Betting options for the Super Bowl go beyond the field, from cross-sport comparisons to the color of the post-game Gatorade bath and more.
For those looking to go a little bit deeper than simply whether the Kansas City Chiefs or San Francisco 49ers will win the big game, PressBox takes a look at some of the Super Bowl proposition bets you might want to consider.
Sportsbook.ag offers a mix of on-field and entertainment-related Super Bowl prop bets. Fans can even bet on which team wins the coin toss – and whether it’s heads or tails. (Spoiler alert: it’s even odds for both).
Fans can bet on whether the first score will be a touchdown or something else, whether either team scores three times in a row and the distance of the longest field goal made (over/under is currently 47.5).
After the final whistle sounds, the focus turns to the celebration. You can place your bet on what color liquid will be poured on the winning coach. (Red/pink or yellow/lime/green are the current favorites, with no liquid as a long shot, in case you were wondering.)
When it comes to Super Bowl MVP, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, last year’s regular-season NFL MVP, is the odds-on favorite to win the award this year, followed by 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and 49ers running back Raheem Mostert. Whoever earns the honor, fans can also place their bets on who the MVP will thank first — with options ranging from their teammates to God or the coaches/team owner.
Going beyond football, there are also plenty of cross-sport prop bets. Will LeBron James score more points against the Kings Feb. 1 than Mahomes has completions against the 49ers Feb. 2? And for those who call soccer “football,” you can have a football-football prop bet of which will be higher, Manchester City and Tottenham combined goals or 49ers touchdowns.
Local Washington Capitals fans can also bet on which will be the higher number: Alex Ovechkin shots on goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins Feb. 2 or Mahomes touchdown passes during Super Bowl LIV.
Regardless of who comes out on top on Sunday, one local charity has already won. Glenn Clark Radio’s prop bet submission of the number of replay review predictions Mike Pereira gets wrong (over/under 1.5) was chosen by BetOnline.ag oddsmakers from a nationwide promotion, thus awarding $250 to Glenn Clark’s charity of choice — Helping Up Mission.