One of the things that makes the Super Bowl so great is that there is a lot more to bet on than just the outcome of the game itself. There are a ton of prop bets you can bet on. Some include what will happen in the game and there are others such as the coin toss, national anthem, and the color of the Gatorade at the end of the game. Let’s take a look at 5 different prop bets for the Super Bowl and which side I would take.
by Nick Stasiak – Wannamakeabet Staff Writer
How long will it take Pink to sing the National Anthem?
The time here is a tricky one. It currently sits at 2:00 and in the past 12 years, that time would be 6-6 in the over/under. The average time for the national anthem the past 12 years is 1:58, just under the time set. This is Pink’s first time on the big stage of the Super Bowl, so I’ll say she takes it all in and goes a little long.
The Pick: Over 2:00 -140
Will any members of NSYNC perform with Justin Timberlake?
Ever since it was announced that Justin Timberlake would perform at halftime, people have been wondering if NSYNC would join him. There are four other members of NSYNC so you would have to think that at least one of them will show up during the performance.
The Pick: Yes +200
Will there be a flea flicker attempt in the game?
This might be my favorite prop bet in the game. The betting odds favor no but on Championship Sunday both the Eagles and Patriots ran a flea flicker. Both were completed and the Eagles flea flicker went for a touchdown. I believe one of these teams will attempt a flea flicker in this game.
The Pick: Yes +400
Who will win MVP?
The very clear favorite in this category is Tom Brady. The Patriots are the favorites to win the game and Brady has won the MVP in 4 of the 5 Patriots Super Bowl victories. If you’re going to make some money, you have to think outside the box. Even if you think the Patriots are going to win, it’s not smart to take a Patriot. Odds say if the Patriots win, Brady will win. If you want to make some money here, you should go with an Eagle. Nick Foles wouldn’t be a bad choice but he might not light it up. If you want to beat the Patriots, the smart strategy is to run the ball and control the clock. I think the pick here is to go with an Eagles running back.
The Pick: Jay Ajayi +1800
What color will the Gatorade be that is poured on the winning coach?
This is one that you can look at history for. In the five Super Bowl’s the Patriots have won, there was no Gatorade three times, clear once, and blue once. This season the Eagles have dumped Gatorade on Doug Pederson twice. Once after their first win of the season and it was orange. The other just two weeks ago after they won the NFC Championship and it was yellow. In the past eight years, the Gatorade color has been orange. If you’re going with recent history, that should be your pick.
The Pick: Orange +250