Super Bowl Prop Bets: Locks to Win You Money During the Big Game

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 29:  A Super Bolw flag is seen on Bourbon Street prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Few events bring more people to the world of sports betting than the Super Bowl.

Not only do gamblers get a chance to bet on the winner of the game and the over/under, but there are a number of prop bets that make every play exciting.

While there are literally hundreds of different bets to make ranging from the coin toss to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, these are the ones that are certain to make you money.

Note: All bets courtesy of Bovada.


Which Half Will Have More Points?

Pick: 1st Half

Both head coaches have done well all season at making adjustments. However, the recent halftime moves have been simply incredible.

In their first two playoff games, the San Francisco 49ers have allowed a combined 45 points in the first halves. In the second halves, the team only allowed 10 in one game and zero in the other.

The Baltimore Ravens have been almost as good. Opposing teams scored 40 first-half points in the postseason compared to only 17 in the second.

With the way that Jim and John Harbaugh make defensive adjustments, the second part of the game should be very low scoring. This should make the first half a solid pick to have more points.


Joe Flacco Passing Yards

Pick: Over 250

Although Joe Flacco is one of the more inconsistent quarterbacks in the NFL, this is a relatively safe bet.

Even against a top defense, the quarterback has played very well this postseason and should be able to continue this on Sunday. 

San Francisco is solid against both the run and the pass, but the Atlanta Falcons proved in the NFC Championship Game that the secondary can be beaten. Matt Ryan threw for 396 yards in the loss.

The Ravens will try to replicate this type of performance to avoid dealing with the dominant front seven.

Also, Flacco could reach this mark even in a losing effort. Even if the 49ers build up an early lead, the quarterback will end up throwing a lot of passes in order to catch up quickly.

With enough passing attempts, he will be able to easily get over 250 yards.


Frank Gore Rushing Yards

Pick: Over 82

During the regular season, the Ravens were ranked only No. 20 in the NFL in rushing yards allowed.

Even with the return of Ray Lewis, the unit is allowing more yards per game on the ground since the playoffs began.

This means that Frank Gore should be in for a big performance in the Super Bowl. 

While everyone has been focusing on Colin Kaepernick running the football, the veteran running back has quietly been very impressive. In the playoffs, he has 209 yards and three touchdowns.

Gore is incredibly important to the success of the 49ers offense, and he will get plenty of chances to succeed on Sunday. With the way he is performing lately, he should definitely top 100 rushing yards.