Let me start off by saying I’m not a gambler. I never pay attention to prop bets heading into sporting events and I’m still trying to figure out exactly what the whole positive and negative thing means. If you came here for knowledgeable advice regarding making the most money on the Super Bowl, sadly you’ve come to the wrong place.
However, if you are here because you know that when it comes to Super Bowl prop bets, everything and anything has odds on it, and you want to see all the most ridiculous things you can bet on, well, now you are in the right place.
Here are my favorite Super Bowl 52 prop bets with the occasional insight just to prove I’m not completely useless at this whole betting thing. I mean, I do pretty well on our beer bets over at RB1 podcast... just saying.
Odds courtesy of Bovada.
How long will it take for Pink to sing the US National Anthem?
This is a classic prop bet that happens every Super Bowl (and honestly probably every time anyone anywhere sings the National Anthem on TV). Personally, I’d rock the under here. Pink seems someone who means business and won’t draw out her performance.
Over 2 Minutes -150 (2/3)
Under 2 Minutes +110 (11/10)
What color will Pink’s hair be when she starts to sing the National Anthem?
Wait a hot second, does Pink have magical hair powers that I didn’t know about? The phrasing makes it seem like Pink’s hair color will change mid Anthem. Is that a thing she does? Does she have herself some Nymphadora Tonks hair that changes to her moods? Like when she hits the final note and the crowd goes wild, will her hair magically turn red, white and blue and just swell with patriotism? There’s your real bet.
Will Pink be airborne at any point during her singing the National Anthem?
Yup. It’s going to be right after she sings “And the rocket’s red glare....”, she’ll suddenly get rocked up in the air to help show us what rockets look like when they’re in flight. At that point Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team will rise from the stage to share their thoughts on rockets in flight. I’m putting odds on that at 20/1.
Yes +250 (5/2)
No -400 (1/4)
Will any scoring drive take less time than it takes Pink to sing the National Anthem?
If Pink decides to turn the National Anthem into a 10 minute affair, anyone who bet Yes on this is going to be a very happy person.
Yes +150 (3/2)
No -200 (1/2)
What Color will Bill Belichick’s shirt be at kickoff?
Now granted, this is only up to 2014 so there’s three years worth of data that we’re missing but if you’re a Patriots fan, you’re hoping for something grey. The Hoodie has a 80% win percentage in grey. I can tell you for certain don’t waste your money on betting red. Belichick isn’t going red. That’s Matt Patricia’s job.
Over/Under Donald Trump Tweets on February 4th, 2018
Hit the over on this HARD. Look, all you need is Trump to get pissed off about something stupid and suddenly you’ll find yourself 10 tweets and 14 spelling errors deep. Don’t forget the Eagles have some real good guys on their team—Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long especially—who’ve already protested the anthem during football games. And nothing sets ol’ Don off quite like the NFL and anthem protests.
How many times will Tom Brady’s age be mentioned during broadcast?
Why they set the Over/Under so low here I’ll never know. I mean come on people, I bet you Brady’s age will be mentioned over 1.5 times within the first 10 minutes of the game. Literally anytime a great throw is made, Cris Collinsworth is going to remind us all that Brady is 40 years old and has never looked better.
Over 1.5 -200 (1/2)
Under 1.5 +150 (3/2)
Will Donovan McNabb’s vomiting incident from Super Bowl 39 be mentioned during the broadcast?
Oh, it’s going to happen baby. Trust me.
Yes +150 (3/2)
No -200 (1/2)
How many times will “Wardrobe Malfunction” be mentioned during broadcast?
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE HAS BEEN THE HALFTIME SHOW SINCE HE SHOWED US ALL JANET JACKSON’S NIPPLE AND I WAS TOO YOUNG TO FULLY APPRECIATE WHAT I WAS WITNESSING.
Over 1.5 +170 (17/10)
Under 1.5 -250 (2/5)
Will “Nipplegate” be said during broadcast?
