The Super Bowl provides the biggest sports betting event on the United States’ calendar and there are markets for almost every aspect of the presentation.
The game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots is expected to draw over 100 million viewers in the States for CBS, anchoring the coverage.
It promises to be an active day from start-to-finish for bookmakers and punters, who will be desperately tracking events from the national anthem to the presentation of the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the programme.
We’ll now break down the betting markets available, using the latest odds.
The US national anthem – Star Spangled Banner – will be sung this year by Gladys Knight. The 74-year-old found notoriety between the 1960s and 1980s with her band Gladys Knight and the Pips, winning seven Grammys and earning 22 nominations. Knight is a native of Atlanta and will join names such as Beyonce, Jordin Sparks, Aretha Franklin and Dianna Ross to have performed the national anthem in their hometown. The most popular bet available for the anthem will be the length of the rendition.
Alicia Keys holds the current record at 156.4 seconds, roughly two and half minutes. Knight should come in under that mark at odds of 1.83Bet €100 to win €18383/100Bet £100 to win £183-120Bet $100 to win $1830.83Bet HK$100 to win HK$183-1.20Bet Rp100 to win Rp1830.8300Bet RM100 to win RM183 with BetOnline, although it will be over the 1 minute 50 barrier. Christina Aguilera famously forget the words to the Star Spangled Banner in Super Bowl XLV. Knight has odds of 4.00Bet €100 to win €4003/1Bet £100 to win £400+300Bet $100 to win $4003.00Bet HK$100 to win HK$4003.00Bet Rp100 to win Rp400-0.3333Bet RM100 to win RM400 with Bovada to forget or omit a word from the anthem.
Tom Brady will be shown on television at some point during the anthem, take him at
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After the anthem and the performance of American the Beautiful, the coin toss will take place. The Patriots have the call being the away side and captain Matthew Slater won the decisive overtime call in Kansas City by calling heads. Take it to come down heads again at 1.95Bet €100 to win €19519/20Bet £100 to win £195-105Bet $100 to win $1950.95Bet HK$100 to win HK$195-1.05Bet Rp100 to win Rp1950.9500Bet RM100 to win RM195 , with Bovada, while back the call of the Patriots man to be correct again at 1.91Bet €100 to win €19191/100Bet £100 to win £191-110Bet $100 to win $1910.91Bet HK$100 to win HK$191-1.10Bet Rp100 to win Rp1910.9100Bet RM100 to win RM191 with TopBet.
Maroon 5 were selected by the NFL to perform at the half-time show, following in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake. The act always provides a spectacle either for the right or wrong reasons as Janet Jackson discovered during her wardrobe malfunction in Super Bowl XXXIX.
The NFL have taken steps to ensure that there is no controversy this year amid calls for the band to make a political stance during the event. Adam Levine and his band-mates will be keen to let their music do the talking.
Their opening song is one of the most popular markets available “Makes Me Wonder” is the bookies’ consensus, but back “Sugar” to be their lead off at 10.00Bet €100 to win €10009/1Bet £100 to win £1000+900Bet $100 to win $10009.00Bet HK$100 to win HK$10009.00Bet Rp100 to win Rp1000-0.1111Bet RM100 to win RM1000 with Bovada.
Levine is known for his wardrobe choices and there’s a good value bet with TopBet at 2.35Bet €100 to win €23527/20Bet £100 to win £235+135Bet $100 to win $2351.35Bet HK$100 to win HK$2351.35Bet Rp100 to win Rp235-0.7407Bet RM100 to win RM235 for Maroon 5’s leading man to be wearing a hat at the start of the performance, while take his shoe colour of red at odds of 11.00Bet €100 to win €110010/1Bet £100 to win £1100+1000Bet $100 to win $110010.00Bet HK$100 to win HK$110010.00Bet Rp100 to win Rp1100-0.1000Bet RM100 to win RM1100 with BetOnline.
Big Boi is expected to join Maroon 5 at some point during the show. Take them to perform their song “Mic Jack” at 1.33Bet €100 to win €13333/100Bet £100 to win £133-303Bet $100 to win $1330.33Bet HK$100 to win HK$133-3.03Bet Rp100 to win Rp1330.3300Bet RM100 to win RM133 with TopBet. There are 12 minutes to perform in the half-time show therefore take the under on 7.5 songs to be performed at 2.05Bet €100 to win €20521/20Bet £100 to win £205+105Bet $100 to win $2051.05Bet HK$100 to win HK$2051.05Bet Rp100 to win Rp205-0.9524Bet RM100 to win RM205 with Bovada.
