“Weekend Wins” is a monthly column by Katie Mest, finding the subtle wins of life and the NFL season. In its sixth edition and season finale, Katie breaks down Super Bowl prop bets – from the national anthem to the Gatorade dump.
Whether you are prepping your game day menu with BBQ or cheesesteak, we can all agree the Big Game gets our blood pumping. It raises blood pressures, blood sugars and, in optimistic cases, bank accounts.
Yes, we’re talking about betting. It’s the Super Bowl, after all.
The American Gaming Association (AGA) estimates that 50.4 million people will wager $16 billion on the game this year. With 33 states allowing legal sports betting, host-state Arizona included, stakes this year seem even wilder.
Both teams have made Super Bowl appearances in the past five years. The performers span genres and generations. The fans are ready for anything. And so are bettors.
Super Bowl LVII Prop Bets
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET
(Odds courtesy of Odds Shark, updated Feb. 7)
How Long Will It Take Chris Stapleton to Sing the National Anthem?
• OVER 2 minutes and 5 seconds (-185) or Under 2 minutes and 5 seconds (+140)
The country music star already fosters a slow and sentimental tone throughout his repertoire. I expect that if you give a good ol’ Southern boy the opportunity to showcase his patriotism, he’s going to damn well take the time to show ya.
What Color Gatorade Will Be Poured On the Winning Coach?
• Yellow (+165)
• Orange (+300)
• Blue (+400)
• Pink/Red (+450)
• Clear/Water (+750)
• Purple (+750)
• None (+1200)
Yellow is a popular flavor and one that will work with either team’s color schemes. You can’t tell me someone doesn’t try to coordinate that for photos at the end.
Orange and clear Gatorade/drinks have made more appearances in previous Super Bowls – five and four, respectively – but I have faith ostentatious Philadelphia and Kansas City will at least not take a boring route with clear. The Chiefs dumped orange Gatorade during their SBLIV win, so here is to hoping for an expansion into the rest of their color palette (or, you know, an Eagles win).
Rihanna Halftime Show Special
• JAY-Z to Appear on Stage During Her Performance (-175)
• Drake to Appear on Stage During Her Performance (-125)
•A$AP Rocky to Appear on Stage During Her Performance (+140)
• Rihanna to Open an Umbrella (+175)
•Rihanna to Announce Her Son’s Name (+400)
While Rihanna deserves her time in the spotlight, her popular discography suggests that we will see a visit from a familiar face during her halftime performance. The only question is who? Could we hear “Umbrella” without JAY-Z’s iconic opening? Or maybe Drake will join her for “Work” or “What’s My Name?” before they transition into their collection of collaborations over the years.
There are too many Rihanna hits for one halftime slot. The Over/Under for number of songs she will sing is sitting at 9.5, but I am confident the stadium and watchers at home will get to scream, “when the sun shines, we’ll shine together.” Here’s her opportunity to reclaim the song from the grasp of Tom Holland’s 2017 “Lip Sync Battle” rendition once and for all. We just need her to be the one opening up the prop.