Best Bets for the NFL Combine: Fast Speeds and Low Reps

  • The best bet for the NFL Combine is for a player to run faster than 4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash with -120 odds.
  • Another top combine bet is on the under for the best bench press rep total at 40 with -125 odds.

INDIANAPOLISNFL Draft Combine odds are up at Bovada before the event kicks off with position player workouts on Thursday, with the online sportsbook setting over/under lines for many events as well as odds on the all-time records for those events to be broken.

The best bet at NFL online sportsbooks for the combine is that the fastest 40-yard dash time will be faster than 4.27 seconds with -120 odds at Bovada.

2024 NFL Combine Odds – Fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

  • Faster Than 4.27 Seconds -120
  • Slower Than 4.27 Seconds -120

Betting On Speed at the Combine

With gamblers simply able to bet on a time faster than 4.27 seconds at the NFL combine instead of being forced to pick the player, history may be a helpful factor that indicates that the under is the best bet.

Only a few players are likely to even come close to breaking the 4.27-second mark, but improvements to equipment, training methods, and possibly technology show that at least one person will beat that time.

Over the last two years three participants have run faster than 4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash:

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  • 2023: DJ Turner II (4.26)
  • 2022: Kalon Barnes (4.23) and Riq Woolen (4.26)

Turner, Barnes, and Woolen are three of six players who have ever run faster than 4.27 in the 40, which may show a recent speed trend developing that US online sportsbooks have been slow to react to.

Betting Against Strength

Unlike speed in the 40-yard dash, reps in the bench press portion of the NFL Combine have not gone up over time.

Even though the record is all the way up at 49 reps by Stephen Paea, Bovada has set the over/under for the most reps at 40.

2024 NFL Combine Odds – Most Bench Press Reps

  • More Than 40 Reps -105
  • Less Than 40 Reps -135

Some key trends at the NFL combine that point towards the under are:

  • The last time a player broke 40 reps was back in 2020 when Netane Muti benched 225 pounds 44 times.
  • Muti is the only player in the last five NFL combines to bench more than 40 reps.
  • The most reps at the 2023 combine was 38 by Andrew Vorhees.