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Weekend Picks: Super Sunday

By / 02.04.11

We’ll have some weekend postage for the Super Bowl. Until then, we’ll pick the winners of the weekend’s hottest matchup, and a couple prop bets, too. We still call them “Weekend Picks.” Home teams are still in ALL CAPS.

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Tonight: STETSON -5 over USC Upstate. I don’t even know if this is the college basketball team from DeLand, Florida, or the cologne. Either one of them is stronger than Upstate.

Saturday: STOKE CITY +105 over Sunderland. You know what movie they really need to remake? Some of you will hate me for saying this, but Fast Times At Ridgemont High is dying for an update. It would be worth it just to see Sean Penn courted for the role of Mr. Hand. If you’re up at 7:30 am tomorrow morning (loser), you can watch this game on ESPN2.

BYU over UNLV. Why can’t we get a Jimmer Fredette game on national television?

Anderson Silva -260 over Vitor Belfort. UFC 126 will feature “preliminary bouts” on Spike TV…and a Facebook stream? The main event, and four non-title bouts, will be on PPV.

Sunday: CELTICS over Magic. By now, most of the Bay State’s Patriots fans have pulled out their Paul Pierce jerseys.

Steelers +3 over Packers. One for the opposite ring finger. I’m thinking…Steelers 24, Packers 20. Mendenhall wins MVP.

See the whole list of Super Bowl props after the jump, with my picks in bold.

Super Bowl XLV – Pittsburgh Steelers Total Team Points
Over/Under 21

Super Bowl XLV – Green Bay Packers Total Team Points
Over/Under 23.5

Super Bowl XLV – Pittsburgh Steelers Total 1st Half Team Points
Over/Under 11.5

Super Bowl XLV – Green Bay Packers Total 1st Half Team Points
Over/Under 12

Super Bowl Media Props
Super Bowl XLV Specials – What will the TV Rating be?

Over/Under Nielsen Rating 46

Super Bowl XLV Specials – Which region will have the higher local TV Rating?

Pittsburgh -140

Green Bay EVEN

Super Bowl XLV – How long will it take Christina Aguilera to sing the National Anthem?
Over/Under 1 minute 50 seconds

Super Bowl XLV – How long will Christina Aguilera hold the note “Brave” at the end of the National Anthem?
Over/Under 6 seconds

Super Bowl XLV Specials – Will Christina Aguilera wear a cowboy hat while singing the National Anthem?
Yes 3/1

Super Bowl XLV Specials – Will Christina Aguilera’s hair color be anything except completely blonde when she sings the National Anthem?
Yes 7/4

Super Bowl XLV Specials – What will Fergie be wearing when she appears first on stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Skirt/Dress 1/1
Pants (Below Knees) 1/1
Shorts (Above Knees) 7/2
Thong/G-String/Bikini Bottom 10/1

Super Bowl XLV Specials – Will Fergie be dressed as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader at any point during the Halftime show?
Yes 5/1

Super Bowl XLV – How Many Times will FOX show Jerry Jones on TV during the Game?
Over/Under 3
(Wager is on the number of times Jerry Jones will appear on TV during the Game (from kick off until final whistle). Live pictures only, Any Taped Pictures or Past Video does not count towards wager.)

Super Bowl XLV – Who will FOX show first on TV during the game?
Jessica Szohr (Aaron Rodgers’ Girlfriend) -140
Ashley Harlan (Ben Roethlisberger’s Fiancée) Even

Super Bowl XLV – How Many Times will FOX mention “Brett Favre” on TV during the Game?
Over/Under 2.5
(Wager is on the number of times “Brett Favre” will be mentioned on TV during the Game (from kick off until final whistle). Live commentary only, Any Taped or Past Video does not count towards wager, must say “Brett Favre” exactly.)

Super Bowl XLV – How Many Times will FOX mention “Lockout” on TV during the Game?
Over/Under 2.5
(Wager is on the number of times “Lockout” will be mentioned on TV during the Game (from kick off until final whistle). Live commentary only, Any Taped or Past Video does not count towards wager, must say “Lockout” exactly.)

