The 2024 Super Bowl is right around the corner. As one of the most famous sporting events of all time (which also is considered a holiday by some companies), it should come as no surprise that there are several prop bets you can make on the Super Bowl.
But what you may not know is how crazy some of the Super Bowl prop bets are. Read on to learn all the details so you can make some crazy prop bets in the coming weeks.
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7 Craziest Super Bowl Prop Bets
1. The National Anthem Length
Yes, you read that right: during the Super Bowl, many fans choose to skip betting on sports and bet on how long the singing of the national anthem will last. This is usually an over/under bet.
During the 2024 Super Bowl, it will be Reba McEntire singing the National Anthem. Although not all sites have posted their Super Bowl bets just yet, some already feature this bet, and you can bet whether the National Anthem will be over or under 83.5 seconds.
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2. Coin Toss
Want to make a bet but don’t know football at all? An easy bet to make is whether or not the results of the coin toss will be heads or tails. At least your chances with this prop bet are 50/50.
3. The Number of Songs Performed at Halftime
You can indeed bet on how many songs will be performed during halftime, as well as what the first song the popular artist will open the show with. Currently, many sports betting websites feature options for betting on Usher singing over or under 8 songs this coming Super Bowl.
4. The Gatorade Color
Think you know what color the Gatorade will be in the cooler that gets dumped on the winning coach’s head? Believe it or not, this is a very popular bet, and it is a hard one to get right.
First off, you have to have some knowledge as to what color Gatorade the team drinks, and there are actually over 8 options. Then, you must at least take a guess on what team will win before you place your bet since the teams tend to drink different colors.
Yellow, Orange, and Red tend to be the most popular colors, but fans have been thrown for a loop because blue has been used in the 2022 and 2023 Super Bowls and purple was used in 2023. You can also bet that the Gatorade will be clear or that a Gatorade dumping won’t occur at all.
But the Gatorade prop bets don’t end there, as you can also bet on when the dump will happen (before or after the final whistle), the number of buckets that will be dumped, as well as what players will be doing the dumping. It’s actually a rather crazy set of bets if you are up to the challenge.
5. Who Is Mentioned First in the MVP Speech
Think you know who the MVP is going to be? If you know them well, you can bet on who they will mention first in their acceptance speech. While the options for answers vary from site to site, below are some of the most common ones.
· God or another religious figure
· Team organization
If this sounds like too challenging of a bet for you, you can also just stick to betting on who the MVP will be.
6. What Brand Will Air the First Commercial
Do you think Budweiser will have the first commercial? Or maybe Target? If you think you know, you can put your money where your mouth is, though be cautious as this is a crazy bet if you ask us and very hard to predict without insider information.
7. Will the Announcers Reference the Super Bowl Point Spread
This prop bet is pretty cut and dry, so if you think you know the answer, this is one bet you’ll want to take the time to place!
How to Place Prop Bets on the Super Bowl
The thing with prop bets is they vary largely from website to website and company to company. Some prop bets aren’t legal in all jurisdictions, meaning you may be able to place prop bets that your friend in the next state over can’t.
For this reason, we recommend choosing an online sportsbook first and then looking at the prop bets they offer. Here at MintDice.com, we do indeed offer a variety of prop bets, from Gatorade color to the National Anthem, halftime show, and more.
Once you have found the online sportsbook you want to use for the 2024 Super Bowl, it’s important to ensure that your account is funded in advance. Super Bowl prop bets often need to be placed before the game starts, and some platforms have a 24-48 hour waiting period before funds added to your account can be used for betting, so you’ll want to arrange your bets well in advance.
Also, keep in mind that the betting lines change the closer it gets to game time, so for bets like the MVP, you’ll want to keep an eye out—as this one particularly tends to change based on the news and press releases.
Once you have placed your bet, all that is left to do is sit back, watch the big game, and hope for the best!
Overall, there are so many crazy prop bets for the Super Bowl that we couldn’t fit them all in this article. Additionally, they vary from state to state. If you want to place some crazy prop bets this Super Bowl season, ensure you check your local sports betting platform before the big game, so you have time to place money on your favorite aspects before the game starts!
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