- Sportsbooks are offering numerous prop wagers relating to the outcomes of the pregame coin toss and Demi Lovato’s performance of the National Anthem
- One is offering 10 different prop wagers on the Star-Spangled Banner
- Another is out with four separate prop bets on the coin toss
How long with the performance of the National Anthem last?
Which way will the coin toss flip?
In sports betting, Super Bowl props are the greatest invention since the point spread. They are both all-encompassing and all-welcoming. Football maven, fair-weather fan, or just watching the big game for the commercials, there’s room in the tent for everyone when it comes to Super Bowl prop wagers.
Two of the staples for producing a multitude of Super Bowl prop offerings are the National Anthem and the coin toss. The beauty of these wagers is that they are generally 50/50 propositions, and there’s a guarantee of an outcome.
The coin must be flipped, and the Star-Spangled Banner will be sung.
And when they do, you can have a bet down. What bet? Well, take a look, because right here in this story are every possible Super Bowl prop on the anthem and coin flip that’s out there to be played.
|Prop||Heads Odds||Tails Odds|
|What Will Be the Outcome of Super Bowl Coin Toss?||-105||-105|
|Prop||Yes Odds||No Odds|
|Will Team That Calls Super Bowl Coin Toss Be Correct?||-105||-105|
|Will Team That Wins Super Bowl Coin Toss Win Game?||-105||-105|
|Prop||Defer to Second Half||Receive Ball|
|What Will Team That Wins Super Bowl Coin Toss Opt to Do?||-650||+375|
Odds taken Jan. 29
A 50-50 Shot?
Tails owns a 28-25 edge over heads in the outcome of the Super Bowl coin toss.
— Eric W Johnson Jr (@ewjjr1) August 8, 2019
Last season, Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots called heads on the Super Bowl 53 coin flip. Tails was the outcome for the fifth time in six games. But prior to that, heads was riding a five-game win streak.
Play the odds of probability here. Heads is due for a win.
Pick: Heads (-105)
Which Way Will It Go?
Last year, the Rams won the toss but the Patriots won the game. In fact, history shows us that it’s better to start the Super Bowl with a loss.
— be2Sports (@Be2Sports) February 4, 2019
Losers of the coin toss have won 29 of 53 Super Bowls. The coin toss loser is riding a five-game win streak heading into Sunday.
Pick: No (-105)
Will Coin Toss Winner Take It or Leave It?
When it comes to deferments, the Kansas City Chiefs get more of them than Donald Trump did from the draft board during the Vietnam War.
Last season, the Chiefs won the coin toss prior to 11 regular-season games, an NFL high. All 11 times, they deferred to the second half. They also opted to defer after winning the toss prior to the 2019 AFC Championship Game against the Tennessee Titans.
How it’s made: Super Bowl LIII coin-flip coin edition. ??
— theScore (@theScore) January 24, 2019
In last year’s Super Bowl, the Rams opted to defer after winning the toss.
It’s a move that makes sense. Teams figure to be nervous to start such a big game. Why not give the other club’s offense the ball to start and see if they don’t commit a major faux pas right off the bat?
The Chiefs are 0-2 in Super Bowl coin flips. The 49ers are 4-2.
|Yes/No National Anthem Props||Yes Odds||No Odds|
|Will President Trump Sing Along to National Anthem?||+200||-300|
|Will Any Player Raise a Fist During National Anthem?||+600||-1500|
|Will Any Player Take a Knee During National Anthem?||+400||-700|
|Will Demi Lovato Be Wearing a Skirt, Dress or Gown to Sing National Anthem?||-175||+135|
|Will Demi Lovato’s Microphone Be Black?||-250||+170|
|Will Demi Lovato’s Microphone Be on a Stand?||-160||+120|
|Demi Lovato to Omit Of Forget a Word During National Anthem?||+375||-650|
|Will Demi Lovato Wear Nail Polish During National Anthem?||-1750||+650|
|Will Fireworks Be Heard Right After Bombs Bursting in Air?||+175||-260|
|Will Scoring Drive Take Less Time Than Length of Anthem?||-250||+170|
|Will Broadcast Show Members of Military During National Anthem?||-5000||+2000|
|Over/Under National Anthem Props||Over Odds||Under Odds|
|Length of National Anthem||Over 2:01 (-175)||Under 2:01 (+135)|
|Length Of Final Word “Brave” in National Anthem?||Over 5.5 Seconds (-175)||Under 5.5 Seconds (+135)|
|Shown First Props||Option 1||Option 2|
|Quarterback Shown First During National Anthem?||Patrick Mahomes (-150)||Jimmy Garappolo (+110)|
|Tight End Shown First During National Anthem?||Travis Kelce (-120)||George Kittle (-120)|
Extra Anthem Props
|Coach Shown First During National Anthem?||Odds|
|No Coach Shown||+350|
|Alternate Length Lines||Odds|
|Over 2 Minutes||-230|
|Under 2 Minutes||+160|
Demi Prefers the Stand
Every time Lovato has sung the anthem outdoors at a major sporting event, she’s gone with a microphone stand.
Pick: Yes (-160)
Fireworks will most certainly detonate right after Lovato sings “bombs bursting in air.” It’s the Super Bowl after all. They’ll blow it up big.
Pick: Yes (+175)
Let me rattle off a few quick picks for who will be shown first:
- Patrick Mahomes (-150): Mahomes is the reigning NFL MVP. His team is favored to win. He’ll get the first close up.
- Travis Kelce (-120): The camera loves Kelce. He’s the NFL’s new Gronk
- Kyle Shanahan (+120): The smart money says it’ll be Reid. But the networks have to display balance and impartiality. Take the price on Shanahan.
How Fast Will Demi Do It?
The wonderful factor in terms of Demi Lovato and the Star-Spangled Banner is that past sporting events offer a rich tapestry of examples of her work.
She’s lengthened with age. At a 2009 Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving game, Lovato’s rendition lasted 1:52. At Game 5 of the 2011 World Series, she went 1:48.
Lately, though she’s taking her time. Lovato belted out the Star Spangled Banner for 1:59 at Game 4 of the 2015 World Series. She set a personal best of 2:01 at the 2017 Mayweather-McGregor fight.
This is the Super Bowl. She’ll milk it.
Pick: Over 2 Minutes (-230)
When it comes to the final word, Lovato is fairly consistent on this note. She’s held brave for six seconds in each of her last three anthems at sporting events.
Pick: Over 5.5 Seconds (-175)
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