- Super Bowl 56 kicks off on Sunday, February 13 from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles
- The Super Bowl is the prop bet capital of the calendar year, including plenty of action before kickoff
- See all the best surrounding the national anthem and coin toss for Super Bowl 56
While people love the Super Bowl for the game itself, plenty tune in for all the festivities surrounding it.
Los Angeles Rams fans and Cincinnati Bengals fans will be locked in following kickoff next Sunday, but casuals will have tuned in for the halftime show, pre-game concerts, national anthems, and, of course, the many other types of Super Bowl bets.
Whether it’s the anthem, coin toss, the first words spoken on the broadcast or the Super Bowl Gatorade color, there’s plenty to bet. And some of the most popular bets have nothing to do with anything going on during play.
We’ve rounded up all of the possible bets surrounding the national anthem and coin toss ahead of next Sunday.
Super Bowl 56 National Anthem Props
|Length of National Anthem
|Over 1:40 (100 seconds)
|Under 1:40 (100 seconds)
|Number of Planes During Flyover
|Predominant Color of Mickey Guyton’s Outfit
|Will Guyton Have Live Instrumental Accompaniment?
|National Anthem – Color of Microphone
|National Anthem – Who Will Be Shown First?
|National Anthem – Who Will Be Shown First?
|National Anthem – Who Will Be Shown Last?
|LA Rams Player or Staff
|Cincinnati Bengals Player or Staff
|Will Any Scoring Drive Take Less Time Than it Takes to Sing the National Anthem?
|Will Any Word Be Forgotten or Omitted From the National Anthem?
Odds as of February 9th
Before we can even get to the kickoff of the Rams vs Bengals Super Bowl, Mickey Guyton needs to perform the national anthem.
Guyton has been nominated for four Grammy awards before 2022, with three more nominations coming this year. She was announced as the anthem singer for the Super Bowl on February 1st and early lines set her anthem length at 95.5 seconds.
Practice makes perfect. 💫 pic.twitter.com/ZYaEA506bG
— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) January 31, 2022
Guyton joins an illustrious list of performers who have opened the show. Naturally one of the big questions surrounding her performance will be how long her version of the anthem is. Especially considering that this is the shortest projection for a Super Bowl anthem since Super Bowl 46.
Super Bowl national anthem length history shows that the Under has been popular lately, going 3-2 since Lady Gaga’s push at Super Bowl 50. The Overs have been significant, going over by 14 and 17 seconds respectively. It seems like those backing Unders have had to sweat it out lately, as the average difference between the line and actual length has been just six seconds.
Guyton’s anthem is set at 1:40. There are two instances on YouTube of her singing the national anthem.
The one above clocks in at 1:26 from start to finish. The other version is incomplete, as the video picks up from “dawn’s early light”. Evidence suggests Guyton won’t drag out ‘O say can you see’, and the second anthem ends at 1:25 with a heroic hold on the final note. The total time likely rests somewhere in the 1:30 range.
This total has consistently been climbing. We’ve seen it come in near 1:35, 1:38 and now 1:40. While some may have thought the first, and even second, number was too high for Guyton, now is the time to pounce.
At the 1:40 and beyond range it makes the Under a must-play. Especially if you can get it at +100 or better. Guyton’s track record proves that she shouldn’t take too long, and the total even gives some wiggle room for playing up the big notes.
- The Pick: Guyton UNDER 1:40 for National Anthem (+170)
Super Bowl 56 Coin Toss Props
|Coin Toss: Heads or Tails?
|Who will win the coin toss?
|Coin toss call result?
|Coin toss winner wins game?
|Will the LA Rams win the coin toss and the game?
|Will the Cincinnati Bengals win the coin toss and the game?
Betting the 2022 Super Bowl odds wouldn’t be complete without taking a look at the coin toss. And Caesars Sportsbook is offering great Super Bowl betting promotions with odds for both heads and tails listed at +100. You’ve got a 50-50 shot at doubling up early. You can check out even more Caesars Sportsbook promo codes ahead of kickoff too.
Since they’re the away team (even though SoFi Stadium is their home turf) the Rams will be calling the opening toss. LA was 5-4 in the regular season when they got to call the toss, and 6-4 when you include the playoffs.
While the coin toss is entirely a game of chance, there have been some strange patterns when it comes to the Super Bowl coin toss results. Did you know that Super Bowl 43 to Super Bowl 47 every toss came up Heads? Or that in the four Super Bowls afterwards it was Tails?
SUPERBOWL COIN TOSS '22
Now I've correctly called the coin toss 7 years in a row and I am fairly confident that this year's toss will be no different to the last… apart from the result.
— Gwi (@GwionSamson) February 6, 2022
The past four Super Bowls haven’t offered any big trends. Coin toss results were Heads, followed by two Tails, and another Heads. But add it all up and it’s been Tails in six of the last eight Super Bowls.
Sticking with the coin toss, there’s another interesting trend that’s emerged lately: winning the coin toss is a kiss of death.
Starting with the Seahawks in Super Bowl 49, the winner of the coin toss has lost seven-straight Super Bowls. In fact, since Super Bowl 38, coin toss winners are just 5-13 outright.
The last 7 teams to WIN the coin toss have LOST the SuperBowl… 🤔 pic.twitter.com/Gl7bUP15Ty
— OwnersBox Fantasy (@OwnersBox) February 4, 2022
So if you’re riding a hunch on either the Bengals or Rams winning the coin toss, you can back the other team to win outright if you trust the trend.
When it comes to Heads and Tails, we won’t trust the trend. Heads gets back on track in Super Bowl 56.
- The Pick: Heads (+100)
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