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Wild Super Bowl LIV prop odds: Betting Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Gatorade and more

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There’s sports betting and then there’s Super Bowl betting. 

The boundless betting options can make even the most disciplined gambler wager on something as stupid as who the winning quarterback will thank first.

While the “legal options” in the United States forbid wagering on such silliness, you can still find your way deep down the rabbit hole with odds on the coin toss, a safety, and cross-sport props. And for those of us not bound by (or caring about) legal shackles, take a good long look in the mirror. Super Bowl will show you just how depraved your betting habits can be.

Let’s steer into that skid, shall we.

Below are some of the most off-the-wall betting options available for Super Bowl LIV and the varying levels of gambler you’ve got to be to pull the trigger on these props: 1. 😃 Fun-loving 2. 🤑 Action Junky 3. 😈 Dirty Degen.

Of course, these wacky Super Bowl props are meant to be fun and usually have pretty low limits, so bet responsibly even if you find yourself questioning your worth as a human being. Good luck!

NATIONAL ANTHEM

😃 Over/Under length of National Anthem: 2 minutes, 1 second

🤑 Will Demi Lovato wear a skirt/dress/shorts? Yes -250, No +170

😈 Will a scoring drive take less time than the National Anthem? Yes -250, No +170

I’ll be honest: when Demi Lovato was announced as the singer of the National Anthem for Super Bowl LIV, I immediately went to YouTube and started finding as many clips of her singing the “Star Spangled Banner” as possible. It’s pretty much the only time of the year I use the stopwatch function on my phone.

Last year, Gladys Knight punched in at this exact total of two minutes and one second (121 seconds) but reviewing a number of Lovato’s previous renditions (five to be exact) we found her average was 116 seconds. But this is the Super Bowl, so she may milk the spotlight for a few extra ticks.

HALFTIME SHOW

😃 Over/Under wardrobe changes for Jennifer Lopez: Over 2.5 (-140), Under 2.5 (EVEN)

🤑 Will Gloria Estefan make an appearance during halftime show? Yes +235, No -370

😈 Will Jennifer Lopez show “butt cleavage”? Yes +215, No -325

One of my greatest Super Bowl betting wins was correctly calling Justin Timberlake to cover a Prince song during Super Bowl LII in Minnesota. It was free money when you think about it. That’s kind of how I feel about Gloria Estefan showing up on February 2.

Estefan told reporters she was asked but turned down an invite to be part of the show back in November, but I don’t believe it. She’s Latin Soul royalty, a Miami native, and has co-written hit songs for both Shakira and JLo. On another note: what defines “butt cleavage”?

COMMERCIALS

😃 Over/Under commercials during the Super Bowl? Over 92.5, Under 92.5

🤑 Which commercial will appear first? Pop-Tarts -125, Doritos -115

😈 Which commercial will appear first? Trump -350, Bloomberg +225

I’m a Dallas Cowboys fans and have also sucked at betting the Big Game in recent years, so sometimes the Super Bowl commercials are all I have to look forward to. Let’s cut the shit here, if you’re betting on any of these commercial props, you should probably do some soul searching. But after the Trump ad runs first, of course. The game is being broadcast on FOX after all.

BROADCAST

😃 Will Joe Buck or Troy Aikman say “Underdog”? Yes +140, No -140

🤑 Will they mention Colin Kaepernick? Yes +250, No -400

😈 Will an animal appear on the field? (No birds) Yes +550, No -1,000

Sports betting is becoming more and more accepted by mainstream media, but the NFL is still very touchy about the mention of odds and betting outcomes during their broadcasts. That said, the term underdog is general and could be used without any gambling connotations. I’d be lying if I said I’ve never bet on a broadcast prop before but beware because official grading for these types of markets are done by the same guys taking the bets.

A Kaepernick mention may be something FOX and the NFL are addressing with the broadcast team before hand, but he was the 49ers’ QB the last time the team was playing in the Big Game and I’m sure we’ll see at least one red No. 7 jersey during the show. Also, could we get the return of the Monday Night Football cat in Miami? And NO BIRDS! Please! Enough with the birds! Gawd!

