Super Bowl Novelty Props
Belmont Sportsbook has released an opening list of those always fun novelty props that come along with the Super Bowl that are entertaining to get a bit of small “funtime” action on. Betting on the coin toss is always a popular option every season and if you are looking to do that this year, just know that the NFC has won the toss for 13 straight years! Just something to think about.
Here are a few of the props listed that have caught my eye early on and will be betting:
First score of the game will be: Touchdown (-170) or Any Other Score (+140)
While a safety is always a possibility it is very unlikely to be the first score of a game. Yet, Pittsburgh has already seen two safeties scored against them by the same team (New York) this season and they also hold quite the distinction in terms of this happening in the Super Bowl: Pittsburgh has been involved in three Super Bowls that have seen safeties scored in them, and there has only ever been six times when one was scored. None of them were ever the first score of a game though.
A field goal is a very real possibility to be the first points up on the board as both teams have stellar defenses that really tighten up when they are backed up in their own end. Going down by a touchdown early on in the Super Bowl is something no team wants to do, but giving up a field goal is often considered a victory if big plays or mistakes had happened prior. At +140 with “any other score” there is tremendous value in taking this.
Will any player do the Lambeau Leap after a TD; Yes (+200) or No (-300)
The stadium in Dallas sets up well for players to do this with the low stands at either end and you know that one of those sides will be filled with Packers fans. Green Bay players are the ones most likely to do this, (although they have been liking the championship belt celebration recently) and with them not having played a home game all playoffs, scoring in front of an end filled with “cheeseheads” will be great for them. Given how big the stage is, the Lambeau Leap is a very real possibility and at +200 it can bring bettors some good value back.
How many times will they mention “Brett Favre” on TV during the live broadcast: Over 2.5 (-130) or Under 2.5 (even)
The stipulation here is during the “live” broadcast as inevitably they will show old footage of him in the Super Bowl with Green Bay in the late 90’s. However, he is still relevant in NFL news today after announcing his retirement a few weeks back and the announcers will always find a way to bring that up with the Packers involved. They will also find ways to compare Rodgers with Favre after completing bullet passes or getting into that “gunslinger” mode of just shooting from the hip and improvising like Favre did for so many years.
Take over 2.5 at -130