Super Bowl XLV – Who will the FOX announcers say has better hair TV during the Game?
Troy Polamalu -120
Clay Matthews -120

Super Bowl XLV – What Color will the Gatorade be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team?
Yellow 3/2
Clear/Water 2/1
Orange 5/2
Lime Green 5/1
Red 15/2
Blue 10/1

Super Bowl XLV – What side of the ball will the Players that perform the Gatorade Shower be from?
Offensive +150
Defensive -200

Super Bowl XLV – Who will the Super Bowl MVP of the Game thank first?
God 3/2
Does Not Thank Anyone 2/1
Teammates 5/2
Family 4/1
Coach 10/1

Super Bowl XLV – Will a punt hit the scoreboard during the game?
Yes 10/1

Super Bowl XLV Specials – Will a Steelers player do the Aaron Rodgers Championship Belt Celebration during the game?
Yes EVEN
No -140

Super Bowl XLV Specials – Will Any Player do the Lambeau Leap after a TD?
Yes 2/1

Super Bowl XLV – Will B.J.Raji be on the field for at least 1 offensive play?
Yes -175
No +135

Super Bowl XLV – Which Super Bowl commercial will have a higher rating on USA Today’s annual Ad Meter?
Bud Light 11/4
Budweiser 11/4
Doritos 11/2
Pepsi Max 6/1
GoDaddy.com 10/1
Skechers 12/1
Teleflora 15/1
Other 5/2

Super Bowl XLV Specials – If there is a picture of someone holding the Lombardi Trophy on the Cover of the USA Today on Monday February 7th, who will it be?
Aaron Rodgers 3/2
Ben Roethlisberger 3/1
Troy Polamalu 12/1
Clay Matthews 15/1
Mike Tomlin 18/1
Mike McCarthy 18/1
Any Other Pittsburgh Player 2/1
Any Other Green Bay Player 2/1
Any Other Person 15/1
Jerry Jones 100/1

Super Bowl XLV Specials – What will happen with the Dow Jones the day after the Super Bowl?

Market Up -140

Market Down EVEN

Super Bowl Game Props
Super Bowl XLV – What will be the result of the Super Bowl XLV Coin Toss?
Heads (Coin Toss) -105
Tails (Coin Toss) -105 [Never fails. --Ed.]

Super Bowl XLV – Team to win the opening coin toss
Pittsburgh Steelers (Win Opening Coin Toss) -105
Green Bay Packers (Win Opening Coin Toss) -105

Super Bowl XLV – Team to score first in the game
Pittsburgh Steelers (Score First) Even
Green Bay Packers (Score First) -130

Super Bowl XLV – Will there be a score in the first 7min 30 seconds of the 1st quarter?
Yes (First 7 min 30 sec of 1st Qtr) -175
No (First 7 min 30 sec of 1st Qtr) +145

Super Bowl XLV – Will Either team score 3 unanswered times in the game?
Yes (3 Unanswered Scores) -180
No (3 Unanswered Scores) +150

Super Bowl XLV – Will there be a score in the final 2 minutes of the 1st half?
Yes (Score in Final 2 Minutes of 1st Half) -260
No (Score in Final 2 Minutes of 2nd Half) +200

Super Bowl XLV – Which Will be the Highest Scoring Quarter?
1st Quarter 4/1
2nd Quarter 8/5
3rd Quarter 4/1
4th Quarter 2/1

Super Bowl XLV – Will the game go to overtime?
Yes (Overtime) +900
No (Overtime) -1800

Super Bowl XLV – Longest Touchdown Scored in the Game (Yardage)
Over/Under 43.5

Super Bowl XLV – Shortest Touchdown Scored in the Game (Yardage)
Over/Under 1.5

Super Bowl XLV – Will there be a Special Teams or Defensive Touchdown scored in the game?
Yes (Defensive or Special Teams TD) +145
No (Defensive or Special Teams TD) -175

Super Bowl XLV – Super Bowl XLV – What will be the result of the first coaches challenge in the game?
Play Overturned -130
Play Stands Even

