The stage is set for Super Bowl LVI. The Cincinnati Bengals will represent the AFC, with the Los Angeles Ram set to represent the NFC. For several fans of the NFL, this is a time where they can turn to sports betting since there are millions of people who do not root for either of these two teams, and it will make the game a little bit more interesting with money on the line.
While there are several different avenues for betting on the Super Bowl, as far as Moneyline or spreads, there are others as well. Many of the prop bets for the Super Bowl do not involve NFL stats at all. Let’s take a look at some of the best prop bets for Super Bowl LVI.
A patented finalist for best Super Bowl bet is whether the coin toss will come up heads or tails. Of course, when people hear about this one, several skeptics think this is just a 50/50 chance, and there would be no real rhyme or reason as to why anyone would be able to predict the coin toss.
However, in the previous 55 Super Bowls, the coin toss has landed tails 29 times while only landing heads 26 times. Could this be because of the weight distribution of the coin? Not sure. However, this bet usually gives around +100 odds and is an excellent way to quickly up your bankroll before the game starts.
Being selected to sing the National Anthem has become quite an honor. It is one of the grandest stages in all sports in the Super Bowl. As a gambler, the decision on the singer could be another way to make a quick profit as the prop bet for the length of the National Anthem has picked up steam.
With a few simple searches, a bettor would find that the National Anthem’s average length has been just under two minutes for the last few Super Bowls. While there are no official set odds out yet, this is one of the best to keep track of. Also, Mickey Guyton will be the singer at this year’s Super Bowl. Maybe a few searches with the stopwatch to see if she has sung the National Anthem in front of a large crowd before.
Like the World Series in baseball and the NBA Finals in basketball, the Super Bowl, an MVP award will be given after the game. This is another thing that people have found ways to place odds on and make bets on. An early look at the odds shows that the favorites are both teams’ quarterbacks.
In the last 10 years, the Super Bowl MVP has been won by a quarterback seven times. A running back has not won the award since Terrell Davis in Super Bowl 32. The following closest odds are the teams’ two elite receivers in Cooper Kupp and Ja’Marr Chase. An early outside for the award is Odell Beckham Jr., who has odds sitting around +2500 to win the prize.
In the last three years, one of the most fun bets can be placed for the color of the Gatorade that is poured on the winning team’s coach after the game. Each of the primary colors is given odds, with Orange being the favorite every year.
In 2019 and 2021, the Gatorade color was blue, with odds of +150 and +650. In 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs poured Orange Gatorade on Coach Reid with +450 odds. While this may seem like such a silly bet, it is always fun to throw a small wager on there and gives bettors a reason to watch the game in its entirety.
There are several things people can make bets on throughout the Super Bowl that do not involve any knowledge of NFL stats. While there are significant time gamblers that may not think these bets are worthwhile, the chances allow the standard fan to stay engaged throughout the game.