Super Bowl 2014: Early Prop Bets For Matchup Between Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks
Super Bowl 2014 Prop Bets
After an exciting three rounds of the NFL playoffs, it's time to look forward to Super Bowl XLVIII and the fun Super Bowl prop bets fans can participate in.
While most of the attention will be focused on the Denver Broncos and their No. 1 ranked offense going up against the league's top-ranked defense in the Seattle Seahawks, it's always interesting to see the crazy prop bets fans will try to win money from during the big game. It's easy to make a bet on whether the Broncos or Seahawks will win the game, but did you know there are football fans who will place bets on the coin toss at the beginning of the game?
With the Super Bowl taking place in less than two weeks, we decided to take a look at some of the early prop bets for this year's big game along with coming up with a few creative ones on our own. From player's winning MVP to possible appearances by Eric Decker's beautiful wife Jessie James, here's a look at some early prop bets for Super Bowl XLVIII--both real ones and ones that should be made.
Which Team Will Win The Coin Toss? (Seahawks or Broncos, -105)
The most intense moment of the game before the actual game starts. Some gamblers love to take that 50-50 shot on which team will win the coin toss, but there's really no strategic way to figuring out whether the Broncos or Seahawks will win this one.
Will The Coin Toss Be Heads Or Tails? (Heads Or Tails, -105)
Just like picking which team will win the coin toss, selecting heads or tails is a 50-50 shot--so best of luck to anyone who decides to give this prop bet a shot.
Will Either Team Score In The First 6 Minutes? (Yes -110, No -120)
With Denver having the league's No. 1 ranked offense, you would expect at least some points to be scored in the first few minutes. Unfortunately for Manning and company, they'll be facing off against the league's top defense in Seattle--which makes this prop bet even more interesting.
First Score of the Game (Touchdown -165, Any Other Score +135)
With all of the weapons on the Broncos' offense, it's tempting to go with touchdown on this one--but it's also an easy win if either team settles for a field goal.
Longest Touchdown of the Game (Over/Under 44.5)
With the way these two teams score points, 44.5 seems like a low numbers--especially with Marshawn Lynch lining up in the backfield for the Seahawks.
Amount of Times Peyton is Compared to Eli
Whether you like it or not, there's going to be plenty of comparisons between Peyton Manning looking to win his second Super Bowl so he can be caught up with his brother, Eli Manning.
Amount of Times Announcers Mention Bruno Mars in First Half
If you've been watching the NFL playoffs over the last couple of weeks, you've seen the high amount of commercials for Bruno Mars playing at the Super Bowl halftime show. Just wait until the first half of the actual game--chances are that number will a whole new level.
Will Richard Sherman Record an Interception?
After playing a key role in the Seahawks clinching the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers, Richard Sherman has been quite the popular topic and will continue to be a popular topic leading up to the Super Bowl. Sherman has made quite the name for himself as arguably the league's top cornerback over the last couple of years and he'll be all over the Broncos wide receivers on defense.
Which Player Will Win MVP?
It's easy to go with selecting a player like Peyton Manning (8:5) or Russell Wilson (13/4) to win MVP of the Super Bowl, but the payout could be worth it if a wild card player like Montee Ball (50:1) or Steven Hauschka (100:1) wins the award.
How Many Times Will John Elway Be Mentioned?
The last time the Broncos won a Super Bowl was over 15 years ago--when John Elway was their quarterback. Now that he's played a big role in helping Denver return to the big show, expect to hear Elway's name plenty of times during the Super Bowl.