Super Bowl XLVIII Props Betting PicksRachel Garcia
If you love betting on the ‘game within the game’ then you’re going to love these fun-filled, yet, expert, NFL Super Bowl XLVIII props betting picks. Thanks to a bit of in-depth research, you’re going to have a great idea of just what’s going to transpire when the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos square off on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 PM ET live from Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
First Offensive Play
Pass Play +105
Run Play -135
Analysis: Looking back at each of the last five Super Bowls, I know that a run play has been scored in four of these championship matchups with only Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger attempting a pass to open the game in Super Bowl XLV back in 2011. Keep it simple and play the ‘Run’ here.
The Pick: Run
First Pass of the Game
Analysis: In last season’s title game, San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick tossed an in-completion on the first pass play of the game to break a string of four straight Super Bowl games with completions on the game’s opening pass play. Keep it simple here and bank on either Peyton Manning or Russell Wilson completing a simple pass to start their respective aerial attacks.
The Pick: Completion
First Turnover of the Game
No Turnover +500
Analysis: I think the ‘Interception’ selection here has got to be the best play on the board, mostly because Knowshon Moreno and Marshawn Lynch aren’t prone to putting the ball on the ground very often in their careers. Unless one team’s backup running back coughs up the ball, I believe it’s far more likely that either Peyton Manning or Russell Wilson throw an interception before one of their teammates’ fumbles.
Denver has thrown just 11 interceptions through 18 games while Seattle has thrown just nine. Odds are that Manning will get picked off before Seattle Russell Wilson with the Seahawks having forced a stellar 30 picks this season to just 17 for Denver.
The Pick: Interception
Largest Lead of the Game
Over 13 ½ Pts -160
Under 13 ½ Pts +130
Analysis: While it could very well happen, I just don’t see either team taking a nearly two-touchdown lead in this contest. Both, Seattle and Denver have competent defense and excellent head coach that know how to play the field position game if necessary. I think the ‘No’ selection here is a near lock.
The Pick: Under 13½ Points