No shortage of prop bets for SB XLVII
Every year, the Super Bowl brings with it a host of sideshows that have become as ingrained in society as the game itself. From the commercials and halftime shows to office pools and big-screen TV parties, everything about the Super Bowl is arguably as big as the game's outcome.
Another one of those traditions is the increasingly popular host of prop bets set up by casinos — those goofy, offbeat bets, which often have nothing to do with the game itself, that help make Super Bowl Sunday the single biggest sports betting day of the year in Las Vegas. And Super Bowl XLVII is no different.
Will Alicia Keys blow the national anthem? You can bet on it. Got a few extra bucks burning a hole in your pocket? How about wagering on the color of Beyonce's top when she takes the stage at halftime? Will Jack or Jackie Harbaugh, the parents of the opposing coaches, wear anything sporting the logo of either team? You can bet on that, too.
Below is a sampling of some of the bets offered by the website Bovada.lv, most of which can also be made at any sports book in Vegas.
Note: Fractional odds are expressed as the profit a winning wager would return compared with the amount of the initial wager. So odds of 3/2 means a winning bet would return $3 profit for every $2 bet (for a total return of $5). Conversely, odds of 2/3 means a winning bet would return $2 profit for every $3 bet (for a total return of $5). A proposition with the larger number to the left of the slash is considered an underdog. Plus-minus odds are expressed the amount of profit returned on a $100 wager (plus odds) or the amount of money needed to be wagered to profit $100 (minus odds). So a winning wager with odds of +$150 means for every $100 bet a profit of $150 is returned (for a total return of $250 for every $100 wagered — or $2.50 total return on every $1 wagered). A winning wager with odds of -$150 means that in order to profit $100, a bettor must bet $150 (so for every $1 a bettor wants to profit, he must wager $1.50). A proposition with positive odds is considered an underdog; a favorite has negative odds.
|How long will it take Alicia Keys to sing the national anthem?|
|Under 2 minutes 15 seconds||1/1|
|Over 2 minutes 15 seconds||1/1|
|Will Alicia Keys be booed during or after her rendition of the national anthem?|
|Will Alicia Keys forget or omit at least 1 word of the national anthem?|
|Will Beyonce be joined by Jay-Z on stage during the Super Bowl halftime show?|
What predominant color will Beyonce's top be at the beginning
|BROADCAST / NON-GAME|
Will either Jack or Jackie Harbaugh be shown on TV wearing any clothing
that has either a SF or BAL logo on it during the game?
How many times will the game be referred to as the Harbaugh Bowl or Har Bowl
or Super Baugh during the game?
|Who will be shown first during the game?|
|Split screen shot of both||4/1|
|How many times will "Harbaugh" be said during the game?|
Will any Baltimore or San Francisco player on the active roster
be arrested before Super Bowl XLVII?
|Who will Barack Obama pick to win the game?|
|San Francisco 49ers||3/2|
|What will happen with the Dow Jones the day after the Super Bowl?|
|Will the team that wins the coin toss win the game?|
What color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the head coach
of the winning Super Bowl team?
If Ray Lewis is interviewed on TV after the game on the field or in the locker room,
how many times will he mention "God/Lord"
|Who will be Super Bowl MVP? (Top 6 choices shown)|
|Colin Kaepernick (QB, SF)||7/4|
|Joe Flacco (QB, Bal)||11/4|
|Frank Gore (RB, SF)||7/1|
|Ray Lewis (LB, Bal)||7/1|
|Ray Rice (RB, Bal)||10/1|
|Michael Crabtree (WR, SF)||14/1|
|Player to score the first TD in the game? (Top 6 and final choices shown)|
|Frank Gore (RB, SF)||13/2|
|Ray Rice (RB, Bal)||15/2|
|Michael Crabtree (WR, SF)||15/2|
|Anquan Boldin (WR, Bal)||8/1|
|Colin Kaepernick (QB, SF)||8/1|
|Vernon Davis (TE, SF)||9/1|
|No TD scored in the game||75/1|
|Will the game go to overtime?|
|Will Ed Reed intercept a pass?|
|Colin Kaepernick's total passing yards|
|Colin Kaepernick's total rushing yards|
|Will Colin Kaepernick score a rushing TD in the game?|
|Who will have more rushing yards in the game?|
Steve Young in Super Bowl XXIX (49 Yards)
Colin Kaepernick Super Bowl XLVII
|What will be higher?|
Sidney Crosby shots on goal on Feb. 3
Torrey Smith receptions
|What will be higher?|
Alex Ovechkin minutes played on Feb. 3
Shortest field goal made in Super Bowl XLVII
|What will be higher?|
Totals goals in Manchester City vs. Liverpool match on Feb. 3
Randy Moss receptions in Super Bowl XLVII