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Top 10 Craziest Prop Bets on Super Bowl LIII

Written by: Mike Lukas
Updated October 14, 2022
6 min read

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, February 3 in Atlanta at 5:30 pm EST on CBS and football gamblers of the world cannot wait.

Thanks to online betting and looser gambling laws in the United States, betting on professional football games is at an all-time high these days, and experts anticipate gamblers to place a record $6 billion worth of bets on Super Bowl LIII this weekend.

Betting on football can be as easy or as complicated as you like, it all depends on the type of bets you prefer to make, and now gamblers have plenty of choices depending on their personal preferences.

Different bets for different folks

Some highrollers and newbies prefer making simple, basic bets on a football game, like on which team is going to win or on the over/under of the total score.

These bets are easy to make and there is plenty of statistical data available to help make a more educated bet.

Others, however, prefer to shake it up a bit, blow away the status quo and spend their gambling allowance on something called proposition bets, or prop bets, which is where gambling starts to get interesting.

These are the “crazy” bets, the ones you wouldn’t think a bookie would take, yet nowadays you can find someone to take just about any wager you can think of.

Super Bowl LIII Top Ten Prop Bets

So with that in mind, here are the top ten categories of prop bets we could find online, and all the odds that go along with them.

Remember, don’t gamble what you don’t have, but definitely take a chance on at least one of these silly bets.

Who knows, Sunday could be your lucky day.

10) Ratings inspired prop bets

You can gamble on how popular the actual Super Bowl telecast is in the world.

Do yourself a favor and look up some past numbers first, but it’s anyone’s guess how popular the Big Game is going to be this time around.

Are the Saints fans really going to boycott this one?

Are people tired of watching Tom, Bill and the Patriots?

Or will extra Maroon 5 and Gladys Knight fans tune in and balance it all out?

How many people will watch Super Bowl LIII according to Nielsen?

  • Over 108.5 Million -115
  • Under 108.5 Million -115

What will the U.S. household Rating for Super Bowl LIII be?

  • Over 45.5 +120
  • Under 45.5 -150

9) Halftime inspired prop bets

Whether you like the modern Super Bowl Halftime spectacles or prefer the old days of marching bands and high school dancers, the halftime is now something on which you can place money.

When else can you bet on SpongeBob SquarePants and Big Boi?

Will a SpongeBob inflatable or costume be used during the halftime show?

  • Yes +500
  • No -700

Will Andre 3000 join Big Boi on stage? (Must be during the halftime show)

Yes +1200
No -2500

Will Maroon 5 play “Sweet Victory” at halftime as a SpongeBob SquarePants tribute? (Bovada)

  • Yes -220
  • No +155

What will be the first song Maroon 5 plays during the halftime show?

  • Moves Like Jagger +600
  • Girls Like You +600
  • One More Night +200
  • Payphone +900
  • Sunday Morning +900
  • This Love +1800
  • She Will Be Loved +1500
  • Sugar +550
  • Don’t Wanna Know +800
  • Field +700

8) Trump Inspired Prop Bets

There’s no modern character as controversial as United States President Donald J. Trump, but love him or hate him, he’s going to do something during the Super Bowl and you can bet on it.

Trump will Tweet, and now you can bet on what and if he fat-thumbs any of the messages.

Total Tweets from Trump on Super Bowl Sunday (All Day 02/03/2019)

  • Over 9.5 +434
  • Under 9.5 -649

The number of times “Government Shut down” is mentioned? (Must be during CBS live broadcast. Halftime show does not count. From Kick off until game completion)

  • Over .5 +262
  • Under .5 -353

The number of typos in Donald Trump’s Tweets on Super Bowl Sunday? (All Day 02/03/2019 Deleted Tweets count)

  • Over .5 +212
  • Under .5 -296

Will the winning team accept the offer to visit the White House?

  • Yes -950              
  • No +551

What food will Trump serve the winning football team?

  • U.S. fast food/Pizza -150
  • Mexican food +900
  • Chinese food +600
  • Indian Food +1500
  • Italian +150
  • Sushi +2000

7) Coin toss inspired prop bets

Every professional football game has a coin toss to determine who gets the ball first, and now you can get in on the action, too.

These are cut and dry bets, so you have to really have a gut feeling or a devil-may-care attitude to risk your money on these dandies.

What side will the Super Bowl Coin toss land on?

  • Heads -103
  • Tails -103

Will the team that chooses the coin toss be right?

