Super Bowl Prop Bets 2013: Complete Odds Guide to Big Game

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIFebruary 3, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 24:  Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers  (L) hugs his brother head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens (R) after the Ravens defeated the 49ers 16-6 at M&T Bank Stadium on November 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are set to square off in Super Bowl XLVII, and there is a plethora of proposition bets that are sure to make the all-Harbaugh affair all the more entertaining.

After this past Sunday's entertaining action that was defined by two stirring second-half comebacks, it's at least fairly certain which of the head-coaching brothers is the prohibitive favorite to blow a gasket on the sidelines.

On that note, here is a breakdown of game information, kickoff time and the other established prop bets as featured on

When: Sunday, February 3

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.

Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET


Opening Spread: San Francisco (-4.5)

Moneyline: Baltimore (+170), San Francisco (-200)

Over/Under: 48

As exceptional as both teams' quarterbacks have been this postseason, it's somewhat surprising to see the over/under line set at 48.

There is an unprecedented familiarity factor between opposing head coaches John and Jim Harbaugh, but the line should be higher since both teams have strong running games and dangerous vertical passing attacks.

Coin Toss

Heads: (-102)

Tails: (-102)

49ers win: (-105)

Ravens win: (-105)

I am more of a "Tails Never Fails" person myself, but B/R's NFL National Lead Writer Josh Zerkle seems to vehemently disagree with that. Bet on this prop at your own risk.

It really is dumb luck—unless you have some sort of insider knowledge about a weighted coin or something.

Team Scoring

Ravens vs. 49ers: Team to score first

Baltimore (+105)

San Francisco (-125)

With all of the weapons that the 49ers have, it's hard to think that they aren't the favorite to score first. Both of these teams have viable deep threats, yes, but if QB Colin Kaepernick gets to the edge early on, watch out.

Will either team score in first six minutes of the game?

Yes (+105)

No (-125)

Whichever offense starts with the ball will likely look to attack early on and establish tempo. That should lead to a score within the first six minutes.

First score of the game will be...

Touchdown (-130)

Any other score (+110)

Again, these two teams are more than capable of producing big plays, despite the traditional stoutness of both of these defenses. That should translate to either a long touchdown pass or a short goal-line run to put the first points on the board.

Ravens Total Points

Over/Under: 22.5 (-115)

49ers Total Points

Over: 26.5 (-120)

Under: 26.5 (even)

Longest Touchdown of Game

Over/Under: 45.5 yards (-115)

Team to Score Last

Baltimore: (-105)

San Francisco: (-115)

If it comes down to the wire, the team with the ball last could easily drive to victory. Watch for the Niners to pull out a last-minute drive to win it, as Kaepernick is more likely to take advantage of conservative coverages by making plays with his legs.

Will either team score three unanswered times, conversions excluded?

Yes (-130)

No (+110)

This should be a tight matchup between the Brothers Harbaugh, and it would be shocking to see either team pull away. The final score shouldn't deviate too far from the four-point spread, with San Francisco is the safer bet to score thrice in a row, thanks to a superior defense on its side.

Will either team score in the last two minutes of the first half?

Yes (-240)

No (+200)

The Ravens have operated in the no-huddle offense throughout the year, and it has only gotten better as the postseason has worn on.

Ray Rice is among the NFL's elite at creating a huge play out of a screen pass, so even if the Ravens go conservative, they have a good shot at getting into at least field-goal position at the end of the half.

Meanwhile, many of the Niners' prominent contributors can take it to the house on any given play. The question becomes whether David Akers could nail a field goal.

Individual Scoring—First Touchdown of the Game

Player Odds
Anquan Boldin (Ravens) +1200
Anthony Dixon (49ers) +5000
Bernard Pierce (Ravens) +2000
Colin Kaepernick (49ers) +1000
Delanie Walker (49ers) +2000
Dennis Pitta (Ravens) +1200
Ed Dickson (Ravens) +5000
Frank Gore (49ers) +500
Jacoby Jones (Ravens) +2500
LaMichael James (49ers) +2000
Michael Crabtree (49ers) +1000
Randy Moss (49ers) +2000
Ray Rice (Ravens) +600
Ted Ginn Jr. (49ers) +5000
Torrey Smith (Ravens) +1000
Vernon Davis (49ers) +1200
Vonta Leach (Ravens) +4000
Any Other Player +600
No TDs Will Be Scored +10000

Gore and Rice may be the prohibitive favorites, but don't be surprised to see the tight ends on either side to get a golden opportunity off of a play fake in the red zone.

As much of an underwhelming receiver as he's been in his career, Ginn is one of the fastest players on the field. He hasn't scored a touchdown all year, but watch out for an explosive return or even a surprise end-around placing him in the end zone and netting somebody some serious cash.

Margin of Victory

San Francisco 49ers

Prop Bet
Win by 1-3 points +500
Win by 4-6 points +550
Win by 7-10 points +450
Win by 11-13 points +1000
Win by 14-17 points +800
Win by 18-21 points +1500
Win by 22+ points +800

Baltimore Ravens

Prop Bet Odds
Win by 1-3 points +650
Win by 4-6 points +800
Win by 7-10 points +700
Win by 11-13 points +1500
Win by 14-17 points +1200
Win by 18-21 points +2500
Win by 22+ points +1500

More Prop Predictions

Most Valuable Player: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers

The lacking speed in the Ravens linebacker corps will make it difficult to catch Kaepernick if he has room on the perimeter.

Baltimore will also likely bring pressure and disguise coverages to confuse the young QB, which will lead to several big gains on scrambles in addition to what he does through the air.

Five of the past six MVPs have been quarterbacks, and with the Niners as the odd-on favorite to win, Kaepernick gets the nod here.

Most passing yards: Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

With Kaepernick's ability to run, it's a fairly safe bet to count on Flacco as the game's top passer. Since Jim Caldwell has taken over as offensive coordinator, Flacco suddenly looks like an elite quarterback.

In the postseason thus far, the Ravens QB is averaging over nine yards per attempt and has thrown for eight touchdowns against zero interceptions. He may be due for a mistake against the tough 49ers' D, but he will end up as Super Bowl XLVII's top passer.

Most rushing yards: Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers

Although LaMichael James will be coming in as a change of pace and Kaepernick will also take some carries away from him, Gore is the driving force behind the Niners' power running game.

Look for him to get the ball early and often as San Francisco tries to pound it between the tackles, which should be successful, especially to the left side with Joe Staley and Mike Iupati leading the way.

Most receiving yards: Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

Crabtree became the first Niners receiver since Terrell Owens to crack the 1,000-yard threshold in a single season and has emerged as Kaepernick's favorite target.

Not only is Crabtree a physical receiver that can win one-on-one battles down the field, he is also extremely dangerous after the catch. That should lead to several big plays on Super Bowl Sunday.

Most penalty yards: Baltimore Ravens

This was the second-most penalized team in the NFL during the regular season, which was a large part of why they struggled so frequently.

The Ravens are a fundamentally sound bunch, but players like Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard are known for laying down crushing hits. That makes them liable to pick up a couple of personal fouls in New Orleans.


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