Super Bowl 50: Cross-Sport Betting Props

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest sporting day in the United States every year and this Sunday’s game between NFC champion Carolina and AFC champion Denver is expected to attract some $4.2 billion in betting action in the USA — with only a fraction of that in legal sportsbooks in Nevada or Atlantic City. One great thing about the Super Bowl is it offers a chance to parlay some Super Bowl game props with some other sports.


Players can wager on the number of assists by Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul against the number of first-half points scored by Denver against the Panthers. Both totals are 1.8333 on betting tips. Paul’s Clippers are in Miami on Super Bowl Sunday. Paul is averaging 9.5 assists per game, which is fourth in the NBA. His season high was 19 on Jan. 6 at Portland. The Clippers hosted the Heat last month and won 104-90. Paul had 12 assists. The Broncos had nine points in the first half of the divisional-round win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and 17 in the first half of the AFC title game over the New England Patriots. Carolina’s defense is better than both.

There’s also an option on the total points and rebounds of Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins from Sunday’s game in Boston against the number of rushing yards by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who is the heavy Super Bowl 50 MVP favorite. Newton is at 1.6667 and Cousins at 2.1000 on betting odds. Cousins is averaging 27.0 points and 11.3 rebounds this season. The Kings faced the Celtics on Dec. 3 in Mexico City and Cousins had a quiet 16 points and seven rebounds. Newton was held to 3 yards rushing in the divisional round versus. Seattle but had 47 yards in the NFC title game against. Arizona. Newton’s high this season was 100 rushing yards at the New York Giants.


Bet on the total shots on goal by the Washington Capitals’ Ovechkin on Super Bowl Sunday at home against the Philadelphia Flyers against the total touchdowns scored in the Super Bowl by the Panthers and Broncos combined. Both options are 1.8333 in betting tips. Ovechkin leads the NHL in shots and averages around 5.1 shots per game. He has eight shots in two games this season against the Flyers.

There’s a bet on the total number of goals in the Carolina Hurricanes versus Montreal Canadiens game on Sunday versus the total receptions by Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. Both are 1.8333 in betting odds. The Canadiens beat the Hurricanes 3-2 in the only meeting this season on Dec. 5 in Raleigh. Montreal is 10th in the NHL in scoring at 2.7 goals per game and Carolina 23rd at 2.4 per game. Olsen has had six catches in each playoff win thus far.


The English Premier League hasn’t been left out of the Super Bowl betting options. There’s a wager on total Peyton Manning touchdown passes against the number of goals scored by Arsenal on Sunday against Bournemouth. The two sides met on December 28 and Arsenal won 2-0. Both Manning and Arsenal are 1.8333 on betting tips.

There’s also Newton’s touchdown passing total against total number of goals in Sunday’s Chelsea versus Manchester United showdown. The two sides drew 0-0 on Dec. 28. Both options there are also at 1.8333.

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