Super Bowl Gatorade color prop betting guide

Super Bowl 58 Gatorade Color Odds & Betting Guide

After the Chiefs won Super Bowl 58 in overtime, players dumped purple Gatorade all over Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. Purple was slated as a significant +250 favorite in the odds ahead of the matchup as the Chiefs also dumped the color over Reid after Super Bowl 57.

Here were the complete Super Bowl Gatorade color odds ahead of Super Bowl 58, as well as how we handicapped the market:

Super Bowl Gatorade Color Odds

Super Bowl Gatorade Color Odds
No Gatorade Bath+1600

Odds as of Feb 10

A week ago, Yellow/Green was favored and it didn't make too much sense to me. Yellow has been seen once since Super Bowl 45. At the time of writing, the odds suggest Purple is the favorite, which makes sense considering Purple was seen just last year.

Personally, Orange is my go-to Gatorade flavor. The same goes for 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. So maybe that's some sort of insight into what SanFran will be dousing their head coach with if they win the big game. 

Red made a big jump on the oddsboard probably because bettors think one of these two teams will have the Gatorade match their primary color. That doesn't happen. (More on that later).

What Color Was The Gatorade Shower In Past Super Bowls?

I can't wait for the internet sleuths to dig into this prop bet by analyzing tape to suss out what color Gatorade teams had during the year. It's some of the best detective work I've ever seen. 

Super Bowl Gatorade/Liquid Shower Results
Super Bowl No.Liquid ColorWinning Team
35YellowBaltimore Ravens
36NoneNew England Patriots
37PurpleTampa Bay Buccaneers
38NoneNew England Patriots
39ClearNew England Patriots
40ClearPittsburgh Steelers
41ClearIndianapolis Colts
42ClearNew York Giants
43YellowPittsburgh Steelers
44OrangeNew Orleans Saints
45OrangeGreen Bay Packers
46PurpleNew York Giants
47NoneBaltimore Ravens
48OrangeSeattle Seahawks
49BlueNew England Patriots
50OrangeDenver Broncos
51NoneNew England Patriots
52YellowPhiladelphia Eagles
53BlueNew England Patriots
54OrangeKansas City Chiefs
55BlueTampa Bay Buccaneers
56BlueLos Angeles Rams
57PurpleKansas City Chiefs

Super Bowl Gatorade Color History

Number of Super Bowl Gatorade Showers by color
ColorTimes Seen
Blue 4


Orange leads the way with five appearances. Which makes sense. It's the best Gatorade flavor. You're just flat-out wrong or have faulty taste buds if you say anything else but Orange.

What Is The Super Bowl Gatorade Color Prop Bet?

A Super Bowl prop bet is a wager that may not directly correlate to the outcome of the game. Instead of betting on whether the total combined score of both teams will be OVER or UNDER the oddsmaker’s set number or if one squad will cover the spread over the other, you’re betting on the color of Gatorade to be dumped on the winning coach at Super Bowl 58.

All you need to do is select the shade you think will be poured on the head coach. Our Odds Calculator will tell you how much you’d win based on the Super Bowl Gatorade color odds and the amount you bet.

Who Started The Gatorade Shower?

After a 37-13 win over Washington during the 1984 season, Jim Burt decided that he wasn’t getting enough playing time and was being treated unfairly during practice. While most of us use our words, Burt used Gatorade and dumped the entire cooler of sugar water on New York Giants boss Bill Parcells – thus the first Gatorade bath.

Parcells would have Gatorade poured on him 17 times in the 1986 NFL season, including when the Giants won the Super Bowl, thus birthing the Super Bowl tradition we know today.

Super Bowl Gatorade Trends

Since Super Bowl 35, only a few winning coaches have escaped the victory soak. Coach Bill Belichick (New England Patriots) was spared a shower after wins in Super Bowls 36, 38 and 51. John Harbaugh (Baltimore Ravens) also stayed dry following Super Bowl 47.

When MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey hosted Super Bowl 48, the frigid temperature of 49 F did not deter Seahawks players from dousing Pete Carroll in yellow Gatorade after they beat the Denver Broncos.

From 2007 to 2010, clear liquid – possibly watermelon/strawberry flavor or plain old water – was dumped on the winning coach. Purple and yellow have been used in two showers since 2000, but it is orange Gatorade that has truly shined as the color of choice for winners from the NFC. This color reigned supreme with bosses of the bench Mike McCarthy (Green Bay Packers) and Sean Payton (New Orleans Saints) both being recipients of a carroty-hued shower.

Don’t Bet By Team Color Scheme

Since 2001, the color of Gatorade at Super Bowl games has only matched the team color scheme three times, with yellow being used on Mike Tomlin (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Bill Belichick twice getting doused in a blue mess.

In Super Bowl 55, that trend continued with a blue Gatorade soak for Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians.

So don’t try to be clever and bet that the color of the ’ade will match the jerseys. 

Super Bowl Gatorade Color Odds FAQ

Can I bet on what color the Super Bowl Gatorade shower will be?

Yes, you can bet on what color the Super Bowl Gatorade shower will be. The best Super Bowl betting sites let you wager on whether you think the Super Bowl Gatorade color dumped over the winning head coach of the big game will be orange, red, yellow, blue, purple or clear.

What’s the most popular Super Bowl Gatorade shower color?

The most popular Super Bowl Gatorade shower color throughout the history of the big game is orange, having been used five times dating back to 2001. The clear color has been dumped over the winning head coach on four separate occasions, while yellow has been the color of the Super Bowl Gatorade bath three times.

What are the Super Bowl Gatorade color odds?

The current Super Bowl Gatorade color odds favor yellow (+165) as the betting favorite to be dumped over the winning head coach of Super Bowl 57. Orange is second at +300 and blue is third at +400.

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