  • Yes -105
  • No -105

6) Head Coach inspired prop bets

Now this is where it really starts getting silly, and by that I mean fun.

Doesn’t matter if you favor the stern veteran New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick or the crafty young Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, there are prop bets for both men.

Whose Age Will be Closer to the Total Points Scored

  • Bill Belichick (66 years old) -400
  • Sean McVay (33 years old) +250

How many replays will be shown of Ted Rath holding Sean McVay back during the game?

  • Over 1.5 -175
  • Under 1.5 +135

Odds on what color hoodie/shirt Bill Belichick will wear

  • Blue: 2/3
  • Grey: 3/1
  • Red: 24/1
  • FIELD: 35/1

5) TV Announcer inspired prop bets

Announcer Jim Nantz and color commentator Tony Romo have done a respectable job in the booth all season calling NFL  games, which is why they’re calling the Super Bowl in Atlanta.

Now you can bet on what they’re going to say and whether Romo will use his quarterbacking vision and high-level prep skills to predict the on field future.

Over/Under on the number of plays Tony Romo correctly predicts

  • Over/under: 2.5

Will a play that Tony Romo predicts result in a touchdown?

  • Yes +200
  • No -280

Total times Jim Nantz and Tony Romo say “Gronk”

  • Over 2.5 (-110)
  • Under 2.5 (-120)

Will it be mentioned that Brady was drafted 199th? (Must be during CBS live broadcast. Halftime show does not count. From Kick off until game completion)

  • Yes +500
  • No -800

Will it be mentioned that Todd Gurley & Sony Michel were teammates at Georgia? (Must be during CBS live broadcast. Halftime show does not count. From Kick off until game completion)

  • Yes +300
  • No -500

4) Dirty laundry prop bets

There are always controversies associated with the NFL, from kneeling protests to bad officiating to past accusations of the Patriots cheating, and now fans can do more than get angry about it – they can gamble on it.

These prop bets might be embarrassing for the NFL, but someone’s going to be proud they put some money down, because these are some sweet odds.

Will the missed Pass interference call against the Saints be mentioned? (Must be during CBS live broadcast. Halftime show does not count. From Kick off until game completion)

  • Yes +155
  • No -200

Will SpongeBob take a knee during the halftime show in protest? (Must appear for action)

  • Yes +3000
  • No -20000

Nickell Robey-Coleman Called for PI during Super Bowl

  • YES +210
  • NO -310

Will the word “deflategate” be mentioned during the Live Broadcast?

  • Yes +800
  • No -1500

3) National Anthem inspired prop bets

With no disrespect intended to the National Anthem, the American Flag or the incomparable Gladys Knight, gamblers are going to have a field day with these bets.

Knight is a wonderful singer who’s given the world her beautiful voice and music for over half a century, but are you willing to bet that she can get through the song quickly and remember all of her words?

What will the Length of the National Anthem during Super Bowl LIII be?

  • Over 110 seconds -115
  • Under 110 seconds -115

Will Gladys Knight forget or omit any words during the National Anthem?

  • Yes +155
  • No -200

Will any scoring drive be shorter than the time it takes to sing the National Anthem?

  • Yes +155
  • No -200

2) Prop bets where you can bet on God or liquids

It’s not often you can put money down and say, “Fifty bucks on God” or “Give me a hundred on the purple liquid.”

Now you can with these ridiculous prop bets – it makes football even more fun that it already is.

Who is the first person the winning QB thanks in their on-field post-game interview? (CBS Broadcast)

  • God  +800
  • Wife/Family +160
  • Teammates -160
  • Coach +700
  • Fans +800
  • Any other +1300

Color of Liquid Poured on Winning Coach

  • Clear/Water +200
  • Yellow +250
  • Red +300
  • Blue +700
  • Purple +700
  • Green/Lime +700

1) Prop bets involving full/partial nudity

Short of an unexpected wardrobe malfunction, chances are there will be very little nudity at the Super Bowl, much to the relief and dismay of many.

However, there is a chance of it, and you freaks with a bit of extra cash can bet three different ways on there being someone somewhat naked at some point on the field.

Will Travis Scott be shirtless at any moment during the halftime show?

  • Yes +1000
  • No -2500

Will Adam Levine be shirtless at any moment during the half time show?

  • Yes +2000
  • No -7000

If There is a Streaker, Who Touches/Tackles First

  • Player +175
  • Security +200
  • Referee +300
  • Coach +500
  • Other +400
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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]

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