With Super Bowl Sunday just days away, fans across the nation are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to kick back with friends, enjoy some tasty snacks, down a few libations and watch the world’s best athletes on the biggest stage.
Of course, many fans need a rooting interest in the game – especially if their team has been eliminated from contention. Some fans will pick against the spread while others will buy a few squares and hope to get lucky. However for many fans, there is no thrill greater than recklessly making prop bets throughout the game. And who can blame them? Prop bets gives fans a vested interest in everything from the pre-game coin flip to the post-game festivities.
Our new futures feature allows fans to view the prop bets and future odds from Pinnacle, and there are a slew of interesting betting opportunities. Who will score the first touchdown of the game? Who will have more completions, Brady (-131) or Manning (+112)? Will the Giants defense record more than (+127) or less than (-149) 2.5 sacks? There are more prop bets than you can shake a stick at…even if you have a really big stick. However, the most interesting prop bets are the ones that have nothing to do with the game itself.
These novelty props are ideal for keeping your wife or girlfriend entertained between timeouts. Will Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of the national anthem be longer than 95 seconds? Will Madonna be wearing fishnet stockings during the halftime show? What color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning head coach? Heck, you can even bet on which team President Obama will choose to win the big game.
Most of these silly props come with inflated juice and fall in direct contrast with our contrarian betting strategy, but the Super Bowl is the one day of the year where many sharp bettors let themselves go and fall into the square category. SportsInsights does not encourage or endorse any of these prop bets, but new customers interested in receiving picks for the Super Bowl and beyond can sign up for our free 7-day trial.