entire team. A player prop bet has the advantage of providing you a chance to win even if your team isn’t doing well because the player in question may still be performing well. To profit from a certain player matchup or a weak defense, you can choose to wager on a particular player’s prop market. You might believe there is value betting on their prop markets if, for example you know that Joel Embiids’ upcoming game will be against the undermanned Houston Rockets which have a very weak interior defense or that Tom Brady will soon face a team known for having poor quarterback pass defense and a weak defensive line.Betting on Joel Embiid to score over (or under) 29.5 points or on Tom Brady to pass for more than 300 yards are a couple of examples of these player prop bets. But take note: when determining players’ prop lines and odds, sportsbooks also take into account the players’ upcoming matchup.

How Did Player Props Get Popular?

There have been decades of prop betting. The Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots Super Bowl 30 prop bet was the first significant one that gained attention for the feature. Vegas casinos had a prop bet on whether Bears defensive player William “The Refrigerator” Perry would score a touchdown in the Super Bowl due to speculation that he may have been used in offensive goal-line scenarios. When he ultimately was, the casinos suffered a significant financial loss, and since then, the popularity of prop bets has increased.

Which Sports Are The Best For Player Props?

Prop bets frequently work on the basis of the capacity to count something. As a result, the ideal sports for prop betting are those like basketball and football that contain a large array of counting statistics. 

Here are a few examples of popular prop bets from various sports:

Props The Punter can bet on in the NFL include:

  • Receptions
  • Touchdowns
  • Interceptions
  • Distance of longest TD
  • Passing Yards
  • Receiving Yards
  • Rushing Yards

Also, Clients can Bet on NBA player props which include:

  • Points
  • Rebounds
  • Assists
  • Steals
  • Blocks
  • 3-pointers
  • Double-doubles
  • Triple-doubles

Punters can also bet on Football player props that include:

  • Player To Score
  • Player To Score First
  • Player to receive yellow/red card
  • Assists
  • Number of Shots
  • Number of Shots on target 
  • Tackles
  • Pass


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