There's so many different ways to take advantage of the NFL odds, and proposition bets allow us the opportunity to explore some of these “other” angles. Which props are standing out most for this weekend's showdown between the San Francisco Giants and Baltimore Ravens?
As always, it pays to shop around. Luckily for you, we have compiled all of the best Super Bowl Prop Betting Odds and posted them side by side for your convenience.
We'll start with Baltimore's Joe Flacco, who continues to defy everyone's expectations with increasingly impressive playoff performances.
Having already gotten the best of rookie sensation Andrew Luck and then future Hall of Famers Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in consecutive weeks, Flacco will now aim to get the best of Colin Kaepernick. The O/U on passing yards for Flacco is currently sitting at 235.5 yards, with most of the action coming in on the OVER (-150) right now. And why not? Flacco has been outstanding, throwing for 853 yards and eight touchdowns without an interception so far in the playoffs.
As for Kaepernick, he's certainly made the most of his opportunity to start for the 49ers, making Jim Harbaugh look like a genius in the process. Kaepernick's breakout game came in the divisional round against Green Bay and he made some huge plays against Atlanta in the conference finals as well.
If you like Kaepernick to do most of his damage through the air, you can find the prop for his passing yards at 218.5, which is obviously quite a bit lower than Flacco's number. Again, the OVER is getting the most love.
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Two bruising running backs will be on show this Sunday. Will Ray Rice or Frank Gore put up the better numbers?
In terms of the NFL odds, it looks like sportsbooks think Gore has a better chance of having a successful day on the ground. His rushing yard total is at 81.5 (evenly trading), while Rice's can be located at 65.5.
So far in two playoff games, Gore has carried the rock 44 times for 209 yards for an average of 4.8 yards per rush, while reaching the endzone twice. Meanwhile, Rice has 64 carries, 247 yards (3.9 YPC) and two touchdown runs in three postseason games, while catching four passes for an additional 69 yards.
Oddsmakers list the chances of a Rice touchdown at +110, with Gore at -120. The San Francisco RB has reached paydirt in five of his last seven games dating back to the regular season.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Baltimore continues to get great production out of Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith and Dennis Pitta. Even Jacoby Jones has made some game-changing plays in the postseason.
The numbers: Boldin's O/U is at 70.5 yards, Smith is at 61.5 and Pitta can be found at 44.5. Boldin has been an extremely reliable outlet for Flacco and his toughness has shone through in these physical playoff battles.
On the other side, the 49ers' Michael Crabtree, despite ongoing drama involving a sexual assault matter, will be in uniform and has enjoyed by far his most successful season of his career. Crabtree caught 85 balls for 1,105 yards and 9 TDs in the regular season and has 15 receptions, 176 yards and two scores so far in the postseason. His O/U for receiving yards on Sunday is at 78.5, the most of any receiver that will take part.
We can't forget about Vernon Davis (50.5) or Randy Moss (34.5) either. Davis showed signs of life in the win over the Falcons with 106 yards and a touchdown, while Moss is always capable of breaking a big play.
- J. Flacco OVER 235.5 passing yards
- F. Gore OVER 81.5 rushing yards
- A. Boldin OVER 70.5 receiving yards
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