Super Bowl’s top props: Entertainment trumps X’s and O’s

Tired of the hardcore analysis of the Super Bowl? How about some entertaining prop bets that are on the line this year, from footwear and halftime songs to crossover bets between the Super Bowl and other sports and even politics?

The Super Bowl is as much a pop culture event as it is for football purists. That would explain why the ratings more than double over previous playoff games, parties are thrown across the United States and not limited to the two cities or states represented.

The game is the centerpiece, but it is dressed decadently with the halftime show that is a boon to the artist’s sales, and prop bets are as much a part of the parties as the wagers on who wins and losses.

Bovada.lv gets it, throwing out close to 500 prop bets that are based mostly in entertainment and television rather than yardage and points. Here are many of the top ones (for entertainment purposes, of course):

ENTERTAINMENT ODDS AND ENDS

Will Peyton Manning announce his retirement in the postgame interview?

Yes      +500  (5/1)

No        -1000 (1/10)

(Note: Must be on live broadcast.)

 

Will Peyton Manning be seen crying at any point during the entire broadcast?

Yes      +600  (6/1)

No        -1200 (1/12)

(Note: Live pictures only, must clearly see a tear.)

 

How many times will “dab” or “dabbing” be said by the announcers during the broadcast?

Over     2          (EVEN, 1/1)      

Under   2          (-140, 5/7)        

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

 

How many times will Cam Newton do the Open Shirt Superman motion during the game?

Over     2.5        (EVEN, 1/1)      

Under   2.5        (-140, 5/7)        

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

 

If Stephen Curry is shown on TV during the broadcast what will he be wearing?

Personalized Carolina Steph Curry jersey           1/1

No Jersey                                                         2/1

Cam Newton Jersey                                           3/1

Any Other Carolina Jersey                                  5/1

 

What will be the result of the first coaches challenge in the game?

Play Overturned            -130   (10/13)

Play Stands                  EVEN (1/1)

 

Will Mike Carey be wrong about a challenge?

Yes      +110 (11/10)

No        -150 (2/3)

(Note: He must be consulted on live broadcast and must clearly take a stance on his position. If not consulted wagers will be No Action.)

 

Will there be an earthquake during the game?

Yes      10/1

(Note: Announcer must indicate there was during live broadcast from kickoff until final whistle.)

 

Will the Panthers player who scores their first TD give the football to a boy or girl?

Boy      -200 (1/2)

Girl       +150 (3/2)

 

How many times will the Golden Gate Bridge be shown during the broadcast?

Over     0.5        -300 (1/3)

Under   0.5        +200 (2/1)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

 

How many times will “John Fox” be said during the broadcast?

Over     1          (-140, 5/7)

Under   1          (EVEN, 1/1)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

 

How many times will Archie Manning be shown on TV during the broadcast?

Over     1.5        EVEN (1/1)

Under   1.5        -140    (5/7)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

 

How many times will John Elway be shown on TV during broadcast?

Over     2.5        EVEN (1/1)

Under   2.5        -140    (5/7)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

 

Will the announcers mention that Kubiak was Elway’s backup during the broadcast?

Yes      +120 (6/5)

No        -160 (5/8)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

 

What color will the liquid be that is poured on the winning coach?

Orange             5/4

Blue                  3/1

Clear                 4/1

Yellow              4/1

Red                  6/1

Green               10/1

Purple               10/1

 

Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first?

God                                                      2/1

Team                                                    2/1

City/Fans                                              6/1

Coach                                                   15/2

Family                                                  15/1

Does not Mention Anyone above           9/4

 

Which song will Coldplay play first during the halftime show?

Adventure of a Lifetime             2/1

Fix You                                     7/2

A Sky Full of Stars                    9/2

Viva la Vida                              5/1

Clocks                                      15/2

Speed of Sound                       9/1

Head Full of Dreams                 10/1

Paradise                                   10/1

 

What color will Beyonce’s footwear be when she comes on stage for the halftime show?

Black                            3/2

Gold/Brown                   5/2

White                            11/4

Silver/Grey                    19/4

Any Other Color            7/1

(Note: Predominant color will be graded winner.)

 

Will “Left Shark” Make an appearance on stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Yes                  15/1

 

How many million viewers will Super Bowl 50 have?

