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Super Bowl prop bets: Ray Lewis and the over-under on his post-game mentions of God

by Mike Sherman Published: January 28, 2013
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis (52) celebrates after the Ravens beat the Denver Broncos 38-35 in overtime of an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis (52) celebrates after the Ravens beat the Denver Broncos 38-35 in overtime of an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

How many times will Ray Lewis mention God in his post-game interview? Will Jay Z join Beyonce on stage during the halftime show? What color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning coach?

Here, courtesy of RJ Bell of Pregame.com, are the over/unders and odds for those and all other proposition bets for Super Bowl 47 next Sunday in New Orleans:

Length of postgame handshake/hug between Harbaugh brothers: over/under 7.5 seconds

Times Jack Harbaugh shown during game: o/u 2.5 times

Times “Harbaugh” will be said during game: o/u 21.5 times

How long will it take Alicia Keys to sing National Anthem: o/u 2 minutes and 15 seconds

Will Alicia Keys be booed? If yes, $100 wins $500

32% chance Alicia Keys will mess up the lyrics ($100 wins $170)

43% chance Jay Z will join Beyonce on stage during halftime show ($100 wins $110)

43% chance Beyonce’s hair will be straight, not curly ($100 wins $110)

64% chance President Obama will pick Ravens to win game.

$100 pays $500 if any player on either team is arrested before the game.

How many times will Ray Lewis mention “God/Lord” in post-game interview: o/u 3 times

Color of Gatorade dumped on winning coach ($100 wins . . . )
Clear: +$200
Orange: +$250
Yellow: +$250
Blue: +$700
Green: +$700
Red: +$700

Game Odds:

73% – 49ers will score a rushing touchdown ($300 wins $100)

69% – there will be a 4th down conversation ($250 wins $100)

61% – Ray Lewis will have 11 or more total tackles ($165 wins $100)

56% – Game’s total points will be an odd number ($140 wins $100)

50% – a team will lead by 2 TDs or more at some stage of game ($100 wins $100)

50% – game will be tied at some point after 0-0 ($100 wins $100)

50% – Opening coin flip will be Heads ($100 wins $100)

42% – Ravens will score a rushing touchdown ($100 wins $130)

38% – Someone will throw for 300 or more yards ($100 wins $150)

38% – Either team will score 3 unanswered times ($100 wins $150)

37% – there will be a lead change in the 2nd half ($100 wins $155)

36% – there will be a defensive or special teams TD ($100 wins $160)

32% – there will be a successful 2-point conversation ($100 wins $200)

28% – At least one quarter will be scoreless ($100 wins $240)

27% – Ravens will score in every quarter ($100 wins $250)

23% – At least 3 players will have a passing attempt ($100 wins $300)

18% – Ed Reed will have an INT ($100 wins $400)

14% – Alex Smith will take a snap from center ($100 wins $500)

11% – Game will go into overtime ($100 wins $700)

10% – Zero Field Goals in game ($100 wins $800)

8% – There will be a safety ($100 wins $900)

7% – There will be a blocked punt ($100 wins $1000)

4% – There will be a score in the first minute of game ($100 wins $1500)

Game Props:

Total yards for both teams combined: o/u 745.5 yards

Total 49ers rushing yards: o/u 155.5

Total Ravens rushing yards: o/u 101.5

49ers favored by 5.5 NET YARDS over Ravens

Longest touchdown: o/u 46 yards

Longest Field Goal: o/u 44.5 yards

Jersey Number of player to score first TD: o/u 27.5

Kobe Bryant points favored by 4 over 49ers points

Super Bowl’s total points favored by 5.5 over LeBron James points + rebounds + assists

Kaepernick’s rushing yards: even money versus Steve Young’s 49 rushing yards (Super Bowl XXIX)

Extreme Scoring?

49ers win by 31 or more points: $100 wins $2000
Ravens win by 31 or more points: $100 wins $4000
78 or more total points in game: $100 wins $1800
Either team shutout: $100 wins $5000

MVP Odds ($100 wins . . . )
Kaepernick: $180
Flacco: $300
Ray Lewis: $700
Gore: $800
Ray Rice: $1200
Crabtree: $1400
Boldin: $1600
Vernon Davis: $1800
Torrey Smith: $2000
Ed Reed: $3300
Alex Smith: $4000
Randy Moss: $5000

Kaepernick:

Attempts: o/u 28
Completions: o/u 18
Passing yards: o/u 235.5
TD passes: o/u 1.5
Rushing yards: o/u 49
Longest completion: o/u 38 yards
Longest rush: o/u 19 yards
Rushing touchdown: 37% chance ($100 wins $160)
300 passing yards AND 100 rushing yards: 7% chance ($100 wins $1100)
Throw 6 or more touchdowns: 1.7% chance ($100 wins $6000)

Flacco:

Attempts: o/u 34
Completions: o/u 20
Passing yards: o/u 250
TD passes: o/u 1.5
Rushing yards: o/u 2.5
Longest completion: o/u 40
Throw an INT? 59% chance ($155 wins $100)
Throw 5 or more touchdowns: 5% chance ($100 wins $1800)
Throw for 500 or more yards: 1% chance ($100 wins $10,000)

Ray Rice:

Attempts: o/u 17.5
Rushing Yards: o/u 68
Longest rush: o/u 16.5 yards
Receptions: o/u 2.5
Receiving Yards: o/u 27
Score a TD: 42% chance ($100 wins $130)
Over 200 yards: 3% chance ($100 wins $2,800)

Frank Gore:

Attempts: o/u 20
Rushing Yards: o/u 83.5
Longest rush: o/u 20.5
Receptions: o/u 1.5
Receiving Yards: o/u 17
Score a TD: 50% chance ($100 wins $100)

Receiving Yards:

Michael Crabtree: o/u 84.5
Anquan Boldin: o/u 70.5
Torrey Smith: o/u 64.5
Vernon Davis: o/u 50.5
Dennis Pitta: o/u 44.5
Randy Moss: o/u 36.5
Jacoby Jones: o/u 21.5
Delainie Walker: o/u 22.5
Ed Dickson: o/u 18.5

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by Mike Sherman
Sports Editor
Mike Sherman is sports editor of The Oklahoman, where he has a combined 18 years of service during two stints as a writer and an editor. He covered high school sports for The Oklahoman from 1984-93. He also worked as a news writer for the...
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