The NFL Draft always provides a great deal of intrigue for football fans, and, fortunately for those who like to have more than a rooting interest, it also offers an ample amount of wagering opportunities. This year’s draft, which will get underway at 8:00pm ET tonight at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, is no different with the odds makers at Bovada.lv serving up a host of NFL Draft Prop Bets. Among the latest NFL Odds at the bookmaker is the Under 3.5 quarterbacks going in the First Round being favored at -170 moneyline odds.
Here are a few NFL Draft Prop Bets that I see as potential moneymakers:
How any QB’s will be selected in the First Round? Under 3.5 (+130) or Over 3.5 (+130)
Yes, this is a gamble, but I’m going to roll with four here. We all know Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are coming off the board first, and it seems reasonable to expect Miami to grab Rayn Tannehill at eight. I think another quarterback hungry team, which is quite a long list, will grab Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden before the first round is completed.
Which team will make the 3rd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft? Minnesota Vikings (-350) or Any Other Team (+225)
It is no secret the Vikings are willing to trade down should they find a suitable dancing partner. All signs point toward the Bills being a team willing to trade into the three spot. Buffalo is desperate to grab USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil in an effort to give quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick better protection. With that desire now public, wagering with a potential +225 return is certainly tempting.
Who will be drafted first? Morris Claiborne (-400) or Justin Blackmon (+250)
Most pundits have Claiborne going to the Vikings at three, but, if what I proposed in the above paragraph comes to fruition, Minnesota will not be picking at three. Certainly corners are always at a premium, but there is no glaring need at the position (except maybe Tampa Bay and, of course, Minnesota) for team’s picking inside the top five. I think Claiborne will slide a bit as a result and Blackmon will be selected at six by the Rams. Worth a potential +250? You decide.
2012 NFL Draft Prop Bets: Provided by Bovada.lv