Super Bowl Prop Bets 2015


With the 2015 Super Bowl just days away and the Pittsburgh Steelers not playing in it, some Steelers fans may need a bit of incentive to enjoy the matchup of the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.  By incentive I mean making some prop bets to make the Super Bowl a little more watchable.  Here are seven exotic prop bets that don’t necessarily impact the actual game but they will certainly make watching the Seahawks and the Cheatriots much more fun to watch.

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How many times will “Deflated balls” be mentioned during the game? Under/Over 2.5

Deflategate just does not want to die.  The Patriots are doing their best to deny, deny, and deny again.  Clearly something happened to the footballs during the AFC Championship but the Patriots will never admit to anything, and why should they?  Richard Sherman nailed it on Sunday by saying as long as Roger “The Goods” Goodell is still besties with Robert Kraft the Pats aren’t going to get into trouble.

All that being said, deflated balls still seems to be a topic of conversation and even if the story dies down a little bit before Sunday it is still part of the narrative of the Seahawks/Patriots Super Bowl.  I think Al Michaels brings it up right away Sunday because he has to mention it.  Then I bet Cris Collinsworth sneaks in a deflated balls joke/comment on a good Tom Brady throw or a potential fumble.  So that’s two mentions then I wouldn’t be surprised if Michelle Tayofa talks about it on the sidelines.  2.5 is solid line but I will take the over.

Will Marshawn Lynch grab his crotch after scoring a touchdown in the game? Yes (4/1), No (1/6)

This is a tough one because you are also assuming Marshawn Lynch scores a touchdown, which he has done in three of the Seahawks last four games.  The NFL has also came out and said he grabs his crotch again the referee’s have been told to throw a penalty flag on him for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Clearly Marshawn could care less about being fined $20,000 or more so the big question mark is if Pete Carroll tells him not to hurt his team’s chances of winning the game by doing something stupid in the end zone.  Personally, I think if the Seahawks score in the fourth quarter to make it a two possession game, Marshawn will go for the grab.  Plus the odds a 6/1 would be a decent payoff.  So grab away Marshawn.

What color will BillBelichick’s hoodie be? Grey (1/2), Blue (7/4), Red (7/1)  + Hoodie Type? Cut Sleeves (2/3), Sleeves Intact (11/10)

Nov 30, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts during the second half against the Green Bay Packersat Lambeau Field. The Packers won 26-21. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Here is Bill Belichick’s wardrobe choices in his first five Super Bowl appearances.

Super Bowl 36 – Victory over the St. Louis Rams – Blue, long sleeve pullover

Super Bowl 38 – Victory over the Carolina Panthers – Blue, long sleeve pullover

Super Bowl 39 – Victory over the Philadelphia Eagles – Grey hoodie, long sleeves

Super Bowl 42 – Loss to the New York Giants – Red hoodie, cut sleeves

Super Bowl 46 – Loss to the New York Giants – Grey hoodie, cut sleeves

First off I am picking cut sleeves for Belichick.  I know he’s 0-2 with cut sleeves but Super Bowl 42 was also in Arizona and he went cut sleeves.  Even if they kept the roof open it’s going to be hot in Glendale, so I think cut sleeves is the way to go.

As for color of the hoodie, I think Bill has to go blue.  Red clearly didn’t work as David Tyree made the helmet catch and the Patriots finished the year 18-1.  I don’t know if Bill is superstitious or anything but if somebody told me you are 2-0 wearing a blue hoodie in the Super Bowl, I’m wearing blue.

How many times will Katy Perry be mentioned in the first half? Over/Under 1.5

Free money.  Way OVER 1.5.  I can’t believe that’s the line.  Do you realize how many times the NFL is going to make NBC mention the halftime show with Katy Perry?  It’s probably going to happen after every punt/kickoff/return from commercial.

Maybe I’m overestimating but think about it, they have to mention it at the two-minute warning, so that’s a guaranteed one.  Plus you figure they would mention it randomly in the first quarter just to let the non-football fan what is coming at halftime.  Way Over.

Will Al Michaels refer to the point spread, total, odds on who wins game or any prop bet? Yes (2/1), No (1/3)

Al Michaels has a history of being aware of the gambling lines during the games he announces.  That being said, this is the Super Bowl and if Goodell has anything to say to Al Michaels I’m sure it would revolve not mentioning gambling because the Commish doesn’t want us to know that gambling on the NFL happens or anything.

I think Al is enough of a wild card to talk about gambling anyway.  I’ll say yes and hopes that when he refers to anything he mentions “Deflated Balls” for the second or third time to complete the earlier prop bet.  Then it’s a win-win.

Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his interview? Teammates (3/2), God (5/1), Fans/City (15/2), Coach (12/1), Family (12/1), Owner (12/1), None of the above (2/1)

This may be the trickiest one of them all.  First you have to think who the likely MVP will be.  Russell Wilson and Tom Brady are the favorites but then who wins the game?  I’m rooting for the Seahawks, and if Wilson doesn’t play like he did in the NFC Championship he could be a contender for the MVP.  If he win he will mention God and the Seahawks fans near the start of his speech.  A lot depends on how the game plays out.  However if the Patriots win and Tommy Brady is the MVP he will likely mention his teammates or fans maybe.

Therefore I will take Fans/City at 15/2.  Those odds are pretty favorable if it works out.  Plus if any other Seahawks player wins they love their 12th man and they always play to them.

There you go Steelers Nation? Enjoy the Super Bowl and hopefully all those prop bets are winners.

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