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Super Bowl 50 Odds and Ends - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers

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Here is a list of some of the initial prop bets for Super Bowl 50, which combine elements related to the actual game with some of the entertainment aspects. The odds and ends are listed below; feel free to comment on as many of them as you wish. Here are some of my thoughts:

  • The over/under on the length of the US National Anthem is 2 minutes, 20 seconds and will be sung by Lady Gaga. The last two years have had shorter anthems, but I think Gaga will try to be different, so I'll take the over on the anthem.

  • I can't see Peyton Manning announcing his retirement in his postgame interview. Mike Carey will not get a challenge wrong. I'll also go with orange Gatorade to be dumped on the winning team. I don't think John Fox will be mentioned during the broadcast, and I'll take the under on seeing John Elway on TV 2.5 times.

  • The winning Super Bowl MVP will thank his teammates first, and it'll be Manning with the honors.

There are a boatload of these, so I can't cover all of them. Feel free to make some predictions of your own in the comments section. Also, if you are placing actual bets on any of these, let us know in the comments section -- it'll add to the intensity for gameday.


Will Peyton Manning announce his retirement in the postgame interview?

Yes      +500  (5/1)

No        -1000 (1/10)

(Note: Must be on live broadcast.)

Will Peyton Manning be seen crying at any point during the entire broadcast?

Yes      +600  (6/1)

No        -1200 (1/12)

(Note: Live pictures only, must clearly see a tear.)

How many times will "dab" or "dabbing" be said by the announcers during the broadcast?

Over     2          (EVEN, 1/1)

Under   2          (-140, 5/7)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will Cam Newton do the Open Shirt Superman motion during the game?

Over     2.5        (EVEN, 1/1)

Under   2.5        (-140, 5/7)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

If Steph Curry is shown on TV during the broadcast what will he be wearing?

Personalized Carolina Steph Curry Jersey           1/1

No Jersey                         2/1

Cam Newton Jersey                         3/1

Any Other Carolina Jersey                         5/1

Will Mike Carey be wrong about a challenge?

Yes      +110 (11/10)

No        -150 (2/3)

(Note: He must be consulted on live broadcast and must clearly take a stance on his position. If not consulted wagers will be No Action.)

Will there be an earthquake during the game?

Yes      10/1

(Note: Announcer must indicate there was during live broadcast from kickoff until final whistle.)

Will the Panthers player who scores their first TD give the football to a boy or girl?

Boy      -200 (1/2)

Girl       +150 (3/2)

How many times will the Golden Gate Bridge be shown during the broadcast?

Over     0.5        -300 (1/3)

Under   0.5        +200 (2/1)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will "John Fox" be said during the broadcast?

Over     1          (-140, 5/7)

Under   1          (EVEN, 1/1)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will Archie Manning be shown on TV during the broadcast?

Over     1.5        EVEN (1/1)

Under   1.5        -140    (5/7)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will John Elway be shown on TV during broadcast?

Over     2.5        EVEN (1/1)

Under   2.5        -140    (5/7)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

Will the announcers mention that Kubiak was Elway's backup during the broadcast?

Yes      +120 (6/5)

No        -160 (5/8)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

What color will the liquid be that is poured on the winning coach?

Orange             5/4

Blue                  3/1

Clear                 4/1

Yellow              4/1

Red                  6/1

Green               10/1

Purple               10/1

Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first?

God                            2/1

Team                           2/1

City/Fans                      6/1

Coach                          15/2

Family                         15/1

Does not Mention Anyone above           9/4

Which song will Coldplay play first during the halftime show?

Adventure of a Lifetime             2/1

Fix You                            7/2

A Sky Full of Stars                    9/2

Viva la Vida                           5/1

Clocks                         15/2

Speed of Sound                       9/1

Head Full of Dreams                 10/1

Paradise                       10/1

What color will Beyonce's footwear be when she comes on stage for the halftime show?

Black                          3/2

Gold/Brown                   5/2

White                          11/4

Silver/Grey                    19/4

Any Other Color            7/1

(Note: Predominant color will be graded winner.)

Will "Left Shark" make an appearance on stage during the Super Bowl halftime show?

Yes                  15/1

How many million viewers will Super Bowl 50 have?

Over/Under                   117 million

What will the Nielsen Rating be for Super Bowl 50?

