Today is the greatest Sunday on the year. Next Sunday will be the saddest as there will be no football. [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=new+orleans+saints&iid=7652747″ src=”d/3/c/c/NFC_Championship_game_66c2.JPG?adImageId=9984100&imageId=7652747″ width=”234″ height=”322″ /]
Of course, all you gamblers out there know the Super Bowl is probably the biggest day for bets. Besides the actual game, there are hundreds of props out there. Some of them carry over into other sports (for example, will one of the runningbacks have more rushing yards than a certain basketball team).
So before getting on to my picks, I thought I would give a list of props, and what I thought would happen:
What team will score last in the game: New Orleans. They’ll be down, and will need to score quickly, while the Colts will need to run out the clock.
Will the team that scores last win the game: No. The Saints last score of the game will be: A touchdown.
Team to score last in the first half: Indianapolis [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=new+orleans+saints&iid=7818736″ src=”5/0/4/9/Super_Bowl_Preview_5e15.jpg?adImageId=9984089&imageId=7818736″ width=”234″ height=”163″ /]
What team will have the most turnovers: The Colts. The Saints are good enough to cause other teams to fumble the ball.
Team to have the most first downs: The Colts. They move the ball slow and steady, while the Saints go for 70-yard bombs.
Will there be a score in the last two minutes of the first half: Yes.
How many times will CBS show Kim Kardashian: Who cares?
How many times will CBS show Archie Manning: No idea. Is he related to Peyton somehow? [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=super+bowl&iid=7818719″ src=”a/c/5/4/Super_Bowl_XLIV_a53b.jpg?adImageId=9984034&imageId=7818719″ width=”234″ height=”162″ /]
Will both teams make a field goal of over 33 yards: No. Most field goals will be closer, or they’ll be long tries. Not middle of the pack field goals.
Which team will win the coin toss: The Saints.
Who will the Superbowl MVP thank first (God, parents, teammates, coach): Teammates.
What colour will be the Gatorade that is dumped on the winning coach: I think you get the point.
There are hundreds of other types of prop bets. But on to my prediction: [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=indianapolis+colts&iid=7789802″ src=”5/9/e/4/Super_Bowl_XLIV_b765.jpg?adImageId=9984136&imageId=7789802″ width=”234″ height=”312″ /]
New Orleans Saints at Indianapolis Colts, Colts favoured by 5 1/2
The Colts have a distinct advantage because they were at the Super Bowl a few years back. They know how crazy the week leading up to the game is, but also know how to make sure it doesn’t get the better of them.
The Saints on the other hand, will have some extra pressure on them. The hopes of a nation seem to rest with them. A lot of people are talking about how New Orleans needs this win after Hurricane Katrina. That’s some extra pressure not needed on a team, especially if they get down early.
I expect the Colts to jump out to a quick lead due to Peyton Manning, then wind down the clock every time they get the ball. The Saints will come alive in the second half and make a game out of it, but they won’t be able to complete the comeback.
Colts to win.