The Super Bowl, the NFL's championship game, is one of the biggest gambling events in the US, with over $4 billion expected to be bet every year. As always, there are some hilarious prop bets on offer so we've compiled a list of the absolute essentials to consider for Super Bowl LII. If you're not familiar with ‘prop betting’, it's an intrinsic part of the Super Bowl gambling experience and almost as important as the game itself!
‘Prop’ is short for proposition. Bookmakers present a proposition to the punter, for example, ‘which quarterback will have the most passing yards?’. This is known as a statistical prop. Utilising an NFL statistical props market strategy is great for logical punters who like to spend time meticulously analysing and researching, focusing on players/teams past performances.
Bookmakers also offer prop bets that are specifically for entertainment purposes that are sometimes harder to predict - but generally more fun to watch for. You may find these bets listed under the ‘novelty’ or ‘specials’ section, depending on the bookmaker. In honour of gambling’s sillier side, we’ve compiled a list of our 8 favourite Super Bowl LII props that you should check out for this years game!
Is there a better way to celebrate the finale of an NFL season than taking off all of your clothes and running away from security guards while hundreds of millions of people watch? We are going to say yes, there probably is.
Ah, a classic! With riveting options ranging from green and yellow to blue or orange, this years Gatorade bonanza will surely be the subject of great interest from prop bettors around the world. Only four finishes since 2000 have resulted in a Gatorade-less Super Bowl ending. Don't worry, though, if no there is no gatorade shower, bets are all refunded.
Only a couple of more days before Justin Timberlake takes to the stage for his second Super Bowl halftime performance. Many fans will remember his first performance and the infamous ‘wardrobe’ malfunction incident with Janet Jackson. With his new album “Man of the Woods” releasing just two days prior to the game it’s likely that he’ll incorporate some new material in his performance. However, if you think Timberlake will open with a classic, Paddy Power is offering ‘SexyBack’ at 3/1 to be the halftime shows opening tune!
President Trump is the subject of a lot of novelty and prop bets - and not just during the Super Bowl. Paddy Power, no strangers to prop and novelty betting, are also offering odds of 10/11 that POTUS won’t be able to resist, and will tweet over 2.5 times during the game!
With Pink stepping up to belt out her rendition of 'The Star Spangled Banner', this is the question that’s on every punter’s lips. The overwhelming consensus seems to indicate that Pink will opt for a classic red or pink shade, but if you fancy something a little wacky try the ‘Any Other Colour’ bet being offered.
Bookies are offering markets on Timberlake’s first piece of headwear during his 13-minute performance at the U.S. Bank Stadium. Will it be the humble beanie? A truly unstylish fedora? A practical headband? Some are even offering the truly disturbing choice of JT wearing nothing at all on his head throughout. As frightening as this may seem, it is a real possibility that fashionable bettors should be wary of.
All of those lights and cameras are sure to put some strain on the stadium's facilities and some bookies are capitalising on that by offering this shockingly good market. Even if the power does go out during the game, punters need not worry - the Super Bowl always provides an electric atmosphere! But on the off chance that an outage does occur, why not try BetBright for this one? (get it?)
A Super Bowl prop bet staple if there ever was one! Simple, clean and unique. Who can resist those perfectly split odds? If you want to take things a step further, some bookies even offer a ‘Coin Toss Winner Will Win the Game’ market!
The Super Bowl remains the most popular NFL betting event each year and prop bets provide the perfect platform for those that are unfamiliar with American Football as a sport but would like to hop on the Super Bowl bandwagon for a bit of fun this year. While we picked our top 8, this is by no means the end of the list. Top online bookmakers all over the world are offering hundreds of markets for Super Bowl LII novelty and prop bets. Check out William Hill today to get started on some exceptionally weird and wonderful prop betting for this year's February 4th clash!