Saturday, January 28, 2006

Super Bowl XL - A Prop Bet and more

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Secondly, if you’re looking for my Super Bowl Side Bets, check out this post. These were the early bets that I placed right after the NFL Championship games, were my initial line gave Seattle a nice edge over Pittsburgh. I’ll be looking at the Super Bowl’s over/under line and various prop bets through out this upcoming week, so check back here to see these. Just so you know, I rarely bet futures, parlays, teasers, or props, but there are so many props on this game, that you can find value in them. If you are new to sports betting or a little confused about what I’m talking about, a quick trip to The Basics to Wagering on Sports might help you out.

Finally, we get to the meat of the post… A Super Bowl Prop Bet!

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Wager type : Proposition/Future
Description : 2006 Superbowl XL - Receivers and Tight End Props
Total pass receiving yards made by Bobby Engram
Over 34½ receiving yrds -120

Engram is Seattle’s #2 wide receiver, behind Darrell Jackson. With Jackson out for most of the season, Engram move into the one slot for the first 4 weeks of the year. He then missed three weeks with injured ribs, and Joe Jurevicius became the Seahawks’ star in his absence. Now Jackson and Engram are back and healthy for the Super Bowl, and Matt Hasselbeck is on the biggest hot streak of his career.

Jackson retook the #1 receiver slot after returning from injury. This pushed Engram into the #2. With the Steelers’ secondary focused mainly on Jackson (not to mention releases from Jeremy Stevens), Engram should get good looks this week from Hasselbeck. Expect him to have a decent day in a season where he averaged 54.9 receiving yards per game. :O)

That’s all for now.

Good Luck

- The Online Sports Bettor