Look, we’re tired of people complaining about Trump. The only thing more annoying than hearing someone complain about Trump is hearing them complain about money. We all want it, and for the most part we all need to work for it. With the biggest game of the year being played this Sunday, a lot of people are pulling their wallets out, in hopes of gambling on the right team to win the game. The game itself isn’t the only thing you can place a wager on.
Here are 9 prop bets that you can make for Super Bowl 51
9. How many times will "Gronkowski" be mentioned during the game?
One of the keys to the Patriots offense has only played in half of the games this season. While they haven’t been struggling too much without him, he’d certainly be a bonus. We can expect to see Gronk somewhere at this game, and his on the field absence will certainly be mentioned as well. I think we’ll hear the name Gronkowski at least five times. The only question is do they have to say his full last name for it to count towards the 3?
8. How many times will "deflate" or "Deflategate" be said on TV during live broadcast?
Despite Gronkowski’s injury, he is not the biggest story-line of the season. That goes to the Deflategate Scandal. The season started with Brady’s suspension, and when Joe Buck recaps the Patriot’s season, he’ll definitely bring that up. Goodell will be in attendance for the Super Bowl. If you want to make some easy money, this is not the bet to take. You’ll break even if they mention it more than once. If you don’t think it’ll be said, you’re going to make a lot.
7. Coin Toss
Have you ever heard the expression heads up? When flipping a coin, it generally starts with the heads side facing up. Coins have a 51% chance of landing on the side they started on. That one percent more should be enough to influence your decision.
6. Total yardage of all touchdowns scored (Both teams)
These are two of the highest scoring teams in the league, and the Falcons gave up a lot of points. With that said, the Patriots defense gave up the least points in the league, and the Falcons only allowed six receivers to top 100 yards in a game all season long. Both teams should be able to prevent big plays. It will still be a high scoring game, but you will see a lot of touchdowns from goal line plays.
5. Will the opening kickoff result in a touchback?
The Falcons led the league this year in touchbacks. With the kickoff being moved up 5 yards, we’ve seen more touchbacks than ever this season. It’s safer for a kick returner, the offense gets better field position, but it does make things a bit less interesting. The trend will continue Sunday.
4. Will there be a penalty for excessive celebration?
There are a few different aspects to the Patriot way. Win football games, while letting your play speak instead of your personality. But this is the Super Bowl, one of these teams will win, and with all of the adrenaline in the players’ systems, there will be a flag in the fourth quarter.
3. What color Gatorade will be poured on the winning coach?
Well Lemon-lime, the green or the yellow, is the most classic Gatorade. The Patriots drank blue Gatorade during their last Super Bowl victory. Orange Gatorade is gross, we’ll take that one out of the discussion. If I were to have a Gatorade right now, it’d probably be fruit punch. Red is present in both teams’ uniforms. Coincidence?
2. If the Patriots win, will Brady, Belichick or Kraft be seen shaking Roger Goodell's hand on TV?
If the Patriots win, this will be the first time that we do not see confetti flying down onto the field. Instead, we will see the face of Roger Goodell. Will he be excited? Shocked? Angry? Brady served his suspension, and the Patriots still were the top seed in the AFC. No question in my mind they shake hands. I’m just curious how big of a smirk we see on the Patriot’s faces as they make eye contact with Goodell on the field.
1. How many commercials will feature former quarterback Peyton Manning?
So you only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials? You can really place bets on anything these days. Peyton Manning didn’t play in the NFL this year, which means he was available for even more commercials. From Direct TV, to Papa Johns, to Nation Wide, Peyton is still everywhere. Look forward to seeing him participate in Super Bowl 51.
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