Wild and Wacky Bets You Can Make on the Super Bowl

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Supposedly more money is bet on the Super Bowl than any other sporting event. From picking a numbered square in office pools to legal sports betting at casinos. Going into this evenings game the Patriots were listed as a 2.5 point favorite. A standard bet would be to wager on the Rams to win by adding to points to their total score. Or betting the Patriots to lose after taking away 2 points from their total score.

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Other methods of wagering include the over/under bet. Experts predict the total number of points scored in the game will be 56. You can bet the combined score will exceed that total (over) or fall short (under).

Bets Tied to Businesses

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) operates 1,200 restaurants in the U.S. and 9 other countries. Super Bowl Sunday is a big day for the chain. BWW says it is the busiest day of the year for both dine-in and take-out. Last year BWW served over 14 million boneless and traditional wings.

This year, if the game goes into overtime, BWW will provide one free snack size order of wings. The promotion can be claimed on February 18, 2019, between 4 and 7 pm. Both conference championship games in this year’s playoffs went to overtime. However, there has been only 1 overtime game in Super Bowl history. Vegas odds are long on a repeat of that happening this year. A $100 bet would be worth $650 if the teams are tied at the end of regulation.

Other Wacky Game Day Bets

Rather than betting on the outcome of the game, sports books offer what they call proposition bets. They involve things associated with the game. Whether something will happen or not. Whether something that is scheduled to happen occurs in a specific manner. Take for instance the coin toss, there will be one. The chances of the outcome being heads or tails are 50/50. You can bet on either as an even money bet.

You can bet on:

Who will win the MVP Award? Tom Brady (NE) 7/5 and Jared Goff (LA) 5/2 are current favorites.

Who will score the first touchdown? Sony Michel(NE) 11/2 and Todd Gurley (LAR) 6/1

How long will it take Gladys Knight to sing the National Anthem? Over/Under 1 min. 50 sec.

Many Prop Bets Are Listed With +/- Amounts

For novice bettors, a bet listed as +300 means if you wager $100 dollars and win your payout would be $300. A bet listed as -500 means you would have to wager $500 to win a $100 payout.

So get together with some friends, break out the pennies, snacks, and drinks. Wager on some of these crazy bets offered at Vegas Sports Books.

 

Will any Member of the “Pips” Join Gladys Knight for the National Anthem?

Yes +300 (3/1
No -500 (1/5)

Will Gladys Knight Omit a Word from the National Anthem?

Yes +400 (4/1)
No -700 (1/7)

Gladys Knight’s Attire During the National Anthem

Dress/Skirt -200 (1/2)
Pants/Shorts +150 (3/2)

Gladys Knight’s Microphone During the National Anthem

On Mic Stand 2/3
Not on Mic Stand 5/4
Head Set 14/1

Will any scoring drive take less time than it takes Gladys Knight to sing the National Anthem?

Yes +150 (3/2)
No -200 (1/2)

Will Gladys Knight Kneel During National Anthem?

Yes +150 (3/2)
No -200 (1/2)

Will any Player Kneel During National Anthem?

Yes +400 (4/1)
No -700 (1/7)

Who will be shown first on TV during the singing of the National Anthem?

Tom Brady -180 (5/9)
Jared Goff +140 (7/5)

Who will be shown first during the National Anthem?

Bill Belichick -140 (5/7)
Sean McVay EVEN (1/1)

Will Rob Gronkowski Have a Hand on his Heart During the National Anthem?

Yes -300 (1/3)
No +200 (2/1)

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Roof Open at Kickoff

Yes -200 (1/2)
No +150 (3/2)

Who will be mentioned first during broadcast?

Bill Belichick -140 (5/7)
Sean McVay EVEN (1/1)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count. Must say Belichick or McVay.

What color will Adam Levine’s shoes be when he begins his Halftime show performance?

White 6/5
Black 3/1
Brown 7/1
Blue 10/1
Red 10/1
Orange 12/1
Yellow 12/1
Green 20/1
Purple 20/1
Pink 25/1

**Note: Predominant color.

Will Adam Levine be wearing a hat when he begins his Halftime show performance?

