The Super Bowl brings the last opportunity for gamblers to bet on the NFL, and many will be looking for the last chance to score a few bucks. The big game offers several “unique” opportunities when the festivities kick off on Sunday – and that even includes the over/under on the length of the National Anthem. Country music star Chris Stapleton will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl this year. National Anthem odds for Stapleton’s rendition will soon be made available.
National Anthem prop odds
Chris Stapleton Super Bowl National Anthem odds will soon be made available to bet on. Last year, Mickey Guyton went Over the set time with a National Anthem that lasted 1 minute and 52 seconds. That was 17 seconds over the consensus set time.
The consensus National Anthem over under odds for Mickey Guyton at Super Bowl LVI was 95 seconds (1 minute and 35 seconds). Sportsbooks in the US are not permitted to offer a prop bet strictly on the length of the National Anthem, but it is allowed if the wager includes something that can be found in the final box score of the game.
DraftKings Sportsbook had a National Anthem-related prop two years ago where you could bet on whether or not the shortest scoring drive of the game would be greater or less than the length of the National Anthem.
Keep in mind that scoring drives mean “football time” and not “real time.” For instance, Tampa Bay had a scoring drive of 55 seconds (in football time) right before the half in that year’s Super Bowl. So those DraftKings bettors who clicked “Yes” on the Anthem to be longer wound up victorious.
Most scoring drives in the NFL last longer than 2 minutes. For instance, the Chiefs’ longest scoring drive in that year’s Big Game was 3 minutes and 23 seconds.
Who is singing the Super Bowl National Anthem this year?
It was revealed on Jan. 24 that country music star Chris Stapleton would sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl this year. Stapleton is one of the biggest names in country music as he won three Grammys last year and has won eight Grammys overall.
Not to be confused with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “America the Beautiful” will also be performed at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. Singing that song this year will be R&B star Babyface.
The halftime show performer for Super Bowl 57 has also been named as Rihanna will headline.
Chris Stapleton National Anthem length history
In recent years we have had plenty of history to work with when it comes to Super Bowl National Anthem betting odds. There were various YouTube videos of previous Mickie Guyton Star Spangled Banner renditions last year. Ditto for Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church the year before. Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll be going into Super Bowl 57 blind when it comes to Chris Stapleton National Anthem length history.
There is no video of Stapleton singing the National Anthem on the Internet as of now, although you can bet some online sleuth will unearth something before the Super Bowl on February 12. For poops and giggles though, let’s see if Stapleton likes to go long with songs that are not his own. Here is Stapleton doing a cover of Metallica’s classic, “Nothing Else Matters.”
This bad boy goes a whopping 8 minutes and 14 seconds, which is extremely long for a modern song. The official Metallica version of “Nothing Else Matters” goes 6 minutes and 18 seconds. That said, virtually the whole second half of Stapleton’s cover is a guitar solo. Stapleton stops singing at the 4:52 mark of this song.
When betting on the length of the National Anthem you must remember that the stopwatch ends as soon as the singer is done singing “Brave” at the end of the song. It’s a good bet that Stapleton won’t be going all Christina Aguilera on us with the final note, but the guitar solo is worrisome. Stapleton could very well get carried away with his trusty guitar midway through the Anthem, extending the whole ordeal and rewarding Over bettors.
Prop bets: Betting the Banner
Once again this year, bettors will be hoping the Super Bowl National Anthem turns into some star-spangled cash. Over/under wagering on the National Anthem adds some extra fun to the biggest game of the NFL season. More than two centuries after Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star-Spangled Banner,” bettors have a decision to make again on his song’s length this year.
There hasn’t been much in the way of a trend in recent years. Since 2010, the Over has hit six times, the Under has hit five times and there was one push.
Although books haven’t released lines yet for the “Star-Spangled Banner,” the over/under usually checks in around 2 full minutes.
Trending toward the long road
When it comes to the Super Bowl, a long song seems to be the norm. From 2013 to 2017, the anthem went over 2 minutes each year.
One trend is the overall lengthening of the song. In the 1990s, the anthem went over 2 minutes only twice. In the 2000s, it went over 120 seconds four times, and in the 2010s it went over the 2 minutes mark five times. The Star-Spangled Banner has gone over twice so far this decade.
Super Bowl National Anthem history
|Year||Singer||Over/Under Time||Actual Time||Over/Under|
|2022||Mickey Guyton||1:35||1:52 (Video)||Over|
|2021||Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church||1:59||2:17 (Video)||Over|
|2020||Demi Lovato||1:55||1:49 (Video)||Under|
|2019||Gladys Knight||1:47||2:01 (Video)||Over|
|2017||Luke Bryan||2:09||2:04 (Video)||Under|
|2016||Lady Gaga||2:22||2:22 (Video)||Over|
|2015||Idina Menzel||2:02||2:04 (Video)||Over|
|2014||Renée Fleming||2:23||2:03 (Video)||Under|
|2013||Alicia Keys||2:15||2:36 (Video)||Over|
|2012||Kelly Clarkson||1:34||1:34 (Video)||Push|
|2011||Christina Aguilera||1:54||1:53 (Video)||Under|
|2010||Carrie Underwood||1:41||1:47 (Video)||Over|
|2009||Jennifer Hudson||2:04||2:10 (Video)||Over|
|2008||Jordin Sparks||1:47||1:54 (Video)||Over|
|2007||Billy Joel||1:44||1:30 (Video)||Under|
|2006||Aaron Neville/Aretha Franklin||N/A||2:09 (Video)||N/A|
|2005||Choirs of the U.S. military academies||N/A||1:53 (Video)||N/A|
|2003||Dixie Chicks||N/A||1:33 (Video)||N/A|
|2002||Mariah Carey||N/A||1:56 (Video)||N/A|
|2001||Backstreet Boys||N/A||1:49 (Video)||N/A|
|2000||Faith Hill||N/A||2:00 (Video)||N/A|
|1997||Luther Vandross||N/A||1:53 (Video)||N/A|
|1996||Vanessa Williams||N/A||1:35 (Video)||N/A|
|1995||Kathie Lee Gifford||N/A||1:40 (Video)||N/A|
|1994||Natalie Cole||N/A||2:33 (Video)||N/A|
|1993||Garth Brooks||N/A||1:45 (Video)||N/A|
|1992||Harry Connick Jr.||N/A||2:06 (Video)||N/A|
|1991||Whitney Houston||N/A||1:56 (Video)||N/A|
|1990||Aaron Neville||N/A||1:25 (Video)||N/A|
Big sounds and big moments
The National Anthem and its singer bring plenty of interest each year. In 2015, some books halted betting on the National Anthem after some large bets came in on the over.
Figuring bettors may have been privy to rehearsal numbers, these books decided continued action might end on a sour note.
Christina Aguilera awarded under bets in 2011, but received criticism after completely flubbing a line in the song. Did that screw-up lead to the under performance? It’s possible.
Once of the most beloved performances is Whitney Houston’s 1991 rendition. It was melodic, patriotic, and brilliant.