It feels like every year we see more and more crazy things you can bet on with the Super Bowl. Whether it be the odds on Donald Trump tweets, the color of the Gatorade that will be dumped on the winning coach, or the outfit of the halftime show singer; literally anything you can think of can be bet on with these exotic bets.
Of course, you can also bet on something less crazy like whether the coin flip will be heads or tails. Unfortunately, this is probably the worst wager you can possibly make because of the juice on either side of the proverbial coin. To be honest, a better way to attack these would be to find a friend at whatever party you are at for the game and just bet either heads or tails and eliminate the vig.
There are hundreds and hundreds of these types of bets that are posted online. Here are a couple of the more interesting or entertaining ones:
- Will a player be arrested after the game in Miami? (Betonline.com)
- No -2000
- Yes +750
- Length of the National Anthem (5Dimes)
- Over 123.5 seconds -140
- Under 123.5 seconds +100
- Total Donald Trump Tweets On February 2 (Bovada)
- Over 13.5 +135
- Under 13.5 -175
You can also wager on which company airs the first commercial of the Super Bowl. On 5Dimes.com, the current favorite is Hyundai at +210 followed by Porsche and Michelob Ultra. The biggest longshot is a tie between Kia, Toyota, and Audi at +550.
The best advice on these that I can give is to beware of the longshots. One thing you will notice with a lot of these exotic props are the many of the favorites are favorites by a wide margin. This isn’t a coincidence, it’s almost never worth taking the big underdogs with these. There is usually enough information out there that it’s rare for a big underdog to ever come through. These aren’t random outcomes like you may see with on the field performances.
There are nearly endless possibilities of what can be bet on during the Super Bowl, but remember while a lot of these exotic bets can be fun, the likely return on your bet is quite small. Of course, with the Super Bowl, there is also a much wider pool of player and game props, which can serve as much better bets. We’ll be here later in the week to take a closer look at those.