January 29, 2018 Staff Writer

NFL News

Super Bowl Betting Props: Super Bowl Sunday Specials Roundup

The Super Bowl is the most-wagered single-game event of the year and as such the various sportsbooks put out hundreds of prop options each year for it. Of course, the AFC champion New England Patriots and NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles face off this Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in Super Bowl LII.

It’s the second time that Minneapolis is playing host. It also did at the old Metrodome for Super Bowl XXVI, a Washington Redskins 37-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills. As an inducement for the city to build U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings, the NFL promised a Super Bowl.

It’s not likely that we will see an outdoor cold-weather Super Bowl again, and U.S. Bank Stadium is a dome. However, you can still wager on how many times the temperature outside will be mentioned during the NBC broadcast, with more than once a -140 favorite and not at all even money. The broadcast is considered to be from kickoff to the final whistle, with halftime not counting.

New England’s Tom Brady has won five Super Bowls, the most of any quarterback in league history and tied with Hall of Famer Charles Haley for the most by any player. Brady turned 40 in August and didn’t much show his age this season as he’s expected to win a third career MVP Award when that’s announced on Saturday. He also would be the oldest starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl. The current mark is 39 by Peyton Manning in his final game on Feb. 7, 2016, a Denver Broncos 24-10 upset of the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium outside San Francisco.

There’s an over/under of 1.5 times that Brady’s age will be mentioned during the broadcast, with the over priced at -280 and the under at +185. That Brady wins the MVP double (season and game) is -120 with no the same price.

The Eagles are in the Super Bowl despite losing starting quarterback Carson Wentz to a season-ending torn ACL in a Week 14 win at the Los Angeles Rams. Nick Foles is attempting to become the 10th backup quarterback to win a Super Bowl – Brady was the most recent following the 2001 season. Wentz was the NFL MVP favorite before he went down. There’s an over/under of 3.5 times that Wentz is mentioned during the broadcast, with the over priced at -175 and the under +135.

Wentz expects to be ready for the 2018 season opener – the winner of the Super Bowl is expected to host the 2018 opener per usual. If wondering, the Eagles and Patriots don’t play next regular season.

U.S. president Donald Trump is well known to use Twitter frequently, and he’s friendly with both Brady and Patriots owner Robert Kraft. There’s an over/under of 5 Trump tweets on Sunday – that’s all day not just during the game. Last year following New England’s incredible overtime comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons, Trump tweeted: “What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!”

Just for a point of reference, Trump tweeted twice this past Sunday. That Trump is mentioned during the broadcast is +120 with no at -160.