It is that crazy time of year when Vegas throws all of us amateur bettors a bone in the name of wild Super Bowl betting props. So let’s have a little fun making some bets. Winners can take their imaginary winnings and take a well-deserved imaginary vacation…in a cubicle. But, since this post is part of the Super Bowl Challenge, if you gain enough Rep, then you will be enjoying some solid real-world prizes too.
Sports Betting Dime says that while the overall line started at pick 'em and moved to -2.5 Denver, the best bet are the Seahawks at +2. They note the Seahawks might have a poor track record against the Broncos, but they also haven’t played them since 2010 – both are very different teams now. Peyton Manning’s poor cold weather record tilts the line in Seattle’s favor, according to SBD.
What do you think? Is the right play the Seahawks? Do you think the line moving from pick ‘em to the Broncos being 2.5 point favorites is justified?
Take an imaginary $100 and choose some props from below. The rules are 1) You can only make up to four bets total, but one bet must be picking the Broncos (-2.5) or Seahawks (+2.5). 2) You can split how much you wager on each however you like, but do not go over $100. 3) You must EXPLAIN why you are choosing a side in your prop bets. Convince us!
Standard game bets
A: Point spread Seahawks +2.5 (-105) Broncos -2.5 (-115)
B: Will BOTH teams make a field goal from 37 yards or longer Yes (+140) No (-170)
C: Broncos first half points Over 12 (-130) Under 12 (even)
D: Will either team score in the first 6 minutes of the game? Yes (+105) No (-125)
E: Will Russell Wilson throw an interception? Yes (-125) No (-105)
F: Will a touchdown be scored by special teams or defense? Yes (+160) No (-200)
G: Peyton Manning total completions Over 26.5 (-130) Under 26.5 (even)
H: Most Rushing yards Knowshon Moreno +30.5 (-115) Marshawn Lynch -30.5 (-115)
The FUN props!
I: How long will it take Renee Fleming to sing the National Anthem? Over 145.5 (even) Under 145.5 (-140)
J: Will Knowshon Moreno cry during the singing of the National Anthem? Yes (+170) No (-250)
K: Who Will Have More Liverpool goals vs West Brom (-125) Russell Wilson TD passes or tie (-105)
L: Richard Sherman - Will He Receive a Taunting Penalty During the Game? Yes (+400) No (-750)
M: Peyton Manning - How Many Times Will He Say Omaha During the Game? Over 28.5 (-110) Under 28.5 (-130)
N: Will any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers be shirtless during their performance? Yes (-150) No (+110)
O: Will Michael Crabtree mention Richard Sherman in a tweet during the Super Bowl from kickoff until final whistle? Yes (+300) No (-500)
P: How many times will "Beast Mode" be said during the game? Over 2 (+110) Under 2 (-150)
Q: Will the announcers say the word "Marijuana" during the game? Yes (+550) No (-900)