Super Bowl Prop Bets: 3 Sure-Fire Selections for Super Bowl Sunday

Luis BatlleContributor IFebruary 5, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 01:  Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots answers questions from the press during a media availability session for Super Bowl XLVI at the University Place Conference Center & Hotel on February 1, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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The 2012 Super Bowl is set to be a thriller, as the prop bets for the big game now become all the more desperately looked forward to by fans.

Whether it's how long the National Anthem will be or what songs Madonna will play at halftime, there is no shortage of intriguing, as well as laughable, prop bets fans can take part in.

Here are the three sure-fire bets that fans should take a strong look at.

How many times will they cut to Peyton Manning during the game?

Over 3 1/2 times

Under 3 1/2 times

In the 2012 Super Bowl between the New York Giants and New England Patriots, it's comical that Peyton Manning is the one getting the hype in Indy.

This prop bet is as easy as any there is, as Manning will undoubtedly be shown more than three times.

The buzz around Manning's next move has only continued to grow, as it is clear there are fans significantly more interested in finding out where Manning is going than watching the Super Bowl.

Not to mention, Manning's brother Eli is starting for the Giants, as reaction shots of Peyton will undoubtedly be on the list of shots for producers as well.

If NBC knows what the fans want to see, then there is no question that Manning is being shown at least four times.

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Ph
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How many receptions will Wes Welker reel in?

Over 6.5

Under 6.5

Seven receptions are a lot for the average receiver, yet for Welker it's just another day on the job.

Of the 18 games played this season, Welker has had at least 7 receptions and as many as 16 in a game. His 122 receptions were the most by far in the NFL—a mark 22 better than any other receiver in the league.

Talk about impressive.

With TE Rob Gronkowski being limited due to injury, fully expect Welker to get at least seven receptions in this contest.

Total Receiving Yards for Victor Cruz?

Over/Under 88.5

As much as 89 yards is for a receiver to accumulate, make no mistake about it, Cruz will get his 89 yards.

The Patriots defense is the No. 31 pass defense in the league, allowing nearly 300 yards to opposing receivers per contest.

Cruz has been red-hot as of late and put the hurt on opposing defenses throughout the 2011-2012 regular season. This is no-brainer, as Cruz getting 89 yards is essentially a lock when considering the defense he'll go up against.