New England and Seattle meet on Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX, and there are numerous prop bets on which you can wager. There are plenty of random entertaining prop bets, but there are also quite a few related to the game itself.
The most offbeat Patriots-specific wagers from sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com have to be related to Bill Belichick. First, you can bet on the color and type of hoodie Belichick will wear during the game. For color, you can bet on grey (1/2), blue (7/4), and red (7/1). For type, “sleeves cut” is -150 and “sleeves intact” is +110. Additionally, you can bet on Belichick smiling during the game; smiling gets 3/2 odds, while not smiling gets 1/2 odds.
One broad wager for Super Bowl XLIX is who will score the first touchdown. If you want to pick a Patriots player for this wager, Rob Gronkowski has the best odds at 13/2. LeGarrette Blount (9/1) and Julian Edelman (10/1) follow him. Longshots include fullback James Devlin (50/1) and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (50/1). You can also get 35/1 odds that Tom Brady will score the first touchdown (rushing or receiving, not passing).
In 2014, Gronkowski led the team with 12 touchdowns. Brandon LaFell (seven) and Tim Wright (six) were the next players behind him. Blount had three regular-season touchdowns with the Patriots and then three in the AFC Championship Game.
Super Bowl XLVIII saw a rare occurrence when Seattle took a 2-0 lead after a first quarter safety. The wager for first score of Super Bowl XLIX has safety installed at 33/1. A Patriots field goal is 4/1, and a Patriots touchdown is 7/4. Through 18 games, New England’s first score has been a touchdown 14 times. The Patriots’ first score in one game was a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown, and you can get 14/1 odds on a Patriots defensive or special teams touchdown.
The total for Brady passing yards has been set at 260 1/2 on the Super Bowl betting lines. Brady has averaged 261 yards per game through 18 games this season, with half the games going over the total. You can also bet on total passing attempts (35 1/2) and completions (23 1/2) for Brady. Heading into the Super Bowl, Brady has averaged 37 attempts and 24 completions.
The total for Gronkowski receiving yards is set at 72 1/2. Gronk has averaged 74 receiving yards per game through the playoffs. If you want to wager on whether he’ll score a touchdown, Yes is installed at -170, while No is at +140. Gronkowski has scored a touchdown in 12 of the 17 games he has played in this season.
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