Seattle faces New England on Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX, with the Patriots hovering around one-point or two-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. However, there are plenty of Seahawks-specific prop bets to consider as you wager on Sunday’s big game.
The most offbeat wager involves Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch. He has been in the news due to fines related to his crotch grab touchdown celebration. Odds are 4-1 on the Super Bowl prop lines that he will grab his crotch after scoring a touchdown, and 1-6 that he will not. The NFL has threatened the Seahawks with a 15-yard penalty, which does not bode well for those 4-1 odds.
Pete Carroll was New England’s last head coach before Bill Belichick, and there are 11-10 odds that it will be mentioned, and 2-3 odds it will not be mentioned.
If you want to pick a Seahawks player to score the first touchdown of Super Bowl XLIX, Marshawn Lynch is the favorite at 11-2. You can also get wide receiver Doug Baldwin and quarterback Russell Wilson each at 12-1. Longshots include fullback Will Tukuafu at 50-1.
You can also get Lynch at 3-1 to score two or more touchdowns in the game. He accomplished that feat in four games this season.
Among the player performance prop bets, Russell Wilson’s total passing yards has been set at 219 1/2. He averaged almost exactly that amount this season, finishing at 219.56 yards per game. You can also wager on the result of Wilson’s first pass attempt. A completed pass is installed at 5-9, incomplete is 7-5, and interception is 10-1. Wilson only threw seven interceptions during the regular season, but did have four in the NFC Championship Game.
The total on Marshawn Lynch rushing yards is set at 92 1/2. He averaged 84.56 yards per game over 18 games. The Patriots have given up 104.3 yards per game. You can also bet on whether or not Marshawn Lynch’s longest rush will exceed 20 1/2 yards. Lynch had seven rushes exceeding 20 yards, and two of them came in the NFC Championship Game.
Finally, you can bet on some historical matchup props. For example, you can wager on Russell Wilson’s 2015 passing yards versus the 206 yards he threw for in Super Bowl XLVIII. You get a 13 1/2 yard spread plus or minus. You can make a similar bet on his rushing yards. Wilson rushed for 26 yards last year, and you can bet on a 14 1/2 yard spread plus or minus.
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