On Sunday, all attention will be focused on Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. This is the last time to bet a football game. Let's take a look at all of the NFL betting props that we can get our "pockets" on.
There are many different types of props to bet whether it be the toss of a coin or the MVP of the big game, let's take a look.
1. The Coin Toss
From 1998 to 2008, the coin has landed on tails 9 out of 11 times. Since then, heads has dominated in 5 out of the last 6 Super Bowls with last season landing on tails. I'm going to go with heads and follow the trend.
Pick- Heads -101 at 5 Dimes
2. Will Bill Belichick Smile on Camera?
We all know that Bill Belichick is not an emotional man, but after everything that he's went through with "deflate-gate", if the Patriots win him his 4th Super Bowl, he'll have a reason to smile. I think that the Pats will win and although it won't be a complete smile, it will be enough to win this prop.
Pick- Yes +140
3. What Will Katy Perry Be Wearing At Halftime?
The weather will be quite warm in Arizona and I don't expect a conservative look or a provocative look. She will be wearing a skirt/dress.
Pick- Skirt/Dress -175
4. Performer to Join Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz
The options are too many to mention, but none is an option at a nice price of +245. We will see a duet at halftime at very good odds.
Pick- None +245
5. Coach Mentioned First at Kickoff
Pete Carroll + 115
Bill Belichick -155
Although Belichick will be getting most of the attention during the game, the NFL doesn't want the negative press and Pete Carroll and the defending champion Seahawks will be mentioned first.
Pick- Pete Carroll +115
6. Coach Shown on TV First After Kickoff
Pete Carroll +100
Bill Belichick -140
Pete Carroll will get the token quick look first and then it's all "BB"
Pick- Pete Carroll +100
7. Robert Kraft vs. Paul Allen TV Airtime
-Robert Kraft -250
Paul Allen -+170
The only way that Allen will even be shown is if the Seahawks win. This is an automatic vote for Kraft.
Pick- Robert Kraft -250
8. Al Michaels Referring to Betting On Television
Al Michaels is a notorious bettor that's made several betting references in NFL games that he's covered. Take the +170 and you'll be thankful.
Pick- Yes +170
9. How Many Times Will Giselle Bundchen Be Shown on TV?
Under 1.5 -210
Over 1.5 +160
Giselle has made comments during the Patriots previous Super Bowl, but we really haven't seen her on camera. If New England wins, which they should, this could be a tough one. Take the under but bet small.
Pick- Under 1.5 -210
10.Times Mentioning that Pete Carroll Was Patriots Coach
Pick- No +120
11. MVP Mentions First in His Interview
I'm leaning towards Tom Brady as the MVP and he's all about the team.
Pick- Teammates +150
12. Marshawn Lynch Grabs Crotch on TV
Lynch knows that he's been made out to be the villain during media day. He's not touching the family jewels.
Pick- No -750
13. Team To Score First
The Seahawks are notorious for rallying. Take the Pats.
Pick- New England -115
14. Team To Score First Wins Game
Usually the team that gets off to the fast start wins and in this case I look for New England to hold off Seattle.
Pick- Yes -165
15. Where There Be a Safety?
Safeties are such a rarity and you have to take the no in this case. Also, neither quarterback is stupid.
Pick- No- 800
16. Will the Game Go To Overtime?
While the odds are extreme, the answer is no.
Pick- No -1600
17. First Score
Any TD- 145
Any FG +115
The defenses will be out in full force and getting that first score is important. Take the FG.
Pick- FG +115
18. Total Sacks
Over 4.5 +100
Under 4.5 -130
Both defenses are top-notch, but both quarterbacks are either elusive or have the knack in avoiding the sack. Under is the play.
Pick- Under 4.5 -130
19. Total Punts
Over -8.5 -115
Under 8.5 -115
8.5 is too many punts for teams with such good offenses. This will be a competitive game in which both teams will look to avoid to defer.
Pick- Under 8.5 -115
20. Most Turnovers
New England -110
After watching the Seahawks against the Packers, the answer is Seattle.
Pick- Seattle -120
21. Total Turnovers
This Super Bowl will be played cleanly. Make two bets here, therefore you come out on the plus side with a little backup.
