These are the most bizarre Super Bowl bets you can make this year

Jan 21 2019, 11:46 pm

Super Bowl Sunday is more than just football.

The NFL’s marquee match is one of the most watched events on television year after year, drawing viewership from all over the world. For Super Bowl LIII, the game on the field will be played between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots, but whether you’re tuning in for the teams, the halftime show, or just in it for the commercials – there’s a reason to watch on February 3rd.

Whatever your motive might be for watching, for those looking to make things more interesting, gambling websites have opened up their books. The boring bets are the ones on the actual gameplay, but you can spice things up by hilarious ridiculous prop bets on pretty much everything else.

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From dogs in commercials to tweets from Donald Trump, here are some of the best prop bets that can be made online:

The national anthem

There are many ways to gamble on the national anthem, which will be sung by Gladys Knight this year.

Time to sing national anthem (odds listed in parentheses):

  • Over 1:45 minutes (-140)
  • Under 1:45 minutes (Even)

Will Gladys Knight be wearing a skirt, dress or gown to sing the anthem?

  • Yes (-175)
  • No (+135)

Will Gladys Knight forget or omit a word from the anthem?

  • Yes (+300)
  • No (-500)

Will any player take a knee during the anthem?

  • Yes (+400)
  • No (-700)

Will any scoring drive by the Patriots or Rams take less time than it takes Gladys Knight to sing the anthem?

  • Yes (-110)
  • No (-130)

Coin Toss

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Following the anthem comes the coin toss and of course you can bet on the outcome:

  • Heads (-105)
  • Tails (-105)

Politics

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There has been countless moments where politics have spilled over into football since Donald Trump became president. For Super Bowl LIII, you can put your money on what role politics will play.

How many tweets total will be sent by President Donald Trump on February 3?

  • Over 6 (-120)
  • Under 6 (-120)

Will Donald Trump attend the game?

  • Yes (+450)
  • No (-850)

Will the US Government shutdown end before Super Bowl LIII?

  • Yes (+450)
  • No (-850)

Which will be higher?

Will the Super Bowl LIII winning team visit the White House?

  • Yes (-200)
  • No (+150)

Event Bets

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Will the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium be open at the time of kickoff?

  • Yes (+800)
  • No (-2500)

Will a fan run onto the field during the game?

  • Yes (+800)
  • No (-2500)

Will any player use a prop for a touchdown celebration?

  • Yes (+300)
  • No (-400)

Will Chick-fil-A in Mercedes-Benz Stadium serve food on Super Bowl Sunday?

  • Yes (+1500)
  • No (-5000)

Halftime Show

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Maroon 5 is the headliner for the Super Bowl LIII halftime show and will be joined by Travis Scott and Big Boi, but there are rumours of more potential artists making an appearance, so why not bet on it?

How many songs will be played during the halftime show?

  • Over 7.5 (-120)
  • Under 7.5 (-120)

What colour will Adam Levine’s shirt be when he begins his halftime show performance?

  • Black (-200)
  • Any other colour (+150)

What will be the first song performed by Maroon 5?

  • “One More Night” (+300)
  • “Makes Me Wonder” (+500)
  • “Sugar” (+550), “Animals” (+600)
  • “Girls Like You” (600)
  • “Moves Like Jagger” (+600)
  • “Don’t Wanna Know” (+700)
  • “Payphone” (+1000)
  • “Maps” (+1500)
  • “She Will Be Loved” (+1500)
  • “This Love” (+1500)

Will Mick Jagger make an appearance during the halftime show?

  • Yes (+300)
  • No (-400)

Will Christina Aguilera make an appearance during the halftime show?

  • Yes (+250)
  • No (-450)

Commercials

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We all know that half the fun of the big game comes down to the commercials as big name brands attempt to steal the show with the most memorable ad.

How many commercials will run during the Super Bowl?

  • Over 96 (-120)
  • Under 96 (-120)

How many commercials will have a dog in it?

  • Over 5.5 (-115)
  • Under 5.5 (-115)

Which commercial will appear first?

  • Budweiser  (+150)
  • Bud Light  (+210)
  • Stella Artois  (+400)
  • Michelob Ultra  (+400)
  • Bon & Viv SpikedSeltzer (+400)

Post-game

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What colour will the liquid be that is poured on the game winning Coach?

  • Lime/green/yellow (+225)
  • Orange (+300)
  • Red (+400)
  • Clear/water (+400)
  • Blue (+375)
  • Purple (+1000)

Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his speech?

  • Teammates (+175)
  • God (+190)
  • City (+1000)
  • Coach (+1100)
  • Owner (+550)
  • Family (+500)
  • Does not mention anyone (+400)

Will Tom Brady announce his retirement after the game?

  • Yes (+1200)
  • No (-2500)