The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will compete Sunday in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale Arizona. Last year, more than 99 million people tuned in across the U.S. to watch the Rams defeat the Bengals; and with marquee players including Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts, that number could be even higher this year.
If you are tuning in for the big game but your favorite team didn't make it, you might want to have some fun gambling on action in the championship besides just the point spread. Never fear -- here are 20 prop bets surrounding the game that can make your Super Bowl Sunday even better.
Super Bowl LVII Prop Bets
- Length of the National Anthem
Chris Stapleton is singing this year's national anthem, and the over/under is set around 121.5 seconds. Anthem performers have been going over the time allotted the last few years, so this could be a good way to get up a few dollars before the game even starts.
- Coin Toss
This is the original game of chance that represents gambling in its purest form: heads or tails. If you win this and the anthem, you can be up two bets before the opening kickoff. Which brings us to the next prop ...
- Will the Opening Kickoff Go for a Touchback?
Right now, a touchback is the favorite at -155. So you could be up three prop bets before the very offensive snap of the Super Bowl. And that brings us to ...
- First Offensive Play of the Game
That's right, you can bet on whether the first play of the game is a run or a pass. That means after the first snap under center is completed, you could be up four whole prop bets. Then it's time to look at the bigger picture.
- When will the First Score Occur?
This prop bet comes with different time increments. If you bet the first score occurs inside the first three minutes, you have the highest odds of return (+450), and you can bet up to inside the 7.5-minute mark for a smaller return (-190). Once you are 5-for-5, you can keep it moving with a few other bets. Not interested in supporting the offense? Then this next prop bet is for you.
- Which Team will Punt First?
That's right, you can bet on an offensive failure. Have a feeling which defense will come to play right out of the gate? Throw some money on the team you think will punt first, and add a few dollars to the coffers by celebrating a third-down stop.
- Both Teams to Score in the First Quarter
That's right, if you think this game will be a shootout (or you just want to root for the offense), you can bet "yes" on this prop at +115 odds. Or if you believe in slow starts in the Super Bowl and some dominant defenses, you can bet "no" at -145.
- The Over/Under on the Jersey Number of the First TD Scorer
Plenty of folks will bet on which player will score the first touchdown, but this prop lets you root for players on both teams. Most sportsbooks have the number set at 11.5, which puts players such as Hurts, A.J. Brown and Isiah Pacheco on the low side of the line, while Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Miles Sanders are on the other side of the margin. This is a really fun bet and one that will give you a sweat no matter who gets into the red zone first.
- Both Teams Lead During the First Half
Let's say you want to root for a close game and a back-and-forth contest. This might be the prop for you, because if the lead switches at least once during the first half, your prop will return at +135. If you expect one team to take off to a lead and never look back, you can wager on that at -165.
- Which Team takes the First Timeout?
That's right, you can be the person a few beers in at your Super Bowl party who breaks out screaming if Mahomes turns in the shotgun and signals a timeout. There's nothing like the rush of winning money because the coaching staff messed up a substitution.
- Which Team Scores Last in the First Half
This one is a huge rush. It's never over until the last few seconds. You might have the Eagles, and Hurts might rush in for 6 with 30 seconds left. You're fist-pumping and high-fiving your friends, but deep down inside you know that just maybe, 30 seconds and two timeouts is a big enough window for Mahomes and Harrison Butker to break your heart. Let's hope we go into halftime 9-for-9, because the betting doesn't stop when the teams leave the field. We've got Rihanna to look forward to -- and what's halftime without a little bit of sweat?
- What is the First Song Rihanna is Going to Perform?
More confident about the set list than the X's and O's? Some sportsbooks will take a bet on what song Rihanna will lead her performance with. Are you thinking "Umbrella"? "We Found Love"? Well, put your money where your mouth is and place your bet. It's not the only bet you can place on the halftime performance; because, if you know what song she will lead with, maybe you know ...
- How Many Songs will be Played during the Halftime Show?
The over/under is 9.5, and we don't know how many special guests will appear. But if you nail this, you can go into the second half 13-for-13 and up a nice chunk of change. Now we can take a couple minutes to regroup because the second half is underway and we have a few other prop bets we need to hit.
- How Many Total Field Goals will be Made in the Super Bowl?
Want to throw down on the kickers? The oddsmakers will give you the option with over/unders for 4.5, 3.5 and 2.5 made field goals in this game. It's always fun to root for a stop and a made field goal, or to cheer for a kick that hits the upright, not just because you are rooting for one team to win but also because you just can't have a third made field goal. Sometimes, it's the little things that keep the rush going.
- Will there be a Defensive or Special-Teams Touchdown?
Why stop at kickers when you are rooting for something outside the box? A big defensive or special-teams play can send any Super Bowl party into a frenzy. But if you make a few dollars at the same time, then you get to be the loudest one at the party. If that's not for you, there's always this next bet.
- Will there be a Safety?
For a few years, safeties seemed to happen every Super Bowl; and at +900 with two teams that love to get after the quarterback, maybe lightning can strike again. Plus, if you want to bet on one of the heaviest favorites on the board, you can bet that a safety won't occur at -1700.
- Will there be Overtime?
It's only happened one time, when the Patriots came back from 28-3 to defeat the Falcons in overtime of Super Bowl 51. Will the second time happen this year?
- Will the Final Score be a Touchdown or a Field Goal?
That's right, you don't even have to pick the team. A touchdown is the favorite at -190, while a field goal or safety sits at +150. What a celebration when the whistle blows and your favorite team wins AND you nailed that last-score prop.
- What Color will the Gatorade Shower be for the Winner?
Another fun and popular prop bet is what color will the Gatorade shower be for the winning team. Think the tradition will be broken? You can always bet on no Gatorade shower for +1000.
And by this time, once you are 19-for-19, you'll have just one more prop bet for the clean sweep.
- Who will be Named Super Bowl MVP?
The final prop happens once the trophy presentation occurs. With both starting quarterbacks at +110, you can pick if you think the signal caller steals the game -- or maybe a player such as Juju Smith-Schuster or DeVonta Smith will break the game wide open at much better odds.
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