The Seahawks all-pro cornerback Richard Sherman was the talk of the nation after his divisive postgame interview following Seattle's win over the 49ers in the recent NFC title game. Despite what your opinions on that may be, the books making the line for the game are at a consensus as to where the line should be.
Bookmakers opened the Seattle/Denver Super Bowl with Seattle as 1 1/2 point favorites. The sharp money quickly moved that initial line. And by quickly I mean that the early money moved the line to a pick-em in two and a half minutes. The Broncos were one-point favorites less than 21 minutes after the line was posted, and as the line has settled, they are now 2 1/2 point favorites in the game.
So if you've given risking money on the Super Bowl thought, and are still interested in making the game a little more interesting than it would otherwise be, there are the hundreds of standard proposition bets like how many yards with so-and-so rush/pass/catch for, how many tackles (over/under 3 1/2) Richard Sherman will have, or how long will Peyton Manning's longest completion be (over/under 37 1/2 yards).
There are a bunch of weird, silly, fun exotic bets that are only available for the Super Bowl, let's have a look.
Super Bowl Proposition (Exotic) Bets
Betonline.ag just put out an interesting prop. They are offering a line on Marshawn Lynch's average yards per carry, and he's going up against the calories in one skittle (4.3) The Skittle is currently the favorite and you would have to wager $135 to win $100 (-135) that Marshawn doesn't average more than the Skittle packs energy. If you back Marshawn Lynch to out rush the calories in one Skittle, a $100 wager would get you a $105 profit (+105).
Here are a couple others from Betonline
|06:30 PM||48||Denver Broncos||+110|
|50||No Player Spins Ball on Ground||+300
|06:30 PM||9||Over 24½ Omahas||-200|
|10||Under 24½ Omahas||+160
Bovada.lv is also offering some interesting props:
Knowshon Moreno was moved to tears during the national anthem earlier this season. If you didn't see that, check it out, it features some amazing tear production. So Bovada is offering a line on whether or not he will cry during the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
Will Knowshon Moreno cry during the singing of the National Anthem Must happen between start to finish of anthem and clearly shown on TV that he is crying.
Here are more props that Bovada is offering
What will happen with the Dow Jones the day after the Super Bowl?
Will Richard Sherman be interviewed on field after the game by Erin Andrews on the live FOX broadcast? Live pictures only, any taped pictures or past video does not count towards wager.
Will Michael Crabtree mention Richard Sherman in a tweet during the Super Bowl from kickoff until final whistle? From kick off until final whistle. Book manager's decision is final. Must say Sherman in any capacity.
Will any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers be shirtless during their performance Live pictures only, any taped pictures or past video does not count towards wager.
Will the Halftime show break the record for most watched ever (Record Madonna 114 million viewers)
How many times will "Beast Mode" be said during the game? From kick off until final whistle. Live pictures only, any taped pictures or past video does not count towards wager.
It must be said that gambling is ALWAYS a risk. Bookmakers make their comfortable living taking money from people who think that they know sports. Before you wager any amount of money on "The Big Game", be SURE that you are comfortable losing it. The house has the edge, and unlike the pundits on TV, the guys who make the betting lines will lose their jobs if they aren't accurate. Proceed with extreme caution and remember that the books are in the business of taking your money.