As the countdown to Super Bowl 58 begins, excitement is in the air for every NFL football fan. The thrill of Super Bowl Sunday extends to a plethora of prop bets that add a layer of enthusiasm and opportunity for sports bettors across the globe. From the traditional to the downright quirky, there are countless props to wager, offering a unique way to engage with every aspect of the big game. This page gives you everything you need to know about placing a prop bet on the San Francisco 49ers versus Kansas City Chiefs matchup, from understanding prop odds to handicapping your wagers.
Check back as we update the markets for every Super Bowl 58 prop imaginable on our way to the big game.
What Are Super Bowl Prop Bets?
Super Bowl prop bets, also known as proposition bets, offer a unique betting experience beyond the standard game odds such as spreads, moneylines, and totals. Unlike traditional bets focused on game outcomes, total scores, or point spreads, prop bets allow you to wager on specific events unrelated to the game's final result. In the Super Bowl, these can range from the result of the coin toss, the length of the national anthem, or which player will score the first touchdown.
Fun Super Bowl 58 Prop Bets
Exploring the most popular, most unusual Super Bowl prop bets can be an entertaining exercise for even the most novice sports bettor. Have fun sprinkling a few dollars on events you wouldn't normally consider, like the color of Gatorade dumped on the game-winning coach, or the first words of the Super Bowl 58 halftime show.
We’ve listed the various categories of Super Bowl prop bets below for you to keep track of on your Super Bowl prop bet sheet.
Are you a fan of betting on different game scenarios? Game prop betting is exactly what you need. Sportsbooks have released countless Super Bowl game prop bets for in-game scenarios, usually in the form of an OVER/UNDER or Yes/No prop.
Hundreds of game props are available for Super Bowl 58:
Before every football game, a coin is flipped to determine which team will receive the ball first. The coin toss prop is one of the most popular Super Bowl prop bets you can make, with millions being won and lost on this bet each year. Tails is the current leader in the clubhouse, hitting in 30 Super Bowls, while heads has come out on top 27 times. Kansas City won both the coin toss, which ended up being tails, and the game last year.
For this bet, you have to guess whether the coin will land on heads or tails. There is a 50-50 chance for either result.
Coin toss prop bets include:
Traditions run deep on football’s grandest stage. One of the most exciting ones is the Gatorade bath. Players from the winning team dump an entire vat of icy-cold electrolyte water onto their head coach to celebrate their victory. Guessing the correct color of the Gatorade has become an increasingly popular prop bet over the years.
Gatorade prop bets at Super Bowl betting sites let you wager on which color liquid will be poured on the winning coach of Super Bowl 58. Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was doused in purple Gatorade after Super Bowl 57.
Gatorade color options include:
Unless Gatorade introduces a new flavor before the Super Bowl, the colors will always be the same as the ones listed above. Orange has been the most popular choice, hitting in five Super Bowls, while blue and clear have hit in four apiece. Yellow and purple are next on the list at three each.
Orange at +500 odds is currently the most bet Gatorade color. Apparently bettors like the idea of orange continuing its Super Bowl reign.
National Anthem Super Bowl Props
The Star-Spangled Banner is performed before every sporting event in the United States and the Super Bowl is perhaps the largest stage for the anthem all year. Anthem props range from the length of time it takes to belt out the song, to whether the singer will forget a word.
Here are some of the Super Bowl prop bets that you could wager on for the Super Bowl 58 national anthem:
Halftime Show Props
The halftime show gives the audience a chance to take a breather from the intensity of the game and watch some of the greatest performers of our time put on an entertainment clinic, with this year’s show headlined by Usher. Halftime props deal with the show itself and allow you to bet on things like the color of the singer’s shirt, what songs he'll play, or if he'll will bring out any special guests.
