Super Bowl Picks 2013: Predicting Winners for Most Unique Prop Bets

Alex KayCorrespondent IJanuary 31, 2013

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on prior to the 2013 AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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With all of the proposition bets available for the Super Bowl, early February is arguably one of the most exciting times of the year for gambling aficionados.

Whether you are looking to take something as simple as the coin flip or bizarre as the color of Gatorade that will be dumped, Las Vegas and offshore sportsbooks will have it covered.

Let’s take a look at a few props that range from cross-sports to historical to plain fun in another Super Bowl XLVII gambling guide.

Prop Betting Lines and Odds provided by


Ray Lewis Tackles and Assists in Super Bowl (+3.5) over LeBron James Rebounds and Assists vs. Toronto Raptors on Feb. 3: (-110)

We’re taking the Baltimore Ravens retiring linebacker to edge the reigning NBA MVP in this bet.

Lewis has been absolutely incredible during the 2013 playoffs, as the 17-year veteran is averaging just fewer than 15 tackles over the three games so far and should only step it up with the Lombardi Trophy on the line.

While LeBron is capable of throwing out some nasty numbers (he had 16 boards and seven dimes against Boston in double-overtime this past Sunday), he’s only—and we use that term loosely—putting up 7.1 assists and 8.3 rebounds per contest in 2012-13.

If LBJ has an average night on the glass and isn’t setting up his teammates against the lowly Raptors (a completely realistic scenario), Lewis is going to easily surpass the Miami Heat star with his tackle number and will not even need the +3.5 spotted to him.


Colin Kaepernick Will Have a Longer Rush in Super Bowl XLVII than Steve Young in Super Bowl XXIX (21 Yards): (+100)

Young may have been one of the most elusive QBs to play the game in his era, but things have changed since dramatically since 1995—when the crafty signal-caller led the Niners to victory over the San Diego Chargers.

Kaepernick is now under center and has already set the record for rushing yards in a game by a quarterback in the postseason, eviscerating the Green Bay Packers for 181 yards on 16 carries, with a long of 56 yards.

In the next contest, Kap only carried twice, but broke off a 23-yard gain against the Atlanta Falcons—who focused much of their efforts on stopping his scramble.

That just proves that even when the second-year signal-caller isn’t focused on breaking containment and using his legs, he’s able to slip free and find space.

Expect this Nevada product to easily smash Young’s Super Bowl long of 21 yards, possibly by the end of the first quarter.


Yellow Gatorade Will Be Dumped on Head Coach of Winning Team: (+200)

While there are plenty of options here (water being the favorite at 19/10, down to green and blue at 7/1), yellow is the way to go.

Both John and Jim Harbaugh were bathed in yellow Gatorade upon winning the respective conference championships and it doesn’t seem likely that either team would change the formula (or preferred hydration method) that helped bring them to the Big Easy for the Super Bowl.

In fact, our research shows that Jim was also the recipient of a yellow Gatorade shower when the 49ers locked up the NFC West, so it further instills our confidence in this bet.

If you’re looking for one of the surest bets on the board, this is it according to our calculations.