Taylor Gabriel Prop Odds & Picks
Taylor Gabriel was an excellent addition to the Falcons offense but will he come up short in Super Bowl 51?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Gabriel has an over/under of 3.5 for the number of total receptions in Super Bowl 51. The over/under for how many total receiving yards that Gabriel will finish with is 50.5, while the over/under for total receiving yards on his first reception has been set at 10.5.
The Falcons scooped up Gabriel when the Browns put him on waivers last offseason. He added another dimension to a Falcons offense that lacked a big-play threat outside of No. 1 weapon Julio Jones. In 13 regular season games, Gabriel caught 35 passes for 579 yards with six touchdowns on 50 targets. He also finished with four rushing attempts for 51 yards and a score.
On a per-game basis during the regular season, Gabriel averaged 2.69 receptions for 44.54 yards and 0.46 touchdowns. He also had six receptions on nine targets for 95 yards and zero touchdowns against the Seahawks and Packers in the playoffs. His last touchdown came in a 41-13 victory against the 49ers.
So what are the best prop bets for Gabriel in Super Bowl 51? The under 3.5 receptions is a good bet given his per-game average during the regular season, as is the under 50.5 for receiving yards. The one 'over' that is worth the risk is 10.5 on his first reception. He averaged 16.54 yards per reception during the regular season so the 20/23 odds that he'll go over 10.5 yards on his first reception offers decent value.