By ADANAI StaffSSuper Bowl Sunday is here. The Seahawks / Patriots game promises to be a great one and the two weeks of #DeflateGate, “You know why I’m here” and hating on Roger Goodell are finally over. Super Bowl traditions include funny commercials, partying and of course gambling. Whether is one of those silly box things where you win based on the last digit of the score after each quarter or super complex prop bet parlays, everyone likes to have a little action.
ADANAI thought it would be nice to provide a little guidance on where there is money to be made this year. Be sure to avoid the coin flip and gatorade wagers – those are all big time money sinks. Here are some wagers that look pretty good:
If the spread were set prior to the championship games, Seattle would have been a 3-point favorite. Seattle got lucky against the Packers and the Pats blew out the Colts. This line is a classic overreaction spread. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the spread moves to pickem or Seattle becomes an underdog since all of the public money that comes in late today will go on the Pats.
Under 47 Points Scored
The public loves betting on the over. Who wants to cheer for no scoring? Between Seattle’s defense, a likely heavy load of Lynch and Blount in the running games and two teams that don’t make a lot of mistakes leading to quick scores, this game should play out in a fairly low scoring way.
The above two bets could be teased so you get Seattle +5 and Under 53 points. That is a pretty nice place to be.
The best thing about Super Bowl is all of the prop bets that are available. Some are football related and some have to do with the pomp and circumstance around the game. Here are a few that look pretty good:
National Anthem under 121 seconds
Idina Menzel is doing the honors and a little research indicates under as the play. She has sung the anthem in two high profile situations. One was the MLB All-Star game this summer where she was right at 120 seconds. The other was a wintery Giants/Pats game back in 2007 where she rand through it in 90 seconds. Given the big stage and good weather she is likely to go closer to 120 but hard to see her being more drawn out than this:
Marshawn Lynch Longest Reception Over 12.5 yards
The Pats don’t defend RBs who can catch very well. Lynch catches the ball well and we all know he can get lots of yards after the catch.
Marshawn Lynch over 19.5 Rushing Attempts
Beast mode in full effect is the only way Seattle is winning this game. Seattle will also want to burn clock and this is the way to do it.
Doug Baldwin Under 4.5 Receptions
Two words: Revis island
Shortest TD Score Under 1.5 yards
Both teams like to run in the red zone and have RBs who can get short yardage.
Rob Gronkowski Under 76.5 Receiving yards
Seattle has the best safeties in the game. Kam Chancellor is a beast and will keep Gronk real busy. That isn’t to say Gronk won’t be a factor in the red zone but he is unlikely to have one of those 8 receptions for 112 yards type games.
Good luck today and have fun! It is really the most fun Sunday of the year.