Super Bowl LV is right around the corner as the NFL’s championship game is just days away. There are so many cool extra things surrounding this event, including the Puppy Bowl, some entertaining Super Bowl sportsbook promotions, commercials, and, of course, the endless array of Super Bowl props.
While there is always some selection of props on the board for each NFL game throughout the year, the sportsbook oddsmakers take it to another level for Super Bowl Sunday. You’re able to bet on almost everything that happens in the game from player performances to team stats and much more.
Beyond all of that is a wide variety of fun, off-the-cuff props that you never get to see for the common game. If you haven’t come across to these types of betting options, let’s introduced you to a few of the fun wagers on the board for this weekend:
Coin Flip – FanDuel Sportsbook
One of the most popular Super Bowl prop bets is one of the ones that you can least control: the initial coin flip. That’s right: there’s no handicapping that can go into this one as you literally have a 50/50 chance.
What’s interesting is that the payout isn’t exactly 50/50 as the juice on each side is -103.
Nonetheless, bettors love this prop and always keep a close eye on what way the initial coin flip will come up.
For what it’s worth, Tails has come up in five of the last Super Bowls. Athletes like to call for Tails because as they say: “Tails never fails” (although it often does).
Gatorade Bath – FanDuel Sportsbook
As is tradition, the head coach of the Super Bowl-winning team gets doused with Gatorade. Players usually sneak up on him with the Gatorade cooler and give him a big shower. Nowadays, bettors are watching closely as they want to see what the end result will be.
You can bet on this prop by choosing which color liquid you believe will be in the cooler. Of course, orange is the traditional color and that’s the most common. However, many teams will opt to drink a color that is similar to team style. For example, on Sunday, the two teams playing have a lot of red in their uniforms, so they might opt to go with the red drink.
- Orange is currently favored at +125
- Red/Pink is next in line at +300
- Clear/Water is at +350
- Yellow/Green/Lime is at +450
- Blue is at +750 and finally
- Purple is at +900
MVP Award – FanDuel Sportsbook
Not every sportsbook will have the Gatorade Bath and the Coin Toss prop but you’ll find the MVP award odds universally. Every shop will offer these lines.
This is one of the more popular props to wager on as you don’t regular get to bet on the star of the game. In the Super Bowl, one player is awarded the MVP at the end of the game and you can guess which two players are favored to win the award on Sunday: Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady.
You’re able to bet on almost anyone for this prop but your best bets are the quarterbacks. Quarterbacks have won this award 30 times in 55 Super Bowls while running back and receivers are next in line (both seven apiece). Tight end and offensive linemen have never won the award while defensive players have combined to win it 10 times. Only once has a special team won it.
Quarterbacks have won the MVP award in five of the last seven years and nine of the last 12.
Fat Man TD – DraftKings Sportsbook
Alright, nobody take this bet personally; there’s no reason to feel attacked.
What this prop is focused on is whether or not a plus-sized player is going to find his way into the end zone. That specifically hones in on offensive or defensive linemen.
On the whole, it’s pretty rare that these types of players score as their job is mostly to block in these types of scoring situations. However, we have seen teams pull out the trickery before and make an offensive lineman eligible.
The same can be for defensive players as they can be used as fullbacks for blocking. Also keep in mind that a defensive lineman can score on a fumble recovery as well. The question is will any of them find paydirt?
The odds are +2000 for an offensive lineman to score and +800 for an offensive lineman or defensive lineman to score.
National Anthem Prop – DraftKings Sportsbook
The Super Bowl gets started with a singing of the National Anthem and this year, it will be a duet between R&B sensation Jazmine Sullivan and country star Eric Church. A lot of bettors are used to wagering on the National Anthem but that’s typically the length of the singing of the National Anthem.
In case you’re wondering, the average rendition during Super Bowls has taken 1:57 to sing. Each of the last three version have been under two minutes. However, we can’t bet on this at DraftKings Sportsbook. Instead, what we have is a National Anthem length versus shortest scoring drive prop.
The singing of the National Anthem will take right around two minutes, so the question is will there be a really quick scoring drive? With the two offenses on the field on Sunday, there’s a pretty good chance. DraftKings actually has the ‘Yes’ on this prop – that there will be a scoring drive shorter than the singing – at -335.
Doink Special – DraftKings Sportsbook
Doinks have been a bit of a storyline in the NFL playoffs – especially with Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker double doinking. In case you’re not familiar with the term, a doink is when a field goal attempt (or extra point attempt) is bounced off the upright or cross bar. This does not include kickoffs.
If you think that a kicker will manage to be that accurate (or should we say, inaccurate) then you can bet the ‘Yes’ at +375. If not, you can bet ‘No’ at DraftKings Sportsbook at -590.