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A Gambler's Guide to The Super Bowl

For those going to Las Vegas this Super Bowl Sunday, gambling on the big game is part of the due process for your weekend. For the rest of us, gambling is illegal…but if you happen to have a friend, or a friend of a friend who may be willing to take your bet, here are some quick bets that should go in your favor tomorrow night.

Will the Seahawks have a 4th down conversion?

Yes +150

Pete Carroll has great success going for it on 4th down. The Seahawks were 6-11 on fourth down conversions during the regular season, showing that they didn’t go for it too much when the games meant less. However, the Seahawks already have three 4th down attempts during the postseason. With everything on the line tomorrow, I expect Carroll to go for it twice on 4th down tomorrow. At those odds, I will gladly take this bet and be tense on a 4th and 2 during the middle of the 2nd quarter.

Seahawks 1st offensive TD will be?

Rushing TD +105

The Denver Broncos defense has not given up many big plays so far this postseason. Though the Seahawks do have some big-play potential, they are a ground-and-pound team that want to give the ball to Marshawn Lynch near the goal line. I expected this bet to have worse odds and to see this available at plus 105 is either a blessing, or a trap.

Who will score the Broncos first TD?

Montee Ball +450

Now this one is a bit more of a risk. The Broncos can score in many different ways and the odds on everyone else who has a reasonable chance to score aren’t as attractive as the team’s preferred goal line back. Ball can get more playing time if Moreno struggles due to his rib injury. It may not be a big factor, but Moreno and Ball rotate enough where 4.5 to 1 odds are good enough for me. Yes, I have a problem.


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