Super Bowl LIII is almost here. With just two teams in the game, fans may be looking for a rooting interest in this game. The easiest way to do this is to pick a team, but to stay engaged the whole game, more might be needed. Doing prop bets is becoming increasingly popular, but what bets should be placed? Here are the top five Super Bowl LIII prop bets.
1. Coin Flip
Fans looking to get in on the action early can bet on the coin flip. It is a 50/50 shot and can get the adrenaline running before the game even kicks off. In the last 10 Super Bowls, there have been six heads results and four tails. In the history of the Super Bowl, there have been 27 tails results and 25 heads results. If a bet on a certain team won’t work, betting on something as simple as a coin flip might be the right speed for everyone.
2. How Long will the National Anthem be?
Gladys Knight will be performing the National Anthem for the game, which will be another opportunity to bet before the game even starts. This one is a simple over or under bet. The time is set at one minute and 48 seconds. It is always hard to tell which side to bet on, as different artists like to sing the National Anthem in their own way. If this bet isn’t enough, you can also bet on what color outfit Knight will wear or if a word is omitted from the Anthem.
3. How Many Songs will there be for the Halftime Show?
This bet is another over/under, which is set at 7.5. While this one also has nothing to do with the game, it could be a way to keep otherwise disinterested fans, on the edge of their seats for halftime. Maroon 5 will be the main attraction, but they will be joined by others, as it has become more customary in more recent years. There are also other bets associated with halftime, including the color of Adam Levine’s outfit and who will be joining them on stage.
4. Super Bowl MVP
One of the most fun prop bets of the Super Bowl requires the better to guess which player will win the MVP. A lot of questions will come up in deciding on the player to bet on. Which team will win the game? Who will be the x-factor in deciding the game for that team? Will
Defensive and special team players could also be considered, but with that, the odds are worse. Here are the top player odds for who wins the MVP according to Bovada:
5. Color of the Gatorade Shower
It is a tradition to shower the winning head coach with Gatorade when the clock expires. Surprisingly though, it doesn’t happen every season. In the last 18 Super Bowls, four of them have had no Gatorade shower for the winning coach after the game. This bet will keep fans engaged until the end of the game, even if it is a blowout, to see what color the Gatorade shower, if any, is.
Clear and Orange have been used the most times, at four each, over the last 18 seasons. Here are the odds according to Bovada: