Pregame, halftime and post-game activities might have become even more popular than the Super Bowl itself for bettors – at least when you consider the massive volume of props available to wager on at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Also known as exotic props, these bets may be over before you know it, but they are a fun way to involve more casual fans who may not have an interest in the big game otherwise.
Simply watching the television broadcast of Super Bowl 52 between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots on Sunday offers plenty of betting opportunities, from the national anthem to the halftime show to the post-game speech from the MVP.
Philadelphia native Pink will be singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 52, and you can wager on whether she will say “Eagles” or wear a shirt or hat representing her team before, during or after the performance. A wager on Pink saying “Eagles” is worth +110 (bet $100 to win $110) while her wearing a shirt or hat could win you more at +200.
At halftime, Justin Timberlake will do the honors as the main entertainment and try to avoid another wardrobe malfunction. Fourteen years ago, Timberlake was involved in the most controversial halftime show in Super Bowl history when Janet Jackson accidentally exposed her nipple while performing next to him.
You can actually bet on whether or not “Nipplegate” will be mentioned during the broadcast, with “Yes” paying +500 and “No” the massive favorite at -900 (wager $900 to win $100). You can also get EVEN money (bet $100 to win $100) that Jackson’s name will be said more than once during the broadcast in reference to that incident.
As far as this year’s halftime show goes, you can wager on what color shoes Timberlake will be wearing at the start of his performance (white is the -125 favorite), if he will be wearing a hat (“No” is -600) and whether or not he will cover a Prince song (“Yes” is -140) in addition to other bets.
Regarding the post-game, you can wager on who the MVP will mention first in his speech (teammates are +200 favorites) and what color Gatorade will be poured on the game-winning coach (lime/green/yellow is +225).