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Super Bowl 55 Prop Bets: Coin Toss, National Anthem, Player Props & More

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This season was without a doubt the quickest NFL season in history. It feels like just yesterday that Andy Reid was fogging up his face shield as the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs ran circles around Bill O’Brien’s Houston Texans. HA. Bill O’Brien! Remember him?

A lot has changed around the league this season, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that Patrick Mahomes has once again taken his Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl. The 2020-2021 NFL season comes to an end this Sunday as the Chiefs look to defend their title against none other than the winningest quarterback of all time— Thomas Edward Patrick Brady. In his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brady managed to do what he has always done and take his team to the Super Bowl.

We’re certainly in for one hell of a game this Sunday as the best quarterback in football is taking on the best quarterback of all time. And although the season is coming to an end, we have to remember one thing. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

That being said, if you lose every single one of your bets on Sunday you should most definitely cry. But that’s not going to happen because in our Super Bowl 55 Prop Bets we’re going to cover everything from the length of the national anthem to what color Gatorade is dumped on the winning coach.

Let’s get right into everything you need to know before you make your picks for Super Bowl 55.

Pregame Props

What will the result of the coin toss be? 

Heads:     (-103)
Tails:       (-103)

Let’s be real. There is only one way you should ever go on the coin toss. And it’s not heads. I’m taking tails (-103). TAILS NEVER FAILS! Get that through your head. It’s in the phrase! IT NEVER FAILS! I’m not even thinking twice about this one. Tails is an easy win right out of the gate. If you take heads, you might be a serial killer.

How long will it take Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church to sing the National Anthem?

Over    1 minute 59 seconds:        (-105)
Under 1 minute 59 seconds:        (-125)

This one is pretty simple for me. I’m taking over 1 minute 59 seconds (-105). As Church is a country singer and Sullivan is an R&B singer, I feel like the tempo of this rendition will be slower than most, given their genres. Whenever you’ve got two artists collaborating, I feel like there is sure to be some pauses that are going to push this run-time over. When Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan sing the national anthem before the big game on Sunday, they will be the first duet to do so since Aretha Franklin and Aaron Neville sang the Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl 40 in Detroit.  It should be noted that Franklin and Neville wrapped up their rendition of the anthem after 2 minutes and 9 seconds which proves my point that duets simply just take longer. Don’t start the big game off with a loss. This one is too easy. Hammer the over. Now let’s get into some player props.

In-game Player Props

If you’ve been following along throughout the playoffs, then you know that I have not had much luck when it comes to player props. After going 14-12 (+16.26 units) during the regular season, I have unfortunately gone 5-9 (+.77 units) since the start of the playoffs. Hey! At least we’re in the green… somewhat. So, in a last-ditch effort to get my record above .500, I will be making five player prop bets in honor of Super Bowl 55.

1. Mike Evans Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+100)

My absolute favorite player prop for the Super Bowl is Mike Evans to score a TD (+100). There’s no denying that Mike Evans has been Tom Brady’s favorite target all season. He leads the Buccaneers in total targets, red zone targets, total touchdowns, and red zone touchdowns. The fact that we can grab him to score a touchdown at even money is an absolute steal! Make sure you get this one in early as the odds have already dropped from(+110) to (+100). The last time the Chiefs and Buccaneers met, Evans had 2 touchdowns as he is simply a matchup nightmare for the Kansas City secondary as he stands a good six inches taller than both of Kansas City’s starting corners. Lock it in! Hammer this one home.

2. Tyreek Hill over 95.5 Receiving Yards (-112)

My second favorite bet of the day is for Tyreek Hill to haul in over 95.5 receiving yards (-112). I think we all remember Hill’s performance in Week 12 against the Buccaneers. Hill hauled in 13 receptions for 269 yards, a majority of which came in the first half! So far this postseason, Hill has topped 100 yards receiving in both games that the Chiefs have played. If the Chiefs are going to win this game, I don’t see any way in which Tyreek Hill doesn’t eclipse this total. Hell, he could pick 75 yards on one play! I absolutely love the over on this one! I don’t think he’ll be the only Chief to accumulate 100 yards receiving either.

3.Travis Kelce over 97.5 Receiving Yards (-112)

That brings me to my next bet. And no I’m not talking about Sammy Watkins. I will be taking Travis Kelce to haul in over 97.5 receiving yards (-112). When I think of the game on Sunday in my head, I see a lot of points on the board. There is no way in hell the Chiefs put up big numbers on Sunday without Kelce getting a lot of action. In that same game in Week 12, Kelce actually only had 8 receptions for 82 yards receiving. However, that was the least amount of targets Kelce got in the last ten games he’s played as Tyreek Hill was getting a lot of the attention from Mahomes. If not for Hill, Kelce easily would have picked up over 100 yards receiving that game. I’m feeling a big game from Kelce to cap off his historic season.

