While you are going over all the different prop bets you can make this week, here are ones unrelated to the football action on the field in which you can actually find value.
Among the many fascinating aspects of prop wagering for the Super Bowl is those that have almost nothing to do with the game on the field. That is our focus for this article and we’ll do our best to back it up with data that makes sense.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday, February 13, 2022 – 06:30 PM EST at SoFi Stadium
Betting the National Anthem
Most times, the national anthem comes in at somewhere between 1:50 to about 2:00 minutes. Several top-rated sportsbooks have country star Mickey Guyton’s versions for this year’s rendition somewhere between 95 to 100 seconds.
If you want to bet this prop, the best advice we can give is invariably somewhere on the internet, there will be a leak from somebody who was either at rehearsal this week with Guyton or reportedly knows what the plan is and you can find it, which gives you an edge on betting this prop at betting outlets. How do we know this, because we found this intel ourselves and won with it.
National Anthem – Who Will be Shown First
Matthew Stafford (-120) or Joe Burrow (-110)
Sean McVay (-135) or Zac Taylor (+105)
Each of these wagers is personality-driven and NBC will go with who has the stronger appeal. In this case, Burrow fits the bill, and win or lose, he’s getting commercials next year.
McVay is the more known quantity, with Taylor more faceless. Take Burrow and McVay.
How Many Times Will Commissioner Roger Goodell Be Shown?
Over 1.5 (-125) or Under 1.5 (-105)
In thinking about this selection for NFL picks, one would think that Goodell would have some say-so at the sports premier event. Though the Wild Card round was a dud, the Divisional and Conference rounds were arguably the best in the sport’s history.
Unfortunately, the Brian Flores situation places Goodell in – Roger the Dodger mode – and one would think he’d prefer to be seen as needed. Keep in mind this prop is only good for the beginning of the game until the end, not the trophy ceremony. We can all hear Al Michaels making an understated comment like, “The commissioner probably has other things on his mind besides this game.”
Color of the Gatorade Bath
Though picking a color for the winning head coach to be dumped on seems very random, the betting odds tell you what is most likely to happen. (Odds will vary by the sportsbooks and what kind of action they are taking.)
Orange (+200) – Blue (+300) – Green/Yellow/Lime (+450)
Clear (+450) – Red/Pink (+800) – Purple/Indigo/Violet (+1000)
It makes sense, in this case, to follow what the sportsbooks are telling. One possible hint, given the team colors, orange for Cincinnati and blue for Los Angeles, if you believe you know who will win the game, those choices would seem to align.
Who Will the Super Bowl MVP Mention First in His Speech?
Teammates (-125) – God or Jesus (+225) – City (+500) – Coach (+750)
Owner (+1500) – Family or Family Members (+550) – Does Not Mention Any Of The Above (+1600)
This seems pretty simple, as almost anyone in team sports will say their teammates first. However, a guy like Cooper Kupp could mention his wife because of what she gave up in college so he could follow his dream to be a professional football player. Unlikely, but possible.
Will There Be a Flea Flicker Attempt in the Game?
No (-350) – Yes (+245)
Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves in choosing one prop from the actual game, but we made sure it was an obscure one that we found intriguing. In case you didn’t know, Bengals coach Zac Taylor was a Rams assistant under McVay before landing the Cincy gig.
With that connection, both head coaches are prone to overthinking elements on game day, let alone having two weeks might concoct something devilish.
Cincinnati and Los Angeles like to run screens. Knowing this, and we’ve seen it in the regular season, instead of a traditional flea-flicker that is a long pass, we could see one in a screen pass to a tight end or wide receiver coming left to right after a handoff to a running back.
This play would still show the deep threat to move the safety out and freeze the linebackers thinking run, but it goes faster because it is run like a screen pass. Worth a look as a small wager.