Super Bowl 50 Prop Bets from Jesse Schule: February 7th 2016
Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos
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Having a look at the available props for this year’s big game, I have isolated a half a dozen that I feel are worthwhile investing in. I’ve decided to give out three of them as free picks, while I also have a variety of player props listed for sale.
Let’s start with the National Anthem, which will be performed by Lady Gaga. The over/under is 134.5 seconds, with the price on the over -150. Admittedly I am not an expert on national anthem performances, but I did do a little investigating, and it sure seems that most performances last in the neighborhood of two minutes. Last year Idina Menzel’s performance lasted roughly 125 seconds. In 2014 Renee Fleming’s performance last 122 seconds. Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson have all completed the anthem in less than 130 seconds in recent Super Bowls. Lady Gaga took over three minutes to perform a rather casual version of the anthem at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade in 2013, but I would be willing to bet on a more conservative, and shorter performance here at Super Bowl 50.
Every year the President of the United States is asked to pick the Super Bowl winner, and Barrack Obama has yet to reveal his pick. I think it’s almost a forgone conclusion that he’s going to be picking the Panthers. It would be very difficult for him not to, when you consider that they are a heavy favorite, with an MVP quarterback who happens to be incredibly popular. This bet looks like easy money.
Now since the Panthers are the favorite, you can get Denver at +180 to score first. I like this bet because Denver’s defense is good enough to force a punt if Carolina wins the toss, and their offense looked particularly sharp on the opening drive in the AFC championship game. Getting such a good payout on the underdog to open the scoring looks well worth the gamble.
Good Luck To All on Super Bowl Sunday.