Over/Under                   48.5

Which region will have a higher Nielsen Rating?

Denver              -140    (5/7)

Charlotte           EVEN (1/1)

How many wings will Buffalo Wild Wings sell on Super Bowl Day?

Over/Under                   12 million


Coin Toss

Heads               -105 (20/21)

Tails                 -105 (20/21)

Will the referee redo the coin toss?

Yes                  20/1

Will the team that chooses heads or tails in the coin toss be correct?

Yes                  -105 (20/21)

No                    -105 (20/21)

Team to win the coin toss

Carolina Panthers          -105 (20/21)

Denver Broncos -105 (20/21)

Will the team that wins the coin toss win the game?

Yes                  -105 (20/21)

No                    -105 (20/21)

Team to score first in the game

Carolina Panthers          -150 (2/3)

Denver Broncos            +120 (6/5)

Will the team that scores first win the game?

Yes                  -160 (5/8)

No                    +130 (13/10)

Total Team Points - Carolina Panthers

Over/Under                   24½

Total Team Points - Carolina Panthers - First Half

Over/Under                   11½

Total Team Points - Denver Broncos

Over/Under                   20

Total Team Points - Denver Broncos - First Half

Over/Under                   9½

Will there be a score in the first 7m30s of the 1st quarter?

Yes                  -160 (5/8)

No                    +130 (13/10)

Will there be a score in the first 1m30s of the 1st quarter?

Yes                  +1000 (10/1)

No                    -2500 (1/25)

Which will be the highest scoring quarter?

1st Quarter                    5/1

2nd Quarter                   8/5

3rd Quarter                    9/2

4th Quarter                    5/2

Will either team score 3 unanswered times in the game?

Yes                  -220 (5/11)

No                    +175 (7/4)

Will there be a score in the final 2 minutes of the 1st half?

Yes                  -280 (5/14)

No                    +220 (11/5)

Longest touchdown yardage in the game

Over/Under                   44½

Will there be a penalty for excessive celebration?

Yes      +250     (5/2)

No        -400     (1/4)

Will either backup QB take a snap in the game?

Yes      +200 (2/1)

No        -300 (1/3)

Total successful field goals

Over/Under                   3½

Longest successful field goal in the game

Over/Under                   44.5 Yards

Will there be a missed extra point?

Yes      +325 (13/4)

No        -450 (2/9)

Total QB sacks (Both teams combined)

Over/Under                   5½

Will a special teams or defensive TD be scored?

Yes      +150 (3/2)

No        -180 (5/9)

Will the Panthers rush for a 100 Yards or more for a 32nd straight game?

Yes      -500 (1/5)

No        +300 (3/1)

