Will the Broncos score in all four quarters of the Super Bowl? Will the Panthers?
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook listed Denver at "Yes +300" on its colossal list of prop options and Carolina at "Yes +240." The price makes it a fun risk.
As for the Broncos, it might come as a surprise that they have scored in all four quarters in five of QB Peyton Manning's 11 starts, including the divisional playoff round in a 23-16 victory over Pittsburgh.
Carolina's defense is stout, ranked sixth overall, but there was an early-season stretch that the Panthers allowed teams to score in each quarter in three straight games. In a Super Bowl that has dominating defenses and could come down to a battle of field goals, small chunks of field goal scoring could be occurring throughout.
Carolina has scored in every quarter in nine of its 18 games, including its rout of Arizona in the NFC title game. On top of that, although the Broncos have the top-rated defense, they've yielded points in all four quarters of their past three games -- the season finale vs. San Diego and also in the postseason to Pittsburgh and New England.
Hit one of these and there's a nice profit.
NHL Hockey / Super Bowl 50 Prop
Fans of the NHL might find this Super Bowl prop offered by the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook inviting:
At minus 140, will there be more goals in the three NHL games early Sunday than there will be points in the second quarter between Denver and Carolina (plus 1.5).
One game features the top-rated power play of host Washington against the league's most-penalized team in Philadelphia, which also ranks fifth worst in the penalty kill. On top of that, the Flyers' most effective goalie, Michal Neuvirth, is injured, leaving duties to Steve Mason. But since this will be Philly's second game of a back-to-back and Mason hasn't started on consecutive days this year, Anthony Stolarz could be making his first career start.
Also, Montreal will be playing at home in the second of two in a row, has been dreadful in net without injured Carey Price, even losing to last-place Columbus twice before the break. In the other game, Edmonton and the Islanders meet in New York in the second of back-to-backs for both, which means backups might have sentry duty.
The NHL side looks like the winner.
“Popular” Bob Christ has been forecasting NFL games for more than 30 years. His work has appeared in newspapers from coast to coast in Canada and the U.S. Contact him at [email protected].