The NFL Finale is set for this Sunday in Glendale Arizona, as the New England Patriots are favored 1 point over the defending Champs, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Total is currently 47.5. Seattle opened as a 2.5 point favorite and was quickly bet down in Vegas to pick’ em, and now the Pats are slightly favored, with the total dropping a half point after opening at 48. Bear in mind Super Bowl favorites have won 33 of the 48 Super Bowls played straight up.
An estimated $10 billion dollars is projected to be bet on the Super Bowl worldwide, and over HALF of American adults will have some money at risk for the game, and less than 1% of that total will be wagered legally in Nevada. Sure makes a case for legalized wagering and tax income for various states and the Feds, but that is another story. There is more than one way to have some action on the Super Bowl besides the side play or totals play or perhaps a game 2 team teaser, and I thought I would share some very solid prop bets from some top brand name sports handicappers I have on my site that in fact help you digest the game day nacho’s and brats if your team is not covering the spread.
All prop bets are moneyline wagers, so you may have to wager $130 to win a $100 or vice versa, wager $100 to win $140. Here are some popular proposition bets currently available at all 7 CG Technology ran books in Las Vegas this weekend and the professional handicapper who likes them. These are not exotic wagers, like the coin flip or how long the national anthem is, but real player and team props you can sink your teeth into.
(All lines subject to change as weekend approaches)
Will there be a Special Teams or defensive score in the game. Yes +160,
Gronkowski Total receptions -5.5 OVER-130,
Team with most QB sacks in game-Seattle +130,
Most FG’s by NE- 1/2-OVER –130,
Will Marshawn Lynch score a TD-Yes -150,
Longest FG in game-44.5 yards- Over-115
Will Al Michaels refer to the point spread, total, odds on who wins game or any prop bet? YES +200
Total receiving yards by Javon Kearse OVER 43.5 yards -110
Julian Edelman first reception Over / Under 7.5 yards? OVER -120,
Total TD Passes by Tom Brady – OVER 2 at +130
Will Rob Gronkowski score a TD? YES -140.
Rob Gronkowski over 6-receptions (+105)
3 CONSENSUS PROP PICKS FROM THE CAPPERS
Will either team score three times in a row? NO (+120)
Russell Wilson will have UNDER 220.5 passing yards -110
*** CONSENSUS LONGSHOT – Play a half unit on a SAFETY – YES at +500