NFL Prop Shop: Off-the-Wall Super Bowl Edition
With plenty of downtime left before the big game kicks off on February 3rd, let's have a little fun with four off-the-wall, non-game related props currently being offered.
All props and odds are currently available at Sportsinteraction.com.
National anthem - Will Alicia Keys mess up the words: No (-300)
Seriously? After Christina Aguilera fumbled the anthem a couple of years ago in Dallas, there's no chance we'll see a true professional like Alicia Keys botch the anthem in New Orleans. I'm surprised this prop isn't being priced north of -500 to be honest. The price is still steep, but this should be a gimme.
Halftime show - Will Jay-Z make a cameo appearance: Yes (+110)
I don't think there's anyone out there that doesn't see this one coming. With his wife taking the stage, you can bet that Jay-Z will have a hand in the halftime show. Rumors have pushed the price down, allowing us to step in and earn a plus-money return on what I consider a high-percentage play.
Halftime show - What song will Beyonce open with: Crazy In Love (+180)
The choice is simple here. Beyonce goes with her most well-known and well-received song to open the set. We might even be able to kill two birds with one stone, as this would be an ideal spot for a Jay-Z sighting.
Barack's team - Which team will president Barack Obama select to win: Baltimore (+300)
Keep in mind, there are three selections being offered, with fence-sitter being the third option. I'll take a shot with Barack backing his neighbors from Baltimore. The Ravens have paid their dues over the years, and they just seem like the type of hard-working team that the president would support.
Of course, fence-sitter is being priced at -575 for a reason, so tread lightly.
- Tampa Bay
- Larry Ness
- May 25, 2015 - 7:10 PM
- Offered at:
- pinnacle @ -137 Tampa Bay
Odorizzi has been the most consistent pitcher for the Rays in 2015...
My free play is on the TB Rays at 7:10 ET.
The Seattle Mariners weren’t able to pull off the three-game road sweep in Toronto, losing 8-2 on Sunday afternoon. Actually, taking two of three in a road series is big news for the Mariners, as with Sunday’s loss, they’ve lost NINE of their last 13 away games. The Mariners have batted only .226 while averaging just 3.0 runs over their last 11 games, so starter for Roenis Elias (1-1, 2.76 ERA) HAS to be worried that it could be more of the same for him on Monday night in Tampa Bay. Seattle has scored just 10 runs for Elias (1-1, 2.76) over his five outings. The left-hander picked up his first victory in a FOURTH straight quality start Wednesday, when he gave up one run over 7.2 innings in a 4-2 win at Baltimore. He's been outstanding," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "He's been very consistent since his recall from Triple-A."
Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi (3-4, 2.43 ERA) knows plenty about not getting enough support, as well. He has put up a quality outing in EIGHT of nine starts but has received just 15 total runs of support, leaving him 3-4 on the season, with the Rays going just 4-5 in his starts despite his excellent ERA, outstanding 0.96 WHIP and with opponents batting just .211 against him. "You feel for him because he's pitched really well all year," manager Kevin Cash told MLB's official website. "At the same time, he's a pro. He gets it. He just keeps going out there giving us what we need." In his only career start versus Seattle, Odorizzi allowed one hit over six innings in a 2-0 road win May 14, 2014
Odorizzi has been the most consistent pitcher for the Rays in 2015, while permitting three or fewer runs in all but one start, including FIVE times allowing one or zero runs. He’s OVERDUE for some help.
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