Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has returned an interception for a touchdown in both of Carolina’s postseason wins this year. Whether or not that trend will continue is just one of the many prop bets available for Super Bowl 50 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Will Luke Kuechly record a pick-six in the game? (Yes +600, No -1200)
Many bettors won’t like the heavy chalk, but specific events like this are rare. Kuechly has three touchdown returns in 69 career games.
Super Bowl 50 MVP
The quarterback of the winning team has won the Super Bowl MVP award seven times in the last nine seasons. Cam Newton (-130) and Peyton Manning (+275) are favorites to continue that trend.
Peyton Manning Total Touchdown Passes (Over 1.5 -105, Under 1.5 -125)
Manning has thrown for two or more touchdown passes in just four of his last 14 games. He has failed to do so in seven of his last nine games, but did have two in the AFC Championship Game.
Cam Newton Total Touchdown Passes (Over 1.5 -165, Under 1.5 +135)
Newton on the other hand has passed for two or more touchdowns in five of Carolina’s last seven games. He’s been held without a passing touchdown only twice this season.
Who will record the most receiving yards in the game?
Demaryius Thomas and Greg Olsen are tied for the top spot going off at +300 apiece, with Emmanuel Sanders at +325 and Ted Ginn Jr. at +500 trailing close behind. Olsen has been Carolina’s leading receiver in three of the team’s last four games.
Demaryius Thomas Total Receiving Yards (Over 67.5 -125, Under 67.5 -105)
Thomas led Denver in receiving this season with 105 catches and 1,304 yards. He will likely draw Josh Norman in this game, one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks. Thomas has gone UNDER 67.5 receiving yards in four of his last five games.
Who will record the most rushing yards in the game?
This prop will likely boil down to the game’s two starting running backs, with Carolina’s Jonathan Stewart a slight favorite at +120 over Denver’s C.J. Anderson at +130. Cam Newton is a dark horse at +500.
Will a special teams or defensive TD be scored? (Yes +140, No -170)
In a game featuring two of the NFL’s best defenses, a defensive or special teams touchdown wouldn’t be a surprise. Five of the last seven Super Bowls have had a touchdown scored on defense or special teams.
What color will the liquid be that is poured on the winning coach?
From 2007 to 2010, all four coaches were doused in clear (+400) liquid. Since then, three NFC Super Bowl winning coaches have been hit with orange, making the color a +125 favorite over blue (+300), yellow (+400) and red (+600).
Coin Toss (Heads -105, Tails -105)
The age-old question: heads or tails? The coin had landed on heads in five straight Super Bowls before landing on tails in each of the last two games.