A Proposition for you

Published on: January 29, 2013 | Written by: Todd Fuhrman

The betting sentiment around the Super Bowl is that if you can't find something to bet on, you aren't looking hard enough. Proposition bets are big business with oddsmakers around the world using the 2 weeks leading up to the title to test their creativity and revenue generating potential. Nielsen ratings, Gatorade bath color, Beyonce's song list: they''re all on the menu at offshore books this time of year. Unfortunately the legal oufits here in Las Vegas are limited because each prop bet posted on their boards has to be deemed a game of chance with a winner clearly defined through the boxscore. While you won't find the length of the national anthem available for wagering in Nevada, you can find a multitude of cross sport props to keep you invested throughout the day.  Thankfully for the millions of Vegas vistors flooding Vegas for the big game, oddsmakers spare no creativity in creating their extensive betting menu.

The man who deserves credit as the "godfather of props" is bookmaking legend Jimmy Vaccaro. Back in 1985 when the Bears took on the Patriots in Superbowl XX, he hung a prop Will William "the refrigerator" Perry score a touchdown? The prop opened at 40-1 for the big fella and by kickoff bettors crashed the price all the way down to 5-1. Much to the book's chagrin, Perry found his way to paydirt putting a dent in the house's balance sheet.  However, what started that day has become a prop craze now responsible for big business throughout the state. Vacarro is one of many bookmakers now hanging a laundry list of props every year to accomodate the seasoned pro and novice alike. For example this year, to capitalize on the huge fan interest around QB Colin Kaepernick, Vacarro and his team posted 23 Kaepernick specific props to give every bettor plenty to think about at the William Hill sportsbooks.

Prop discussion in Las Vegas also needs to include the talented oddsmaking team over at the Las Vegas Hotel (formerly the Hilton). The group led by Jay Kornegay offers more options every year than any book in town. Rugby, golf, NBA, NHL, soccer: they're all tied  into the Super Bowl Sunday menu in some capacity. Included below are a variety of cross sport props you'll find on the LVH betting board for the big game this weekend.  If that isn't enough, a further look down the list are Bovada's entertainment props for everything else a sports bettor could possibly imagine.  My picks on the game? Well you'll just have to drop by OKTC on Friday for a few winners to line your wallet with before we head into the offseason.

CROSS SPORT PROPS (via LVH)

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
PAUL PIERCE (BOS) POINTS            +5.0  -110
RAVENS POINTS                                  -5.0  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
BLAKE GRIFFIN (LAC) POINTS+REBOUNDS         -3.0  -110
49ERS POINTS                                                              +3.0  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
CLIPPERS+CELTICS POINTS                                          +46.5  -110
COLIN KAEPERNICK (SF) GROSS PASSING YARDS  -46.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
KEVIN GARNETT (BOS) POINTS+REBOUNDS     -0.5  -110
JOE FLACCO (BAL) COMPLETIONS                      +0.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
CLIPPERS+CELTICS 1ST QUARTER POINTS     PK   -110
RAVENS+49ERS POINTS                                       PK   -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
KOBE BRYANT (LAL) POINTS                -0.5  -110
49ERS POINTS                                           +0.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
KOBE BRYANT (LAL) 3 POINT FIELD GOALS MADE   PK   -110
JOE FLACCO (BAL) TOUCHDOWN PASSES                    PK   -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
PAU GASOL (LAL) POINTS+REBOUNDS       +0.5  -110
RAVENS POINTS                                                 -0.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
STEVE NASH (LAL) POINTS                             -4.5  -110
RAVENS+49ERS 1ST QUARTER POINTS       +4.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
STEVE NASH (LAL) ASSISTS                                +6.5  -110
DISTANCE OF FIRST TD PASS OF SB XLVII       -6.5  -110
**(If No TD Pass--All bets are refunded)

