Super Bowl XLVI Odds to Score The Giants First Touchdown
Saturday, February 04, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
Being as there has never been a shutout in Super Bowl history, chances are that the New York Giants will indeed score in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots? But which player will do the honors for the NFC champs? Bet now at Bovada Sportsbook’s Super Bowl odds.
The player with the shortest odds to score the first touchdown in the game overall is New England tight end Rob Gronkowski at 6/1, and second is fellow Pats tight end Aaron Hernandez at 7/1. The Giant with the shortest odds is receiver Victor Cruz at 15/2, slightly over New York WR Hakeem Nicks and running back Ahmad Bradshaw at 8/1. Yet Cruz and Nicks are both 8/1 to score the first Giants touchdown (i.e. this prop is still valid if the Patriots score the first TD).
Cruz is the Giants’ big-play threat and was sixth in the NFL during the season with nine touchdown catches but has been held out of the end zone in these playoffs. He did have a big game in the NFC Championship, however, with 10 catches for 142 yards. Cruz did score New York’s first touchdown in the regular-season finale vs. Dallas on a 74-yard pass from Eli Manning.
Nicks started the playoffs with a big, exceeding 100 yards and catching two touchdowns against both the Falcons and Packers – he scored New York’s first touchdown in both games. Nicks was held mostly in check vs. San Francisco as Nicks was a bit banged up. Bradshaw had 11 total touchdowns during the season but hasn’t scored in the playoffs. He last scored the Giants’ first touchdown in a Week 15 23-10 loss to the Redskins.
The longest shot to score New York’s first touchdown? Backup running back D.J. Ware at 25/1. That would be newsworthy considering Ware hasn’t scored this season. He didn’t even play in the NFC title game. The Giants not scoring at TD at all is 12/1 on Bovada Sportsbook.
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