Our Introduction to Betting on Super Bowl 2024 Novelty Props

Our Introduction to Betting on Super Bowl 2024 Novelty Props

Welcome to the Super Bowl, featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers! That’s the 58th edition of the Big Game in its current form for the non-Roman Numeral reading crowd, and it’s gearing up to be one of the best in recent memory. It’s a rematch of Super Bowl LIV in which the Chiefs emerged victorious over the 49ers.

From now until kickoff in Las Vegas on February 11, we’ll be diving into every feasible angle of the Big Game. From our best NFL bets to our top-tier NFL player props which have gone a staggering 17-3 over the past two weeks, to the more entertaining markets, Dimers will be your go-to resource for all things Super Bowl betting.

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In this article, we’ll be looking at the ever-popular novelty props markets that appear leading up the February 11 kickoff. A little insight into these niche markets can help shape your betting experience over the next two weeks. There will be added pressure to bet on this game due to its popularity and the media hype, so it’s important to stay smart and above all, have fun!

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What are Novelty Props?

Novelty props are unique and often amusing wagers that go beyond traditional betting on the outcome of a game. These bets are particularly popular during major sporting events like the Super Bowl, adding an extra layer of entertainment for both avid sports bettors and casual fans. Novelty props cover a wide range of unconventional topics, and they are not directly related to the game's final score, player performance or any outcome of the game itself.

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They can add a fun and unpredictable element to Super Bowl 58 betting, appealing to a broader audience by incorporating pop culture, entertainment, and various aspects of the event outside of the actual game.

Some of the most popular novelty props include:

  • Gatorade Color: Betting on the color of the Gatorade that will be poured on the winning coach during the post-game celebration. Read our full breakdown of this market here
  • Coin Toss Outcome: Wagering on whether the coin toss will result in heads or tails.
  • Halftime Show Surprises: Predicting specific elements of the halftime show, such as the songs performed, special guests, or wardrobe malfunctions.
  • National Anthem Length: Betting on the duration of the national anthem performance.
  • Celebrity Sightings: Guessing which celebrities might be shown on screen or make appearances during the broadcast.

The winning team’s Gatorade bath color and National Anthem length are arguably the most popular in these markets, though the nature of the halftime show and storylines leading up to the game can often influence which unique markets become available.

Super Bowl 2024 Novelty Props Explained

For those unfamiliar with these markets, here are the basics to know for some of the more popular props:

Gatorade Color

Hands down the most popular and fun novelty prop that persists every year is betting on the color of the winning team’s Gatorade bath. Synonymous with big victories, the Gatorade bath is an all-but-certain occurrence after the final tick of the clock. Players on the winning team douse the head coach with the contents of the Gatorade cooler, with bettors placing wagers on the color of the game fuel. 

There’s no real science to it, as only three times in the past seven years has the color been representative of the winning team, however, it truly adds an extra layer of anticipation throughout the game. Dimers has a more detailed guide to betting on the Gatorade color market here.

National Anthem Length

As self-explanatory as it sounds, betting on the length of the National Anthem is just that. The books will set a line for the length of the anthem, and bettors will have the option to wager on either the over or under. This year, music and tv icon Reba McEntire gets the nod. Fans of this prop can do a little bit of research into the average length and the singer’s tendencies but again, this is not a prop based in data so much as entertainment.

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Coin Toss

No one said the popular bets were all fun. The coin toss marks the real start of the game, but it’s not a very exciting moment in and of itself (unless you’re Jerome Bettis). It’s simple: you either bet Heads, or Tails. It’s a true 50/50 bet with no other option, however there’s a catch. Like most 50/50 results in sportsbetting, the books probably won’t price the odds at a 50% probability (+100 each way). Instead, each side will likely be something like -110 or -115, which is approximately 53%. This means the books are effectively taxing you on either side of a 50/50 call, making no side of this bet fair value. Furthermore, it’s purely chance and not a market smart bettors should be looking to invest in.

Where Can You Bet on Novelty Props?

Most major sportsbooks like DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM will offer these markets and more, between now and the start of the Big Game. It’s important to keep an eye out on multiple books, to ensure you always get the bet odds, and that you’re taking advantage of the lucrative sign-up offers that are available in the days leading up to game day on February 11.

If you're wondering what states have these markets available, we have just published a guide for you! Read it here.

Please Gamble Responsibly 

Novelty props provide an opportunity for fans to engage in a lighthearted and entertaining form of betting, even if they are not avid sports enthusiasts, but it’s important to know that these are for fun and not meant to be sources of income. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.

Dave Garofolo
Content Producer

Dave Garofolo, a seasoned fantasy sports and betting enthusiast with a special affection for MLB and NFL, uses his deep knowledge to craft game previews for the NBA, MLB, and NFL. He also brings his expertise to the golf world with tournament previews and parlays for the PGA TOUR and major golf tournaments. Additionally, Dave offers valuable props for NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAAM basketball, along with best bets for MLB, NHL, and NCAAM. 

When not delving into the world of sports, Dave is an avid advocate for New Haven pizza, enjoys reading comic books, gardening, and spending time with his cats. His broad interests and detailed sports insights ensure that his contributions are both engaging and informative.

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