We’ll find out soon whether Donald Trump is showing up to Super Bowl LII, and there’s little use analyzing how often the word “Dilly” will be said, or if there’ll be another Justin Timberlake-inspired wardrobe malfunction. But there are Super Bowl prop bets for all of that and more.
Here are 10 other prop bets that are particularly intriguing to us, or at least worth some short half-serious analysis.
Length of national anthem (sung by Pink)
• Over 2:00: -180
• Under 2:00: +140
For what it’s worth: The last three anthems have gone over that time.
Over/Under number of tweets from Donald Trump during the game: 3.5
For what it’s worth: Trump didn’t tweet once during last year’s Super Bowl. He only congratulated the Patriots after their comeback victory.
What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
Will Donald Trump take part in pregame interview on NBC?
• Yes: +360
• No: -500
For what it’s worth: Trump did last year, but with Bill O’Reilly on Fox. NBC is pretty much the political antithesis of Fox, so I wouldn’t count on it.
Odds to make a guest appearances during the halftime show
• T.I.: 2/1
• Jay-Z: 5/1
• Beyonce: 6/1
• Jimmy Fallon: 6/1
• Timbaland: 7/1
• Nelly Furtado: 8/1
• Rihanna: 15/1
• Drake: 20/1
• Britney Spears: 22/1
• Snoop Dogg: 25/1
• Ciara: 25/1
• Madonna: 40/1
• ‘NSYNC: 100/1
• Janet Jackson: 200/1
For what it’s worth: Eminem has been doing everything lately as he pushes his new album, which is a lot more mainstream than usual. I wouldn’t be totally shocked if he made a random appearance. He and JT are apparently buddies, and they’ve worked together. Watch for peeps with stuff to plug.
Will the team that scores first win the game?
• Yes: -180
• No: +150
For what it’s worth: The Patriots are relatively firm favorites despite the fact they’ve never scored a point in the first quarter of a Super Bowl during the Tom Brady era.
Patriots points by quarter in Super Bowls with Brady/Belichick…
— Brad Gagnon (@Brad_Gagnon) January 24, 2018
Will Tom Brady announce retirement after game? (Must be shown on broadcast)
• Yes: +1200
• No: -2500
Will Bill Belichick announce retirement after game? (Must be shown on broadcast)
• Yes: +2500
• No: -5000
For what it’s worth: If either retires, it won’t happen on national television. Not their MO.
Will Al Michaels or Cris Collinsworth say “City of Brotherly Love”?
• Yes: +150
• No: -180
For what it’s worth: This is soooo not happening. It would just be so out of left field considering the setting is Minneapolis. If the Eagles were hosting the game, it would be a different story.
Will Al Michaels say “underdog”?
• Yes: -1000
• No: +450
This is such easy money. There’s no way in hell they do not, considering the whole dog mask thing.
Will Al Michaels or Cris Collinsworth say “Pro Football Focus”?
• Yes: -200
• No: +150
I can’t believe there aren’t longer odds for “Yes.” The grades are built into their player introduction graphics and Collinsworth has stake in the company.
Props I’d like to see that don’t appear to be available:
Will Al Michaels announce his retirement?
• Yes: +400
• No: -110
Why Tom Brady’s jersey again be stolen after the game?
• Yes: +500
• No: -130