Each week a panel of SCU contributors will pick their winners and losers. This week it's all about Super Bowl Sunday and we're also including our prop bets for the big game too! Let’s see who does the best on Super Sunday!
When most football and sports fans think of betting on the Super Bowl, they think, "Okay, who is going to win?" Then, they put down money on their best guess on who will win the game.
But in this day and age, there is another way to bet on games. Another popular form of gambling during the Super Bowl is called a "prop bet”.
Honestly, I had no idea what that was until a few years ago when I was watching the Super Bowl with some friends. One of my friends (who is not even a football fan) jumped up and said I won!!
I looked at them asking "You won what?"
They said, "I bet on how long the National Anthem would last and I was within 3 seconds! So, I won $40!"
My response? "What are you talking about?!"
After a little research, I realized nothing is off the table when it comes to sports betting. Now there are more than 1,000 prop bets available for Super Bowl XLV between the 49ers and Chiefs.
Looking at the list, it's hard to know where to start. Fortunately, the SCU team got together to bring you the list of the most popular Super Bowl prop bets. Even if you only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, there is a bet for you!
Super Bowl Prop Bets
Total time for Demi Lovato's National Anthem 120.5 seconds
- Over/Under 2 Minutes
Outcome of the coin toss?
What color Gatorade will be dunked on winning coach?
Will the first drive of the game result in:
- Field Goal
What will the first score of the game be?
- Field Goal
Who will have the first commercial?
- Pepsi/Mountain Dew
Which player scores the first TD?
- QB only counts if rushing
How many total points will there be?
- Over/Under 55 Points
How many players will attempt a pass?
- Over/Under 2.5
Jersey number for the first TD scorer?
Will there be a missed extra point attempt?
First song by JLo at halftime show "Let's Get it Loud"
Will a "real" dog appear in more than 3 commercials?
How many yards will the games longest TD be?
- Over/Under 44.5 Points
Will Kittle or Kelce have more fantasy points?
- PPR rules
Will either team attempt a 2-point conversion?
These are just a few of the prop bets available to the public. Of course, the big question is who will win?!
The SCU team makes their selections below, along with a look at how they did the previous weekend of "real" football!
Super Bowl Picks
Conference Championship Week Picks
Conference Championship Week Standings