Super Bowl Prop Bets

The guys over at Fansided did a great job compiling 115 of the best Super Bowl prop bets. The Super Bowl is a completely different animal when it comes to sporting events because it is one of the unique events, along with the Olympics, that can unite sports fans and non-sports fan.

Usually around 100 million people watch the Super Bowl every year and all usually have their own reasons for following. Whether you are a fan of the teams, a fan of the players, want to watch the commercials, have money on the line or you just want to attend a social gathering with friends on a Sunday, the Super Bowl offers something for everyone.

One of the more popular Super Bowl gambling games is Super Bowl squares, where a person purchases squares on a grid after which each row and column is randomly assigned a number. This game is fun, but the problem is the only real fun occurs at the end of each quarter when the last digit in each team’s score determines the winning square.

Instead, I have an alternative game you can play that involves each person who attends your party, or just a group of friends, throws $5 in a pot and makes their picks on 60 prop bets for the game. At the end of the game, the person who picks the most correct picks wins all of the money; or second place gets some; maybe you could award money to the top-3 if there are enough people.

I am going to start this game and will make my selections below. If you want to play as well, pick your selection of prop bets and have your friends fill them out. Then enjoy the Super Bowl with a March Madness-esque atmosphere as people check off correct picks throughout the day.

Prop Bets

    Passing

  1. Peyton Manning: over/under 289 yards
    OVER__ UNDER_X_
  2. Russell Wilson: over/under 210 yards
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  3. Manning 78 yards or more passing, head-to-head vs. Wilson
    YES_X_ NO__
  4. 20% chance Wilson throws more than 3 TD passes
    YES__ NO_X_
  5. 37% chance Manning throws more than 3 TD passes
    YES__ NO_X_
  6. 54% chance Wilson throws an interception
    YES__ NO_X_
  7. 63% chance P. Manning throws an interception
    YES_X_ NO__
  8. Total Rushing Yards (over/under)

  9. Seattle team: 129.5 yards
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  10. Denver team: 93.5 yards
    OVER__ UNDER_X_
  11. Marshawn Lynch: 92 yards
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  12. Knowshon Moreno: 59 yards
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  13. Russell Wilson: 33 yards
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  14. Receiving Yards (over/under)

  15. Demaryius Thomas: 73.5 yards
    OVER__ UNDER_X_
  16. Eric Decker: 61.5 yards
    OVER__ UNDER_X_
  17. Wes Welker: 55.5 yards
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  18. Julius Thomas: 51.5 yards
    OVER__ UNDER_X_
  19. Golden Tate: 48.5 yards
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  20. Percy Harvin: 46.5 yards
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  21. Doug Baldwin: 40.5 yards
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  22. Will there be a score in the first 90 seconds of the game
    YES__ NO_X_
  23. The game will go into overtime
    YES__ NO_X_
  24. There will be a safety
    YES__ NO_X_
  25. There will be a successful two-point conversation
    YES_X_ NO___
  26. Richard Sherman gets a taunting penalty during the game
    YES__ NO_X_
  27. Peyton Manning throws a “Pick 6”
    YES__ NO_X_
  28. The game is decided by exactly 3-points
    YES__ NO_X_
  29. Percy Harvin is knocked out of the game by injury
    YES__ NO_X_
  30. MORE THAN two players combined will throw a pass
    YES__ NO_X_
  31. Seattle scores in all four quarters
    YES_X_ NO___
  32. Denver scores in all four quarters
    YES__ NO_X_
  33. At least one quarter will be scoreless
    YES__ NO_X_
  34. Richard Sherman will intercept a pass
    YES_X_ NO___
  35. BOTH teams kick field goals of 33 yards or longer
    YES_X_ NO___
  36. There will be a special teams or defensive touchdown
    YES_X_ NO___
  37. There will be a lead change in the second half
    YES_X_ NO___
  38. Total points in game will be an ODD number
    YES_X_ NO___
  39. There will be a missed field goal
    YES__ NO_X_
  40. The first score of the game will be a touchdown
    YES__ NO_X_
  41. The team that scores first will win the game
    YES__ NO_X_
  42. 50/50 Props (odds say either side of these props has exactly a 50% chance)

  43. Will there be a score in the first 6.5 minutes of the game?
    YES_X_ NO___
  44. Will the shortest touchdown be more or less than 1.5 yards?
    MORE_X_ LESS___
  45. Will the score be tied AFTER 0-0?
    YES_X_ NO___
  46. Will Denver score a rushing touchdown?
    YES_X_ NO___
  47. Will player who scores first touchdown have a jersey number above or below 79.5?
    OVER__ UNDER_X_
  48. Will Wes Welker drop a pass during the game (based on official statistics)?
    YES_X_ NO___
  49. Will any Red Hot Chili Peppers member be shirtless during the performance?
    YES_X_ NO___
  50. Over/Under . . .

  51. Over/Under for longest touchdown of the game: 44 yards
    OVER__ UNDER_X_
  52. Over/Under for longest made field goal of the game: 43.5 yards
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  53. Over/Under for shortest made field goal of the game: 24.5 yards
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  54. Over/Under for number of points in highest scoring quarter of game: 20 points
    OVER__ UNDER_X_
  55. Over/Under for largest lead of the game by either team: 14 points
    OVER__ UNDER_X_
  56. Over/Under for total number of interceptions by both teams combined: 1.5 interceptions
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  57. Over/Under for net yards by both teams combined: 702.5 yards
    OVER__ UNDER_X_
  58. Over/Under for Renee Fleming to sing the National Anthem: 2 minutes and 23 seconds
    OVER_X_ UNDER__
  59. PICK YOUR MVP
    • P. Manning: __
    • R. Wilson _X_
    • M. Lynch __
    • D. Thomas __
    • K. Moreno __
    • P. Harvin __
    • R. Sherman __
    • E. Decker __
    • W. Welker __
    • J. Thomas __
    • D. Baldwin __
    • E. Thomas __
    • G. Tate __
    • Other __
  60. Wacky & Unusual Props (via Bovada)

  61. Knowshon Moreno cries during National Anthem
    YES_X_ NO__
  62. It will snow during the game
    YES__ NO_X_
  63. Erin Andrews will interview Richard Sherman live after the game
    YES_X_ NO__
  64. Temperature at kickoff OVER 32 degrees
    YES_X_ NO__
  65. First Bruno Mars song . . .
    • Locked out of Heaven: __
    • Treasure: _X_
    • Just the Way You Are: __
    • Gorilla: __
    • Marry You: __
    • The Lazy Song: __
    • Other: __