Super Bowl Prop Bets: Stone Cold Locks You Must Wager for Sunday's Clash
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Super Bowl Prop Bets are all over and there are a few stone cold locks that you simply must wager for Sunday's clash.
Which of these bets provide the easiest way to get a win? Read below to find out.
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First Penalty of Game
For this prop bet, you have to take false start at 2/1 odds.
False starts are incredibly common. The Niners are no different. Mike Iupati and Joe Staley have combined for six false starts.
On the Ravens, false starts on the offensive line are the norm. Michael Oher, Kelechi Osemele and Marshall Yanda have combined for 11 false starts.
With the nerves of playing in a Super Bowl and the incredible crowd noise expected, communication on the line will be difficult.
The offensive linemen will have their hearts pounding out of their chest and they will have trouble hearing the snap. With defenders like Aldon Smith and Terrell Suggs bearing down on them, it'll be hard to resist the temptation leave the line early.
With all the pressure, with all the nerves, with all the excitement, look for someone to commit a false start penalty early on.
The line for this has been set at 1.5. You can feel confident with the under.
Joe Flacco has yet to throw an interception this postseason and Colin Kaepernick has only thrown one this postseason.
Both quarterbacks take care of the ball and won't be throwing ill-advised passes in the biggest games of their career.
The two teams also feature strong running games. Frank Gore is a workhorse for the Niners, while Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce help take the load off of Joe Flacco.
San Francisco has only two interceptions this postseason, while Baltimore has five. They're both fine defenses who can be opportunistic.
But the quarterbacks are very careful with the ball. They've been stellar in that regard this postseason.
An interception may be thrown, but it's hard to imagine any more than that. Two careful quarterbacks playing in the biggest game of their lives will not be likely to force a throw somewhere.
Instead, they'll take safe throws, preferring to make the big than a make a mistake.
Because of that, taking the under on this prop bet will be a wise choice.
Will There Be a Field Goal Attempt Missed?
You can confidently say yes (-125) on this bet.
In fact, saying no (-105) is kind of foolish.
Why? It's pretty simple.
David Akers, the kicker for the 49ers, has really struggled this season.
During the regular season, Akers was 29-of-42 on field goal attempts. In the playoffs, he's 1-of-2.
He struggles kicking on the road, connecting on only 65 percent of his kicks. He's had three blocks and since 2010, he's only 50 percent accurate on kicks longer than 30 yards in the playoffs.
He's a wild card now, and he's no longer the reliable kicker he used to be.
Akers, simply put, is no longer a good kicker, and he will most certainly miss a kick in this game.
The 49ers just hope that it won't be a big one.
And while the Ravens kicker, Justin Tucker, has yet to miss this postseason, the struggles of Akers means that it's a near certainty that a kick will be missed.
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