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Super Bowl 52 Odds & Props: The Game, The Entertainment & The Broadcast

Patriots coach Bill Belichick
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is not known for his candor with the media. Photo by WEBN-TV (flickr) [CC License]

Our Super Bowl 52 coverage continues today with early odds and props for everything on the game, itself, the halftime show, the broadcast, and celebrity sightings. Hardcore game analysis will be coming tomorrow (paper version) and Friday (podcast version). For now, use the first set of props below to get an early jump on your betting analysis. Use the remainder for your enjoyment, and to help forget the fact that the Patriots are in the Super Bowl again. Sigh. Because another week of Bill Belichick media availability is just what this world needed.

Super Bowl 52 In-Game Odds

Let’s start with the meat and potatoes, i.e. what’s going to happen in the actual game, from MVP to the first touchdown to missed extra points.  Bill Belichick’s sartorial choices even get scrutinized. Apologies in advance.

Odds to win MVP

  • Tom Brady, Patriots: 6/5
  • Nick Foles, Eagles: 15/2
  • Rob Gronkowski, Patriots: 19/1
  • Dion Lewis, Patriots: 24/1
  • Alshon Jeffery, Eagles: 28/1
  • Jay Ajayi, Eagles: 32/1
  • Danny Amendola, Patriots: 32/1
  • Zach Ertz, Eagles: 35/1
  • Nelson Agholor, Patriots: 40/1
  • LeGarrette Blount, Eagles: 40/1
  • Brandin Cooks, Patriots: 40/1
  • Any defensive player: 8/1
  • FIELD: 30/1

Odds to rush for the most yards

  • Jay Ajayi, Eagles: 2/3
  • Dion Lewis, Patriots: 4/1
  • LeGarrette Blount, Eagles: 12/1
  • FIELD: 7/1

 

Odds to have the most receiving yards

  • Brandin Cooks, Patriots: 4/1
  • Rob Gronkowski, Patriots: 5/1
  • Zach Ertz, Eagles: 7/1
  • Danny Amendola, Patriots: 9/1
  • Nelson Agholor, Eagles: 9/1
  • Alshon Jeffery, Eagles: 12/1
  • James White, Patriots: 14/1
  • Chris Hogan, Patriots: 19/1
  • Torrey Smith, Eagles: 19/1
  • Dion Lewis, Patriots: 33/1
  • FIELD: 29/1

 

Odds to score the first TD

  • Dion Lewis, Patriots: 8/1
  • Danny Amendola, Patriots: 9/1
  • LeGarrette Blount, Eagles: 9/1
  • Rob Gronkowski, Patriots: 9/1
  • Zach Ertz, Eagles: 10/1
  • Alshon Jeffery, Eagles: 10/1
  • James White, Patriots: 11/1
  • Jay Ajayi, Eagles: 15/1
  • Brandin Cooks: 15/1
  • Corey Clement, Eagles: 19/1
  • FIELD: 11/2

 

TE with the most receiving yards

  • Rob Gronkowski, Patriots: 4/5
  • Zach Ertz, Eagles: 5/4

 

Odds to miss an extra point

  • Jake Elliott, Eagles: 9/2
  • Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots: 5/1

 

Odds of making a lead-changing or game-tying kick in the final minute (if given the opportunity)

  • Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots: 1/7
  • Jake Elliott, Eagles: 1/5

 

Over/Under height of the tallest player to score a TD: 6’3.5″

  • Note: the over includes Gronkowski (6’6″), Ertz (6’5″), Brady (6’4″), and Foles (6’6″), among others.

 

Over/Under (listed) weight of the heaviest player to score a TD: 249.5 pounds

  • Note: the over includes Gronkowski (265), Ertz (250), Blount (250), and Brent Celek (255), among others.

 

Odds on what color hoodie/shirt Bill Belichick will wear

  • Blue: 1/2
  • Grey: 7/2
  • Red: 49/1
  • FIELD: 9/1

 

Odds of Bill Belichick wearing
  • Long sleeves: 1/5
  • Short sleeves: 5/1

Broadcast Props

NBC sideline reporter Michele Tafoya … probably isn’t thrilled about us using this image. Photo by Keith Allison (flickr) [CC License]
Sadly, viewers won’t be treated to the insightful analysis of football’s newest commentator extraordinaire, CBS’ Tony Romo, as NBC has the rights to the Super Bowl this year. Fear not. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth are consummate pros, and Michele Tafoya has won multiple Sports Emmys. They will hold the fort … well, until Halapoulivaati Vaitai makes a play, at least. Below, we set the odds on a few broadcast-related props, including tie color!

