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Super Bowl 54 National Anthem Prop Odds

The American national anthem is a staple at sporting events big and small across the United States but arguably the most scrutinized is the performance done each year at the Super Bowl. The NFL always likes to get a big name in the music industry to sing the anthem and has announced that pop star Demi Lovato will handle the task of belting out the Star-Spangled Banner for Super Bowl 54.

With Lovato now confirmed to sing during the pre-game festivities, oddsmakers know a lot of bettors will be laying big dollars on betting props involving the length of the national anthem and opened with an OVER/UNDER betting line of one minute 55 seconds.

Since the release of the prop in the early hours of Thursday, January 16, sportsbooks have had to scramble in adjusting the line after early bettors hammered the OVER. The line is now at two minutes with the OVER coming in at -160 while the UNDER is +120. At this rate, look for the betting line to keep moving up and potentially close at two minutes 10 seconds.

How Long Will It Take Demi Lovato To Sing the US National Anthem?
OptionOdds
OVER 2 minutes-160
UNDER 2 minutes+120

Odds as of January 16 courtesy of  Bovada

Lovato’s Past Anthem Performances

Demi Lovato is no stranger to singing the anthem at huge sporting events. A quick search on YouTube and you can find many different renditions of her slaying the Star-Spangled Banner.

Her most recent high-profile anthem performance came during the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather boxing match in 2016. See below for the full video and for reference, she clocked out at 2:12.

Another instance of her singing the national anthem came during Game 4 of the 2015 World Series between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals. She clocked out at 1:58 and even held the “brave” for a few seconds to milk the clock. See for yourself:

These are just a couple of examples but it shows that the last couple of times she’s been tasked with this song of patriotism, she adds a few runs near the end and really goes for it.

Super Bowl Anthem Past Results

A wise man once said, “it’s hard to predict the future without knowing your past” and that man was me. Jokes aside, you can never do too much research when betting this prop so it’s important to know how past singers have done in this scenario and whether musical genre plays a part in the handicapping.

It’s worth mentioning that since Super Bowl 40, the average length for the national anthem is one minute 57 seconds. The last time the Super Bowl was in Miami, it was in 2010 for Super Bowl 44 with Carrie Underwood as the crooner and she clocked out at one minute 47 seconds.

The final tip when betting this is to remember that sportsbooks grade this prop out for the first time the singer says “brave” to conclude the anthem. For Super Bowl 53, Gladys Knight sang “brave” three times to conclude the Star-Spangled Banner and OVER bettors thought their bet was in the bag until being corrected in the fine print. Most sportsbooks ended up paying out the bet anyway but you can’t count on them to be this generous after last year’s debacle.

Super Bowl Anthem Past Results
GameSingerTime
Super Bowl 40Aaron Neville & Aretha Franklin2:08
Super Bowl 41Billy Joel 1:30
Super Bowl 42Jordin Sparks1:54
Super Bowl 43Jennifer Hudson2:10
Super Bowl 44Carrie Underwood1:47
Super Bowl 45Christina Aguilera1:54
Super Bowl 46Kelly Clarkson1:34
Super Bowl 47Alicia Keys2:35
Super Bowl 48Renee Fleming1:54
Super Bowl 49Idina Menzel2:04
Super Bowl 50Lady Gaga2:09
Super Bowl 51Luke Bryan2:04
Super Bowl 52Pink1:53
Super Bowl 53Gladys Knight1:49
Super Bowl 54Demi LovatoN/A

More props will be added as we get closer to Super Bowl 54 and I’ll release my betting prop picks and whether I’m on the OVER or UNDER for the runtime of the national anthem.

Bonne Chance!