Total number of penalties made in the game by both teams

Over/Under                   12½

Total number of penalties assessed on the Carolina Panthers

Over/Under                   6

Total number of penalties assessed on the Denver Broncos

Over/Under                   6½

Margin of Victory

Panthers by 1-6 points                         3/1

Panthers by 7-12 points                         4/1

Panthers by 13-18 points                       11/2

Panthers by 19-24 points                       9/1

Panthers by 25-30 points                       16/1

Panthers by 31-36 points                       25/1

Panthers by 37-42 points                       40/1

Panthers by 43+ points                         50/1

Broncos by 1-6 points                         4/1

Broncos by 7-12 points                         8/1

Broncos by 13-18 points                        12/1

Broncos by 19-24 points                        25/1

Broncos by 25-30 points                        50/1

Broncos by 31-36 points                        75/1

Broncos by 37-42 points                        100/1

Broncos by 43+ points                         100/1


Super Bowl 50 - Odds to Win MVP

Cam Newton                         5/7

Peyton Manning                        11/4

Luke Kuechly 14/1

C.J. Anderson                       20/1

Ted Ginn Jr.                            20/1

Von Miller 20/1

Greg Olsen                          22/1

Emmanuel Sanders 22/1

Jonathan Stewart                       22/1

Demaryius Thomas                    22/1

Josh Norman 28/1

Aqib Talib 33/1

DeMarcus Ware 33/1

Corey Brown 66/1

Owen Daniels 66/1

Graham Gano 66/1

Ronnie Hillman 66/1

Brandon McManus 66/1

Darian Stewart 66/1

Danny Trevathan 66/1

Chris Harris Jr.                          75/1

Devin Funchess 100/1

Brandon Marshall 100/1

Derek Wolfe 100/1

Kurt Coleman 150/1

Mike Tolbert                        150/1

Field                          33/1

First Touchdown Scorer

Cam Newton (CAR)                    7/1

Greg Olsen (CAR)                      15/2

Jonathan Stewart (CAR)             8/1

C.J. Anderson (DEN)                 9/1

Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)         9/1

Demaryius Thomas (DEN)          9/1

Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)                    10/1

Corey Brown (CAR)                   14/1

Owen Daniels (DEN)                  14/1

Ronnie Hillman (DEN)                14/1

Mike Tolbert (CAR)                    16/1

Jerricho Cotchery (CAR)            20/1

Devin Funchess (CAR)               20/1

Andre Caldwell (DEN)                25/1

Jordan Norwood (DEN)             25/1

Ed Dickson (CAR)                     33/1

Peyton Manning (DEN)              50/1

No touchdown scorer                66/1

Field                          11/2


Will Peyton Manning throw a Pick 6 in the game?

Yes      +300 (3/1)

No        -500 (1/5)

Will Cam Newton break the Super Bowl record of most rushing yards by a QB?

Yes      +275 (11/4)

No        -450 (2/9)

(Note: The record is 64 by Steve McNair in Super Bowl XXXIV.)

Total Passing Yards - Peyton Manning (DEN)

Over/Under                   235½

Total Passing Yards - Cam Newton (CAR)

Over/Under                   240½

Total Touchdown Passes - Cam Newton (CAR)

Over     1½         (-180, 5/9)

Under   1½        (+150, 3/2)

Total Touchdown Passes - Peyton Manning (DEN)

Over     1½         (-135, 20/27)

Under   1½        (+105, 21/20)

Cam Netwon and Peyton Manning Specials

Cam Newton records 300 or more Passing Yards                        7/2

Cam Newton records 350 or more Passing Yards                        9/1

Cam Newton records 50 or more Rushing Yards                         3/2

Cam Newton records 100 or more Rushing Yards                        12/1

Cam Newton records 25 or more Completions                    5/1

Cam Newton scores a Rushing TD and Carolina win the game     2/1

Peyton Manning records 300 or more Passing Yards                  7/4

Peyton Manning records 350 or more Passing Yards                  5/1

Peyton Manning records 30 or more Completions                    15/2

Total Rushing Yards - Cam Newton (CAR)

Over/Under                   39½

Total Rushing Yards - Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)

Over/Under                   5½

Will Luke Kuechly record a pick 6 in the game?

Yes      +600  (6/1)

No        -1200 (1/12)

(Note: Kuechly had a pick 6 in both playoff games this year.)

Total Sacks - Von Miller (DEN)

Over     ½          (-225, 4/9)

Under   ½         (+180, 9/5)


Cross Sport Props - What will be higher?

Trump % Points in the New Hampshire Primary               -200 (1/2)

Total Points scored by the winning Super Bowl team       +150 (3/2)

Cross Sport Props - Exact Outcome

Carolina wins Super Bowl - Trump Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       13/4

Carolina wins Super Bowl - Cinton Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       7/4

Carolina wins Super Bowl - Sanders Wins 2016 Presidential Election                    5/1

Denver wins Super Bowl - Trump Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       7/1

Denver wins Super Bowl - Clinton Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       9/2

Denver wins Super Bowl - Sanders Wins 2016 Presidential Election                     10/1

Cross Sport Props - What are the odds the Carolina Panthers win the 2016 Super Bowl and the Golden State Warriors win the 2015-2016 NBA Title?

Yes                  2/1

Will Denver win Super Bowl, Peyton Manning Retires, San Antonio wins NBA Championship, Tim Duncan Retires?

Yes                  20/1

Cross Sport Props - What will be higher?

DeMarcus Cousins Points and Rebounds Feb. 7

Cam Newton Rushing Yards

Cross Sport Props - What will be higher?

Total Goals in the Montreal vs Carolina NHL game on Feb. 7

Total Receptions by Greg Olsen

Cross Sport Props - What will be higher?

Tiger Woods 1st Round score at 2016 Masters

Emmanuel Sanders Receiving Yards

Cross Sport Props - What will be higher?

Arsenal Total Goals on Feb. 7

Peyton Manning TD Passes