4. Tom Brady over 2.5 Passing Touchdowns (+125)

If you’ve been following along since my first article in Week 9, then you know that I am 0-2 when it comes to taking the over on Tom Brady touchdown passes. This one is my white whale. I’m trying one last time this season as I am taking Tom Brady over 2.5 touchdown passes (+125). This is the motherfucking Super Bowl, we’re talking about! Tom Brady and the Super Bowl are practically synonymous at this point. If I’m going out swinging, I’m taking Tom with me. If the Buccaneers are going to win this game, it’s going to because Tom is throwing dimes to Evans, Chris Godwin, AB, Scotty Miller, Playoff Lenny and Gronk.

5. Rob Gronkowski Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+180)

Speaking of Rob Gronkowski, I will be wrapping up my player props by taking Rob Gronkowski to score a touchdown (+180). Despite the fact that Gronk has only been targeted 7 times this postseason, I think he has a big game Sunday. In that Week 12 game, Gronk actually had 6 catches for 106 yards receiving against the Chiefs. Even if he doesn’t pick up all that yardage, he’ll certainly get a few looks from Brady in the red zone. Brady and Gronk have done this so many times that it’s hard to picture the Buccaneers winning without them connecting for at least one touchdown.

Not to mention, if Brady does find Gronk for a touchdown, the two will finally surpass Joe Montana and Jerry Rice for the most playoff touchdowns between any tandem in NFL history.

Halftime Props

What will be the first song played during the Super Bowl Halftime show?

Just in case anybody hasn’t caught one of the twelve billion commercials, The Weeknd will be performing the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime show this Sunday. The question here is definitely a toss-up.

As of now, I have not seen any stadium employee leak any performance details, so this bet will be off the cuff. Call me basic, but I’m rolling with Blinding Lights (+400) to be the first song played. This has been the song that the Pepsi commercials have been using and I could see the broadcast cutting from those exact commercials directly to the live performance of that very song. On Spotify alone, Blinding Lights has been played almost 2 billion times! The song also blew up on TikTok and was without a doubt one of the most popular songs of 2020. Not to mention, Blinding Lights has a phenomenal opening and would be a great way to kick off the performance before The Weekend goes back to some of his older hits like Starboy and Can’t Feel My Face. It’s definitely a toss-up, but I will be throwing some beer money on it considering it’s at (+400).

Postgame Props

What color Gatorade will be poured on the winning coach?

Now it’s time for everyone’s favorite prop bet in the Super Bowl. What color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning coach? Last year the Chiefs dumped Orange Gatorade on Andy Reid and Orange (+125) is the odds on favorite to win this year. If you think the Chiefs win the Super Bowl, I’d say run it back and go with Orange. The Buccaneers do have orange in their uniforms as well so it definitely is a safe pick.

A lot of traction has been building for Red Gatorade(+200) as both teams also heavily feature red in their uniforms. However, Red is the one color that has never been dumped on the winning coach so be wary of this one. Red feels way too obvious to be the right pick here. I’m going to go out on a limb here and pick Purple Gatorade (+800) to be dumped on the winning coach.

When the Buccaneers won their lone championship in Super Bowl 37 against my Raiders (THANKS BILL CALLAHAN, YOU IDIOT), the Buccaneers dumped Purple Gatorade on Jon Gruden. Considering that I think the Buccaneers win this one outright, I’m picking Purple and hoping for the best.

Who will win & who will win Super Bowl MVP?

When it comes to Super Bowl MVPs, we know that more often than not that the quarterback of the winning team will win the MVP. I didn’t really get into this as I’m more focused on player and novelty props, but I will be taking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3 (-106), Tampa Bay ML (+140), and over 55.5(-113).

My prediction is that Tom Brady will win his 7th championship by a score of 34-31. Due to the fact that I believe the Buccaneers will win the Super Bowl, I am all over Tom Brady as Super Bowl MVP at (+190).

That being said, IF… IF the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl Patrick Mahomes will likely be the Super Bowl MVP. However, as it stands right now. Mahomes is (-106) to win SB MVP. Sure, you can make easy money if he wins, but it’s not sexy enough for me.

I mentioned earlier that Travis Kelce is going to cap off a historic season by hauling in at least 100 yards receiving. If Kelce were to somehow catch 3 touchdowns for over 200 yards and maybe even a game-winning touchdown, he is sitting at (+1300) to win MVP. The odds are for sure not in our favor; however, if a tight end were ever to win the award it would 100% be Travis Kelce. Just something to think about if you’re feeling ballsy!

 Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his speech?

The odds on favorite here is that the Super Bowl MVP will thank his teammates first at (-150). I’m rolling with the favorite on this one. Regardless of who wins this award, it’s pretty much a wrap when it comes to this prop. Typically, the reporters talking to the MVP will ask about how the team won the game and 99% of the time the player always mentions his defense, hence why “teammates” is the betting favorite.

After their conference championship games, Brady and Mahomes both immediately mentioned their teammates and the same holds true for the speeches each quarterback gave after winning their last Super Bowl. Try not to overthink this one! It’s simple! Teammates will be the first mentioned.

That’s a wrap…

Tail at your own risk. You can find most of these odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. As for the anthem and halftime bets, you can find them at BetOnline or Bovada. Good luck everybody! Let’s win some money! And, as always, bet responsibly! It’s been an awesome season. Thanks to everyone who bet with me along the way.

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