Super Bowl prop bets 2021: Odds for craziest props, from coin toss to Gatorade shower color
If you saved your stimulus money and didn’t invest it all in stocks of early-2000’s mall stores, good news — you can blow it all on ridiculous Super Bowl 55 bets! We’ve already highlighted some of the wildest national anthem, halftime show, and game broadcast props; now we’ll look at some of the more random bets — often called “exotic bets” or “specials” on various betting websites — including those available on the opening coin toss, the commercials, and the color of Gatorade that will be dumped on the winning coach.
Sounds stupid? Well, the Super Bowl is an unofficial holiday here in America, and after the year we’ve all just had, we’re gonna embrace the stupid.
Keep in mind, some of these bets can be controversial, especially the Gatorade color, so be prepared to fight it out with your sportsbook if anything is in question. Nothing says 2021 like writing an email to some shady online betting website debating whether it was orange or yellow Gatorade nearly giving poor Andy Reid or Bruce Arians a heart attack come Sunday night around 10:45 p.m. ET. MORE SUPER 55 PROP BETS:National Anthem | Halftime Show | BroadcastSuper Bowl coin toss prop betsWhat will the coin toss land on:Six of the past seven Super Bowl coin tosses have been tails. That comes after there were five straight heads from 2009-’13. It’s possible heads is due; it’s also possible that tails has really figured something out and is on a roll. Yet another option is that it’s a literal f’ing coin flip, and betting on it is ridiculous. But that’s part of the fun of Super Bowl Sunday, so our advice is to toss a coin yourself and whatever it lands on, do the opposite.You can also bet on what the Chiefs will call for the coin toss (tails is the slight favorite) and whether their call will be correct (same odds for both). If you really want to go for the big score, parlay all three. You could even throw in the next one, which is a virtual lock.If the Chiefs win the coin toss, the choice will be:Well, then…this is pretty overwhelming. The Chiefs chose to defer all eight times they won coin toss this year, so the long odds for “receive” aren’t without merit, but what if…? Yeah, they’ll probably defer. Of course, betting something at -2500 doesn’t really make much sense unless you’re willing to put a lot of money on it or it’s part of a parlay, so it’s more fun to put a small amount of money on “receive” and hope Gamblin’ Andy has something up his sleeve.If Bucs win the toss, the choice will be:The Bucs deferred the first six times they won coin tosses this year, but they chose to receive after their past two coin-toss wins. It’s worth noting that both of those choices to receive came against bad pass defenses (Detroit in Week 16, Atlanta in Week 17), so perhaps Tampa saw an opportunity to jump out to an early lead and make the underdogs play from behind. Chances are they will choose to defer in the Super Bowl, but the fact you’re getting plus money on “receive” makes it the more attractive bet given Tampa’s recent trend.Will the team that wins the coin toss win the game?Teams that win the coin toss are 24-30 in Super Bowl history. That includes an 0-6 mark in the past six Super Bowls and a 3-7 mark in the past 10. Does that really mean anything for this Super Bowl? Probably not, which is why the odds are even here. Super Bowl commercials prop betsWhich Anheuser-Busch brand commercial will air first?Bud Light +120Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade +175Michelob Ultra +175Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer +200Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade has already released its Super Bowl commercial, and it’s exactly the type that would get played early in the game. Michelob Ultra’s seems like a later-game commercial (Tribe Called Quest is great music for when things are winding down, after all). Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer went all out for its commercial, so it’s not a bad pick since it has the longest odds, but it still doesn’t quite seem better than the Lemonade spot. The Bud Light ad is the favorite for a reason, as it has all the elements of a “first commercial break” commercial, so that’s probably probably the best bet, but the Lemonade is a strong contender and would net you more money if you win.How many commercials will have a dog in them?Over 4.5 -250Under 4.5 +170People do love dogs, but plus money on up to four commercials with dogs feels like the better value here. Of course, these odds aren’t set randomly, so maybe there’s at least five that have already been released. I haven’t watched them all, so before you make this bet, watch as many as you can. For what it’s worth, I distinctly remember two — this Tide ad and this Dawn ad.How many commercials will show a person wearing a mask?Over 2.5 -450Under 2.5 +275I only remember seeing one pre-released Super Bowl commercial that has masks, this Ford ad, so clearly companies are going for a sense of normalcy with their spots. That said, there needs to be just two more for the OVER to hit here, so there’s a decent shot it does. The better payout on the UNDER makes it tempting, though, so we lean that way.Will an M&M Spokescandy be wearing a mask?I mean, I hope