Super Bowl XLVIII
Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos
MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, New Jersey
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 6:25 pm Eastern, TV: Fox
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Earlier we discusses some of the player props for this year’s Super Bowl. Now we will look at some of the team props for the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. All odds are courtesy of 5 Dimes Sportsbooks, who offer Maddux Sports customers a 20% sign on bonus.
Which team scores first? (Denver -115 / Seattle -105)
Denver has the stronger offense by far but this prop depends a lot on who wins the coin toss and gets the ball first. I like Seattle to score first in a very mild upset.
Which team scores last? (Denver -115 / Seattle -105)
You might think this is who you think will win the game will score last. However, what if a team has a large lead and the other team scores a late garbage touchdown? This is another coin flip basically but I like Seattle to score last as well.
Will there be a score in the last 2 minutes of the first half? (Yes -270 / No +230)
This seems like the odds are awfully low on a score in last two minutes of the first half. I think no is definitely worth a play at +230.
Will either team score three straight times? (Yes -170 / No +150)
I think these two teams are evenly matched and I don’t see either team scoring three straight times. Seattle will want to control the clock with their powerful running game with running back Marshawn Lynch and quarterback Russell Wilson. Seattle has a great defense but the best defense against Denver’s explosive offense is to keep Manning on the sideline.
Will there be a successful two point conversion? (No -440 / Yes +350)
Two point conversions happen more often then you would think, especially if a team is up by 8 or 11 points. I think yes at +350 is definitely worth a shot.
Will there be a safety in the game? (No -1000 / Yes +650)
Safeties don’t happen all that often hence the long odds on yes. However in last year’s Super Bowl the Baltimore Ravens were up by 5 with less than a minute left against the San Francisco 49ers and intentionally took a safety to run time off the clock. I think yes at +650 is worth a play.
Will the game go into overtime? (No -1165 / Yes +750)
In 47 previous Super Bowls, no game has ever gone into overtime. It has come close in recent years, and will happen eventually. Any bet on yes would be no more than a shot in the dark.
Will there be a defensive or special teams touchdown? (No -185 / Yes +165)
The Broncos and Seahawks combined for 9 defensive/special teams touchdowns, and allowed six during the regular season. I think yes is a good play.
Will the first score of the game be a touchdown? (Yes -150 / No +130)
Teams usually are a little nervous and need some time to settle down in the Super Bowl. I think it is very possible the first score could be a field goal. No is worth a shot.
What will the largest lead of the game be? (over 13 1/2 -150 / under +130)
This is similar to the three unanswered scores prop. I think this will be a very close game and getting plus money on under 13.5 points is a good bargain.
Total yards of longest touchdown scored in the game? (over 44 1/2 -105 / under -115)
Both teams have explosive big play potential especially Peyton Manning and Lynch. I like over 44 1/2 yards for the longest touchdown.
Those are some fun props I like and I hope everyone enjoys the game.