PFW's favorite Super Bowl LII prop bets

Replay, Prince, Pink and Rocky among fun Super Bowl wagers available

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We've brought you the best Super Bowl LII matchup breakdown. We've made our picks. So what's left? Prop bets, of course.

Although obviously no one bets on NFL games — especially the Super Bowl — said no one ever aside from the NFL, the American Gaming Association expects Americans to spend $4.76 billion on Super Bowl LII wagers. And not even close to all of that will be spent on predicting the actual winner (Patriots -4 ) or final score (48).

Looking for something different? Here's our list of the more fun prop bets available this year from Bovada, along with our free advice on where to put your money.

1. Will any TD be overturned by replay?

Ah yes, our nation's (other) long national nightmare, the abomination that was replay review during the 2017-18 NFL season under Al Riveron. It marred one of the year's best regular-season games, also involving New England — Patriots 27 Steelers 24 in Week 15 — and it seems overdue to again rear its ugly head on sports' biggest overall stage.

Our gut says yes (+150) on this one, but in addition to obviously craving a clean, non-controversial game, we're saying no (-200) because we'd hate to see any extra ammunition for the Patriots conspiracy theorists.

2. Will Justin Timberlake cover a Prince song during the halftime show?

We'd say let's go crazy with plenty of other bets, but passing on this one, or taking it and betting no, and you might as well kiss your money away. Timberlake, the artist who brought sexy back, not honoring the late music and sex icon, who surely inspired Timberlake as much as any other musician, in his hometown would be a bigger upset than Nick Foles outplaying Tom Brady.

3. Will "Nipplegate" be said during the broadcast?

Just what the NFL needs for its flagging ratings — Al Michaels uttering the phrase "Nipplegate" on televisions in roughly 70 percent of U.S. households. This, of course, is only a bet because Timberlake makes his triumphant return in headlining the halftime show for the first time since his role in Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction. (You can also bet on whether Michaels will use the more benign term, "wardrobe malfunction," if it suits you better.)

Yes (+500) or No (-900)? We're playing this one close to the vest by saying no.

4. Pink's hair color

Duration of Pink's rendition of the national anthem? Number of words omitted and types of Eagles gear donned? All fun bets available. But let's really challenge ourselves by wagering on Pink's hair color! We'll immediately rule out — wait for it — pink (-200), because what fun would that be?

And after seeing her perform on the Grammys, we likely can also safely remove white (+400). We're going with green (+400), as Pink — the artist, not the color — is a Philly native. And while she and Timberlake won't get paid for their services on Sunday, they're the the lead music acts at the Super Bowl debut of $1.13 billion U.S. Bank Stadium.

5. How many times will the Rocky statue in Philadelphia be shown during the broadcast?

So many times, it happens too fast? Sorry, we're already preparing for the sweet sounds of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" accompanying the statue shots. We're taking the over (+100) on more than once, but what we're hopeful of is to also see Sly Stallone's clever photoshop of Rocky Balboa donning an Eagles uni as he touches gloves with Ivan Drago (in Patriots gear) in their meet-up before Rocky ends the Cold War by downing Drago in Rocky IV.

