Super Bowl LI is approaching fast. It will take place on Sunday, February 5, at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Before the season started, the New England Patriots were regarded as the biggest favorites to reach the Super Bowl and they fully delivered what was expected from them.
However, they will have a somewhat unlikely opponent in the Atlanta Falcons, who started the season with 80/1 odds to win the Super Bowl!
Betting on the Super Bowl is always a lot of fun. But nothing is more fun than placing prop bets on the big game. Our favorite sportsbook for the Super Bowl, has so many prop bets listed this year. It’s impossible to make sense of them all.
Let’s take a few minutes and talk about a few of our favorite prop bets for the big game on Sunday.
Betting on the National Anthem
You the chance to bet on how long it will take for Luke Bryan to sing the US National Anthem. The line is set at 2 minutes and 9 seconds, which looks a bit too long at first glance. Bryan likely won’t have all the “bells and whistles” that some singers do. He’ll be straight to the point and get the anthem done. Look for it to go UNDER 2:09 on Sunday.
We mentioned above that you can bet on the craziest props. Well, how about this one. How many times will “Gronk” or “Gronkowski” be said on TV during the live broadcast. Keep in mind, the only mentions that count are those during the live broadcast, from kickoff to the final whistle! Not halftime and commercials.
The line is set at 3 mentions which is not nearly enough. Think about it. The announcers will surely talk about him on the opening drive. Then, when their backup tight ends make a catch or a drop for that matter, it’s likely Gronk will come up a 2nd time. Then as the game closes out, we see Gronk getting mentioned either way. If they win, “how did they do it without Gronk” and if they lose, “if they only had Gronk”.
So that puts us at three. But if this game starts to go badly for the Patriots, this will sail over. Any sign of adversity and the broadcasters will need to talk about how Gronk would help. Bet the OVER 3 Gronk mentions on Sunday.
Will Brady/Belichick/Kraft Shake Hands with Goodell on TV?
Of course, one of the most interesting things that everybody wants to see in Super Bowl 51 will only happen if Patriots win. You can lay your bet on whether Brady, Belichick or Kraft will be seen shaking Roger Goodell’s hand on TV.
After Brady’s suspension everybody was furious at the commissioner Rodger Goodell. So, the question is whether the two will shake hands before he has to hand the Super Bowl Trophy to Brady (if the Pats win) of course.
Many think there is a strong possibility he won’t shake hands. The odds currently show 7/5 against and 5/9 for shaking hands. However, we should remember the time when then-commissioner Pete Rozelle had to present the Super Bowl XV trophy to Raiders owner Al Davis, while he was in the middle of the lawsuit against the NFL. The two even shook hands then. We feel that Brady and Goodell will get over their issues and shake hands after all is said and done.
Color of Liquid
Another interesting bet is “what color of liquid is going to be poured on the winning coach”. This is always a crap shoot. Red, Orange, Yellow, etc… We think the teams will choose “clear” this year. Bet on clear at 3/1 odds.
Lady Gaga will sing in the Halftime show and you can bet on “which song will open the show”. The odds are pointing at “Born this Way” at 9/4, Bad Romance is at 5/2, but Edge of Glory is a very interesting pick with the odds set at 6/1. Lady Gaga is never predictable, let’s roll with Edge of Glory at 6/1 being played first in the Super Bowl 51 halftime show.
There are literally hundreds of prop bets available. So have some fun with it! It always keeps the game much more interested when prop bets are placed.
We also have information about Super Bowl squares that you may find entertaining. Good luck in Super Bowl 51!