Super Bowl Prop Bets: 3 Sure-Fire Selections for Super Bowl Sunday

Jonathan IrwinContributor IIFebruary 2, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 01:  Head coach John Harbaugh (L) of the Baltimore Ravens and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers pose for the media during a press conference for Super Bowl XLVII at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on February 1, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Ravens will play the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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This year's Super Bowl is filled with some crazy prop bets—ranging from hilarious to bizarre. But if you look past the goofiness of it all—and do some research—you're bound to find some great bets to make.

Here are three sure-fire prop bets to make this Sunday.

Prop bets found at CBS Philly


Will Beyonce be joined by Jay-Z on stage during the Super Bowl halftime show? (Yes +110, No -150)

You have to roll with yes on this one, and there are three obvious reasons why.

1. As part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, Jay-Z is a huge member of the sports world. He'll undoubtedly be in attendance at this year's Super Bowl.

2. He's married to Beyonce Knowles. What good husband wouldn't be there to support his wife by performing on stage with her?

3. According to the leaked halftime show setlist, Beyonce will be performing "Crazy in Love." Jay-Z just happens to have a part in that song.

While those close to the couple are staying quiet on the matter, you have to believe Jay-Z will make some kind of appearance on the stage this Sunday.

Sure-fire selection: Yes


What will be Higher? LeBron James rebounds and assists Feb 3 vs. Toronto (-3.5) or Ray Lewis tackles and assists in Super Bowl XLVII (+3.5)

This one takes a bit of research, but in the end King James seems like your sure-fire bet.

In the playoffs, Lewis has averaged 14.67 total tackles per game. None of the teams the Ravens faced have been running-centric like the 49ers.

Denver ran the most running plays against Baltimore in the playoffs with 41—a game in which Lewis had 17 combined tackles.

San Francisco has averaged 36 carries per playoff game this postseason, and the more they run the more likely Lewis is to notch tackles up front.

Looking at the other side of this bet, LeBron James has averaged 7.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game against Toronto in his career. That makes for a total of 15.1.

In his most recent game against the Raptors, James managed a triple-double, with 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Ray Lewis is bound to have an amazing game in his final NFL appearance, but James gets an obvious edge against the rebound-inept Raptors.

Sure-fire Selection: LeBron James


How many times will “Harbaugh” be said during the game? (Over/Under 21.5)

First off, how is the over/under 21.5? Not sure how the announcers will say half a "Harbaugh," unless every mention of "Harbowl" or "Superbaugh" counts as a half.

Second of all, if you want your friends and family to hate you, try turning this one into a drinking game—especially since the over seems like the best bet.

Anyways, here's what we know.

Both head coaches are brothers—something that's never happened in the Super Bowl. And both are some of the more animated—and outspoken—coaches when on the field.

The media has been eating this up. The entire Super Bowl week has been about the "Harbowl" and these two brothers.

Their parents even got some spotlight during media week, and they're sure to be in attendance during the big game.

So there will be four Harbaughs in the Superdome this Sunday, and the media is already going crazy. There's sure to be plenty of name dropping during the game, making the over your best bet.

Sure-fire Selection: Over