Silly Prop Bets Add Humor to Super BowlPublished January 29, 2013 by OCR Editor
American Football's biggest day isn't just about the winner of the 49ers and the Ravens
The National Football League's Super Bowl XLVII is once again the biggest event on the American sporting calendar, and as usual online sportsbooks will be offering strange prop bets (or novelty bets or exotics) alongside the usual odds.
Craziest Prop Bets
Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for sports fans, but it has also become something of a national and even international event. People all over the world dress up, hold parties, and place wagers on the strangest scenarios that could take place during the 60 minutes of football action.
Looking around at the Las Vegas sportsbooks, one can find all sorts of prop bets. These include: Will the two coaches, brothers Jim and John Harbaugh, both wear hats on the sidelines? Will the coin toss come up heads or tails (a regular NFL prop bet)? And Which team will make it first in the race to 10 points?
William Hill Specials
William Hill online sportsbook offers a number of interesting prop bets based around statistics. Customers can place a gameday wager on around a dozen different scenarios, including First Scoring Play, Team With Most Punts, and whether there will be overtime or a safety.
The top Super Bowl special is the question of whether Jay-Z will perform with wife Beyonce on stage during the half-time show. The odds of this scenario occurring are at a generous 2/1.
Super Bowl Betting
Of course, let's not forget William Hill's actual game betting: On the money line, San Francisco are 4/7, and Baltimore are 6/4. On the spread, San Fran are -3.5, Baltimore +3.5. On total points, Over and Under 47 points are both quoting 20/21.