not. Pretty sure talking pieces of candy are immune from COVID (and every other disease). The good news is even if that happens, it wouldn’t count toward the last prop since that one specifically says “person” wearing a mask. This could be one you have to fight your sportsbook over.Who will speak first in Frito-Lay’s pregame commercial?Peyton Manning -200Eli Manning +160Will Jerry Rice make a paper football field goal in Frito-Lay’s commercial?If these are still on the board, jump on them. That commercial has already been released, and Peyton talks first and Rice makes the field goal. Important note: Rice is “kicking” Doritos, not paper footballs, so who knows how that affects things. Unless there’s another Frito’s commercial that’s coming with Rice actually using paper footballs, this one is a wrap. Will there be a COVID vaccine commercial?There might be a commercial that mentions COVID vaccines, but one specifically about it? Seems unlikely. After all, that’s kind of a product that sells itself to those interested, which is the vast majority of America.Total number of commercials aired during the Super Bowl: Over 92.5 -125Under 92.5 -115Over the past 18 Super Bowls, an average of 88.4 commercials have aired. Last year was the second lowest total in the span (77), and over the past five years, the average is 90.4. Keep in mind, though, Super Bowl 51, the only overtime game in Super Bowl history, occurred in that span and featured 102 commercials. However, even though the UNDER looks like a good play based on all those stats, it’s important to the remember that the NFL is looking to make up major lost revenue from this past season, and that could mean more commercials. This is basically a toss-up, and since you get slightly better value with the UNDER, it makes sense to take it. Just hope there’s no overtime. Super Bowl Gatorade shower prop betsColor of liquid poured on the winning coach: Orange +110Red/pink +300Yellow/Lime//Green +450Blue +500Clear +600Purple +900Since 2001, here’s what the color of “liquid” poured on the winning coach has been: Orange (5), None (5), Clear (4), Yellow (3), Blue (2), Purple (1). That kind of makes you wonder why “red/pink” has the second-best odds, right? Last year, the color was orange for the Chiefs, so perhaps that’s a good bet again if you think the Chiefs will win. Based on those numbers, though, “clear” would seem to have the most value. Either way, this is a ridiculous bet, and if the game is in question under the final seconds, you likely won’t get a Gatorade shower at all, unfortunately. What players will pour Gatorade on the winning coach?Defensive -150Offensive +150Both +200For the Chiefs, this feels like it will be a Travis Kelce thing (like it was last year with an offensive lineman), but of course it will depend on which unit is on the field. For the Bucs, there’s a good chance Gronk will be involved. The value is with “offensive players,” so that bet makes sense. Super Bowl postgame, MVP speech prop betsWho will the MVP refer to first in his speech?Teammates +100God/religion +225USA +700Winning City +700Family +900Coaches +1000Team Owner +2000″Winning city” is an interesting bet here, as any Tampa player is much more likely to say it because the game is being played in Tampa. That said, “teammates” and “God/religion” are always strong possibilities. Of course, if you go with the idea that either Patrick Mahomes or Tom Brady has best chance of winning the award, then Brady could easily mention “family” first and Mahomes easily could, too, since he’s about to get married and have his first child. Still, “winning city” stands out as having the best combination of value and potential. Will MVP say “Disney” in Speech?This feels like an easy “no.” The whole “I’m going to Disneyworld” thing is usually something that’s said on the field for a recorded commercial, not said during the speech. Travis Kelce feels like someone who might say it, though, so if you bet “yes,” hope he wins MVP.
Will “Burger” be said by Andy Reid?This is in reference to Andy Reid having previously celebrated big Chiefs wins, including last year’s Super Bowl, by eating a burger. He’s already said he’ll do the same this year. So, if the Chiefs win, you can bank on him saying “burger” at some point. The problem with this prop is you don’t know when it cuts off. Does it have to be on the podium during the official trophy presentation? If that’s the case, he probably won’t. Last year, he said it on the NFL Network’s extended post-game show. Also, if the Chiefs lose, he obviously won’t say it at any point. There’s a reason “no” is the overwhelming favorite here, but let’s face it — it’s more fun to bet “yes” and hope the man’s culinary urges overtake him. Will any player propose to his girlfriend on the field after the game?Oh, come on — believe in love, people! There has to be at least one player with a long-term girlfriend who’s ready to pop the question after a big win. Will it happen? Probably not, but “yes” has a big payoff and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Will Joe Biden call to congratulate the winning coach?The Super Bowl and all it’s post-game festivities likely won’t end until past midnight. That’s well past President Biden’s bedtime. The value is on “no,” and that seems like the better bet in general.