Wacky Wagers: 5 Fun Super Bowl Props To Consider

Posted By Staff on February 2, 2021 - Last Updated on February 3, 2021
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Even in today’s socially distanced world, the Super Bowl is the most exciting and social sporting event of the year.

There are plenty of ways to get a little extra stake in the game, including “proposition” bets that usually refer to the performance of a specific player or team. But in this article, we highlight some of the best Novelty Props that have little to do with competition, and more to do with enjoying the overall spectacle of Super Bowl LV.

1. Coin Toss

It doesn’t get more simple than a 50-50 proposition on whether the opening coin toss will be heads or tails. This prop gets a ton of action every year as a pure form of gambling. Throughout Super Bowl history, tails has come up 29 times and heads has won 25 times. There is also action on picking whether the visiting captain calls the coin toss correctly or not at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Coin Toss Result

Game
02/07/2021
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Heads
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-103
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-103
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-104
Tails
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-103
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-103
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-104

ALSO READ: Full breakdown of this year’s Coin Toss props and a look at its Super Bowl history

2. Gatorade color

Since the mid 1980s, the winning coach has more-often-than-not been showered with Gatorade at the end the Super Bowl. There is a way to bet on this tradition by guessing the color of Gatorade that the team will dump on their coach. There has been a lot of variation, with the Chiefs dousing Andy Reid in orange Gatorade last year, the Patriots going blue in 2019, and the Eagles using yellow in 2018. There was no Gatorade bath when New England won in 2017.

At PointsBet, Orange is the favorite at +125. Orange also has the lowest odds at DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook. To bet on this prop now, hover over the odds below and click on the corresponding sportsbook.

Super Bowl Gatorade Color Odds

Game
02/07/2021
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Orange
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+100
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+170
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+130
Red/Pink
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+175
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+300
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+225
Clear/Water
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+175
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+500
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+400
Yellow/Green/Lime
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+200
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+400
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+400
Blue
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+650
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+400
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+600
Purple
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+650
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+700
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+800

ALSO READ: Full breakdown of this year’s Gatorade color prop and a glance at its Super Bowl history

3. Cannon fodder

One of the most unique props for Super Bowl LV involves Raymond James Stadium’s famed Pirate Ship. Whenever the Buccaneers score a touchdown during a home game, the Pirate Ship fires off cannons.

PointsBet currently has a prop posted for whether or not a player will throw the ball into the porthole of one of the cannons on the ship. It is currently +5000.

It’s a shame (for bettors) that there isn’t a “No” option. The cannon portholes on the Pirate Ship at Raymond James look extremely tiny. You’d have tough time getting an orange in there, much less a football (see image below).

 

This prop was created by PointsBet upon request by NBC’s Pro Football Talk Live. PFT analyst and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Chris Simms claims that he once threw a football into one of the cannons. Perhaps the cannons on the Pirate Ship were larger way back in Simms’ playing days, because there ain’t no way you’re chucking a ball into the pipe shown above.

Maybe there is a larger, super-sized cannon that they’ll have on display for the Super Bowl, but there is no reason to believe there will be.

Nonetheless, here are the current odds at PointsBet:

Player To Throw A Ball Into Cannon Porthole

Game
02/07/2021
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Yes
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+5000

4. Kickoff specials

If you want to make the first play of the game appointment viewing, place a bet on the opening kickoff. DraftKings Sportsbook is offering +5000 odds on the unlikely scenario that the opening kickoff is returned for a touchdown. That may be a longshot, but DK is also offering +230 odds on the first kickoff not being a touchback. That would pay off $23 on a $10 bet if the first kickoff is returned, or winds up going out of bounds.

Of note, there has been one opening kickoff returned for a TD in Super Bowl history, as Chicago Bears star Devin Hester took it to the house in Super Bowl XLI against the Indianapolis Colts.

PointsBet is offering a prop on if any kickoff or punt will be returned for a TD in the game. “Yes” is +1400. DK also has a prop for either team to successfully recover an onside kick attempt, with “Yes” at +1700.

Opening Kickoff Returned For TD

Game
02/07/2021
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Yes
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+5000

5. Fat man TD

DraftKings Sportsbook also has a prop for this year’s Super Bowl called “Fat Man TD.” It’s a prop for if any offensive lineman will score a touchdown in the game. “Yes” is +2000 and “No” is -10000. If those odds are too long for you, DK also has a prop for if any offensive OR defensive lineman will score a TD.

One of the most memorable touchdowns in Super Bowl history was Chicago Bears defensive lineman William “Refrigerator” Perry’s plunge into the end zone against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX. So while unlikely, it could happen.

Any Offensive Lineman To Score A TD

Game
02/07/2021
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Yes
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+2000
No
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-10000

ALSO READ: History of National Anthem prop betting – Will Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church go Over?

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