Bodog Sports Casino Poker™ has released the prop bets for Super Bowl XXXIX, taking place on Sunday February 6, 2005, in Jacksonville, FL.
With the New England Patriots facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl XXXIX promises to be one of the most evenly matched finals in many years.
"Both teams played exceptionally well this season. Being the Eagles first appearance in the big game since 1981, they will be in tough against a sound New England team,” said Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodog.com Sports Casino Poker. “Proposition wagers have become a huge part of betting on the big game, and since releasing roughly 150 prop wagers last year, we have raised the bar yet again this year."
Bodog has posted nearly 200 different prop bets on Super Bowl XXXIX. Some of the interesting team wagers available to the public include; the opening coin toss, heads and tails are both listed at -105. Which quarter of play will produce the most total points, with the 2nd as the favorite at +150, followed by the 4th at +180, 3rd at +250, and the 1st at +300. To wager on the first team to score in the game, New England is favored at -180, with Philadelphia sitting at +140. New England is also favored to throw the first interception of the game at -140, with the Eagles positioned at even odds. The favorite for first turnover of the game is an interception at -140, with a fumble at +125, and no turnovers in the game the long shot at +600.
In the player prop bets category, you can wager on the individual performance of certain players. Tom Brady is favored to pass for more than 236.5 yards in the game at -130, with the under listed at -110. Conversely, Donovan McNabb is favored to pass for more than 252.5 at -130, with the under at -110. Corey Dillon is the favorite Patriots player to score first at 5/2 odds, with Brian Westbrook the favorite Eagles player, also at 5/2 odds. Terrell Owens is listed at 10/1 odds to be the first Eagles player with a major.
"Everyone gets excited for the Super Bowl, and the proposition wagers we post are based on what players want to wager on, and have asked to wager on,” said Calvin Ayre. “The people who live in the Boston area could be celebrating two major championships in one year, although I am sure that the Eagles will have something strong to say about that."