Not everyone who will tune in to the Super Bowl this Sunday will care which team wins, or even which teams are playing. Some watch only the top-dollar commercial advertisements — another sort of big-money championship — that are sandwiched liberally between the game action.
Then there are those fans who are seriously interested in the outcome of the game — because they’ve placed a bet on either the Carolina Panthers or New England Patriots, the two teams who’ve achieved the major pro football extravaganza in Houston.
Sportsbook.com says more than $70 million will be wagered in Nevada on this one event, with more than twice that expected to be bet via the Internet. The current line and betting, according to a news release issued by the gambling site:
‘While New England is the favorite — spotting Carolina 7 points — more money is being wagered on Carolina.’
But betting on the winner and final score is a small part of the wagering that will take place, according to a PDF file posted by Sportsbook.com that lists the ‘entire selection of wagers‘ [PDF: 151kb] it is offering — a total of 618 different bets!
In addition to the obvious, here’s a sampling of some other bets available from Sportsbook.com:
- Will Jake Delhomme outperform Tom Brady?
- Will Stephen Davis out-rush Antowain Smith?
- Will SI cover boy Muhsin Muhammad outperform Deion Branch?
- Yardage of the shortest field goal of the
- The coin toss, heads or tails?
- Will Muhammad have more receiving yards that Phil Mickelson’s 4th
- Will Steve Smith have more receiving yards that Vijay Singh’s 4th
- Will the Mighty Ducks have more shots on goal than Patriots’ points?
- Will the Lakers put up more points in the first half than Carolina and
New England score in the Super Bowl?
- Will Arsenal and Manchester United score more points or New England