WHO WILL HAVE MORE
LEBRON JAMES (MIA) POINTS            -1.5  -110
49ERS POINTS                                         +1.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
LEBRON JAMES (MIA) POINTS+REBOUNDS+ASSISTS  +5.5  -110
RAVENS+49ERS POINTS                                                         -5.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
CHRIS BOSH (MIA) POINTS                               -0.5  -110
LARGEST LEAD BY: RAVENS OR 49ERS       +0.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
DWYANE WADE (MIA) POINTS                               -4.0  -110
COLIN KAEPERNICK (SF) COMPLETIONS           +4.0  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Providence, Villanova, Marquette, Louisville, South Florida and Connecticut)
BIG EAST TEAM POINTS                             -45.5  -110
RAVENS TOTAL NET YARDS                     +45.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois--February 3, 2013)
BIG 10 TEAM POINTS                                                        -29.5  -110
COLIN KAEPERNICK (SF) GROSS PASSING YARDS  +29.5  -110
 
WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Marquette/Louisville--February 3, 2013)
RUSS SMITH (LOU) POINTS                                      -2.5  -110
COLIN KAEPERNICK (SF) COMPLETIONS           +2.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Marquette/Louisville--February 3, 2013)
LOUISVILLE POINTS                                            -3.5  -110
FRANK GORE (SF) RUSHING YARDS               +3.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Oregon St/Stanford--February 3, 2013)
OREGON ST+STANFORD POINTS                  +13.5  -110
49ERS RUSHING YARDS                                   -13.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Oregon St/Stanford--February 3, 2013)
STANFORD POINTS                                                       +1.5  -110
MICHAEL CRABTREE (SF) RECEIVING YARDS       -1.5  -110
 
WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Lee Westwood must tee off in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 4th round  
LEE WESTWOOD 4TH ROUND SCORE                -5.5  -110          
RAY RICE (SF) RUSHING YARDS                         +5.5  -110           

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Sergio Garcia must tee off in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 4th round
SERGIO GARCIA 4TH ROUND SCORE                     -2.5  -110                
TORREY SMITH (BAL) RECEIVING YARDS          +2.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Bubba Watson must tee off in the Waste Management Phoenix Open 4th round
BUBBA WATSON 4TH ROUND SCORE                    -19.5  -110         
COLIN KAEPERNICK (SF) RUSHING YARDS        +19.5  -110        

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Jason Dufner must tee off in the Waste Management Phoenix Open 4th round
JASON DUFNER 4TH ROUND SCORE                         -5.5  -110          
ANQUAN BOLDIN (BAL) RECEIVING YARDS         +5.5  -110           
 
WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Barclays Premier League soccer match Tottenham at West Brom. 
TOTTENHAM+WEST BROM GOALS                             -0.5  +140
JOE FLACCO (BAL) TD PASSES+INTERCEPTIONS    +0.5  -160

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
LIVERPOOL+MANCHESTER CITY GOALS             +0.5  -110          
RAVENS+49ERS FIELD GOALS MADE                     -0.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Dutch Eredivisie soccer match Groningen at AZ Alkmaar.  Jozy Altidore must play in match. 
JOZY ALTIDORE (AZ) GOALS                                 PK   -150    
TORREY SMITH (BAL) TOUCHDOWNS                PK   +130

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(Spanish La Liga soccer match Barcelona at Valencia. Lionel Messi must play in match. 
LIONEL MESSI (BARCELONA) GOALS              -0.5  -180      
FRANK GORE (SF) TOUCHDOWNS                   +0.5  +160

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
**(RBS 6 Nations rugby union match France at Italy. 
ITALY+FRANCE POINTS                                          -10.5  -110 
DISTANCE OF FIRST MADE FG OF SB XLVII     +10.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
PENGUINS+CAPITALS GOALS                             -1.5  -110
ANQUAN BOLDIN (BAL) RECEPTIONS             +1.5  -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
SIDNEY CROSBY (PIT) POINTS                                      PK   -110
COLIN KAEPERNICK (SF) TOUCHDOWN PASSES      PK   -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN (WAS) POINTS            -0.5  +110
RAVENS RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS                      +0.5  -130