Yes +200 (2/1)
No -300 (1/3)

Maroon 5 Songs Sung at Halftime

Over/Under 4 songs

Will Maroon 5 Sing “Sunday Morning” at Halftime?

Yes +110 (11/10)
No -150 (2/3)

Will “Greatest of All Time” be Mentioned in Broadcast?

Yes EVEN (1/1)
No -140 (5/7)

Will Bill Belichick be Referred to as a “Genius”?

Yes +120 (6/5)
No -160 (5/8)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count

Will Belichick and McVay Age Gap be mentioned during the game broadcast?

Yes -200 (1/2)
No +150 (3/2)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count

Will Brady and Goff Age Gap be mentioned during the game broadcast?

Yes -200 (1/2)
No +150 (3/2)

Over/Under 2.5

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count

Will Tom Brady be Seen Cursing During Live Broadcast?

Yes +300 (3/1)
No -500 (1/5)

Will there be a highlight shown of Tom Brady in his first Super Bowl against the Rams?

Yes -150 (2/3)
No +110 (11/10)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count.

”Greatest Show on Turf” Said During Live Broadcast

Yes +200 (2/1)
No -300 (1/3)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count.

How many times will Giselle Bundchen be shown on TV during broadcast?

Over 1.5 +170 (17/10)
Under 1.5 -250 (2/5)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count.

Will LAR/NO Pass Interference Call be shown During the Game?

Yes +200 (2/1)
No -300 (1/3)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count

’Greatest of All Time’ Mentioned in Broadcast

Yes +110 (11/10)
No -150 (2/3)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count

Will “Romostradamus” Said During Live Broadcast?

Yes +300 (3/1)
No -500 (1/5)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count.

Tony Romo Says “Here We Go”

Over 2.5 +150 (3/2)
Under 2.5 -200 (1/2)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count.

Will Jon Bon Jovi be Shown During Live Broadcast?

Yes EVEN (1/1)
No -140 (5/7)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count

Tiger Woods to be Mentioned During Live Broadcast

Yes +500 (5/1)
No -1000 (1/10)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count.

Nantz or Romo to Mention Spread on Game

Yes +300 (3/1)
No -500 (1/5)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count.

Will Any Player Throw Ball in Stands After a TD?

Yes +150 (3/2)
No -200 (1/2)

Streaker During Game

Yes +2000 (20/1)
No -5000 (1/50)

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count.

If Streaker During Game Who Touches/Tackles 1st?

Security 2/1
Player 7/4
Coach 5/1
Ref 3/1
Other 4/1

**Note: From kickoff until final whistle, halftime does not count.

What color will the liquid be that is poured on the game winning Coach?

Clear/Water 5/2
Yellow 3/1
Blue 4/1
Orange 4/1
Red 6/1
Green/Line 7/1
Purple 9/1

**Note: Must be clearly shown on TV.

Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his speech?

Teammates 2/1
God 3/1
Coach 6/1
Family 6/1
Owner 15/2
Fans 10/1
Refs 50/1
Does not mention any of the above 4/1

First Doritos Commercial Color of Bag

Red 3/2
Blue 7/4
Purple 3/1
Yellow 7/1
Other 5/1

What Will be Higher SB Sunday?

Tom Brady TD Passes EVEN (1/1)
Donald Trump Tweets -140 (5/7)

Donald Trump Tweets Feb 3rd

Over/Under 5

Any Member of Winning Team to Visit White House

Yes -200 (1/2)
No +150 (3/2)

Household Share Nielsen Ratings

Over/Under 71.5

Total Social Media Engagements Feb 3

Over/Under 200 million

Will Bill Belichick Retire Before Week 1 2019?

Yes +200 (2/1)
No -300 (1/3)

Will Tom Brady Retire Before Week 1 2019?

Yes +500 (5/1)
No -1000 (1/10)

Will Rob Gronkowski Retire by Game 1 2019?

