Super Bowl Start Time 2013: Latest Coverage Info and Prop Predictions

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IJanuary 23, 2013

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06: The coin toss is shown on the monitor during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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For everyone outside of San Francisco, Baltimore and the Harbaugh family, the Super Bowl is a time not so much for football, but for ridiculous bets regarding a football game. 

The big game is notorious for having just about every possible proposition available to the masses.

Whether you want to bet the outcome of the coin toss, the actual winner of the game (that's just insane, by the way), the MVP, the color of Beyonce's left pinky nail or the amount of times the phrase "Ray Lewis' last game" is uttered, there's something for everyone.  

So, with the game quickly approaching, let's take a look at when and where to catch the action along with the best bets to sink your hard-earned money into.

Note: All odds come from Sportsbook.ag.

Kickoff: Sunday, February 3, at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.


Live Stream: CBSSports.com

Coin Toss: Tails

Tails never fails. Everyone knows that. 

First Score of the Game: Any Other Score

I wouldn't exactly put a lot of money on this one because, well, spoiler alert: I have next to no logic to back it up. 

Nevertheless, this one could easily go either way, so you might as well take the 27-to-20 odds for "anything other than a touchdown." 

Longest Touchdown of the Game: Over 45.5 Yards

There's just too much offensive firepower in this one. 

Both teams have dynamite return men in Jacoby Jones and Ted Ginn Jr.

Joe Flacco has one of the strongest arms in the game and one of the best straight-line deep threats in Torrey Smith.

Colin Kaepernick, with his gaudy speed and brilliance in the option, is a threat to take one to the house every time he touches the ball. Just ask the Packers.

Even the running games, outside of Ray Rice and Frank Gore, boast underrated home-run threats in Bernard Pierce and LaMichael James. 

Someone is scoring a long one. Bet on it. 

Super Bowl MVP: Vernon Davis

I love these types of bets because all the different options provide for massive payouts. They are gambles, sure, but they can be rewarding ones. 

Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco are obviously favorites to take home the prestigious award, but it's not unheard of for a non-QB to receive the honor.

In this case, I'm going with Vernon Davis. The insanely talented tight end is coming off a five-catch, 106-yard, one-touchdown performance in which Kaepernick finally remembered he existed, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the Niners continue to utilize the unique weapon. 

At 25-to-1, the potential here is gargantuan. 

Player to Score First Touchdown: Dennis Pitta

Much like the MVP bet, this is another fun one that serves as a potentially rewarding risk. And much like the MVP bet, I'm going with a tight end. 

Pitta has scored in two of Baltimore's three playoff games and five times in its last seven as he has established himself as Joe Flacco's favorite red-zone target. 

It seems slightly crazy that there are six options with better odds than the former BYU star, but that's fine with me. Take the 12-to-1 action and run. 

Well, don't actually run. You know what I mean. 


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