If the Super Bowl is about anything, besides excess, it is quarterbacks and prop bets. The field generals are always the golden boys of the championship game and this year is no different with arguably the best quarterback to ever suit up, Tom Brady, squaring off against fellow Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning. Not surprisingly, Brady and Manning are the subject of numerous 2012 Super Bowl Prop Bets, some of which seem destined to reward the astute pigskin bettor.
2012 Super Bowl Prop Bets: Provided by Bovada.lv
Total Passing Attempts – Tom Brady:
Over 39.5 (-115)
Under 39.5 (-115)
Take the Under 39.5 here. While Brady has attempted over 39.5 passes eight times this season, he has only done so one time in the Patriots last nine games. That’s a trend folks and one New England is not likely to deviate from considering it won all nine of those games. Also working in favor of the Under is the probability that this game stays close. It seems doubtful that New England finds itself in a chase position the majority of the game, which would be required for Brady to exceed the 39.5 pass attempt total.
Total TD Passes – Tom Brady:
Over 2.5 (-140)
Under 2.5 (+110)
Sunday will mark Tom Brady’s fifth Super Bowl appearance and while he is known for his brilliance on the biggest of stages, he only exceeded the 2.5 touchdown mark one time in his previous four championship game outings. Brady also has just five touchdown passes in four career meetings with the Giants, putting the odds in favor of the Under 2.5.
Total TD Passes – Eli Manning:
Over 2.5 (+145)
Under 2.5 (-175)
Manning has crested the 2.5 touchdown pass mark two times this post-season, but a third occurrence seems improbable, even against New England’s suspect pass defense. Consider that Manning has thrown over 2.5 touchdown passes just six times in 19 games this season and only twice in 16 career playoff games and I think you will find that the Under, once again, is the reasonable play.
Total Pass Attempts – Eli Manning:
Over 39.5 (-130)
Under 39.5 (+100)
In sticking with my theme, I am going to recommend the Under here as well. Manning went over the 39.5 pass attempt total five times when the Giants went through a 1-5 slump late in the season, but he has done so just once (NFC Championship Game) since their remarkable resurgence. Here’s betting Manning sticks around 33 to 36 pass attempts against the Pats, which is still well above his career playoff average of 19.75 attempts per game.
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