Get Ready for Super Bowl LVIII with These Unusual Prop Bets

The Super Bowl has some crazy prop bets with everything from the color of Gatorade dumped on the winning coach to whether the coin flip will be heads or tails. We look at some of the more unusual wagers that can be placed on the NFL’s big game.

The Kansas City Chiefs attempt to win the Super Bowl in back-to-back years, while the San Francisco 49ers seek their first Super Bowl victory since 1995.

You have different ways to wager on the Super Bowl these days, and we found a few unique prop bets for Super Bowl LVIII.


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Overtime, Octopus, Safety, and Scorigami

Only one previous matchup went into overtime when the Atlanta Falcons blew a 28-3 and lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. “Yes” to overtime for Super Bowl LVIII pays out +900, but no overtime is a huge favorite at -1800.

An octopus is when an individual player scores a touchdown and completes a two-point conversion on the same scoring drive. The octopus represents eight points with six for the touchdown plus two more for the conversion. A successful octopus prop bet pays out at +1100, but an unsuccessful octopus is a favorite at -6000 odds.

Scorigami is a unique final score that has never been recorded before in Super Bowl history. There’s been an uptick in scorigamis in recent years after the league moved back the spot for extra points, but it’s still a rare feat and occurred only nine times during the 2023 season. You can wager on a scorigami in this year’s Super Bowl, which pays out +2500 odds. A scorigami not happening is an overwhelming favorite at -10000 odds.

A safety occurred in the Super Bowl nine times. BetMGM offers a couple of safety props for Super Bowl LVIII. Either team to score a safety pays out +1000, but no safeties in the Super Bowl is -3000. You can also make a wager that both teams will score a safety at +3000 odds.

MVP Long Shots: Backup QBs and Punters

If the starting quarterback from either team goes down with an injury and the backup can lead their team to a victory, there’s a very good chance that player will snag MVP honors. This unlikely scenario sounds more like the plot to a Hollywood underdog movie when the star quarterback goes down with a freak injury, and the backup comes off the bench to lead his team to a thrilling comeback victory.

Blaine Gabbert is the backup quarterback for the Chiefs, and Sam Darnold is the 49ers’ backup. If Mahomes exits with a serious injury, Gabbert is +20000 odds to win the MVP, according to BetMGM. Darnold is +30000 odds to win the MVP if starter Brock Purdy gets knocked out of the Super Bowl.

A punter has never won the MVP in the Super Bowl. BetMGM lists both punters – Tommy Townsend from the Chiefs and Mitch Wishnowsky from the 49ers – as a massive MVP long shot at +75000.


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Multiple Touchdowns: Can CMAC Score Three TDs?

Six players are tied for the record for most touchdowns in a single Super Bowl game. There were seven instances when a player scored three touchdowns. Six players accomplished the feat, and Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice scored three touchdowns for the 49ers in two different Super Bowls in the 1990s.

Two other members of the 49ers unleashed a three-touchdown game including running backs Roger Craig and Ricky Watters. Two other running backs tallied a hat trick including Terrell Davis from the Denver Broncos and James White from the New England Patriots.

Jalen Hurts from the Philadelphia Eagles is the only quarterback to pull off three rushing touchdowns when he scored three times against the Chiefs in last year’s Super Bowl.

Dual-threat running back Christian McCaffrey from the 49ers scored three or more touchdowns twice this season. McCaffrey is the overall favorite to score two or more touchdowns in Super Bowl LVIII at +225 odds. Isiah Pacheco is right behind him to score two or more touchdowns at +450 odds, followed by Travis Kelce (+750), Rashee Rice (+1000), Brandon Aiyuk (+1200), Deebo Samuel (+1200), and George Kittle (+1500).

McCaffrey is also the betting favorite to score three or more touchdowns at +900 odds, which would put him in an elite club. You can take a flier on other players scoring three or more touchdowns including Pacheco (+2000), Kelce (+4000), Rice (+8000), Aiyuk (+8000), Samuel (+8000), and Kittle (+10000).

Usher Half Time Show, National Anthem, and Taylor Swift

A couple of novelty prop bets are only offered at BetMGM in Ontario, Canada. Usher is performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, and you can wager on his opening song. “My Way” is the betting favorite to open Usher’s set at +200, followed by “Yeah!” (+225), “DJ Got US Fallin’ In Love” (+800), “Love in This Club” (+800), “OMG“ (+1100), “Boyfriend” (+2000), and “Superstar” (+2000).

Reba McEntire will perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl this year. The Over/Under on the length of McEntire’s performance is 90.5 seconds. The over pays out even money at +100, and the under is the favorite at -130.

You can also wager on whether or not the Super Bowl MVP will mention Taylor Swift in their acceptance speech. A reference to Swift pays +750, but “No” is the current betting favorite at -1600. Kelce is currently +1400 odds to win the MVP, but a tight end has never won the Super Bowl MVP.


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