Odds on the primary color of Ali Michaels’ tie
  • Red: 5/3
  • Blue: 5/2
  • Purple: 4/1
  • Green: 19/1
  • FIELD: 9/1
Odds on the primary color of Cris Collinsworth’s tie
  • Blue: 4/1
  • Gray: 4/1
  • Black: 5/1
  • Purple: 7/1
  • Red: 7/1
  • Orange: 24/1
  • FIELD: 6/1

Odds Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth or Michele Tafoya mispronounce the name of Eagles OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai: 4/1

Odds Al Michaels makes a gambling/point-spread reference: 1/5

Odds on which Patriots storyline/controversy the NBC broadcasters will mention first

  • the Jimmy Garoppolo trade: 1/2
  • Brady’s trainer, Alex Guerrero: 3/1
  • DeflateGate: 19/1
  • SpyGate: 49/1
  • NONE: 199/1

 

Odds that a member of the NBC broadcast crew is shown on air dancing to Justin Timberlake during the halftime show: 9/1

Entertainment Props

P!nk singing at a concert
P!nk gets the honor of performing the Super Bowl 52 national anthem. Photo by blumonkey14 (flickr) [CC License]
When it comes to the Super Bowl, football is only part of the attraction. Millions of viewers around the globe tune in just to catch the halftime show and spot celebrities in the crowd. We’ve set the odds on which special guests are likely to join Justin Timberlake on stage this year, as well as which A-listers are most likely to be in attendance for the big game. We also dive into the ongoing POTUS/NFL feud.

Over/Under combined Dilly-Dilly’s in all Bud Light Super Bowl commercials: 15.5

Over/Under on the length of P!nk’s National Anthem: 1 minute, 59 seconds

Odds on the color of P!nk’s Hair

  • Pink: 2/1
  • Green: 5/2
  • Black: 6/1
  • White:  11/1
  • Red, White & Blue: 20/1
  • Field: 8/1

 

Odds P!nk wears an item with the Eagles logo: 3/2

Odds Justin Timberlake’s halftime show includes the song …

  • Can’t Stop the Feeling: 1/9
  • My Love: 1/3
  • SexyBack: 1/3
  • Filthy: 1/1
  • Supplies: 3/2
  • Rock Your Body: 2/1
  • An unreleased song from his new album: 4/1

 

Odds Justin Timberlake’s halftime show includes …

  • One full Prince Song: 3/2
  • Two full Prince Songs: 50/1
  • A medley of Prince Songs: 9/2
  • No Prince Songs: 4/1

 

Odds on which Prince song Justin Timberlake sings first

  • Purple Rain: 3/1
  • Let’s Go Crazy: 4/1
  • When Doves Cry: 7/1
  • Kiss: 12/1
  • Little Red Corvette: 15/1
  • None: 4/1
  • FIELD: 10/1

 

Odds on halftime show guests

  • T.I.: 3/1
  • Timbaland: 5/1
  • Jay Z: 8/1
  • Madonna: 9/1
  • Jimmy Fallon: 10/1
  • Bob Dylan: 20/1
  • Jessica Biel: 25/1
  • Andy Samberg: 50/1
  • Janet Jackson: 200/1
  • Other: 5/1

 

Odds Justin Timberlake performs part of “Dick in a Box” on stage: 100/1

Odds on which celebrity Eagles fan is shown first by NBC during the game

  • Bradley Cooper: 4/1
  • Mike Trout: 6/1
  • Charles Barkley: 7/1
  • Kevin Hart: 8/1
  • Will Smith: 9/1
  • Kobe Bryant: 12/1
  • Julie Johnson-Ertz: 15/1
  • Jimmy Fallon: 25/1
  • Sylvester Stallone: 30/1
  • Dr. Oz: 50/1
  • FIELD: 10/1

 

Odds Donald Trump gives a pre-game interview to NBC: 12/1

Odds Donald Trump gives a pre-game interview to FOX: 4/1

Odds Donald Trump makes a game prediction: 1/4

Odds Donald Trump tweets about National Anthem protests between now and February 5: 1/3

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Ryan Murphy began his love affair with sports journalism at the age of nine when he wrote his first article about his little league baseball team. He has since authored his own column for Fox Sports, and now serves as SBD’s resident NBA and MLB expert.