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February 9, 2022

Super Bowl LVI Betting Preview: Best Non-Football Prop Bets

The Super Bowl is great for many reasons, but the best part about the biggest game of the year is the number of awesome bets that you can make. 

From the coin toss to who will be thanked first in the post-game speech, there are a lot of interesting props for you to throw a little cash on. Thanks to our friends over at Bovada, we have a long list of props that we can bet on. 

A lot of books have similar props, but nobody does Super Bowl props better than Bovada. With all of that being said, let's take a look at some of the coolest props for this year's Super Bowl. 

We will give out actual game props as we get closer to the game, but for now, we are focusing on strictly non-football props.

Pre-Game Props

Coin Toss Results

Heads (-105), Tails (-105)

Ah yes, the most popular form of gambling, flipping a coin.

Usually, there is no strategy behind a 50/50 bet, but as they say, tails never fails.

Pick: Tails (-105)

What Team Will Win The Coin Toss?

Bengals (-105), Rams (-105)

The Rams are technically the road team this year, which is insanely stupid, so they will get to call the toss. Rolling with the Rams is probably the smartest play as they control everything. 

Pick: Rams (-105)

National Anthem Time: O/U 1 minute and 40 seconds

Over (-135), Under (+105)

There is some great value on the over here. According to Legalsuperbowlbetting.com (sick name), the average length of the anthem from 1991-2020 was 1:56 and the last time the anthem has gone under this total was Billy Joel in Super Bowl XLI (1:30). 

Mickey Guyton will be the anthem singer this year, and in an interview with the Los Angles Times, Guyton talked about her love for singing the anthem.

"The national anthem is my song." said Guyton, “The first time I sung it was at a basketball game when I was 13, and I kept my eyes closed the whole time. But then they asked me to sing at every game after that.”

This is her moment, and she is going to put on a show. This is one of my favorite props every year, and I feel like the number is a little low. 

Pick: Over (-135)

Super Bowl Commerical Prop

How Many Commercials Will Have Dogs?

Over 6.5 (-110), Under 6.5 (-120)

Everyone loves dogs, and those who don't shouldn't be allowed to speak ever. 

There have been a total of 21 commercials with dogs in it over the last three years. That would just slightly put us over the total. 

Pick: Over 6.5 (-110)

Halftime Show Props

Will Eminem Wear a Hoodie or a Hat?

Yes (-150), No (+115)

I have done zero research on this, and I don't even know if I could research this, but I do not know if I have ever seen Eminem not wear a hoodie or one of those ridiculous small-brim hats. 

Pick: Yes (-150)

Will Kendrick Lamar Wear a Hoodie?

Yes (-135), No (+105) 

People forget that the Super Bowl is the biggest "will (insert celebrity here) wear a hoodie?" gambling day of the year. 

Will There Be a Wardrobe Malfunction? 

Yes, (+950), No (-3300)

Janet Jackson ain't walking through that door, boys.

Pick: No (-3300)

First Halftime Song

"California Love" (-105) is the obvious favorite to be the first song since the game is in the Golden State, but that piano from "Still D.R.E." puts asses in seats and starting off the performance with that would be electric-city.

I love the value here as well. 

Pick: "Still D.R.E" (+550)

Everything Else

What Color Liquid Will Be Poured On The Winning Coach?

Blue (+325) or Orange (+135)

I can officially confirm (via random Twitter DM) that the Bengals will have Orange Gatorade in their buckets, so that is why picking orange might be worth a sprinkle. But, if you are like me and think the Rams will win, Blue makes the most sense. 

Not only is it the supreme flavor of Gatorade and all sports drinks, but blue is the primary color for the Rams. 

Pick: Blue (+325)

What Will Happen To The Price Of Bitcoin During the Game? 

Price Goes Up (-130), Price Goes Down (+100)

I am not smart enough to know about Bitcoin, but I do know that it has been tanking. Honestly, I just love the idea of a bet within a bet. 

Pick: Price Goes Down (+100)

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