**Check out the Super Bowl 52 edition of this article here.
One of my favorite things about the Super Bowl each year is checking out all of the wild and wacky prop bets that the bookies offer. You can often find props such as an over/under on the length of the national anthem, the color of the winning teams gatorade shower or how many times certain celebrities are shown on the broadcast. These type of props make for some very interesting viewing.
In this article I will start out with a few examples of more usual props around game statistics and then get into some of the more novelty prop bets at the end. I’ll also provide a very easy 3 step guide to get your Super Bowl prop bets placed online in time for Super Bowl 51.
Super Bowl Prop Bets – Football Focused
Super Bowl 51 MVP
The smart money is always on one of the Super Bowls to get the nod as the MVP. If I was going off the board I might look at Malcolm Butler. If he can shut down Julio Jones and perhaps add an interception I think he would legitimately have a shot at the MVP award this game.
More Passing Yards
- Matt Ryan -125
- Tom Brady -105
I like Brady here.
Most Receiving Yards in the Game
I like Edelman here. He should get right around 100 receiving yards and if Julio is slowed up by Butler he has a great shot at winning this prop.
Super Bowl Prop Bets – Wild and Wacky
Alright, that’s enough of the normal props. To see a full list head to Bovada.lv. To wade through the entire list will take some time because you can literally bet on almost every statistic from this game.
Kneeling During Anthem?
- Yes, a player will be kneeling during the National Anthem on TV +400
- No, a player won’t be kneeling during the National Anthem on TV -700
I doubt any player would protest during the Super Bowl.
How many times will “Gronk” or “Gronkowski” be said on TV during the broadcast?
- Over 3 -120
- Under 3 -120
I’m thinking over. Broadcasters love them some Gronk.
Will the Super Bowl record of 415 passing yards be broken?
- Yes +400
- No -700
If there’s a game that could break that record it’s definitely this one.
Will both teams combined score 76 or more points to break Super Bowl record?
- Yes +550
- No -1000
Once again, this is definitely the game this could happen. The total is already 59.5.
How long will the National Anthem take to be sung?
- Over 2 minutes and 9 seconds -120
- Under 2 minutes and 9 seconds -120
How many times will Donald Trump tweet during the game?
- Over 1.5 -115
- Under 1.5 -115
You gotta think over here. He loves his twitter.
What color will Lady Gaga’s hair be to start the half time show?
- Blonde -400
- Any Other Color +250
As you can see the prop bets just get more and more outrageous. There’s also several Luke Bryan props and many props about how many times different celebrities will be shown on the broadcast. Check out Bovada.lv for the entire list.
How To Bet On These Props Online
Now that you have an idea of some of the prop bets you can wager on for the Super Bowl, here’s a quick 3 step guide to get you started at an online betting site that takes these bets.
Step 1. Open a Bovada.lv Account
First you need to open an online sportsbook account. All of the betting lines above were taken from Bovada.lv, which is our top rated sportsbook for American bettors. They only accept Americans and have fully customized their sportsbook to cater to the needs of USA residents.
***If you aren’t from the USA then I suggest Bet365.com.
Step 2. Make a Deposit
Next you’ll need to make your first deposit in order to have some funds with which to bet on the Super Bowl. Bovada accepts Visa, MasterCard and bitcoin deposits.
Bovada is currently running a promotion where new sign ups receive a 50% bonus up to $250 on their first deposit.
Step 3. Place Your Super Bowl Prop Bets
Now that you have money in your account you can go ahead and place your bets.
Once on the Bovada website click on ‘Football’ to bring up all of the Super Bowl betting categories. To find the interesting novelty prop bets click on the ‘Super Bowl Specials’ header which should be at the top of the screen. If you scroll down the ‘Football’ page you can find other Super Bowl prop bets that are more focused on the actual game and various players in it.
I think that’s it. Click here to visit Bovada.lv and get started.