Aside from being known as the biggest sporting event across the USA, Super Bowl is also likely to be the biggest gambling event for bettors. And aside from the action, betting is also one of the most entertaining parts of Super Bowl Sunday. Bets range from standard to borderline crazy.
And if you’re into entertaining, exciting, profitable crazy bets, then you should be making super bowl prop bets this year.
Proposition or “prop” bets are the type of bets that don’t always correlate with logical calculations of who wins the game in the end, or the total score or the point spread. Instead, it’s predicting quirky things that will happen during the Super Bowl, like what the result of the coin toss would be, which player is going to score the first touchdown and even the color of the Gatorade that will be dumped on the winning team’s head coach.
Even new bettors can have fun and join prop bets since these types of bets don’t focus entirely on the technical aspects of the game.
If you want to have fun on Super Bowl, then you should consider these common prop bets:
Coin Toss Prop Bets
Among the most common prop bets is the toss coin. Before each game, a coin toss is done to determine which team will get the ball first. Prop bets for this would be like: (1) Will the coin toss result be Tails or Heads? Or (2) What team will win the coin flip?
This bet has, of course, a 50-50 chance for either result, Heads or Tails or the name of the team.
Gatorade Dump Prop Bets
Among the weird traditions that happen during the Super Bowl is the Gatorade Shower, where the winners of the winning team pour an entire vat of ice-cold Gatorade onto their coach as a way to commemorate their win. The options are usually Lime (Green/Yellow), Orange, Red, Clear (Water), Blue, and Purple.
If Gatorade introduced another color before the Super Bowl, your options would always be the same as the ones above.
National Anthem Prop Bets
Another odd team that people bet on, believe it or not, is the National Anthem props. Star-Spangled Banner is always sung before every sporting event in the USA, especially the Super Bowl. The odds of this odd bet is the length of time it takes to sing the song or if the singer forgets a word.
Halftime Show Prop Bets
Aside from being an awesome recess, the halftime show is also a time for bettors to wager. Players rest, but bettors never will, and so America’s greatest performers are not exempted from their betting business.
Some odds are how many songs will be played during the halftime show, what songs will the artist sings, or what will be the first song the artist will sing on the show/
MVP Prop Bets
On a more serious note, prop bettors also look into who will be the receiver of the season’s Most Valuable Player award. As you may already know, this award is given to the player whose skills dominate all four quarters. The odds will be a list of the strongest players of the season.
Quarterback Prop Bets
The Quarterback is one of the most important members of a team and if the Quarterback isn’t doing well, everybody in the team will suffer. Quarterback props are usually the total passing yards of the QB, which QB will have the most passing yards and the result of the first passing attempt.
Receiving Prop Bets
Aside from the Quarterback, the receiving corps plays a big role in offensive scoring. Without a high-level receiver, it will be difficult for the team to get a single yard, down, or even score a touchdown. Receive prop bets are usually about the longest reception, where you predict if the longest reception will be over or under a set number of yards.
When are Prop Bets Results Released
Just like other types of bets, Prop bet results are released as they happen. The betting site will update the section of the wager as soon as they happen.
With prop betting, you have to bet before the game begins. Because as the game is about to start, this type of wager will usually disappear, or the sportsbooks will keep them open until kickoff. You can still make live bets while the Super Bowl is happening, but this will most likely be limited to the interception, field goal, or touchdown.
If you want to make Super Bowl Prop bets, there are many online betting sites for betting on NFL. Find sportsbooks that are highly recommended or are more commonly known to ensure they are safe, secure, and feature Super Bowl props.
Moreover, you should also remember that unlike other bets, not all prop bets can be ‘handicapped.’ Handicapping prop bets in sports games are assigning advantage through scoring, where there are “favorite” and “underdog” teams. In most prop bets, you need to do your own research like how often the orange-colored Gatorade is being used, etc.
So, are you making one of these quirky bets this season?