Las Vegas Superbowl Prop Gambling
Few areas have seen faster growth than Super Bowl prop bets over the last few years. A decade ago if someone said something about a Super Bowl prop bet the average bettor likely would have been confused. Now, Super Bowl prop bets have become all the rage.
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The Las Vegas Hilton is known as the Super Bowl prop bet capital of the world because it has been the market leader in this space.
Other sportsbooks haven’t just sat around and watched Hilton pull in the profits while they sit idle. Las Vegas Sportsbooks as well as offshore books are now offering all kinds of unique Super Bowl prop bets.
It seems as if there is almost a competition now to see who can come up with the most unique prop bets that would attract new bettors.
There are tons of offerings this year, but let’s take a closer look at five cool sportsbook prop bets and how they might play out.
1. Score or No Score in the First Six Minutes- Yes (-125) No (-105)
I realize that both of these offenses are pretty good and neither defense is great, but these games tend to have slow starts. It takes a little while for the offenses to get going, and six minutes isn’t a very long period of time. Even in last year’s Super Bowl when the game went well over the posted total, there was no score in the first six minutes. Expect a couple solid defensive stops in the first six minutes.
Pick: No Score in the first six minutes
2. Patriots First Downs (-6.5) vs. Points Scored by Plumlee Brothers from Duke against Miami (-115)
SuperBook released this interesting prop bet. Both sides are listed at -115 right now. The Plumlee brothers aren’t particularly adept at scoring, and Miami does have a solid big man in Reggie Johnson.
Even if the Patriots don’t put up a ton of points, they should rack up quite a few first downs against a questionable Giants secondary. Pick: Patriots First Downs
3. Super Bowl XLII Penalties (9) vs. Super Bowl XLVI Penalties- Super Bowl XVLI (-165)
Bovada has an interesting prop bet out on which Giants vs. Patriots Super Bowl will have more penalties. Four years ago the two teams combined for only nine penalties. This year New England averaged 5.0 penalties per game, while the Giants averaged 5.9 penalties per contest.
There have been five Super Bowls with at least 16 penalties combined, and I think these teams will pick up a few more cheap penalties (false start, delay of game, etc.) in such a high pressure game. Pick: Super Bowl XLVI Penalties
4. Benjarvus Green-Ellis Rushing Yards (-17.5) vs. Rajon Rondo Points plus Rebounds plus Assists (-115)
Several of the major sportsbooks have this interesting cross-sport bet going for this Sunday. Rajon Rondo has been out for quite a while with a wrist injury, but he is expected to be back for Friday’s game. Boston will take on the Grizzlies at home on Sunday. Rondo has averaged 29 when you combine all three of his stats together this year.
Green-Ellis likely won’t find too much running room in this one. Getting 17.5 seems like a good value on the Celtics point guard here. Pick: Rondo +17.5
5. Kelly Clarkson’s Clothing While Singing the National Anthem- Super Bowl XLVI Shirt or official NFL Shirt (+200) Anything Else (-300)
There is another prop circulating on whether Clarkson will wear a shirt that shows her belly button (Yes is +300). If there was an option for no on that, I would select the no, but it seems the books don’t want action on that one. Instead, we’ll settle for this clothing attire prop.
Clarkson has worn team jerseys in the past when performing at sporting events, so I think the value here is with Super Bowl/Official NFL Shirt at some healthy plus money. Pick: Super Bowl XLVI/Official NFL Shirt