Top Four Super Bowl 50 Must Bet PropsNoah Williams
Looking to spice up your big game experience? Try placing a few bucks on prop bets on Super Bowl 50.
The excitement winning your Super Bowl 50 bets doesn’t have to wait until the score is final if you have a stake in the outcome of the coin toss, the length of the national anthem or dozens of other proposition wagers. Whatever Super Bowl wager you can imagine, chances are SportBet.com already placed odds on it.
A Closer Look At The Top 4 Super Bowl 50 Props You Must Bet
When betting on Super Bowl 50 props, I always look for an edge. The edge that I’m looking for almost always has something to do with the odds compared to the spread. I think that there is a good chance for every single one of these props to hit on Sunday.
What: Super Bowl 50
Who: Carolina Panthers (15-1) vs Denver Broncos (12-4)
When: Sunday, February 7, 2015
Kickoff: 6:30 PM ET
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
Spread: Panthers -6
Moneyline: Carolina -250 vs Denver +200
Game Total: 45
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Carolina vs Denver
- Who Will Have More Points? Steph Curry or Carolina?
Oklahoma City at Golden State – Feb. 6
Steph Curry -4.5 (-110)
Carolina +4.5 (-110)
This is the best prop in the sports book. To me, it’s a no-brainer pick that Steph Curry scores at least 5 more points against Oklahoma City than the Carolina Panthers score against Denver’s number one ranked defense. Denver’s D allows 18.5 points per game on average. Even if the Panthers get to their average on offense, 31 points, Steph should get at least 36. He won’t need to get that many, but it might be a foregone conclusion that he puts up that many against the Thunder. The last time that these two teams met, the Thunder pushed the Warriors into a crazy up and down game where Klay Thompson went for 32 and Curry scored only 19. But that was more than a year ago. Not only that, Curry gets the Thunder in his building. He could put up 40 against the Thunder on Saturday.
Pick: Steph Curry -4.5
- Shortest Field Goal Made
Over 26.5 (-110)
Under 26.5 (-110)
Both teams allow their opponents to move the football. But from about 30 yards in, both defenses become extremely stingy. Graham Gano for Carolina and Brandon McManus for Denver are automatic from 40 yards in. Neither coach is going to gamble and give up 3 points unless he has to. Over 26.5 sure looks like the bet to me.
Pick: Over 26.5
- Emanuel Sanders Receptions
Over 5 (-110)
Under 5 (-110)
To me, this is another easy prop bet. Carolina’s to cornerback, Josh Norman, has to follow Denver’s best wide receiver, Demaryious Thomas, all over the field. Norman won’t have time to cover Sanders who should easily eclipse 5 receptions in this game. Carolina allowed Jermaine Kearse to catch 11 passes and Doug Baldwin to catch 8 passes in their win over Seattle in the Divisional Round. I’ll be surprised if Sanders catches less than 7 receptions in Super Bowl 50.
Pick: Over 5
- What Will Happen First?
Panthers Punt -140
Panthers Score TD +120
The Panthers have the top offense in the NFL. Carolina averages over 30 points per game. A quick look at the Panthers schedule so far this season, though, one realizes that Carolina hasn’t played a team with a defense that’s nearly as good as Denver’s. In that first possession, QB Cam Newton figures to try some different things out just to see how the Broncos are going to play him. It sure looks like Carolina is going to punt before scoring a TD on Feb. 7. I have no problem laying the -140.
Pick: Panthers Punt -140