Bet Like a Celebrity

Local boldface names share their Super Bowl predictions


Photo by Anthony Mair

Vegas Seven asked a few Vegas notables for their Super Bowl picks. Here’s what they had to say:

Oscar Goodman
Former mayor of Las Vegas
Prediction: 49ers 31, Ravens 21
Best Bet: OVER the total

J.T. the Brick
Fox Sports Radio 920-AM host
Prediction: 49ers 27, Ravens 23
Best Bet: 49ers -3½

Jay Kornegay
Vice president of race and sports, LVH
Prediction: Ravens 23, 49ers 20
Best Bet: UNDER the total

Jimmy Vaccaro
Public relations director, William Hill Gaming
Prediction: 49ers 24, Ravens 21
Best Bet: UNDER the total

Myron Martin
President & CEO, Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Prediction: 49ers 34, Ravens 31
Best Bet: 49ers -3½

Lorena Peril
Headliner in Fantasy adult revue (and diehard 49ers fan)
Prediction: 49ers 35, Ravens 14
Best Bet: 49ers -3½

Carla Pellegrino
Chef/owner Bratalian restaurant and Meatball Spot
Prediction: 49ers 27, Ravens 7 (Lucky 7—that’s how many daily specials I have at Meatball Spot!)
Best Bet: 49ers –3½

Claire Sinclair
New starlet for PIN UP at Stratosphere
Prediction: 49ers 36, Ravens 24 (Those are my measurements!)

Suggested Next Read

All on the Line

2013 Super Bowl

All on the Line

By Matt Jacob

Ask the NFL suits to reveal the secret to the Super Bowl’s success, and they’ll undoubtedly tell you (on the record) that it has everything to do with America’s passion for the great sport of football. Off the record? They’d probably still stick to that script. But put them on a witness stand and ask them to raise one hand, put the other on a Bible and tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and the testimony would go something like this: “Thank the good Lord for gambling, and God bless the great state of Nevada for legalizing it!” Last year, the Giants-Patriots Super Bowl matchup attracted nearly $94 million in legal wagers in Nevada (and countless millions in illegal wagers worldwide), and predictions call for a similar handle for Super Bowl XLVII between the 49ers and Ravens on Feb. 3 at the Superdome in New Orleans. The action will last from before the opening whistle (Will the coin toss land heads or tails?) until the confetti starts falling from the rafters—and it will contribute greatly to another monster TV rating. To celebrate the “Big Game”—and, more specifically, Nevada’s big role in it—we’ve got all your wagering angles covered, from key betting trends to the seven Super Bowls that made bettors’ hearts skip a beat.