Check out the ten most popular Super Bowl 50 prop bets.
Super Sunday is a gamblers paradise with a buffet of prop bets, short for proposition bets, ranging from the total number of passing attempts by Peyton Manning to whether or not there will be an earthquake.
The casual bettor loves to bet a little and win a lot, which makes prop bets so popular. Most of the money will come in on the positive side of the wager, as the public likes to back teams and players to succeed.
With that in mind, here are the ten most popular Super Bowl 50 prop bets.
Super Bowl 50 – Odds to Win MVP
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Quarterbacks get all the credit. Gunslingers have won the MVP award in five of the last six Super Bowls (and 27 of 49). It is no surprise then that Newton and Manning are getting all the love from bettors.
Combined the two quarterbacks have a projected 62.2 percent chance to win the MVP award. Though the real value is on C.J. Anderson (8.2 percent chance to win) with 16/1 odds.
Cam Newton Rushing Yards
‘Twas the night before the Super Bowl and the public rushed bet the spread,
while visions of Cam danced in their heads.
This line opened at 35.5 yards but the OVER has received 80 percent of the action. Fade the square bettors, Newton is going up against the third best defense in the Super Bowl era.
Peyton Manning Total Touchdown Passes
The Sherriff is dead. At least that is the public perception. Manning is arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time but we agree with the people. There is value on taking the under.
Luke Kuechly Total Tackles and Assists
“Captain America,” as Newton calls him, has led the NFL in tackles in two of his four professional seasons. The Panthers' star linebacker had 76 solo tackles in the regular season and assisted on 42 more. Kuechly has averaged 9.5 total tackles and assists in Carolina's two playoff games. Nine out of every ten tickets written on this prop are on the 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year to top 8.5 tackles.
Longest Field Goal
Brandon McManus and Graham Gano are a combined 10-0 on field goal attempts in the postseason, which includes seven tries over 40 yards. The Super Bowl features two great defenses, it is easy to imagine both teams trying long field goals.
Corey Brown Total Receiving Yards
Beware:January 25, 2016
That is good advice for the Denver Broncos. Tackle Philly Brown or else he will run for long touchdowns. The Panthers receiver caught four balls for 113 yards in the NFC Championship game. The public is often seduced by recent performance and 90 percent of gamblers are backing the over. We liked that play as well when it opened at 32.5 yards but with the line movement this is a prop to avoid.
Heads or Tails
This is always one of the most popular Super Bowl bets. It is fast, easy and takes places before the game even kicks off. They say tails never fails but 60 percent of the wagers are on the heads.
In Super Bowl history the coin toss has resulted in 24 “Heads” and 25 “Tails”.
Over/Under: 2 minutes 20 second
Lady Gaga will perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 and the oddsmakers have set the time it will take her to sing it at two minutes, 20 seconds. The average length of time it has taken the past ten entertainers to sing the anthem was one minutes, 57 seconds. The under has hit in six of the last ten Super Bowls.
The seven-time Grammy winner sang the anthem at the NYC Pride Rally in 2013 and Gaga performance took less than two minutes, 20 seconds.
How many times will Archie Manning be shown on TV during the Broadcast?
The Manning patriarch knows the gamblers are right – the Broncos should be an underdog to the Panthers. Bettors aren't as confident when it comes to how many times Archie will be shown during the Super Bowl broadcast. The wagers are evenly split on this one.
How many times will “John Fox” be said during the Broadcast?
Why is there a prop about John Fox? The current head coach of the Chicago Bears has a super connection with both teams. He led Carolina to its only other Super Bowl back in 2003 and was at the helm when Denver was in the Super Bowl two years ago.
The OVER is attracting 75 percent of the handle.