Player Odds
SUPER BOWL XLV – Odds to win MVP
Aaron Rodgers (GB) QB 7/4
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) QB 7/2
Rashard Mendenhall (PIT) RB 15/2
Greg Jennings (GB) WR 12/1
James Starks (GB) RB 14/1
Troy Polamalu (PIT) S 15/1
Mike Wallace (PIT) WR 16/1
Clay Matthews (GB) LB 18/1
Charles Woodson (GB) CB 20/1
James Harrison (PIT) LB 22/1
Tramon Williams (GB) CB 25/1
Hines Ward (PIT) WR 25/1
Heath Miller (PIT) TE 25/1
Donald Driver (GB) WR 25/1
James Farrior (PIT) LB 28/1
Lawrence Timmons (PIT) LB 28/1
James Jones (GB) WR 30/1
Jordy Nelson (GB) WR 30/1
A.J. Hawk (GB) LB 30/1
B.J. Raji (GB) DT 30/1
Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) WR 35/1
Sam Shields (GB) CB 35/1
Cullen Jenkins (GB) DE 50/1
Brandon Jackson (GB) RB 50/1
Field 15/1

SUPER BOWL XLV – Player to score the first TD in the game
Rashard Mendenhall (PIT) RB 5/1
Greg Jennings (GB) WR 13/2
Mike Wallace (PIT) WR 15/2
James Starks (GB) RB 17/2
John Kuhn (GB) FB 12/1
Hines Ward (PIT) WR 12/1
Heath Miller (PIT) TE 12/1
Donald Driver (GB) WR 12/1
James Jones (GB) WR 12/1
Jordy Nelson (GB) WR 14/1
Aaron Rodgers (GB) QB 14/1
Emmanuel Sanders (PIT) WR 16/1
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) QB 16/1
Brandon Jackson (GB) RB 18/1
Andrew Quarless (GB) TE 20/1
Isaac Redman (PIT) RB 20/1
Antonio Brown (PIT) WR 25/1
Mewelde Moore (PIT) RB 28/1
Donald Lee (GB) TE 28/1
Any Other Pittsburgh Player 14/1
Any Other Green Bay Player 14/1
No TD Scored In The Game 50/1

SUPER BOWL XLV – Total Passing Yards – Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)
Over/Under 240.5

SUPER BOWL XLV – Total TD Passes – Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)
Over TD Passes O 1½ (+125)
Under TD Passes U 1½ (-155)

SUPER BOWL XLV – Total Passing Yards – Aaron Rodgers (GB)
Over/Under 275.5

SUPER BOWL XLV – Total TD Passes – Aaron Rodgers (GB)
Over TD Passes O 2 (+125)
Under TD Passes U 2 (-155)

SUPER BOWL XLV – Who will record more Rushing Yards in the game?
James Starks (GB) RB +25½ (-115)
Rashard Mendenhall (PIT) RB -25½ (-115)

SUPER BOWL XLV – Who will record more Receiving Yards in the game?
Mike Wallace (PIT) WR +9½ (-130)
Greg Jennings (GB) WR -9½ (EVEN)

Historical Matchups
HISTORICAL MATCHUP – Total Passing Yards, which will be higher?
Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl XLV -29½ (-110)
Brett Favre Super Bowl XXXI (246 Passing Yards) +29½ (-120)

HISTORICAL MATCHUP – Total TD Passes, which will be higher?
Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl XLV +125
Brett Favre Super Bowl XXXI (2 TD Passes) -155

HISTORICAL MATCHUP – Completion Percentage, which will be higher?
Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl XLV -11.5% +105
Brett Favre Super Bowl (51.8%) +11.5% -135

HISTORICAL MATCHUP – Total Passing yards, which will be higher?
Ben Roethlisberger Super Bowl XLV -115.5 Yards
Ben Roethlisberger Super Bowl XL (123 Passing Yards) +115.5 Yards

HISTORICAL MATCHUP – Total Passing yards, which will be higher?
Ben Roethlisberger Super Bowl XLV ` +15½ (-115)
Ben Roethlisberger Super Bowl XLIII (256 Passing Yards) -15½ (-115)

Props via Bodog.


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