Al Michaels: And Brady drops back to pass and finds Rob Gronkowski across the middle for a seven yard gain.
Cris Collinsworth: What a throw by Brady. That was right on the money. Wow. He’s 40 years old Al, 40!
[Al Michaels looks around secretively]
Michaels: (under his breath) Nipplegate
Collinsworth: What did you say?
Michaels: Oh no, just clearing my throat.
[Al Michaels grins knowing he just won himself $1000]
Yes +500 (5/1)
No -900 (1/9)
Will any members from NSync perform with Justin Timberlake?
Please. God. Yes. But only if they’re wearing spandex shirts with baggy pants and are seemingly the only people alive on the planet.... Mars? Is Matt Damon still up there?
Yes +300 (3/1)
No -500 (1/5)
What color will the liquid be that is poured on the game winning Coach?
Will there be a flea flicker attempted in the game?
How can you possible bet “No” when we saw three different flea flickers attempted in the Conference Championship round? The real question should be will a pass play other than the flea flicker be attempted. Now that I’d bet “No” on.
Yes +350 (7/2)
No -600 (1/6)
Total Number of Penalties in the Game by both teams
If ultimately “Under” pays out because the Patriots only get penalized once again, the internet is going to melt.
Super Bowl 52 - Odds to Win MVP
Here’s a condensed list of players:
Tom Brady 4/5
Nick Foles 13/4
Rob Gronkowski 17/2
Jay Ajayi 18/1
Danny Amendola 18/1
Zach Ertz 18/1
Dion Lewis 18/1
Alshon Jeffrey 20/1
Brandin Cooks 22/1
LeGarrette Blount 40/1
Fletcher Cox 40/1
James White 40/1
Malcolm Butler 100/1
James Harrison 100/1
Trey Flowers 200/1
Malcolm Jenkins 200/1
The top guys are nothing new or interesting. Likely it’ll be Brady if the Pats win and it’ll be Foles if the Eagles win. But once you get further down the list, some interesting names pop up. Dion Lewis is a great name on the Patriots for a sleeper MVP. On the Eagles, don’t look past Fletcher Cox at 40 to 1. The way you beat the Patriots is pressure up the middle on Tom Brady. If Cox has a truly disruptive game on the defensive line—a la Grady Jarrett’s Super Bowl game last year: five tackles, three sacks, three and a half tackles for loss—I could see him getting the MVP. People were talking about it with Jarrett during last year’s game.
Also, imagine James Harrison winning Super Bowl MVP for the Patriots.
Who will record the most Receiving Yards in the game?
Rob Gronkowski (NE) 3/1
Brandin Cooks (NE) 4/1
Zach Ertz (PHI) 4/1
Alshon Jeffrey (PHI) 5/1
Nelson Agholor (PHI) 7/1
Danny Amendola (NE) 7/1
Chris Hogan (NE) 7/1
Torrey Smith (PHI) 7/1
I want to know what the odds are that it’s James White. White had 14 catches for 110 yards in last year’s Super Bowl. I feel like we’re really overlooking James White.
What will be higher?
Temperature at Kickoff in Minnesota -150 (2/3)
Total Points scored in the 1st Quarter +110 (11/10)
Fun fact for you: Despite playing in seven Super Bowls, the Patriots have not scored in the first quarter of the Giant Tango. Ever. Not once. That being said, it’s supposed to be 3 degrees fahrenheit at kickoff in Minneapolis. I kinda think more points will be scored than that, but this actually seems pretty close. Good bet here!
What will be greater?
Longest Touchdown Scored in the Super Bowl EVEN (1/1)
Russell Westbrook Total Points, Rebounds and Assists versus the Lakers -140 (5/7)
Westbrook is averaging about 26 points, 10 boards and 10 assists per game. So, will there be a touchdown scored on a play bigger than 46 yards? Think I’ma go Westbrook here but I like the thought.