One of the more fascinating storylines of the Super Bowl is the prop betting in Las Vegas. These lines consist of the various on-field action you'd expect to see, but some are almost comical in how specific they can get.
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The latest betting lines from Brovada have all the standard stuff relating to the actual game. Colin Kaepernick's over/under on passing yards is at 232 1/2, and Frank Gore's statline is set at 82 1/2 rushing yards. The current Niners player favored to win MVP is Kaepernick with 8/5 odds, followed by Gore at 7/1 and Michael Crabtree at 14/1. If you have money to burn and like seeing fluke single-game performances, Delanie Walker has 100/1 odds right now.
The "cross sports" section is where things start to get weird. You have your pick of betting on outcomes like this:
Kobe Bryant Points Feb 3rd vs Detroit
Randy Moss Receiving Yards Super Bowl XLVII
Evgeni Malkin Points Feb 3rd vs Washington
Frank Gore Receptions Super Bowl XLVII
And that's not even getting into the bizarre bets surrounding the National Anthem and halftime show, where we have such gems as these:
SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS - Will Alicia Keys be booed during or after her rendition of the US National Anthem?
Book manager's decision is final. Must be clear consensus of boo's for Yes to be graded the winner.
SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS - Will Alicia Keys add at least 1 NEW word of the official US National Anthem?
Book manager's decision is final. repeating a word does not count, must be a new word added in.
SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS - What predominant color will Beyonce's top be at the beginning of the Super Bowl Halftime show?
Book manager's decision is final. Color that is predominant will be garded as winner.
To say nothing about the myriad bets surrounding the Harbaugh brothers:
SUPER BOWL XLVII SPECIALS - How long will the post game handshake/hug last between Jim & John Harbaugh?
Must be clearly shown on TV. Will be from moment the touch to moment they release. Book manager's decision is final.
Over 6 seconds
Under 6 seconds
Basically Super Bowl prop bets are what happens when the 2001 movie Rat Race comes to life.
You can check out the full list at Brovada here.