Super Bowl Odds 2013: Unique Prop Bets That Can Result in Big Pay Day

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2013

Ray Lewis and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti
Ray Lewis and Ravens owner Steve BisciottiElsa/Getty Images

If Ray Lewis wins MVP of Super Bowl XLVII and thanks Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti first, somebody will be a very rich man.

Vegas has the odds of the Super Bowl MVP winner thanking his team's owner first at 20/1. At those kind of odds, it's almost worth it to simply lay a few bucks down and turn that into a couple hundred dollars.

Like Lewis with Bisciotti, why wouldn't Colin Kaepernick thank San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York first? Without an owner, there's no team, thus no chance to make it to the Super Bowl.

That's just one of the multitudes of crazy bets surrounding this year's Super Bowl. Every year it's the same. In this game more so than any other, people are able to find just about anything to bet on.

If played right, a person could really make a nice chunk of change by laying his or her money down in the rights areas.

For those looking for some of the lesser-known bets, here are three such options and how to bet in order to maximize the reward.

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How many times will Harbaugh be said during the game?

As everyone knows, Jim and John Harbaugh are facing off against each other, the first time brothers have been opposing head coaches in the Super Bowl.

It's a narrative that, as expected, has been played out to death. Although it's great and all and might never happen again, sports networks are starting to hit overkill, and it's only Friday.

By the time the game has rolled around, fans will be tired of hearing about the Harbaughs. Once the game actually starts, the teams will once again be the main focus of the announcers and talking heads.

They'll get some early mentions, but the Harbaughs will take a back set to the likes of Lewis, Kaepernick, Frank Gore, Ray Rice, etc.

Odds: Under 21½ (+110)

What will be the first enforced penalty in the game?

The defenders in the secondary must be on their best behavior. Referees will be extra diligent in this one, so they're not going to let any physical play fly while the ball is in the air.

According to, the number of occurrences of pass interference has risen in each of the last four years, jumping from 210 in 2011 to 252 in 2012. That's quite an increase from one season to the next.

It's no secret that rules changes are making it easier and easier for quarterbacks to shred opposing defenses.

Both teams are disciplined enough to avoid silly penalties. They will have trouble, though, should the quarterback go over the top. A pass interference might be inevitable.

Odds: Pass Interference (7/1)

What predominant color will Beyonce's top be at the beginning of the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

There are quite a few options here for the singer to go. She's not like Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry, who both change their hairstyles depending on how they woke up in the morning.

With that said, since it's the Super Bowl, don't be surprised to see Beyonce go over the top here.

She needs to be careful here. Should she choose a hair color of either the 49ers or Ravens, Beyonce risks the wrath of that entire city. She would never be welcomed in Baltimore or San Francisco again.

Beyonce is going to go with a much more neutral color. Blue is a little close to purple, but it's neutral enough to avoid angering any 49ers fans. It's also the kind of color that would make her hair remembered forever.

Odds: Blue (15/1)