Super Bowl Gatorade Shower Odds - Rams Vs. Bengals

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The Gatorade bath has become as synonymous with the Super Bowl as the commercials. The winning coach is drenched in America’s favorite electrolyte drink – a celebration of winning on the game’s biggest stage. It’s a unique tradition that has carried over to other events and is now one of the top prop bets for each year’s Big Game. Here is everything you need to know about Super Bowl Gatorade color odds in a betting guide on this wet celebration.

Update: Rams head coach Sean McVay was doused with Blue Gatorade following LA’s victory in Super Bowl LVI. Blue was +310 at FanDuel Sportsbook and +300 at BetMGM just prior to kickoff.

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Super Bowl Gatorade odds

Super Bowl Gatorade odds were initially posted at BetMGM with Orange as the opening favorite at +200. Blue, Yellow/Green/Lime and Clear had the next lowest odds. The longshot was Purple at +1000.

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With the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI, it is no surprise that Orange is one of the favorites. Orange typically finds itself atop Gatorade color odds boards even when a non-orange team makes it to the NFL’s final stage. Blue is another all-time popular color and the LA Rams could certainly wind up using it in one of their buckets.

Below we will look at if Gatorade bath odds for the Super Bowl have changed at all leading up to kickoff. Here were the opening odds for which color it would be.

  • Orange +200
  • Blue +300
  • Yellow or Green  +450
  • Clear +450
  • Red or Pink +800
  • Purple  +1000

And here are the current odds for which color the Gatorade will be.

  • Orange +200
  • Blue +300
  • Yellow or Green +450
  • Clear +450
  • Red or Pink +800
  • Purple +1000

Super Bowl Gatorade color history

At the Super Bowl, the post-game Gatorade shower remains a tradition. That even includes betting on the color of liquid that douses the winning coach.

At the conclusion of last year’s Super Bowl, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians had blue Gatorade dumped on his head. Blue had been a longshot before the game as it was +650. The year prior, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was doused with orange Gatorade. Orange had closed at +400 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook that year.

In 2019, FanDuel Sportsbook became the first legal US sportsbook to offer odds on the traditional shower. Those betting “blue” cashed winning tickets at +150 odds when Bill Belichick was doused.

Here were some of the pre-game odds for last year’s Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Orange opened as the favorite at +125.
  • Red, which is the primary uniform color of both the Chiefs and Bucs, was +250.
  • DraftKings and FanDuel also opened with Orange as the favorite at +100 and +125, respectively.

Here were last year’s Super Bowl Gatorade color odds.

  • Orange +100
  • Red or Pink +175
  • Clear or Water +175
  • Yellow or Green or Lime +200
  • Blue +650
  • Purple +650

Blue was a bit of a shocker considering the Buccaneers do not have the color in their uniform design.

YearSuper Bowl WinnerGatorade ColorOdds
2021Tampa Bay BuccaneersBlue+650 (DK)
2020Kansas City ChiefsOrange+400 (DK)
2019New England PatriotsBlue+150 (FD)
2018Philadelphia EaglesYellowN/A
2017New England PatriotsNoneN/A
2016Denver BroncosOrangeN/A
2015New England PatriotsBlueN/A
2014Seattle SeahawksOrangeN/A
2013Baltimore RavensNoneN/A
2012New York GiantsPurpleN/A
2011Green Bay PackersOrangeN/A
2010New Orleans SaintsOrangeN/A
2009Pittsburgh SteelersYellowN/A
2008New York GiantsClearN/A
2007Indianapolis ColtsClearN/A
2006Pittsburgh SteelersClearN/A
2005New England PatriotsClearN/A
2004New England PatriotsNoneN/A
2003Tampa Bay BucsPurpleN/A
2002New England PatriotsNoneN/A
2001Baltimore RavensYellowN/A

What to watch for when wagering

Looking to place a few bucks on the Gatorade bath? While it certainly is more of a crapshoot than anything (unless the color is leaked by someone inside), taking a historical look might offer some insight.

Make no mistake, the Gatorade dunk has been good for business for the sports drink. The shower offers some nice prominence and the company has been an official NFL sponsor since 1983.

A quick glance at those colors since 2001 offer some insight into the favored colors. Here are the totals for each color since 2001:

  • Orange – 5
  • Clear – 4
  • None – 4
  • Yellow – 3
  • Blue – 3
  • Purple – 2

The two favored colors seem to be clear and orange. However, clear had a four-year run from 2005-08 and hasn’t shown up since then.

Orange seems to be an intermittent favorite through the years and might be worth a few dollars. Yellow has also been an occasional winner with blue and purple coming a bit as outliers.

The smart money says a wise bet would be on clear or orange with blue and purple as longshots. Those considering teams still alive in the playoffs, may also want to look at their previous Super Bowl and/or conference championship colors.

The Ravens had yellow in 2001 and the Seahawks had orange in 2014. Those might also be nice betting considerations should they make it to the big game.

A look at Gatorade popularity seems to offer a mystery. Why no red? As noted in its recent rankings of Gatorade flavors, the red fruit punch is extremely popular. Yet it has eluded Super Bowl winning coaches for a couple of decades now and red seems to remain a longshot.

History of the Super Bowl Gatorade shower

Legend has it that the Gatorade (or Powerade, water, etc.) bath tradition began in 1984. It’s believed New York Giants nose tackle Jim Burt was the first to think of the idea.

Burt felt he had been mistreated during that week of practice prior to a regular-season game with the Washington Redskins. After the Giants won, Burt grabbed a cooler and coach Bill Parcells got the Gatorade dump.

The tradition gained much more prominence two years later when the Giants won Super Bowl XXI. Parcells received a Gatorade bath for all 17 wins – the biggest coming after a 39-20 win over the Denver Broncos.

The tradition has continued in the Super Bowl as well as in numerous other sports feats and accomplishments. The Gatorade bath has helped celebrate wins in baseball, basketball, soccer, and numerous other sports.

Gatorade shower death?

One Gatorade bath stands out. George Allen, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was coaching the Long Beach State football team in 1990. The 72-year-old was given a celebratory ice water shower after the 49ers defeated the University of Nevada on Nov. 17 to end the season.

Allen had promised to turn the program around and the win over Nevada accomplished that. The 49ers finished with a winning record, 6-5, after three straight losing seasons.

That night the temperature was in the 50s with a steady wind. Allen was still drenched while giving post-game interviews and celebrating with players.

Afterward, Allen became ill and died about six weeks later of ventricular fibrillation. Many have credited the shower with his death, but his son later said Allen’s death was due to a heart arrhythmia.

It remains an interesting footnote in the history of the Gatorade bath tradition. The Long Beach State program lasted only one more season, finishing 2-9 in 1991.