The Super Bowl is one of the most gambled-on events in American Sports. March Madness likely takes that crown as far as sheer number of bettors, but the Super Bowl includes one of my favorite things about gambling: prop bets.
A proposition bet, often shortened to “prop bet,” is a bet on the the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a given event. Often this is something that is tangential to the game itself. For instance, how many time outs will be called in the first half? Or how long will the it take for Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan to sing the National Anthem?
The Super Bowl has become famous for this, and a guide to the prop bets for this year’s game can be found here. In case you need a quick refresher, when dealing with moneylines, the negative number is the favorite and shows you how much money you would have to bet to win $100. The positive number is the underdog and shows you how much money you’d win on a $100 bet. With all of that in mind, here are some prop bets this year’s Big Game should have:
Pre-Game Prop Bets
1. Tom Brady’s age will be mentioned in the CBS pregame show will be mentioned 40 times.
Over: -130 Under: +110
2. The word “Mahomes” will be said 125 times in the CBS pregame show.
Over: +150 Under: -120
3. The CBS pregame show indicates this is the first Super Bowl where one team is playing at their home stadium 20 times.
Over: +150 Under: -115
4. Joe Buck prank calls the CBS studio asking if Bill Cowher’s refrigerator is running.
Yes: -175 No: +200
5. Michael Strahan shows up at the Fox studios to film a pregame show because he doesn’t know the game is broadcasting on CBS.
Yes: -125 No: +110
6. The CBS pregame show mentions 15 different available prop bets.
Over: -200 Under: +200
7. A CBS employee eats chicken wings on air.
Yes: +110 No: -110
8. Jerry Jones tweets that the Cowboys are firing Mike McCarthy during the pregame show in an effort to bring attention to himself and the Cowboys on the most important day of the NFL season.
Yes: +140 No: -110
9. The word “Covid” is said 100 times in the CBS pregame show.
Over: -225 Under: +200
10. Someone who will later be described as “Florida man” drives a 1987 Ford Bronco II into the line of sight of a camera set up outside the stadium and flips the TV viewers the bird.
One middle finger: +125 Both middle fingers: -500
In Game Prop Bets
1. Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan forget the words to the National Anthem.
Yes: +150 No: -110
2. Andy Reid is spotted eating on the sidelines.
Yes: -150 No: +150
3. Tom Brady’s jersey is pulled up too far and the scar where the devil took his soul in exchange for making him the greatest football player who has ever lived is clearly seen by the entire television audience.
Yes: -110 No: +115
4. Rob Gronkowski is leveled going across the middle and just completely disintegrates.
Yes: +125 No: -150
5. Tyreek Hill sits the second half after injuring himself doing a backflip after catching a touchdown pass.
Yes: -130 No: +150
6. Jerry Jones tweets that the Cowboys are firing Mike McCarthy during the first quarter in an effort to bring attention to himself and the Cowboys on the most important day of the NFL season.
Yes: -150 No: +110
7. The Weeknd has had 25 cosmetic surgeries since February 7, 2020.
Over: -200 Under: +225
8. Jim Nantz momentarily forgets he’s doing the Super Bowl and mentions Tiger Woods’s long putt to save par on 16.
Yes: -175 No: +150
9. Five companies that air Super Bowl Commercials release statements that they apologize for the insensitive content of their commercial after woke Twitter idiots make a conscious choice to get offended over one stupid thing or another.
Over: -125 Under: +110
10. A punter will win Super Bowl Most Valuable Player.
Yes: +1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 No: -10,000,000