Super Bowl prop betting may have surpassed wagering on the spread and total in terms of popularity.
Online books have been offering game and player props for Super Bowl XLVIII for most of the week, and are releasing more by the hour. Las Vegas just posted their game and player props Friday afternoon, with heavyweights like William Hill and the LVH Superbook booking a laundry list of alternative wagers for Feb. 2.
Super Bowl XLVIII Coin Toss
Heads getting 60 percent of cash and 59 percent of bets.
Super Bowl XLVIII – Team to Win the Coin Toss
Seahawks getting 73 percent of cash and Broncos getting 52 percent of bets.
Will Either Team Score in the First Six Minutes of the Game
“No”, which is -135 favorite, getting 60 percent of cash and “Yes” getting 69 percent of bets.
Team to Score First
Broncos, who are -120 favorites, getting 55 percent of cash, 61 percent of bets on Broncos.
First Score of the Game will be (TD vs. Any Other Score)
Any other Score is +130 underdog, getting 95 percent of cash and 91 percent of bets
Longest Touchdown of the Game (44.5 yards)
Under getting 81 percent of cash and 58 percent of bets
Super Bowl XLVIII MVP
Peyton Manning 6/5 favorite to win, has the most bets (22 percent of bets), followed by Marshawn Lynch (5/1 to win, 13 percent of bets) and Russell Wilson (4/1 to win, 12 percent of bets).
Seahawks player we’re most exposed on is Richard Sherman, who opened 30/1 and now at 20/1. Bronco player we’re most exposed on is Champ Bailey, who opened 150/1 and now 100/1.
Player to score the first touchdown
Montee Ball, who is 20/1, has the most bets (seven percent of bets), Marshawn Lynch, who is 6/1 is Seahawks player with most bets (six percent of bets)
The Seahawks player we’re most exposed on is Earl Thomas, who opened 200/1, and is now 100-1. Broncos player we’re most exposed on is Champ Bailey, who opened 200/1, and is now 100/1.