A List of the Best Super Bowl LIV Exotic Prop Bets
By: Matt Grill
Have you ever had an opinion on the number of players that will be arrested following a football game? Well, this is the day for you and the Over/Under has been set a 0.5 in case you were wondering. Super Sunday is like no other day in the betting world. It’s a day where bookmakers throw caution to the wind and attempt to set numbers on anything their customers may be interested in.
Maybe you are a bigger fan of everything that goes on around the Super Bowl, like the commercials or the halftime show or even politics? Over recent years cross-sport prop bets have also become very popular. Will LeBron James have more points than Patrick Mahomes has completions? Who will have more, Brooks Koepka 4th round birdies or George Kittle receptions? There are now more than 1,000 prop bets available on the Super Bowl, and that number has been growing for years with no signs of slowing down.
Prop bets will account for more than half of the wagers on this year’s game and with sports betting now becoming legal throughout a greater portion of America, it seems as though the Super Bowl may be foreshadowing what the future of betting my become. Bookmakers are in the position of giving their patrons what they want and the overwhelming popularity of these sometimes off the wall prop bets, seems to be of great interest to the betting public. Let’s take a look at some of the best “Exotic” Super Bowl LIV prop bets and see if we can find a winner or two amongst the group.
Best Sportbooks 2020
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The Classic Gatorade Shower Super Bowl Prop Bet
Gatorade Shower – The color of the liquid poured on the game winning coach
With the predominant color of the 49ers and Chiefs being Red it makes sense that bookmakers have set Red as the +150 favorite. Although throughout history there has been very little correlation between team colors and the color of the liquid poured on the championship coach. The Patriots have leaned toward the Blue in recent years, using it in Super Bowls IL and LIII, with coach Belichick somehow avoiding the shower in Super Bowls XXVIII and LI.
Denver went with Orange in Super Bowl L and the Steelers hit Mike Tomlin with Yellow following their victory in Super Bowl XLIII. I hate to go with the chalk here but I like the 49ers in the game so give me Red at +150. If you are on the other side I think yellow is a good option for the Chiefs. Keep in mind that if there has been no “Gatorade shower” which has happened four times over the past 20 years, you would be refunded your wager.
From the Gatorade Shower to the Kool Aid Man: The Andy Reid Exotic Super Bowl Prop Bet
Will a video of Andy Reid doing punt/pass/kick contest be shown during broadcast?
Had to include this one because its one of my favorite videos of all time, what looks to be full grown Andy Reid just booming punts, bombing passes, against what looks to be children eight years younger than him. We have seen it in the past during games on multiple occasions although it seems to be a clip that would be reserved for garbage time filler during a blowout. I am expecting a competitive game so unfortunately, we may have to wait some time for this clip to be shown again during a broadcast.
The Sports and Dating Crossover Exotic Super Bowl Prop Bet
Will Alex Rodriguez be Shown During Halftime?
This is one I have been waiting forever since the Super Bowl halftime performers were announced a while back and at the time I was imagining and over under on this prop, now to get good plus money on only being shown once, I’m in. Alex Rodriguez’s fiancé Jennifer Lopez will, of course, be performing the halftime show this year alongside Shakira and you know Alex is itching to get that mug on camera.
The Exotic Super Bowl Prop Bet or the Super Bowl Curse Prop Bet
Will the Loser of the Game Make the Playoffs Next Year? H2>
You would have had a winner with the Rams last year and it has happened a surprising amount of times especially in the early 2000s when we saw a run of five straight Super Bowl losers go on to miss the playoffs the following season. Super Bowl winners have failed to reach the playoffs 17 times throughout the Super Bowl era. This year’s matchup is really between two teams on the rise and it would be hard to imagine these teams not making the playoffs next year. Barring injury the Chiefs and the 49ers should find themselves in contention for years to come.