Orange Opens as Early Favorite to Be Gatorade Color Dumped on Winning Coach of Super Bowl 57
- Odds are out on football’s long-standing tradition of dumping Gatorade (or water) on the Super Bowl-winning coach
- The early Gatorade odds see orange slightly favored over yellow and blue
- See the full Super Bowl 57 Gatorade-dump odds below plus analysis of the best value bet
Super Bowl 57 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles is just 12 days away and sportsbooks are using the break to post their usual cadre of off-beat Super Bowl props. One of the more intriguing is the Gatorade-dump odds at DraftKings. The sportsbook has posted Gatorade odds on which color of Gatorade will be dumped on the Super Bowl-winning coach, be it Kansas City’s Andy Reid or Philadelphia’s Nick Sirianni.
Just as it was last year, orange is favored, but not as heavily as it was in 2022.
Super Bowl 57 Gatorade-Dump Odds
Odds as of Jan. 31, 2023, at DraftKings. Claim a DraftKings Sportsbook promo to bet on Super Bowl 57.
Yellow/green (+400) and blue (+400) are close second-favorites to orange (+350). The longest shots on the board are purple (+750) and none (+1000).
A $100 wager on orange would win $350 if it cashes. Yellow/green and blue would profit $400, while none would net a tidy $1000.
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Recent History Favors Blue Gatorade Color
Over the past eight editions, the color of Gatorade at the Super Bowl has been blue exactly 50% of the time. That includes each of the last two years, plus Super Bowl 49 and Super Bowl 53.
However, the Chiefs and Eagles have both won in that span – the Chiefs in 2020 and Eagles in 2018 – and they went with orange and yellow, respectively.
The Eagles also went with yellow after this year’s NFC Championship game.
Fletcher Cox & Lane Johnson dumping Gatorade on Nick Sirianni#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/m5E2Hjr47l
— Christian 🇵🇷 (@cruzchris2020) January 30, 2023
Don’t Bother With Clear Gatorade Odds
One option I’m crossing off immediately is clear/water. It’s been 14 years since water cashed, and there’s no indication it’s going to break that trend this season. Recent history shows that both of these teams have colored Gatorade on the sidelines.
Is None a Viable Option at Long Odds?
Yes, it is. Over the past ten Super Bowls, none has been the correct choice twice in the Gatorade color odds. The Baltimore Ravens didn’t get head coach John Harbaugh at Super Bowl 47, and the Patriots didn’t get Bill Belichick when he won his sixth ring at Super Bowl 53.
There are three additional reasons that I see none as the best value on the board.
First, Chiefs coach Andy Reid has already won a Super Bowl and been drenched.
Is there anything better than @tkelce and the @Chiefs crowning Big Red with a @Gatorade shower?
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He’s now 64 years old and the novelty will have long worn off. While there is a large contingent of rookies on this Chiefs team, it’s the veterans that tend to take on the Gatorade dump, and this KC leadership group has been-there-done-that.
The same can’t be said of Nick Sirianni, but his team already got him after their NFC Championship win over San Francisco.
Third, this projects to be an extremely close game. The Super Bowl odds opened as a pick’em and, based on the NFL public betting trends, the line is going to close somewhere in the one to two-point range in favor of Philadelphia. The Gatorade dump is usually planned in the closing moments of the game and that’s a lot more likely to happen if it’s a blowout/the outcome is certain.
If the outcome is still in doubt, no one is going to be thinking of Gatorade. Once the clock hits zero, the coaches sprint across the field and shake hands.
I would put (an extremely small amount of) money on none in the Gatorade color odds. But yellow/green is clearly the best value among the other choices. The Eagles went with yellow during their last Super Bowl victory and last Sunday’s win against the 49ers. They’re also slight favorites to win in two weeks’ time.
Gatorade Color Pick: none (+1000)
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