Game and Broadcast
One of the storylines of Super Bowl week has been the fact that McVay played a college game against Patriots wideout Julian Edelman. Expect CBS to show the footage of the contest at least once in the broadcast at odds of 1.57Bet €100 to win €15757/100Bet £100 to win £157-175Bet $100 to win $1570.57Bet HK$100 to win HK$157-1.75Bet Rp100 to win Rp1570.5700Bet RM100 to win RM157 with Bovada, while there will be more than a few mentions of the Rams coach being the youngest in Super Bowl history at 33. Take the over on his age to be said over 1.5 times at 1.40Bet €100 to win €1402/5Bet £100 to win £140-250Bet $100 to win $1400.40Bet HK$100 to win HK$140-2.50Bet Rp100 to win Rp1400.4000Bet RM100 to win RM140 .
CBS analyst Tony Romo has carved out a reputation as being one of the best in the business. He has made a habit of calling out the correct plays before they occur on the field. Back him to record over 7.5 correct calls at 1.77Bet €100 to win €17777/100Bet £100 to win £177-130Bet $100 to win $1770.77Bet HK$100 to win HK$177-1.30Bet Rp100 to win Rp1770.7700Bet RM100 to win RM177 with TopBet, while take him to say “here we go” three times or more at odds of 2.50Bet €100 to win €2503/2Bet £100 to win £250+150Bet $100 to win $2501.50Bet HK$100 to win HK$2501.50Bet Rp100 to win Rp250-0.6667Bet RM100 to win RM250 with BetOnline.
The Rams made it to the Super Bowl via a fortunate non-call on Nickell Robey-Coleman in the NFC Championship Game. It has received a lot of coverage in the media so expect it to appear on the broadcast at odds of 2.50Bet €100 to win €2503/2Bet £100 to win £250+150Bet $100 to win $2501.50Bet HK$100 to win HK$2501.50Bet Rp100 to win Rp250-0.6667Bet RM100 to win RM250 . Robey-Coleman’s sins could catch up with him on Sunday – expect him to get called at least once for pass interference at odds of 3.00Bet €100 to win €3002/1Bet £100 to win £300+200Bet $100 to win $3002.00Bet HK$100 to win HK$3002.00Bet Rp100 to win Rp300-0.5000Bet RM100 to win RM300 with BetOnline.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been a constant presence on television in Super Bowls past. Take him to be shown more than three times on the broadcast at 2.00Bet €100 to win €2001/1Bet £100 to win £200+100Bet $100 to win $2001.00Bet HK$100 to win HK$2001.00Bet Rp100 to win Rp2001.0000Bet RM100 to win RM200 . Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen will be in the stadium as well and expect her be displayed by CBS at least twice at odds of 1.83Bet €100 to win €18383/100Bet £100 to win £183-120Bet $100 to win $1830.83Bet HK$100 to win HK$183-1.20Bet Rp100 to win Rp1830.8300Bet RM100 to win RM183 with BetOnline.
Once the game comes to an end the tradition for the winning coach is to be doused in whatever drink is available on the sideline. Belichick has taken two during his career and he could be in line for a third or McVay may take his first one. The colour of the liquid will be red at odds of 8.00Bet €100 to win €8007/1Bet £100 to win £800+700Bet $100 to win $8007.00Bet HK$100 to win HK$8007.00Bet Rp100 to win Rp800-0.1429Bet RM100 to win RM800 with Bovada.
The Super Bowl MVP is likely to be one of the quarterbacks and they will be on the mic, being predictably asked who they’d like to thank for the award. It’s always the cliché of team-mates first – take the option at odds of 2.60Bet €100 to win €2608/5Bet £100 to win £260+160Bet $100 to win $2601.60Bet HK$100 to win HK$2601.60Bet Rp100 to win Rp260-0.6250Bet RM100 to win RM260 with Bovada.
Gronkowski has been hinting at retirement after the Super Bowl. In a Patriots win he could make the announcement after the game at odds of 6.00Bet €100 to win €6005/1Bet £100 to win £600+500Bet $100 to win $6005.00Bet HK$100 to win HK$6005.00Bet Rp100 to win Rp600-0.2000Bet RM100 to win RM600 with Bovada.
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