Yes +500 (5/1)
No -1000 (1/10)

Puppy Bowl – Odds to Win

Team Ruff -200 (1/2)
Team Fluff +150 (3/2)

Darren Rovell Tweets During Super Bowl LIII

Over 75.5 EVEN (1/1)
Under 75.5 -140 (5/7)

TEAM/GAME PROPS
Margin of Victory

Rams by 1-6 points 11/4
Rams by 7-12 points 6/1
Rams by 13-18 points 9/1
Rams by 19-24 points 20/1
Rams by 25-30 points 40/1
Rams by 31-36 points 66/1
Rams by 37-42 points 100/1
Rams by 43+ points 125/1
Patriots by 1-6 points 5/2
Patriots by 7-12 points 4/1
Patriots by 13-18 points 9/2
Patriots by 19-24 points 12/1
Patriots by 25-30 points 20/1
Patriots by 31-36 points 33/1
Patriots by 37-42 points 50/1
Patriots by 43+ points 80/1

Which will be the Highest Scoring Quarter?

1st Quarter 17/4
2nd Quarter 7/4
3rd Quarter 17/4
4th Quarter 9/5

Will the team that scores first win the game?

Yes -200 (1/2)
No +170 (17/10)

Will there be a score in the final two minutes of the 1st Half?

Yes -380 (5/19)
No +320 (16/5)

Will the team that scores last win the game?

Yes -200 (1/2)
No +170 (17/10)

Whose Age Will be Closer to Total Points in Game?

Belichick -400 (1/4)
McVay +250 (5/2)

Total Lead Changes

Over/Under 2

Total Touchdowns

Over/Under 6½

Longest Touchdown Yardage in the Game

Over/Under 50

The largest lead of the game by either team will be

Over/Under 16½

The First Turnover of the Game will be?

Fumble 3/2
Interception 4/5
No Turnover in Game 8/1

Will the Super Bowl Record of 75 Combined Points be Broken?

Yes +500 (5/1)
No -1000 (1/10)

TD Scored on a 4th Down Play

Yes +300 (3/1)
No -500 (1/5)

Will there be a special teams or defensive TD scored?

Yes +200 (2/1)
No -240 (5/12)

Touchdown Scored on Kickoff or Punt Return

Yes +1000 (10/1)
No -1500 (1/15)

Will there be a Missed PAT in the Game?

Yes +360 (18/5)
No -450 (2/9)

Missed Field Goal

Yes +125 (5/4)
No -145 (20/29)

Will the game go to Overtime?

Yes +700 (7/1)
No -1000 (1/10)

Will there be a safety in the game?

Yes +800 (8/1)
No -1250 (2/25)

Will there be an onside kick attempt in the game?

Yes -150 (2/3)
No +170 (17/10)

Will there be a flea flicker attempted in the game?

Yes +200 (2/1)
No -300 (1/3)

Total Number of Accepted Penalties in the Game by both teams

Over/Under 12½

Roughing the Passer Penalty Called During Game

Yes EVEN (1/1)
No -140 (5/7)

TD Overturned by Replay/Challenge

Yes +150 (3/2)
No -200 (1/2)

Team to Call the First Coaches Challenge in the Game

Los Angeles Rams -120 (5/6)
New England Patriots EVEN (1/1)

Outcome of First Challenge

Successful -125 (4/5)
Unsuccessful +105 (21/20)

Total Overturned Calls in Game

Over 1.5 +170 (17/10)
Under 1.5 -250 (2/5)

Total Successful Field Goals

Over/Under 3½

Total QB Sacks (Both teams combined)

Over/Under 3½

Longest Successful Field Goal in the Game

Over/Under 47½

3rd Down Conversion Rate in the Game

Over/Under 40½%

Will there be a fourth down conversion in the game?

Yes -300 (1/3)
No +250 (5/2)

Robey-Coleman Called for PI During Game

Yes +200 (2/1)
No -300 (1/3)

Official 1st down Measurements

Over 1.5 +150 (3/2)
Under 1.5 -200 (1/2)

 

 

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