This is a follow up article to the Props Breakdown of Hines Ward. Lets take a look at Larry Fitzgerald and some of the better props to see if we can help you make money betting props for the Super Bowl. Will Larry continue to have one of the best postseasons ever or will the Steelers D have an answer for this great wide receiver? Oddsmakers have created numerous betting opportunities for the fans of these two star wide outs. The article will examine the prop bets, surrounding the wideouts, that have value and are likely to make you money during Super Bowl XLIII. Earlier in the week I broke down Hines Ward’s proposition bets.
Larry Fitzgerald Prop Bets for Super Bowl XLIII
Total Receiving Yards over/under 95.5: In the three post season games this season Fitzgerald has been phenomenal averaging 139 receiving yards per game. In the Cardinals last five games he has crossed the current line (95.5) every game.
Total Receptions over/under 6.5: During the playoffs Fitzgerald averaged 7.6 receptions a game. During the last nine games Fitzgerald averaged 5.7 receptions a game crossing the oddsmakers line (6.5) only two times. Ironically it was his last two games which is fresh in the betting public’s minds
Longest Reception of the Game 35.5: During the playoffs Fitzgerald easily covered the current line of 35.5 in all three games, with receptions of 62, 41 and 42 yards. In the last nine games Fitzgerald has covered the 35.5 in every game but three including five straight games.
Things to Consider: In the AFC Championship game the Ravens behind rookie quarterback Joe Flaco was only able to manage 115 yards passing for the entire game. Mark Clayton led the Ravens with 38 yards receiving and tight end Todd Heap had a 24 yard reception.The Ravens wide receivers combined for six catches and 61 yards receiving.
In the second round of the playoffs the Steelers were able to contain San Diego’s wide receivers but did give up 91 yards receiving to the Chargers tailback Sproles. Phillip Rivers passed for 308 yards and found wideout Chris Chambers four times for 72 yds. Vincent Jackson did have a 41 yard reception. Which is higher that the odds makers number that is assigned to Fitzgerald. During the playoffs the Steelers didn’t give up 95.5 yds receiving or 6.5 catches. The last time a wide receiver reached those numbers against the Steelers was………
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