Super Bowl 2012 Prop Bets: NBA-Related Wagers Sure to Score Some Cash

Austin GreenCorrespondent IFebruary 5, 2012

HOLLYWOOD - JULY 14:  Winner for Best Breakthrough athlete, basketball player LeBron James is greeted on stage by quarterback Tom Brady at the 12th Annual ESPY Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on July 14, 2004 in Hollywood, California.  This year's ESPY's will air Sunday, July 16th on ESPN beginning 9 PM EST/6 PM EST.  (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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The NFL dominates the sporting (and gambling) world on Super Bowl Sunday, but that doesn't mean us NBA lovers can't get in on the action.

Thanks to the saving grace of prop bets, we have several entertaining NBA-related wagers to bet on during football's premier showcase.

Courtesy of Bovada Sportsbook, here are a few NBA/Super Bowl prop bets that will make you some easy cash tonight.

Which will be higher? Eli Manning Completions +2½; LeBron James Points -2½

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Ge
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Well, LeBron just shredded the Toronto Raptors for 30 points on 10-of-17 shooting, so Manning needs to have one hell of a game if you're banking on him.

However, it's not outrageous to put money on Eli.

In order to win you this bet, Manning has to throw 28 completions. He's done that three times this season, including the NFC Championship Game, when he completed 32 of 58 passes against the 49ers' elite defense.

It should be a shootout tonight, and against the Patriots' porous secondary, Manning is definitely capable of completing at least 28 passes. I say put your money on Eli, and root for a high-scoring quarterback duel.

What will be higher? Tom Brady TD Passes; Ray Allen Three-Point Shots Made in the Game

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachuset
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The NBA's all-time leading three-point shooter struggled on Sunday morning, shooting just 4-of-14 against Memphis. He did hit three deep balls though, which makes this wager very intriguing.

Brady has thrown at least four touchdown passes three times this season, including his six-touchdown performance against Denver in New England's first playoff game.

If you're a Giants fan, take Allen in this bet, and hope that you win some cash and bragging rights over other NFL fans. If you're rooting for the Patriots, take Brady, and pray for a shootout.

Personally, I'm taking Brady here. I'm not sold on the Giants defense, and the odds of this happening increase exponentially if the Patriots get out to a big lead. It's no secret that Brady and Bill Belichick love to throw salt in their opponents' wounds.

What will be higher? Ahmad Bradshaw Receiving Yards -4½; Chris Bosh Points +4½

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22:  Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants runs the ball against Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by
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Bosh was disappointing against his former team, scoring just 12 points on 3-of-13 shooting. That means Bradshaw needs just 17 receiving yards to win this one.

In 12 regular season games, Bradshaw averaged 22.25 receiving yards per game. In the postseason, he's caught 14 passes for 95 yards.

Take the easy money, and side with Bradshaw here. It probably won't be the first time you've made money betting against Chris Bosh.