Prop or not to prop? 304 reasons to say YES

January 29, 2008 1:05 AM

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Super Bowl props have been a labor of love for Jay Kornegay since his days running the sports book at Imperial Palace. Now, it’s the Hilton SuperBook that has produced 304 props for bettors to munch on during the 14-day break.

If downtown works best for you, Mike Colbert at the Plaza has put together his yearly list of Super Bowl propositions aimed at the customer.

Available are the basic props involving lines, total, the Giants and Patriots as teams, the Giants and Patriots as individuals, along with the Super Bowl vs. other sports. This is where the creativity comes in.

If you want a list of all 304 props at the Hilton or the numerous entries at the Plaza, we suggest heading to those respective sports books and taking a few hours to inhale the selections. As a public service to our loyal readers and me, here are some of the more attractive offerings.

Special pointspreads:

    Giants +28½ (-600)

    Patriots -28½ (+450)

    I’ll take the heavy mega-points. GIANTS.

Manning’s first rush:

    Over 1½ yards (+175)

    Under 1½ (-200)

    Eli is good for one scramble. OVER.

First coaching challenge:

    Giants -110

    Patriots -110

    Belicheck is low-key. Coughlin has a fuse. GIANTS.

Brady’s first pass:

    Complete -250

    Incomplete / INT +210

    Tom will look for a quick slant to Welker. COMPLETE.

First punt:

    Over 42½ yds (-110)

    Under 42½ (-110)

    Yes, Pats will be punting. OVER.

Longest made FG

    Over 43½ yds (-110)

    Under 43½ (-110)

    Tynes is on my side, yes he is. Rolling Stones classic. OVER.

Largest lead

    Over 18 (-110)

    Under 18 (-110)

    Giants should be able to stay within 2 TDs. UNDER.

Scoreless quarter:

    YES +290

    NO -350

    Unlikely that both teams will be blanked. NO.

Brady’s passing yds

    Over 295½ (-110)

    Under 295½ (-110)

    Gisele gave a foot massage to Tom. OVER.

Gibril Wilson’s tackles

    Over 7 (-130)

    Under 7 (-130)

    Giants DB will be a busy man. OVER.

Maroney’s top rush

    Over 16½ yds (-110)

    Under 16½ (-110)

    G-men front tough to run on. UNDER.

Will Faulk score a TD

    YES +450

    NO -600

    Kevin just gets Patriots in red zone. NO.

Moss receiving yds

    Over 93½ (-110)

    Under 93½ (-110)

    Randy shows up for the big one. OVER.

Number of Pats to score

    Over 3½ (-340)

    Under 3½ (+280)

    I can see 4 Patriots scoring. OVER.

Will Pats score each qtr

    YES (-110)

    NO (-110)

    Best chance to stop Pats is in the first quarter. NO.

Most rushing yards

    Ahmad Bradshaw -25½ (-110)

    Kevin Faulk +25½ (-110)

    Faulk is a receiver, Bradshaw a runner. BRADSHAW.

Most receiving yds

    Burress +21½ (-110)

    Moss -21½ (-110)

    Belicheck will find a way to take Burress away. Randy is due for a big one. MOSS.

Most rushing yds

    Giants +10½ (-110)

    Patriots -10½ (-110)

    Giants need to control the ball. That means rushing. GIANTS.

Will Giants lead?

    YES -170

    NO +150

    I can see the G-men ahead 3-0. YES.

Who has more?

    Jacobs rushes +0.5 (-110)

    Kobe’s FG att +1.5 (-110)

    Bryant can shoot 25. Jacobs, Bradshaw split runs. KOBE.


    Brady INTs PK (-110)

    Fisher’s missed FT PK (-110)

    LA’s Derek close to 90 percent from the line. Maybe 1 pick for Brady. FISHER.

    Manning comp. +3.5 (-110)

    Odom’s pts/reb -3.5 (-110)

    But Lamar is up and down. 25 wins for Manning. ELI.


    NY/NE 1st half pts +1.5 (-110)

    Nowitzki’s pts/reb -1.5 (-110)

    Figure Dirk for 30 points and maybe 10 boards. I see more defense in the Giants-Patriots rematch. DIRK.


    Patriots net yds +0.5 (-110)

    MAAC pts (6 teams) -0.5 (-110)

    Figure 60 points each for the 6 conference teams. Pats should eclipse 360. PATS.


    NYG/NE points -13½ (-110)

    Scotland/France rugby +13½ (-110)

    Figure Giants and Pats each to score in the 20s, which may be enough. NYG/NE.


    Pats first qtr pts -1½ (-125)

    NYR/MON goals +1½ (+105)

    If the Patriots score 7, then Rangers-Canadiens need 6 goals between them. NYR/MON.

And, some enticing SUPER ODDS:

    20-1 Brady has 0 TD

    50-1 Patriots score 10 pts

    30-1 Giants score 34 or 35

    6-1 Pats win by 1-6 pts

    4-1 First score is rush TD

    8-1 Giants score first and lose

    30-1 Manning throws 5 TDs

    25-1 Brady throws over 500 yds

    15-1 Welker has 111-120 yds

    20-1 Jacobs gains 91-100 yds