2011 Super Bowl XLV (45) Prop Bet: Blake Griffin vs. the Green Bay Packers

Leading up to the 2011 Super Bowl XLV (45) between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, we'll be taking a look at Super Bowl proposition betting, or more specifically, the fun or funny Super Bowl 45 (XLV) prop bets that you hear so much about. That includes props on the Super Bowl coin toss, Super Bowl halftime show, Super Bowl National Anthem, Super Bowl postgame Gatorade Shower dump and much more. Follow along on the Super Bowl sidebar to the right!

Some of the more intriguing Super Bowl prop bets are always the cross sport bets, such as the one featuring the soon to be NBA Rookie of the Year.

Who Will Have More Points on Feb 6th 2011 Money
Blake Griffin (Clippers vs. Heat)
Packers Points

On paper, this bet appears to favor the Packers. The standard team prop has the Packers over/under at 24 points in the Super Bowl. Blake Griffin is averaging less than that, at 23.0 points per game. Naturally, you should take the Packers, right?

Not so fast. While Griffin is averaging 23 for the season, the rookie has been even hotter lately. Griffin scored 32 points for the second game in a row after averaging 26.0 per game throughout the month of January. So, for those of you looking to bet on the Packers over/under, you could potentially give yourself a couple points of wiggle room if you like the under by pitting the Packers against Blake Griffin.

Then again, in Griffin's first meeting against the Heat, of course, he had 24 points. Which puts us back to square one.

The bottom line: we still think the Packers outscore Blake. The Clippers/Heat game could either be a chance for Griffin to showcase himself once again on a national stage with a huge game, or a could be a huge blowout in which the rookie doesn't play as much as he usually does. We're expecting a high-scoring Super Bowl and are sticking with the team on the football field over the player on the basketball court.