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
SENATORS+CANADIENS GOALS                   -1.0  -130
DENNIS PITTA (BAL) RECEPTIONS              +1.0  +110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
SENATORS+CANADIENS 1ST PERIOD GOALS         PK   -110
JOE FLACCO (BAL) TOUCHDOWN PASSES              PK   -110
 
WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
PANTHERS+SABRES GOALS                                        PK   -110
LAMICHAEL JAMES (SF) RUSHING ATTEMPTS       PK   -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
SABRES GOALS                                             +0.5  -140
BAL+SF FIELD GOALS MADE                    -0.5  +120

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
DEVILS+ISLANDERS GOALS                      PK   -110
49ERS 1ST QUARTER POINTS                     PK   -110

WHO WILL HAVE MORE:
JOHN TAVARES (NYI) POINTS                                         PK   +150
TOTAL SCORES IN FINAL 2 MINUTES OF 1ST HALF PK   -170
 

ENTERTAINMENT (via Bovada)

How long will it take Alicia Keys to sing the US National Anthem? 
Over/Under                   2 minutes 15seconds  
          
Will Alicia Keys be booed during or after her rendition of the US National Anthem?          
Yes                  5/1      

Will Alicia Keys forget or omit at least 1 word of the official US National Anthem? 
Yes                  +150    
No                    -200    
 
Will Alicia Keys add at least 1 word of the official US National Anthem?    
Yes                  +200    
No                    -300    

Will Beyonce be joined by Jay Z on Stage during the Super Bowl Half Time Show?          
Yes                  +110    
No                    -150    

Will Beyonce's hair be Curly/Crimped OR Straight at the beginning of the Super Bowl Halftime show?          
Straight             -140     
Curly/Crimped   EVEN  
 
What predominant color will Beyonce's top be at the beginning of the Super Bowl Halftime show?          
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

Will either Jack or Jackie Harbaugh be shown on TV wearing any clothing that has either a SF or BAL logo on it during the game?         
Yes                  +200    
No                    -300    
 
How many times will Jack Harbaugh be shown on TV during the game?   
Over                             1.5  (-140)        
Under                           1.5 (EVEN)       

How many times will the game be referred to as the Harbaugh Bowl or Har Bowl or Super Baugh during the game?         
Over/Under                   2 ½

Who will be shown first during the game? 
Jim Harbaugh                            1/1
John Harbaugh                          1/1
Split screen shot of both            4/1      

How long will the post game handshake/hug last between Jim & John Harbaugh?
Over/Under                   7.5 seconds

Who will be mentioned more by full name during the game?         
Jim Harbaugh                -120    
John Harbaugh              -120    
 
How many times will Harbaugh be said during the game? 
Over/Under                   20 ½
 
How many times will Jay-Z be shown on TV during the game?      
Over/Under                   ½
 
Will any Baltimore of San Francisco Player on active roster be arrested before Super Bowl XLVII?   
Yes                              5/1      
 
Who will Barack Obama pick to win the game?      
Baltimore Ravens                      -200    
San Francisco 49ers                  +150    
 
What Color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team?   
Clear/Water                   7/4      
Orange                          5/2      
Yellow                          5/2      
Green                           13/2    
Red                               13/2    
Blue                              13/2    

Who will the Super Bowl MVP of the Game thank first?     
Teammates                               5/4      
God                                          5/2      
Coach                                       12/1    
Family                                      12/1    
Owner                                      15/1    
Does Not Thank Anyone          9/4      
 
If Ray Lewis is interviewed on TV after the game on the field or in the locker room how many times will he mention "God/Lord"        
Over/Under                   3

What will the TV Rating be for the Super Bowl?     
Over/Under                   46
 
How many average viewers will the game have?    
Over/Under                   111 million viewers
 
Which region will have the higher local TV Rating?
Baltimore                      -150    
San Francisco               +110    
                      
What will happen with the Dow Jones the day after the Super Bowl?         
Market Up                     -140          
Market Down                 EVEN  
 
What will be the highest tweet per second during the Super Bowl?
Over/Under                   15,000