Sportsbooks Flood Market with Super Bowl Props

Authored by: Benjamin Eckstein

With wagering on the Super Bowl heating up this week it's time for bettors to start taking a look at all of the props available for Sunday's championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers at the Superdome in New Orleans.

And Bovada is offering up its usual onslaught of props this year, including the popular 'Game MVP' wager with Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick the 8/5 favorite over Ravens pivot Joe Flacco – who sits at 11/4 odds. Quarterbacks traditionally dominate the Super Bowl MVP award, so those two will be the popular selections on those lines.

Those that like Kaepernick to be named the Super Bowl MVP might also want to throw a few dollars down on him scoring the first touchdown of Sunday's championship game – he's listed at 8/1 odds along with teammate Michael Crabtree on that prop wager at Bovada. Niners running back Frank Gore is the 13/2 betting favorite on that list right now, while Ravens running back Ray Rice is at 15/2 odds to be the first to score a TD.

How well will Rice and Gore perform on the ground on Sunday? Rice's OVER/UNDER for Super Bowl rushing yards at Bovada sits at 69.5, while Gore's is at 82.5. Gore rushed for a total of 209 yards over the Niners' first two playoff games against the Packers and Falcons, with Rice rushing for 247 yards over his three playoff outings.

Moving beyond the game itself, the OVER/UNDER for Alicia Keys' rendition of the national anthem is set at 2:10 at Bovada, with Kelly Clarkson completing that song in 1:34 last year and Christina Aguilera needing 1:54 to get through it two years ago. You can also find +170 odds on Keys forgetting or omitting at least one word in the anthem.

The Niners are 4-point favorites on the Super Bowl betting lines at Bovada, and they're listed at 3/1 odds to win the game by 1 to 6 points on Sunday. If you're looking for Kaepernick and company to win the game in a big blowout, you can find 25/1 odds on San Francisco claiming victory by 37 or more points. Baltimore winning by 1 to 6 points is pegged at 4/1 odds, with the Ravens by 7 to 12 points listed at 6/1 odds for Sunday.