Prop bets are becoming some of the most popular bets to make in the Super Bowl. Even non-football fans seem to get in on the betting action. Some of the most bet on props don’t really have anything to do with the game. Three of the most popular prop bets involve the length of the National Anthem, the coin toss, and the color of the Gatorade bath after the game for the winning coach. Let’s take a look at each of these three Super Bowl Prop Bets.
Super Bowl Interesting Props: Coin Toss, National Anthem, Gatorade Shower
National Anthem: Over/Under 1:35
This year’s odds are the over at -135, and the under at -110. While the National Anthem has taken over two minutes in seven of the last nine Super Bowls, many people are still taking the under. Mickey Guyton, a country singer, is performing the Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl. Since 2012, no anthem has been shorter than the 95 seconds that it is set at this year.
In looking at Guyton’s past performances, the under may be a good bet. In looking at many of her past performances of the anthem, many have been right around the 90-second mark. While there aren’t a lot of performances to judge, the ones that are out on the internet have been fairly short. We shall see if Guyton sings it as she has in the past, or if she will add some extra flare to it to make it longer.
The Coin Toss
In looking at the odds, both heads and tails come in at -103. This is a 50/50 proposition. Even though they’ll be playing at their home stadium the Los Angeles Rams will be the visiting team in this year’s Super Bowl. Thus, they’ll be the team making the call on the coin toss. One thing to keep in mind, and this is something that doesn’t even really pertain to betting on heads or tails, since 2014 the team that won the coin toss has lost the Super Bowl.
Many people use the old adage, “tails never fails”. We’ll see if the Rams go with that philosophy, or they’ll go with heads.
The Gatorade Bath
Another prop bet that has gained popularity over the years is what color of Gatorade will the winning team dump over their coach’s head? Since the first Gatorade bath, orange has been dumped on the coach five times, clear four times, no Gatorade bath four times, blue three times, yellow three times, and purple twice.
Orange is a +250, while none is a +350. Blue is a +400, clear is a +450, yellow is a +450, red is a +600, and purple is a +1000. With red and purple likely out, and with neither coach having ever won a Super Bowl, we think that something will be dumped. With Gatorade being one of the main sponsors of the Super Bowl, we don’t think that it will be water either.
Whatever color it may be, this is always a fun one to bet on. Whoever is broadcasting the game always makes sure to televise the Gatorade bath.