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, the Super Bowl is a national holiday. The game, the spectacle, all that goes into it and the lead up to it make it the unique sporting event it is and has cemented it as the premiere sporting event in the country.Just one of the elements that goes into that is the betting. Now that sports betting is entering the mainstream, with seemingly new states every day joining the legal sports betting side every few months, it’s no longer the hush-hush taboo subject it once was.Betting has long been discussed around the Super Bowl moreso than other games if only because of the fun prop bets that get thrown around. How long will the national anthem be? How will the coin toss end? What color Gatorade will the winning coach be doused in?I’ve been getting a lot of prop bet lines in this week so I decided to go over a few of them and offer some that I like. I’ll even weigh in on the game itself, for whatever that’s worth.How betting lines workFor the uninitiated, American betting lines are typically posted in a -/+ format. The easiest way to think about it is that a plus (+) number is how much you would win on a $100 bet. A minus (-) number is how much you have to wager to win $100.So if the line is +110, that means a $100 bet would pay $210 (you get your original wager plus $110).If a line were -110, a $100 bet would also pay $90.91. A $110 bet on a -110 would pay the same $210.This means that the plus wager is better value because you are risking less to possibly win more.Another way to think about it, is if you’re used to horse racing odds, divide the number by 100 to get its ratio. So +110 is 1 to 1.1 odds while -110 is 1.1 to 1. If it’s “even money” you will win as much as you bet.Make sense? I probably didn’t explain it very well...PropsWill Jim Nantz or Tony Romo mention the spread? (BetOnline.AG)Yes +350No -600My take: This is a hilarious prop, but there’s no value here. Point spreads are not often mentioned bluntly http://www.thebearslockerroom.com/authentic-roquan-smith-jersey
, usually only alluded to and that’s only by the great Al Michaels. Will a play that Tony Romo predicts result in a touchdown? (Bookmaker.eu)Yes +200No -280My take; This is one you throw a couple bucks at yes for fun, but I think no is more likely. I get the impression that maybe the network doesn’t always like Romo calling out what is likely to happen.Will phrase “Greatest of All Time” be mentioned during the broadcast (BetOnline.AG)Yes +105No -145My take: There’s not a huge payoff here but, to me, it seems like even if it comes up in an innocuous way, it might be worth a couple of dollars on yes.Gladys Knight attire during national anthem (BetOnline.AG)Dress/skirt -200Pants/shorts +150My take: Gladys Knight is old school and she is a classy lady so I would think that she’s Length of Gladys Knights national anthemOver/under - One minute, 50 secondsMy take: I really don’t know much about this. I would say under, but I really don’t know. Research how long she’s taken in the past.Gladys Knight microphoneOn mic stand -150Not on mic stand +125Headset +1400My take: On The Favorites podcast, Chad Millman said that he looked back at some clips that suggest Knight doesn’t use mic stands, but take that for what it’s worth.Color of Liquid Poured on Winning Coach Clear/Water +200 Yellow +250 Red +300Blue +700 Purple +700 Green/Lime +700My take: I feel like clear/water is the easy answer here because that’s the normal stuff. However, if you want to get dangerous go with red.Who Will MVP Mention First in Speech? Team/Teammates +200 God +300Coach +600 Family +600Owner +750 Fans +1000 Referees +5000 None of the Above +400My take: Seems like a couple dollars on God and a couple on team/teammates would be the best value.Coin tossHeads -105Tails -105Team that calls heads or tails will be correct (BetOnline.AG)Yes -110No -110Will there be a successful 2-point conversion? (BetDSI)Yes +200No -270My take; There’s a ton of value in the yes camp. Belichick and McVay are not exactly conventional and it seems like there could be a point where one of the coaches looks at the ‘going for two’ chart and decide that it’s the best call. Game lineSpread: Patriots -2.5 Over/under total points: 56.5My take: The Patriots opened at a lot of places as 1.5 point favorites but are getting hit so heavy by the public that it’s moved up a point. They remain the favorites as far as betting tickets go. According to BetOnline.ag, as of last Friday, 82 percent of the bets were being made on the Patriots.So Womens Eddie Goldman Jersey
