Super Bowl XLIX: Exotic Game Prop Bets

With hundreds of Super Bowl props focused on what happens on the field between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in the big game, it should be no surprise that there are many more geared to what happens off the field.

The national anthem and halftime show are just a couple events happening on Super Bowl Sunday that viewers will be watching and bettors will be wagering on thanks to a few of the weirdest Super Bowl props available at online sportsbooks like Bovada.

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Super Bowl XLIX: Cross-Sport Prop Bets

The Super Bowl is not the only major sporting event going on February 1, it’s just the biggest and most heavily bet game of the year. In fact, there are two NBA and 12 college basketball games plus four NHL matchups and even a couple Premier League soccer matches scheduled for the first Sunday of February.

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Super Bowl National Anthem Prop Odds

From Barry Manilow to Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks to Renee Fleming, over the years The Star-Spangled Banner has been performed at the Super Bowl by a wide range of artists covering all musical genres.

Broadway and Frozen star Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl 49, and online sportsbook Bovada has set the OVER/UNDER for her rendition of the song at 2 minutes, 1 second, with the OVER priced at -130 and the UNDER priced at -110 on that prop wager.

Cavaliers get visit from Thunder Sunday

The Oklahoma City Thunder have already beaten the Cleveland Cavaliers once both SU and ATS so far this season as Kevin Durant and company hit the hardwood against LeBron James in NBA odds action on Sunday.

Oklahoma City got past Cleveland 103-94 and covered a 7.5-point spread at home when the teams met for the first time this season back on December 11, turning in an UNDER result for totals bettors. The UNDER has paid off at the sportsbooks in six of their eight most recent meetings.

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681362
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Louisville tips off against the Panthers

The Louisville Cardinals are 2-0 SU but 0-2 ATS in their last two games against the Pittsburgh Panthers as those two schools hit the hardwood together in college basketball betting action at the sportsbooks on Sunday.

Louisville and Pittsburgh last met in January 2013, with the Cardinals winning 64-61 but not covering a 5.5-point spread at home in that game. In their previous meeting in February 2012 the Cardinals won 57-54 but failed to cover a 7.5-point spread at home. Both those games were UNDERs.

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689481
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2015 NHL All-Star Game Betting Lines

 

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Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Johnson Odds

MMA bettors have UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Johnson on tap for this weekend with a card stacked full of some of Europe’s top talent, and action is available at 5Dimes on all 12 UFC on Fox 14 fights including tons of prop options.

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Trail Blazers host the Wizards Saturday

The Portland Trail Blazers have managed to cover the posted spread in just three of their last 10 games against the Washington Wizards as those two teams meet in a West vs. East matchup on the NBA betting lines on Saturday.

Portland, however, topped Washington both SU and ATS in the most recent game between the two teams last March, winning 116-103 as a 5.5-point home favorite in an OVER result for totals bettors. The UNDER has paid out seven times in the last 10 games between those two teams.

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681404
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Jayhawks hit the road against Longhorns

The Kansas Jayhawks are 8-2 SU but just 5-5 ATS over their last 10 games against the Texas Longhorns as those two conference rivals hit the hardwood together in college basketball betting action on Saturday.

Kansas and Texas met twice last season, with the Jayhawks winning 85-54 as a 10.5-point home favorite and the Longhorns winning 81-69 as a 3.5-point home underdog. The UNDER has paid off for totals bettors in seven of the last nine games between the schools dating back to 2010.

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684502
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