You will find odds at your favorite sportsbook for the halftime show like these:
Exotic Super Bowl Prop Bets
These wide-ranging props are called Super Bowl exotic prop bets because they relate more to instances and situations that take place off the field. For instance, these Super Bowl prop bets can deal with things like the number of times the broadcasters will mention specific words or phrases, or the type of commercials that will air first.
If you can think of some fun Super Bowl bets you want to wager on, you’ll probably find it at a sportsbook.
This year, bettors can find exotic props like:
The Most Valuable Player award is given out after the game to the individual whose on-field skill dominated during all four quarters. Quarterbacks have won 32 Super Bowl MVPs, with eight wide receivers, seven running backs, four linebackers and two safeties and defensive ends each taking home the trophy.
Last year, Patrick Mahomes became the first quarterback since Kurt Warner in 1999 to win both regular season and Super Bowl MVP. Mahomes is the favorite at +140 to be the first back-to-back Super Bowl MVP since Terry Bradshaw way back in Super Bowls 13 & 14.
Super Bowl Player Props
If you’re a fan of fantasy football, player prop betting is for you. Sportsbooks release countless Super Bowl player prop bets for in-game player accomplishments, usually in the form of an OVER/UNDER, Yes/No prop or head-to-head player matchup like who will score first in Super Bowl 58.
Jalen Hurts was the first player to score in Super Bowl 57. Incredibly, Hurts also scored the final touchdown with just over five minutes left on the clock.
Star San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey is currently the favorite to score the first touchdown in Super Bowl 58 at +350 odds. While Isiah Pacheco is the current Chiefs' favorite to score first at +550 odds.
Handicapping Super Bowl Prop Bets
Unlike other sports bets where you can see how a team performed against the spread (ATS) or if the total points in previous games went OVER or UNDER the oddsmaker’s set number, some Super Bowl prop bets can’t be handicapped. There’s no way to know whether the lead singer of the halftime show band will wear a hat or not. On the other hand, you can look at Gatorade colors from previous Super Bowls and see how many times orange was the hue of choice.
Making prop picks – or any sports bet, for that matter – should be fun, and it’s up to you how much research or handicapping you want to do before placing bets on the best Super Bowl props. It’s easier to read up on a player or teams' offensive and defensive stats to figure out who to choose for your MVP pick or how many yards someone will gain or throw for.
You can also keep it locked to Odds Shark since we offer expert analysis of all Super Bowl prop bet answers. In terms of the amount of money to bet, our odds calculator can help you determine how much you’d win based on what you wagered and the odds offered.
When Are Football Betting Results Released?
No matter the bet, whether it’s receiving yards, coin toss or anthem time, the results are released as they occur. So, if you had bet on the outcome of a quarterback’s first passing attempt, the sports betting site you choose will update the action as soon as the quarterback’s throw happens. We will also update this page as oddsmakers release more events for Super Bowl 58.
Live-Betting The Super Bowl
With prop betting, it’s important to keep in mind that the closer we get to game time, the more likely this type of wager will disappear. Sportsbooks will generally keep these lines open until kickoff, but once that football is in play, they will close the action.
You can, nevertheless, make live bets during the big game. These won’t be as exclusive as the Super Bowl prop bets available prior to the game, but you can wager on whether each drive will end in an interception, touchdown or field goal. And if you want, you can parlay Super Bowl prop bets with a Super Bowl same-game parlay.
Super Bowl Prop Bets FAQ
What are prop bets for Super Bowl?
Prop bets for Super Bowl LVI are wagers which aren’t necessarily directly tied to the final outcome of the big game. If betting on the Super Bowl 56 Sportsbook isn’t exciting enough for you, most books provide casual and hardcore football bettors with even more ways to make money on creative Super Bowl prop bets.
How do Super Bowl prop bets work?
Super Bowl prop bets work in such a way that you don’t need to wager on the end result of the NFL Championship, but rather on an individual athlete or a particular event within the big game. Super Bowl prop bets are essentially wagers on anything related to the Championship game that’s separate from a point spread, total, or moneyline.