, if you like the Rams, I would wait to bet them because the line could bump up a little more. Bet the Rams late if you favor the Rams. As for the total, it’s come down about one or two points, depending on which book you look at. It was the largest totals ever on a Super Bowl, according to BetDSI, when it opened at 57.5. At 56.5, I am tempted to take the over. It’s a whole lot of points for an NFL game, but the Patriots haven’t exactly been a defensive powerhouse, especially in their two most recent Super Bowl trips, when they allowed 28 and 41 points. Granted, the Rams defense has played better this postseason, I think both of these teams will put up some points. The question Marcus Cooper Jersey
, to me, is do you think that the losing team can score 28 points? If you think they can then I would take the over, if you think that the defenses will figure out ways to slow each other down, then take the under.Like I said, I’d take the over. A throwback runner’s days in Chicago look numbered."At this point, it might as well be a timeless tradition to discuss the Bears trading Jordan Howard in early March. Last year, it was noted that Chicago had a plan in place to trade the burly runner for then Dolphins wide out Jarvis Landry. Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Bears had a variety of trade discussions concerning Howard at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of Bears fans cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.Schefter’s tweet in itself has a lot to unpack:It’s no secret the Bears don’t view Howard as an ideal fit in Matt Nagy’s offense. The fourth-year pro had by far his worst season in 2018 and has a bruising physical style of which doesn’t age well in the modern NFL. They’d like to get more dynamic and less predictable on offense. Part of that directive means finding someone more multi-faceted than Howard. A good number of tailbacks in the upcoming draft — such as Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill and Memphis’ Tony Pollard — fit Nagy’s offensive versatile bill. Howard’s case of staying in Chicago long-term isn’t helped by the fact that he’s entering the last year of a rookie contract. How many running backs that played just 58 percent of their team’s snaps get re-signed to comfortable terms after the fact? The NFL has turned the position into a replaceable meat grinder in recent years, so it doesn’t behoove an organization to invest too much into any individual runner. Factor in pending possible extensions for Cody Whitehair, Eddie Jackson, and Leonard Floyd in the next couple of years and you don’t have a palatable recipe for retaining Howard. You can’t reward everyone appropriately as not everyone is a core irreplaceable player. What Schefter’s tweet can be individually and logically surmised as is the Bears using a major league insider for leverage. The Bears are clearly actively trying to salvage somequality value for Howard before eventually letting him walk next off-season and don’t like the offers they’ve received so far. Naturally http://www.thebearslockerroom.com/authentic-kyle-fuller-jersey
, it’s time to kick the situation into high gear and feed information to a scoop artist to up the ante and streamline the process. This could be seen as a last ditch effort that ultimately amounts to nothing for the Bears. When you’re forced to publicly tweet about ongoing negotiations, you risk imploding whatever leverage you had together. However, it doesn’t hurt to try and put a more aggressive feeler out and see what happens. Attaining a mid-round draft pick for a player like Howard that you don’t plan to keep around is a roster-building victory. While the Bears may not think Howard fits their new offense, all it takes is one team to believe otherwise. A relatively useful back of his style still has a place somewhere in the NFL. Whatever does happen with Howard over the next seven weeks — a draft trade may look feasible but not likely — it’s evident his days of patiently carrying out zone runs in the Chicago backfield are on their last legs. Whatever does happen, please don’t compare letting him go — a running back you can find in every draft — to once trading away an All-Pro tight end like Greg Olsen for pennies. A ludicrous comparison at every level. The contending Bears want to get faster and more explosive on offense. The fact that an influential information guru is acting as a public mouthpiece in regards to a trade of Howard speaks volumes as to him not fitting in Chicago’s offensive vision. Robert is the Editor-in-chief of The Blitz Network (subscribe here!), the managing editor of Windy City Gridiron, and writes for a host of other fine publications. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.