Â Super Bowl 2014 Prop Bets: The Top Three Prop bets For Super Sunday
Super Bowl XLVIII is just about a week away and many football fans are scouring the long list of Super Bowl XLVIII prop bets leading up to the kickoff of one of the most anticipated football games in decades.
For those of you that donâ€™t know, here is a quick explanation of what exactly a prop bet is. Prop bets are similar to future bets, but instead of wagering on the future of a team, the wager is made on an individual player or event. Sportsbooks will describe a scenario and place odds on that scenario actually happening. Prop bets can be placed on anything from how many goals, runs or touchdowns certain players will score to which team will
score the first in a specific game, etc. Now that we got that out of the way letâ€™s take a look at the top three prop bets for Super Sunday.
Prop bets can be statistical to the downright silly, so I went out of the way to get good examples of both. Letâ€™s start with the silly and no it wonâ€™t be the prop bet on the coin toss. That is a serious bet to avoid, but if that is your thing go for it. All Super Bowl Props can be found at BetOnline, the best sportsbook to bet on the Super Bowl!
This is one of the most bet on props of the game, because people are in love with the fact that Peyton Manning shouts Omaha during offensive plays.Â BetOnline currently has the over/under on this at 27.5 and that seems about right considering the fact that he yelled it 31 times in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots.Â He should easily eclipse that number and the play is the over.
This prop bet is a bit more difficult because there is more than one option, but with a decent payout, I think it deserves some attention. The odds are nice but disregard the special teams / defensive touchdown. It has happened, but the odds are against you. The one that stands out is Denver Pass TD at 3-to-1. The Broncos have the best offense in the league and if they are going to score there is a good chance it is because of the play of Peyton Manning. Seattle will take some time on offense and if there is a play with any value it is Peyton Manning.
The focus in this game will be the Broncos offense against the Seattle defense, but there may be a bigger story that is getting over looked. This could be Peyton Manningâ€™s last game. In fact there is a prop for that too, but I digress.
Manning knows that this could be his last game, which means he is playing for his legacy. If he loses he will be labeled differently than if he wins and rides off into the sunset with another ring. With that in mind, look for Manning to go down swinging, err I mean throwing. Win or lose, Manning will put up some big numbers in the yardage department.