Over/Under                   117 million

 

What will the Nielsen Rating be for Super Bowl 50?

Over/Under                   48.5

 

Which region will have a higher Nielsen rating?

Denver              -140    (5/7)

Charlotte           EVEN (1/1)

 

How many wings will Buffalo Wild Wings Sell on Super Bowl Day?

Over/Under                   12 million

 

How long will it take Lady Gaga to sing the US National Anthem?

Over/Under                   2 minutes 20 seconds

 

TEAM/GAME PROPS

Coin Toss

Heads               -105 (20/21)

Tails                 -105 (20/21)

 

Will the referee redo the coin toss?

Yes                  20/1

 

Will the team that chooses heads or tails in the coin toss be correct?

Yes                  -105 (20/21)

No                    -105 (20/21)

 

Team to win the coin toss

Carolina Panthers          -105 (20/21)

Denver Broncos            -105 (20/21)

 

Will the team that wins the coin toss win the game?

Yes                  -105 (20/21)

No                    -105 (20/21)

 

Team to score first in the game

Carolina Panthers          -150 (2/3)

Denver Broncos            +120 (6/5)

 

Will the team that scores first win the game?

Yes                  -160 (5/8)

No                    +130 (13/10)

 

Total Team Points - Carolina Panthers

Over/Under                   24½     

 

Total Team Points - Carolina Panthers - First Half

Over/Under                   11½       

 

Total Team Points - Denver Broncos

Over/Under                   20

 

Total Team Points - Denver Broncos - First Half

Over/Under                   9½ 

 

Will there be a Score in the First 7m30s of The 1st Quarter?

Yes                  -160 (5/8)

No                    +130 (13/10)

 

Will there be a Score in the First 1m30s of The 1st Quarter?

Yes                  +1000 (10/1)

No                    -2500 (1/25)

 

Will there be a penalty for excessive celebration?

Yes      +250     (5/2)

No        -400     (1/4)

 

Total QB sacks (Both teams combined)

Over/Under                   5½

 

Will a special teams or defensive TD be scored?

Yes      +150 (3/2)

No        -180 (5/9)

 

Will the Panthers rush for a 100 Yards or more for a 32nd straight game?

Yes      -500 (1/5)

No        +300 (3/1)

 

Total number of penalties made in the game by both teams

Over/Under                   12½

 

Margin of victory

Panthers by 1-6 points                           3/1

Panthers by 7-12 points                         4/1

Panthers by 13-18 points                       11/2

Panthers by 19-24 points                       9/1

Panthers by 25-30 points                       16/1

Panthers by 31-36 points                       25/1

Panthers by 37-42 points                       40/1

Panthers by 43+ points                          50/1

Broncos by 1-6 points                           4/1

Broncos by 7-12 points                         8/1

Broncos by 13-18 points                        12/1

Broncos by 19-24 points                        25/1

Broncos by 25-30 points                        50/1

Broncos by 31-36 points                        75/1

Broncos by 37-42 points                        100/1

Broncos by 43+ points                          100/1

 

MVP AND FIRST TO SCORE A TOUCHDOWN ODDS

Super Bowl 50 - Odds to Win MVP

Cam Newton                             5/7

Peyton Manning                        11/4

Luke Kuechly                            14/1

C.J. Anderson                           20/1

Ted Ginn Jr.                              20/1

Von Miller                                 20/1

Greg Olsen                               22/1

Emmanuel Sanders                   22/1

Jonathan Stewart                       22/1

Demaryius Thomas                    22/1

Josh Norman                            28/1

Aqib Talib                                 33/1

DeMarcus Ware                         33/1

Corey Brown                             66/1

Owen Daniels                            66/1

Graham Gano                            66/1

Ronnie Hillman                          66/1

Brandon McManus                    66/1

Darian Stewart                           66/1

Danny Trevathan                       66/1

Chris Harris Jr.                          75/1

Devin Funchess                        100/1

Brandon Marshall                      100/1

Derek Wolfe                              100/1

Kurt Coleman                            150/1

Mike Tolbert                              150/1

Field                                         33/1

 

