LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- When it comes to the Super Bowl, if it moves, there's a line for it. I'm not talking about a line to wait in (though if you're going, there are plenty of those).
I'm talking about a line to bet on.
Forget about the usual -- pointspread, favorite, underdog, over/under.
The Super Bowl brings out the exotics. RJ Bell of Pregame.com sent along some early lines on some of the Super Bowl extracurriculars. In Vegas, they call them "props," bets on unusual things.
For instance, did you know that the over/under the postgame hug/handshake between the Harbaugh brothers is 7.5 seconds?
Or if you're into the national anthem, a $100 bet will get you $110 if Alicia Keys messes up the lyrics. The over/under on her rendition is 2 minutes, 15 seconds and a $100 bet that she gets booed will get you $500 if she is.
Easy money? Number of times the Harbaugh's father Jack is shown during the game is put at 2.5 times. I'd take the over all day, even if Jack does stay home to watch on TV.
Another one that seems low? Times "Harbaugh" will be said during the game. Over/under is 21.5. I'm thinking it'll be more.
Halftime show odds? They have them. A $100 bet that Jay Z will join Beyonce on stage during the halftime show will return $110. Same odds that Beyonce's hair will be straight, not curly.
Looking to make money off misfortune? A $100 bet that any player will get arrested before the game will pay $500 if one does.
Good Lord, there's even an over/under for how many times Ray Lewis will mention the words "God" or "Lord" in his postgame interview (3 times).
And finally, the money ought to be flowing in on the Gatorade bath. The payoffs on a $100 bet if the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach is:
Thirsty for more? Visit Pregame.com. As for the game itself, her are a few more unusual lines:
Total yards for both teams combined: o/u 745.5 yards Total 49ers rushing yards: o/u 155.5 Total Ravens rushing yards: o/u 101.5 49ers favored by 5.5 NET YARDS over Ravens
Longest touchdown: o/u 46 yards Longest Field Goal: o/u 44.5 yards Jersey Number of player to score first TD: o/u 27.5 Kobe Bryant points favored by 4 over 49ers points Super Bowl's total points favored by 5.5 over LeBron James points + rebounds + assists Kaepernick's rushing yards even money versus Steve Young's 49 rushing yards (Super Bowl XXIX)
49ers win by 31 or more points: $100 wins $2000 Ravens win by 31 or more points: $100 wins $4000 78 or more total points in game: $100 wins $1800 Either team shut out: $100 wins $5000
MVP Odds ($100 wins . . . )
Kaepernick: $180 Flacco: $300 Ray Lewis: $700 Gore: $800 Ray Rice: $1200 Crabtree: $1400 Boldin: $1600 Vernon Davis: $1800 Torrey Smith: $2000 Ed Reed: $3300 Alex Smith: $4000 Randy Moss: $5000
Saturday, August 30 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:51:46 GMT
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