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- Bovada, BetOnline offer more than 100 Super Bowl prop bets.
- You can bet on pre-game festivities, in-game moments and post-game Gatorade baths.
- The Chiefs dumped Orange Gatorade on head coach Andy Reid last season.
Billions of dollars will be wagered ahead of and during Super Bowl 55’s matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For many veteran bettors, their focus will hone in on whether or not the Chiefs or Buccaneers can cover the spread and if the two teams combine for more than 60 points as their season-to-date averages would suggest. And still, the odds that matter most, and which make the Super Bowl a global event for even the most casual bettor, are *drum roll* the prop bet specials. Our top-rated online sportsbooks, like Bovada and BetOnline, have posted odds for more than 100 Super Bowl 55 prop bets. Below we’ll highlight some of the most popular, unique and, depending on your point-of-view, polarizing.
Pre-Game Super Bowl 55 Prop Bets
Aside from the Super Bowl coin toss (Heads -105 | Tails -105), you could make a strong argument that the most popular prop bet is length of the National Anthem. Bettors flock to YouTube to study game film of the big game’s opening act in hopes of finding an edge and average run time of previous anthems performed. Country’s Eric Church and R&B’s Jazmine Sullivan will team up to sing the anthem before Super Bowl 55. BetOnline was one of the first online books to post an anthem Over/Under, from the first word to last “brave” sung. For context, Demi Lovato sang last year’s Super Bowl National Anthem in 1 minute and 50 seconds.
|How long will it take for Sullivan and Church to sing the National Anthem?||Odds|
|Over 2 minutes||-120|
|Under 2 minutes||-120|
The Buccaneers second touchdown against the Packers in the NFC Championship took 1 minute and 43 seconds and the Chiefs’ third quarter touchdown drive against the Bills in the AFC Championship took 2 minutes and 20 seconds. So, it’s feasible to think that any Super Bowl scoring drive could take less time than it takes Church & Sullivan to belt out the Star Spangled Banner, right?
|Will Any Scoring Drive Take Less Time Than It Takes Sullivan And Church To Sing the Anthem?||Odds|
We have to wait two weeks until Super Bowl 55, which means members of the Chiefs and Buccaneers will have more free time than usual. This could pose a problem since the U.S. continues to see an uptick in coronavirus cases during an active pandemic. If an idle mind is the devil’s playground, an idle week off could lead to multiple players missing Super Bowl 55 due to positive COVID-19 test results.
|How many players will miss game due to COVID?||Odds|
|Over 1.5 players||+225|
|Under 1.5 players||-350|
President Biden was just sworn in back on January 20th and he’s got a full plate of priorities to get to including fighting the pandemic, vaccine distribution, boosting the economy and the list goes on. However, it would not surprise this writer if the 46th President of the United States took 30 seconds to make a Super Bowl 55 pick before the game.
|Will President Joe Biden Pick a Super Bowl 55 Winner?||Odds|
Bonus analysis: Biden will pick the Chiefs.
For those new to Super Bowl prop betting, the action doesn’t stop after the opening kickoff. Plenty of odds are on the board for the big halftime show featuring Canada pop sensation The Weeknd.
Halftime Super Bowl 55 Bowl Prop Bets
Much like Imagine Dragon’s “Thunder” of a few years ago, you can’t escape the catchy beats of Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” at every turn. While “Starboy” and “In Your Eyes” are the favorites to be his first song at 4-to-1 at time of initial publication, “Blinding Lights” and “Can’t Feel My Face” are worthy betting picks to lead off the show.
|Super Bowl Halftime First Song Played||Odds|
|Save Your Tears||+500|
|In Your Eyes||+400|
|Can’t Feel My Face||+450|
|I Feel It Coming / In the Night||+2500/+3000|
The Weeknd collaborated with famed jazz saxophonist Kenny G. on his hit single “In Your Eyes” and Bovada sportsbook has posted odds as to whether Kenny will join Weeknd on stage during the show. With nostalgia a big seller these days, it wouldn’t come as a shock to see Kenny on stage, but if you think he will, odds are Weeknd will NOT lead off the show with “In Your Eyes” and will “surprise” the audience with some sweet sax play later on in the performance.
|Will Kenny G Be On Stage During The Halftime Show?||Odds|
Former President Donald Trump wasn’t the biggest fan of Canada during his one term in office, but sportsbooks don’t believe Weeknd will waste his breath mentioning the former U.S. pres during his performance despite sharing the state of Florida with him for the evening.
|Will The Weeknd Mention Donald Trump?||Odds|
A prop bet homage to Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson is always necessary, but a wardrobe malfunction is highly unlikely illustrated by the -7500 odds where a bettor would need to wager $7,500 to win $100.
|Will There Be A Wardrobe Malfunction?||Odds|
Super Bowl 55 In-Game Moment Prop Bets
Tom Brady’s former coach definitely missed him this past season as the Patriots missed the NFL playoffs completely. The Over/Under one mention of Belichick’s name seems like bait to lure in unsuspecting bettors. Beware.
|How Many Times Will Belichick be Said?||Odds|
|Over 1 time||-150|
|Under 1 time||+110|
One of my favorite NFL-related quotes of all-time has to do with Brady’s wife Ms. Bundchen. Following the Patriots Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants in 2012, she was recorded saying:
“My husband cannot f****** throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.”
Brady finished 27-of-41 passing in the 21-17 loss.
|How Many Times Will Gisele Bundchen be Shown?||Odds|
|Over 1.5 times||-250|
|Under 1.5 times||+170|
Super Bowl 55 Postgame Prop Bets
Andy Reid is affectionately referred to as “Big Red” by his players, but he was doused with orange Gatorade after the Chiefs Super Bowl 54 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Like Kansas City, orange is ready to repeat the feat!
|What Color Will The First Liquid Poured On The Game Winning Coach?||Odds|
Patrick Mahomes is the favorite to win the Super Bowl 55 MVP with Tom Brady nipping at his heels. If Brady wins another award, it’s nearly a lock that he thanks his teammates before applauding the city of Tampa Bay for welcoming him after so many years in New England.
|Who will MVP Refer to 1st in Speech?||Odds|