First Touchdown Scorer

Cam Newton (CAR)                    7/1

Greg Olsen (CAR)                      15/2

Jonathan Stewart (CAR)             8/1

C.J. Anderson (DEN)                 9/1

Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)         9/1

Demaryius Thomas (DEN)          9/1

Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)                    10/1

Corey Brown (CAR)                   14/1

Owen Daniels (DEN)                  14/1

Ronnie Hillman (DEN)                14/1

Mike Tolbert (CAR)                    16/1

Jerricho Cotchery (CAR)            20/1

Devin Funchess (CAR)               20/1

Andre Caldwell (DEN)                25/1

Jordan Norwood (DEN)             25/1

Ed Dickson (CAR)                     33/1

Peyton Manning (DEN)              50/1

No touchdown scorer                66/1

Field                                         11/2

PLAYER PROPS

Will Peyton Manning throw a pick 6 in the game?

Yes      +300 (3/1)

No        -500 (1/5)

 

Will Cam Newton break the Super Bowl record of most rushing yards by a QB?

Yes      +275 (11/4)

No        -450 (2/9)

(Note: The record is 64 by Steve McNair in Super Bowl XXXIV.)

 

Total Passing Yards - Peyton Manning (DEN)

Over/Under                   235½

 

Total Passing Yards - Cam Newton (CAR)

Over/Under                   240½

 

Total Touchdown Passes - Cam Newton (CAR)

Over     1½         (-180, 5/9)

Under   1½        (+150, 3/2)

 

Total Touchdown Passes - Peyton Manning (DEN)

Over     1½         (-135, 20/27)

Under   1½        (+105, 21/20)

 

Cam Netwon and Peyton Manning Specials

Cam Newton records 300 or more Passing Yards                        7/2

Cam Newton records 350 or more Passing Yards                        9/1

Cam Newton records 50 or more Rushing Yards                         3/2

Cam Newton records 100 or more Rushing Yards                        12/1

Cam Newton records 25 or more Completions                            5/1

Cam Newton scores a Rushing TD and Carolina win the game     2/1

Peyton Manning records 300 or more Passing Yards                  7/4

Peyton Manning records 350 or more Passing Yards                  5/1

Peyton Manning records 30 or more Completions                       15/2

 

Total Rushing Yards - Cam Newton (CAR)

Over/Under                   39½

 

Total Rushing Yards - Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)

Over/Under                   5½

 

Will Luke Kuechly record a pick 6 in the game?

Yes      +600  (6/1)

No        -1200 (1/12)

(Note: Kuechly had a pick 6 in both playoff games this year.)

 

Total Sacks - Von Miller (DEN)

Over     ½          (-225, 4/9)

Under   ½         (+180, 9/5)

 

CROSS-SPORTS PROPS

Cross Sport Props - What will be higher?

Trump % Points in the New Hampshire Primary               -200 (1/2)

Total Points scored by the winning Super Bowl team       +150 (3/2)

 

Cross Sport Props - Exact Outcome

Carolina wins Super Bowl - Trump Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       13/4

Carolina wins Super Bowl - Clinton Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       7/4

Carolina wins Super Bowl - Sanders Wins 2016 Presidential Election                    5/1

Denver wins Super Bowl - Trump Wins 2016 Presidential Election                        7/1

Denver wins Super Bowl - Clinton Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       9/2

Denver wins Super Bowl - Sanders Wins 2016 Presidential Election                     10/1

 

What are the odds the Carolina Panthers win the 2016 Super Bowl and the Golden State Warriors win the 2015-2016 NBA Title?

Yes                  2/1

 

Will Denver win Super Bowl, Peyton Manning Retires, San Antonio wins NBA Championship, Tim Duncan Retires?

Yes                  20/1

 

Cross Sport Props - What will be higher?

DeMarcus Cousins Points and Rebounds Feb. 7th

Cam Newton Rushing Yards

 

Cross Sport Props - What will be higher?

Total Goals in the Montreal vs Carolina NHL game on Feb. 7th

Total Receptions by Greg Olsen

 

Cross Sport Props - What will be higher?

Tiger Woods 1st Round score at 2016 Masters

Emmanuel Sanders Receiving Yards

 

Cross Sport Props - What will be higher?

Arsenal Total Goals on Feb. 7th

Peyton Manning TD Passes

 

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