The only thing more American than watching the Super Bowl is gambling on it. And I’m not talking about taking the Chiefs (-1) over the 49ers.
The best thing going about the Super Bowl just might be the insane prop bets sportsbooks put out every tear to attract square gamblers that just can’t resist throwing money down on the coin toss, the length of the national anthem, or some zany scenario around the halftime show. You know, like whether or not there will be a wardrobe malfunction.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock all your life, you’re probably aware wagers like the ones outlined above and below have existed for years. But each year, sportsbooks try to concoct crazier and crazier wagers that have absolutely nothing to do with the game itself. We scoured all of them to find 10 of our favorites because like a true patriot (not the New England kind), we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to gamble on whether DJ Kahled will make an appearance during the halftime show or if Jennifer Lopez will show “butt cleavage” when she’s performing. So salute to the good folks over at Oddsshark who compiled all these prop bets for Sunday’s clash in Miami.
For those not well-versed in sports gambling, especially +/- odds, it works like this: -105 means you have to bet $105 to win $100 while +150 means you would win $150 on a $100 wager.