Super Bowl XLVII Betting Preview: The Prop Board
Most bettors probably already know which team they're going to back in this Sunday's Super Bowl, matching the Ravens and 49ers. So maybe it's time to take a look at the Super Bowl XLVII prop betting board.
Yes, we know there are six days to go before the Big Game, but some of us might need six days to go through all the offerings.
Here's a quick look at just some of the myriad Super Bowl proposition bets already open for action.
To kick things off on a positive note, one online sportsbook is offering odds of 5/1 on any member of the active rosters of either team getting arrested before the game.
The OVER/UNDER on how long it will take Alicia Keys to belt out the national anthem is pegged at two minutes, 12 seconds. Bettors can also get a price of +170 on Ms. Keys forgetting or omitting a word from the anthem.
Of course there's always the coin toss bets, priced at -105 either way, and -115 prices on the team winning the toss also going on to win the game. For what it's worth the team that has won the Super Bowl coin toss has lost 24 of the first 46 Super Bowls.
Moving along to the game itself, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick tops the “Super Bowl MVP” board at 8/5, followed by, among others, Baltimore QB Joe Flacco at 11/4, Niners RB Frank Gore and Ravens LB Ray Lewis at 7/1, Baltimore RB Ray Rice at 12/1, Ravens S Ed Reed at 33/1, San Francisco WR Randy Moss at 50/1, Niners RB LaMichael James at 66/1 and Baltimore K Justin Tucker at 75/1.
Quarterbacks have won the MVP award 26 times through the first 46 Super Bowls.
Gore tops the betting on the “first Super Bowl touchdown” board at 13/2, followed by, among others, Rice at 15/2, Kaepernick and WR Michael Crabtree at 8/1, Moss at 12/1, Baltimore RB Bernard Pierce at 20/1, San Francisco RB Anthony Dixon at 33/1 and Lewis at 50/1. There is also an OVER/UNDER on tackles + assists for Lewis at 11.5.
In a betting battle between running backs Gore is listed at -10.5 rushing yards over Rice. In the QB battle Flacco is listed at -19.5 passing yards over Kaepernick. And Crabtree is listed at -7.5 receiving yards over Anquan Boldin.
All of the above doesn't even take into account the alternative point spreads, the alternative OVER/UNDERS, all the in-game props, OVER/UNDERS on the number of touchdowns, interceptions, field goals, sacks, punts, first downs, and much more.