Here are some additional Super Bowl props from Bovada

Additional Quarterback Props Number of Touchdown Passes – Nick Foles (PHI) 0 3/1 1 2/1 2 9/4 3 9/2 4 or more 15/2 Number of Touchdown Passes – Tom Brady (NE) 0 6/1 1 5/2 2 2/1 3 11/4 4 or more 19/4 Longest Completion – Nick Foles (PHI) Over/Under 37 Longest Completion – Tom Brady (NE) Over/Under 39 Additional Receiving Props Longest Reception – Alshon Jeffrey (PHI) Over/Under 19 Longest Reception – Zach Ertz (PHI) Over/Under 19 Longest Reception – Rob Gronkowski (NE) Over/Under 25 Longest Reception – Brandin Cooks (NE) Over/Under 26 Additional Rushing Props Total Rushing Yards by the Philadelphia Eagles Over/Under 112 Total Rushing Yards by the New England Patriots Over/Under 92 Who will record the most Rushing Yards in the game? Jay Ajayi (PHI) 5/7 Dion Lewis (NE) 7/5 LeGarrette Blount (PHI) 5/1 Rex Burkhead (NE) 12/1 James White (NE) 16/1 Longest Rush - Jay Ajayi (PHI) Over/Under 14 Longest Rush - LeGarrette Blount (PHI) Over/Under 9 Longest Rush - Dion Lewis (NE) Over/Under 14 Touchdown Props Exact number of Touchdowns in the game 0 66/1 1 11/1 2 13/2 3 11/2 4 19/4 5 7/2 6 4/1 7 6/1 8 10/1 9 16/1 10 or more 16/1 Exact Number of Touchdowns in the Game by the Philadelphia Eagles 0 12/1 1 11/4 2 2/1 3 11/4 4 6/1 5 14/1 6 or more 10/1 Exact Number of Touchdowns in the Game by the New England Patriots 0 14/1 1 5/1 2 10/3 3 12/5 4 4/1 5 7/1 6 or more 5/1 Philadelphia Eagles to score a touchdown – 1st Quarter Yes +130 (13/10) No -160 (5/8) Philadelphia Eagles to score a touchdown – 2nd Quarter Yes -150 (2/3) No +120 (6/5) Philadelphia Eagles to score a touchdown – 3rd Quarter Yes +120 (6/5) No -150 (2/3) Philadelphia Eagles to score a touchdown – 4th Quarter Yes -140 (5/7) No +110 (11/10) New England Patriots to score a touchdown – 1st Quarter Yes -115 (20/23) No -115 (20/23) New England Patriots to score a touchdown – 2nd Quarter Yes -225 (4/9) No +185 (37/20) New England Patriots to score a touchdown – 3rd Quarter Yes -140 (5/7) No +110 (11/10) New England Patriots to score a touchdown – 4th Quarter Yes -180 (5/9) No +150 (3/2) Will the Philadelphia Eagles score a defensive or special teams TD in the game? Yes +275 (11/4) No -350 (2/7) Will the New England Patriots score a defensive or special teams TD in the game? Yes +275 (11/4) No -350 (2/7) Miscellaneous Game Props Double Result Patriots/Patriots 5/6 Eagles/Eagles 11/4 Eagles/Patriots 5/1 Patriots/Eagles 7/1 Tie/Patriots 14/1 Tie/Eagles 20/1 Total First Downs Made by the Philadelphia Eagles Over/Under 21 Total First Downs Made by the New England Patriots Over/Under 23 Total 3rd Down Conversions - Philadelphia Eagles Over/Under 5 Total 3rd Down Conversions - New England Patriots Over/Under 6 Will Both Teams have the lead during the 1st Half? Yes +125 (5/4) No -155 (20/31) Will there be a lead change in the Second Half? Yes +135 (27/20) No -165 (20/33) Score at the end of 1st Quarter Patriots lead by 7 or more points 5/2 Eagles lead by 7 or more points 11/4 Tie 3/1 Patriots lead by 1-6 points 7/2 Eagles lead by 1-6 points 9/2 Additional Kicking Props Length of First Successful Field Goal in the Game Over/Under 35.5 Yards Shortest Successful Field Goal in the Game Over/Under 26.5 Yards Longest Punt in the Game Over/Under 54.5 Yards Alternate Lines (Full Game): NFL SUPERBOWL 52 @ US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN Alternate Spreads New England Patriots -21 6/1 New England Patriots -17 9/2 New England Patriots -14 7/2 New England Patriots -10 11/5 New England Patriots -7 31/20 New England Patriots +3 2/7 New England Patriots +3 2/7 New England Patriots +6 1/6 New England Patriots +7 1/8 New England Patriots +10 1/12 New England Patriots +13 1/16 New England Patriots +14 1/18 New England Patriots +17 1/25 New England Patriots +21 1/50 Philadelphia Eagles +21 1/12 Philadelphia Eagles +17 1/7 Philadelphia Eagles +14 1/4 Philadelphia Eagles +10 4/15 Philadelphia Eagles +7 10/19 Philadelphia Eagles -6 4/1 Philadelphia Eagles -7 5/1 Philadelphia Eagles -10 6/1 Philadelphia Eagles -13 8/1 Philadelphia Eagles -14 9/1 Philadelphia Eagles -17 12/1 Philadelphia Eagles -21 20/1 Alternate Totals (Full Game): NFL SUPERBOWL 52 @ US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN Alternate Total Over 66 11/2 Under 66 1/9 Over 64 9/2 Under 64 1/7 Over 62 15/4 Under 62 2/11 Over 60 3/1 Under 60 1/4 Over 58 11/4 Under 58 2/7 Over 56 11/5 Under 56 4/11 Over 54 7/4 Under 54 5/11 Over 52 3/2 Under 52 5/8 Over 44 10/17 Under 44 7/5 Over 42 5/11 Under 42 9/5 Over 40 4/11 Under 40 11/5 Over 38 4/13 Under 38 5/2 Over 36 1/5 Under 36 7/2 Over 34 1/6 Under 34 4/1 Over 32 1/9 Under 32 11/2

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