Pregame.com founder RJ Bell has been our football-prognosticating wizard this season, boasting a regular season record of (26-13) and a playoff record of (2-2), so it is a no-brainer that we go to him to get help on the biggest football game of the year. $10 billion is bet on the Super Bowl every year (both legally/illegally) and RJ gave us some tips on how to make some money on the game winner itself, and some fun prop bets to look out for.
Heads or Tails: The coin toss is one of the most popular things you can bet on, because non-sports fans can feel involved, and degenerate gamblers feel good because they can get a win in before the actual game has even started. The odds are exactly 50/50 on this bet: in the last 48 Super Bowls, the results have been 24 heads, and 24 tails.
MVP: The Quarterback is always favored to win this award, and Tom Brady is the favorite (+180). Russell Wilson is next (+350), and Marshawn Lynch is third (+500), which isn’t too surprising considering how run-heavy Seattle is.
You can also bet on if Katy Perry will show cleavage or not, the number of times “Deflated balls” will be mentioned, and if Bill Belichick will smile or not.
The Pick- Seattle or New England?:
In the Super Bowl’s history, only five games have ever had a spread less than a field goal. This Sunday, the Patriots are only favored by 1. RJ says that most pros will pick Seattle. However, he thinks their record may be deceiving, with the Seahawks having a softer schedule toward the end of the regular season. RJ thinks the Patriots are a slightly better team, and is picking the Patriots to be the one to hoist the Lombardi trophy.