Super Bowl Prop Bets: Safe Wagers to Guarantee Victory

Alex KayCorrespondent IJanuary 29, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 20:  Wide receiver Randy Moss #84 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on while taking on the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Super Bowl props are some of the most fun and exciting ways to get a piece of the betting action for the big game.

Even if you’re not looking to make a play on a risky proposition, there are a few different options that are almost guaranteed to pay out—even if the odds aren’t so great.

Let’s take a look at some of these “safe” wagers in this Super Bowl 47 gambling guide.


Will Randy Moss Score a TD in the Game?

No (-300) over Yes (+240)

While Moss was an excellent big game receiver in his younger days, he’s simply no longer a serious threat and the 49ers offense isn’t designed around getting him the ball in the end zone.

The 14-year veteran only recorded three touchdowns in all of 2012, the latest coming in mid-December against his former team, the New England Patriots.

Moss is still utilized as a deep threat and decoy—catching five passes on eight targets for 71 yards in the Niners two postseason contests, but QB Colin Kaepernick isn’t looking his way for scores and that will not change in the Super Bowl.


Will Any Player Get Penalized for Excessive Celebration in the Game?

No (-350) over Yes (+225)

Excessive Celebration isn’t a commonly enforced penalty in the NFL and it’s going to be tough to call in the most important game of the year.

There is also historical precedent, as Santonio Holmes infamously was let off easy after using the football as a prop following his game-winning touchdown catch in Super Bowl XLIII.

The Pittsburgh Steeler caught an incredible pass to put his team up against the Arizona Cardinals, with a celebration that imitated LeBron James’ widely known powder-throwing pre-game ritual.

By the letter of the law, the flag should have been thrown for excessive celebration, but the officials weren’t about to screw up a classic game for a ridiculous penalty that should have never been implemented into the rulebook.

We expect the NFL isn’t going to want a PR fiasco and the refs will not put laundry on the field for any celebrations on February 3.


What Color Gatorade (or Liquid) Will Be Dumped on Head Coach of Winning Team?

Yellow (5/2) over Clear/Water (7/4), Orange (5/2), Blue (13/2), Green (13/2), Red (13/2)

After watching both Jim and John Harbaugh get covered in yellow Gatorade following their NFC and AFC Championship victories, we have to believe they aren’t going to jinx the formula that got their teams here.

While we aren’t sure how much superstition plays a role in this, we do know that players on both sides of the field in the Super Bowl are used to the yellow colored liquid and doubt it will change.

Regardless of who wins, either the Ravens or 49ers, expect a yellow-tinged Gatorade bath.