It’s always a lot of fun betting on some of the more weird and wacky prop bets that sportsbooks offer for the Super Bowl. Every year it seems like the bookies try to outdo each other with more off-the-wall prop bets. I think these type of bets add an extra layer of excitement outside of the actual football game and in certain cases they can even provide some good value as a wager.
Below I will look at a few of the novelty Super Bowl prop bets offered by SportsInteraction.com, our top rated betting site for Canadians. I’ll give my pick for each of the props, but I do not advise placing a bet based on my picks because I do not have any inside information on any of these props. This article is instead meant to show you some of the more interesting non-game related bets you can make on Super Bowl 55.
Length of National Anthem
- Over 1 minute 59 seconds (1.95)
- Under 1 minute 59 seconds (1.95)
**These odds are from Bodog.eu. You can find them under the ‘Super Bowl Specials’ heading.
To start off the broadcast Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church will be singing the USA National Anthem. The over/under is set at 1 minute and 59 seconds, which is lower than the 2 minutes and 4.5 seconds total the oddsmakers had for Demi Lovato last year. Demi sang quicker than expected and finished the anthem in 1 minute and 49 seconds. The trend since 2013 was for the anthem to drag out with 5 singers going over the 2 minute mark between 2013 and 2017. Pink then changed bucked the trend in 2018 with a 1 minute and 52 second time before Gladys Knight just barely went over 2 minutes by 1 second in 2019.
While there doesn’t seem to be any history of Eric Church singing the national anthem, Jazmine Sullivan sang the national anthem at the NHL All-Star game in 2004 with her rendition coming in just under 2 minutes.
The two singer dynamic is one I would look into before placing your bet. Try to find some other national anthems that were sung by duets and see if that tended to increase or decrease the length compared to how those singers would normally perform.
I’m leaning towards the under on this prop, but it’s a complete guess.
Half Time Show – First Song
The Half-Time show will be headlined by Canadian singer The Weeknd. Blinding Lights is his most recent #1 single. It was global success that went to #1 on pretty much all of the country charts across the world. Starboy, Can’t Feel My Face and The Hills are other global hits that went to #1 in both the USA and Canada (The Weeknd’s Discography).
I’ll be honest, I have absolutely no clue what The Weeknd will open his show with, but I expect it to be a hit.
Winning Coach Gatorade Shower
Last year Andy Reid was doused with an orange gatorade shower after winning the big game. That cashed in at odds of around 8-1. Two years ago, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was splashed with blue gatorade. The oddsmakers are once again out with gatorade celebration props, but Orange is now the favourite after it was used last year.
I personally like taking the water/clear bet on this prop because I just don’t like the thought of the coaches having to go through all of the on field interviews and trophy presentation covered in a sticky liquid. At least if it’s water the coach is just wet, not wet and sticky. That said, the gatorade shower has not been clear in over 10 years, so it’s probably not a great bet.
As you can see there are some pretty outrageous prop bets available for the Super Bowl. I’ve included just three, there are a ton more you can check out at SportsInteraction.com.