Picks- 0-1 +400 and 2-3 +120
22. First Time Out
New England -115
Coach Belichick will handle this game like fine China and any feeling of uncertainty, he'll be the first one to call the TO.
Pick- New England -115
23. Score In Last 2 Minutes of First Half
There very well could be a score, but with NFL odds like these, the under is a given at nearly 2/1 odds.
Pick- No +190
24. Score in First 6:30 of the Game
Another tough prop but if New England gets the ball first, I expect at least a FG in the first 6:30 of the game and I'm leaning towards yes.
Pick- Yes -130
25. Margin Of Victory
There are too many to list and this prop is according to which team that you like to win the game. I'm going to make 2 NFL picks.
Pick- New England by 1-6 +350 and New England by 7-13 +550
26. Longest TD
Over 44.5 yards -115
Under 44.5 -115
The longest play might be over 44.5 yards but not the longest TD play.
Pick- Under 44.5 -115
27. Defensive or Special Team TD's?
With the Seattle defensive in this game, you get a nice bump in the odds. That said, I don't expect Chancellor or Sherman to take one back for a score.
Pick- No- 190
28. Longest Field Goal
Over 44.5 -115
Under 44.5 -115
You have two quite capable kickers in this game and the defensives will stop handful of scoring drives. One of those drives will be beyond the 27 yard line. Over is the play.
Pick- Over 44.5 -115
29. Shortest Field Goal
Under 25 -115
Bill Belichick is a risk taker and if he see's an opportunity in the red zone, he might take it. You also have two running backs in Lagaruette Blount and Marshawn Lynch that won't be denied. I don't think they'll be many red zone issues.
Pick- Over 25 yard line -115
30. Game Line
Pick- New England -1 -101 at 5Dimes
I've made no mistakening that I think the Patriots are the better overall team and will get their 4th Super Bowl ring. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks looked really bad against Green bay and will have many more opportunities.
31. Point Spread at Half
Pick New England -1/2 +115
The Pats are the quicker starting team. The odds are also appealing to go along with it.
32. Passing Yards For Tom Brady
Over 260.5 -130
Under 260.5 +100
Gronk has been challenged by some of the Seahawk players and I look for him to have a huge game.
Pick- Over 260.5 yards -130
33. Passing Attempts For Tom Brady
Over 36.5 -130
Under 36.5 +100
Tom Brady has many options in the passing game and if the running game doesn't work, we'll see him look a lot towards Lafell, Edelman, and Gronkowski.
Pick- Over 36.5 -130
34. Total Interceptions For Tom Brady
Over 1.5 +185
Under -1.5 -245
This is an easy under as we won't see a repeat of the Green Bay-Seattle game
Pick- Under 1.5 -245
35. Russell WIlson's Longest Rush
Over 17.5 yards -115
Under 17.5 -115
I look for Baldwin and Kearse to do a decent job, but Wilson can only win this game with Lynch and his own running. Look for Wilson to break one for more than 17.5 yards.
Pick- Over 17.5 -115
36. Total Receiving Yards For Rob Gronkowski
Over 74.5 -125
Under 74.5 -105
Like I said earlier; Gronk has been called out and he'll have a huge game as he's the best tight end in the NFL.
Pick- Over 74.5 yards -125
37. Will Gronk Score a TD?
Yes. Nobody can stop Gronk in the red zone; not even the Seattle defense.
Pick- Yes -160
38. How Many Yards Rushing Will Marshawn Lynch Get?
Over 92.5 -125
Under 92.5 -105
Lynch is a load, but he seems to have a more difficult time on the road. I'm expecting New England to hold him to under 100 yards. Take the under.
Pick- Under 92.5 -105
39. Total Receptions For Julian Edelman
Over 6.5 +115
Under 6.5 -145
You will see a lot of dinking and dunking as Seattle will try to prevent the deep ball and that means a lot of Julian Edelman.
Pick- Over 6.5 +115
40. Odds To Win MVP
Tom Brady 9/5
Russell Wilson 7/2
Marshawn Lynch 5/1
Rob Gronkowski 9/1
Lagaruette Blount 12/1
Julian Edelman 16/1
While I love Gronk and Edelman, the quarterback wins most of the time and ":Goes to Disney World". This year, Tom and Giselle will be going to Disney World.
Pick- Tom Brady -9/5