We’re a little over one week away from Super Bowl LVIII which will see the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers locking horns. The Super Bowl is always an exciting game for sports bettors because you can wager on pretty much anything from the national anthem to the color of the Gatorade shower at the end of the game! If you’re thinking about getting in on the action, you’ve come to the right place.
Throughout the NFL season, many bettors and fans pay close attention to the moneyline or point spread for the team they’re betting. With the recent emergence of same-game parlays, there’s a whole new level to betting on individual matchups. The Super Bowl builds on this by including special prop bets such as the ones below.
Reba McEntire will be singing the Star-Spangled Banner before the Super Bowl kicks off and while it’s often an emotional moment, music fans and bettors will be on the edge of their seats if they bet on the ‘National Anthem’ prop.
Most sportsbooks will set a duration in seconds that they expect the National Anthem performance to last, with bettors being able to choose an ‘over’ or ‘under’. Bet over the proposed total (of around 90 seconds) and you’ll be hoping Reba really goes for those longer notes. Bet the under, and you’re counting down the seconds hoping she speed-runs the entire thing.
While difficult to predict, we can take into account that Reba McEntire is now 68-years-old and is a country singer. The pacing of the national anthem is hardly going to be electric and we could logically assume that McEntire would like to take her time to savor the moment, while also putting a slower spin on things as someone with a country background.
Betting the ‘over’ could well be a profitable decision here.
A straight-up 50-50. You can bet on the opening coin toss and if you’re looking to have a night of Super Bowl betting slips to keep track of, there is no better way to kick things off than with a Coin Toss.
According to thelines.com, here are the historical trends of the deciding coin flip:
Heads: 27 times (47%)
Tails: 30 times (53%)
Heads longest streak: 5
Tails longest streak: 4 (three times)
The ratio of heads to tails has also been maintained over the last 3 years. Tails cashed last year, with the Chiefs claiming a victory after winning the opening coin toss. In the two games prior, Heads was called. Is it worth looking at historical trends for an impartial event? Who knows, but make of this what you will and have fun!
Usher Super Bowl Halftime show props
If you’re an Usher fan, you’ll be excited for this year’s Halftime show, with the legendary artist set to perform during the intermission of Super Bowl LVIII. However, betting fans will be excited for a completely different reason.
You can bet on Usher’s opening song for his Super Bowl LVIII halftime performance at most sportsbooks, with BetMGM listing the following as options (Per USAToday):
- Yeah! +225
- My Way +225
- DJ Got US Fallin’ In Love +500
- Love in This Club +600
- OMG +800
- Boyfriend 11-1
- Superstar 11-1
- Burn 12-1
- Good Good 18-1
- My Boo 20-1
I love the odds of ‘Dj Got Us Fallin’ In Love’ at +500. You don’t want to open with your biggest anthem, and this is just a feel-good banger to kick things off that everyone will know, drawing them into the performance.
Color of Gatorade
One of the biggest traditions in all sports is players from the winning team showering their Head Coach in a bucket of ice-cold Gatorade. Lovely. The color of the Gatorade shower tends to change on a yearly basis, with some connecting to team colors, or even going off historical trends.
As far as the odds for this years’ shower,
No Gatorade bath +1600
it’s interesting that Purple leads the charge when both teams have red uniforms. Surprisingly, there has never been a red Gatorade shower in the Super Bowl. Unsurprisingly, Red actually opened up at +640 and has already been hammered down to a near-favorite because of both teams sporting red colors throughout the year.
Fruit Punch is also apparently the second-most popular Gatorade flavor in the US, per delish.com.
Will this be the first time in history we see a red Gatorade shower?
Best Super Bowl betting offers
If you’re looking to bet on Super Bowl LVIII, then taking advantage of some betting offers is definitely a good idea. Sportsbooks often give out bonus bets as a thank-you for signing up, meaning your $5 bet on a coin toss could become a $200 bet on the same market! If there’s ever a time to sign up to a few new sportsbooks, it’s right now, knowing you could get thousands of dollars in bonus bets to use as opposed to your own money!
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