Super Bowl props are always a fun way to place side wagers on the biggest game of the season. Don't kid yourself though, as there is plenty of money to be made with the plethora of propositions at your disposal. Check out some of the props available to you at BetUS Sportsbook that may be ripe for the taking in Super Bowl XLIV betting action…
Peyton Manning Under 308.5 Passing Yards: Betting under on Manning may seem like suicide, but the numbers warrant a look at this. The future Hall of Famer only threw for more than 308.5 yards seven times in his 16 legitimate starts including the postseason, and he only surpassed that number twice away from Lucas Oil Field. New Orleans may have allowed 235.6 yards per game through the air, but it only conceded more passing yards than this to Washington's Jason Campbell, Dallas' Tony Romo, and Philadelphia's Kevin Kolb this year. Manning only threw for 247 yards in Super Bowl XLI, and the percentage play suggests that you should bank on him staying away from his total once again in Super Bowl XLIV.
Marques Colston Longest Reception Over 22.5 yards: Considering that Colston averaged 15.3 yards per reception this year, he seems to be a sure fire lock to get some looks up the field against a blitz-happy Indianapolis defense. Colston caught at least one pass of 23+ yards ten times this year in his 17 legitimate starts (disregarding Week 17 @ Carolina when most of the starters played limited or no action). Even though the Colts are averaging the lowest yards per completion rate in the NFL (9.5 yards per completion), they haven't seen a passing attack with this many weapons on the season.
David Thomas Over 2.5 Receptions: This is an interesting prop on a very interest X-Factor to this game. The Colts allowed New York's TE Dustin Keller to catch six passes in the AFC Championship Game and allowed another four to Baltimore's Todd Heap. In fact, a tight end has caught at least four passes in four of its L/6 games. Thomas has suddenly become a bit of a safety valve for Brees when he is in trouble. He caught three passes against the Vikings and had 13 total receptions in his final two meaningful regular season games. Especially if you believe that Indy is winning this game and that the Saints are going to have to play from behind, Thomas could be a sexy pick to click at the very juicy NFL betting line of +130.
Dwight Freeney Under 2.5 Solo + Assisted Tackles: One glance at this prop suggests that Freeney absolutely would have to have at least three tackles, right? Think again. The Colts' pass rushing specialist only had three or more tackles four times this season. Now, chew on this… 13.5 of those tackles came via sacks. It's clear that Freeney is going to be slowed up with his injury suffered against the Jets, and it's even more clear that New Orleans' offensive line is better than most that the Syracuse product has seen this year. Those two factors make this one a slam dunk. Look for Freeney to stay quiet and take down a very easy cash on his under at -150.