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.
- AAA Sports
- August 9, 2015 - 8:00 PM
- Offered at:
- bookmaker @ -2.5 -110 Minnesota
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Minnesota Vikings -2 1/2 8:00 EST
1* Free Play Minnesota Vikings.
What you see is what you get each year from Pittsburgh, which builds through the draft, doesn’t sign a lot of free agents and basically comes at you. How much Ben Roethlisberger has left is a question asked every September given the number of hits he takes. The biggest change will be at defensive coordinator, where legend Dick Lebeau is gone – which may mean the LBs will be freer to attack the pocket.
The Vikes have Adrian Peterson back and things seem to have calmed down a bit in Minnesota. But then again, Mike Wallace has been on board for only a few months. Vikes are looking for a huge Year 2 improvement from Teddy Bridgewater and if they get it they can make things sticky in the North.
In 2014/15 the Steelers were 1-3 SU/ATS in the preseason and in 2013/14 they were 0-4 SU/ATS. After missing the playoffs in 2013/14, Pittsburgh returned last year only to lose 30-17 to the Ravens in the Wildcard round. Mike Tomlin has clearly not been very worried about winning in the preseason the last few years.
Last year the Vikes went 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in the preseason, after going 1-3 SU/ATS in 2013/14 and 1-3 SU/ATS in 2012/13. For a team which is desperately trying to get back to the playoffs, the preseason suddenly becomes a lot more important.
There are many players on Minnesota which have something to prove, while Pittsburgh will surely be happy to just go through the motions and leave Canton without any significant injuries.
Minnesota would seem to be the more motivated team in this one, consider laying the short points.
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