The Super Bowl is annually the most bet-on game in sports. Millions of dollars switches hands through straight-up bets with casinos and friends, to squares pools to “I’ll bet you a dollar Beyonce’s butt looks good at halftime.”
As of this post, the line for the game is San Francisco -4 and the O/U is set at 47.5. The underdog has won eight of the last 11 Super Bowls against the spread and the under has won seven of those 11 games.
See any locks? Feel free to share them in the comments section of tweet them to me at @Tim_Goergen.
Keep in mind, the biggest sign of a gambling problem…is losing.
Here are the best prop bets provided by Will Brinson of cbssports.com.
Bet: How long will Alicia Keys take to sing the National Anthem?
Line: Over/under 2 minutes, 15 seconds
Bet: Will Alicia Keys forget or omit at least one word of the National Anthem?
Line: Yes +150, No -200
Bet: Will Alicia Keys be booed during or after her rendition of the US National Anthem?
Line: Yes (5/1)
Bet: Will Beyonce’s hair be curly/crimped or straight at the beginning of the halftime show?
Line: Straight -140, Curly/Crimped EVEN
Bet: What predominant color will Beyonce’s top be at the beginning of the halftime show?
Line: Black (9/4), Gold/Yellow (11/4), Silver/Grey (7/2), White (5/1), Red (13/2), Pink (15/2) Orange (12/1), Blue (15/1), Green (15/1)
Bet: How many times will Jack Harbaugh (Jim and John’s father) be shown on TV during the game?
Line: Over/under 1.5
Bet: How long will the postgame handshake/hug last between Jim and John Harbaugh?
Line: Over/under 7.5 seconds
Bet: How many times will the game be referred to as the Harbaugh Bowl or Har Bowl or Super Baugh during the game?
Line: Over/under 2.5
Bet: How many times will Harbaugh be said during the game?
Line: Over/under 20.5
Bet: How average viewers will the game have?
Line: Over/under 111 million
Bet: What color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the winning coach?
Line: Clear/Water (7/4), Orange (5/2), Yellow (5/2), Green (13/2), Red (13/2) Blue (13/2)
Bet: Who will the MVP of the game thank first?
Line: Teammates (5/4), God (5/2), Coach (12/1), Family (12/1), Owner (15/1), Doesn’t Thank Anyone (9/4)
Bet: Who will win Super Bowl MVP?
Colin Kaepernick (7/4)
Joe Flacco (11/4)
Frank Gore (7/1)
Ray Lewis (7/1)
Ray Rice (10/1)
Michael Crabtree (14/1)
Anquan Boldin (16/1)
Vernon Davis (18/1)
Torrey Smith (20/1)
Ed Reed (33/1)
Aldon Smith (40/1)
Dennis Pitta (40/1)
Randy Moss (40/1)
Patrick Willis (50/1)
Terrell Suggs (50/1)
Dashon Goldson (66/1)
David Akers (66/1)
LaMichael James (66/1)
Navorro Bowman (66/1)
Bernard Pierce (75/1)
Justin Tucker (75/1)
Ted Ginn, Jr. (75/1)
Alex Smith (100/1)
Delanie Walker (100/1)