Super Bowl prop bets (fun bets popular with avid and casual wagerers alike) have become very popular in the last two decades, and the variety increases every year.
Here’s a look at the ones (three game-specific and three not) that I like the best.
What will happen first in the game: Touchdown or sack?
Super Bowl quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Joe Burrow are on the biggest stage of their lives for the first time. Nervousness will play a factor, at least at the start, and I foresee both being a bit panicky on each’s initial series.
What I’m trying to say is: Sack. And you get better odds on that (even money).
Starting QBs to have negative rushing yardage
It’s currently (-145) but this is a great pick.
Cooper Kupp Longest Reception: Over 28.5 Yards
The dude is ridiculously talented
and he’s bound to break a big one at some point. The Bengals will do everything they can to not allow him to be the difference-maker he has proven he is, but you can only do so much. His remarkable, historic season proved it. Stafford will find him for a big one.
The length of Mickey Guyton’s singing of the U.S. national anthem
Which head coach will be shown first during the U.S. national anthem?
This is happening in L.A., baby. Home game for the favored Rams, with celebrities galore about to be in attendance, as performers and fans and everything else. So you better believe that Rams coach Sean McVay (a hotshot himself) will be shown first. Book that one.
First headlining artist to be shown during halftime
This halftime lineup is super dope: Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar.
Everyone will sing a song or two but you can wager on which one will be shown first during halftime. And the favorite is that it will be two or more artists shown at the same time. The odds on that aren’t great but that makes sense to me. I could see an image of all five of them posing for a group photo, which NBC then shows on TV, and then it’s on to the halftime show.