POSTGAME

😃 Color of Gatorade shower? Yellow +250, Clear +300, Red +300, Orange +400, Blue +400

🤑 MVP mentions first? Teammates +150, God +250, Coaches +500, City +500, Family +700

😈 Will the winning team visit the White House? Yes -250, No +170

If you don’t have a bet on the Gatorade shower, you don’t have a pulse. And speaking of lifeless things, Bill Belichick got a blue bath with the Pats’ win over the Rams last year which brings the count to Water x 7, Orange x 5, Yellow x 3, Blue x 2, and 4 bone-dry coaches since 2000. You had both Water and Orange when the Ravens won in 2013, in case you’re actually counting.

Color odds will vary per book, so if you have the option and give a crap, shop around for your flavor of choice. As our NFL analyst Josh Inglis pointed out, Red may be a smart play given both teams primary color is Red. It couldn’t be that simple, could it? As for the White House prop, tying up any amount of money for that long (most teams don’t visit D.C. until the spring) on a prop like this deserves a round of applause. And maybe a smack in the back of the head.

Canucks vs Golden Knights picks and predictions for Game 1

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Perhaps no team has been more fun to follow during the NHL playoffs than the Vancouver Canucks, and hockey bettors can still get the Canucks at +1,300 to hoist Lord Stanley’s cup. Vancouver is coming off a thrilling series win against the defending champion St. Louis Blues, but now a much more difficult challenge awaits. The Vegas Golden Knights are +350 favorites to win it all, and they’ve certainly looked the part while dropping only one playoff contest.

Game 1 of this series gets underway Sunday, so we’re here to bring you our NHL picks and predictions in this Western Conference semifinal showdown.

Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights betting preview

Starting Goalies

Canucks: Jacob Markstrom – playoffs – 7-3, 2.44 GAA, .929 SV% (season – 23-16, 2.75 GAA, .918 SV%)

Golden Knights: Robin Lehner – playoffs – 5-1, 2.44 GAA, .904 SV% (season – 19-10, 2.89, .920 SV%)

If this game was actually played in Las Vegas, then Markstrom could easily spend a few hours performing with Cirque du Soleil. The 30-year-old dazzled against Blues with an eye-opening array of acrobatic saves and an impressive 7-3 record. He’ll need to provide more of the same against a dangerous Vegas squad.

The Knights will likely roll with Robin Lehner, who has taken over the spot as Vegas’s starter in the crease—and rightfully so. Still, the Knights have the luxury of having Marc-Andre Fleury as their “backup.” The five-time All-Star matched an NHL record this season with his 14th consecutive playoff appearance.

Injuries

Vancouver: Tyler Myers D (out), Tyler Toffoli RW (out), Micheal Ferland LW (out), Josh Leivo LW (out)

Vegas: Tomas Nosek LW (out)

Betting Trend to Know

Canucks are 0-6 in their last six Sunday games. Find the latest NHL betting trends for Canucks vs. Golden Knights.

MONEYLINE PICK

The Canucks have been a force with the extra man during the postseason, converting 26.2% of their power plays. While the Knights are known for their offensive firepower, it’s their stingy defense that allows them to suffocate opponents—as evidenced by an 86.4% penalty kill during their playoff run. Vancouver is the only team in the league to never beat Vegas in regulation, going 0-11 all time. That’s something I just can’t ignore.

PREDICTION: Vegas ML (-175)

OVER/UNDER PICK

Each team is filled with loads of offensive talent. Vancouver’s Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller have combined for 11 goals thus far. Elias Pettersson has racked up 13 points, tied with Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon for the playoff lead.

The Knights can match Vancouver’s scorers, but they’re more balanced—Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch and Mark Stone have each lit the lamp four times during the postseason. The difference is on defense, where Vancouver has allowed the most high-danger chances of all remaining playoff teams.

PREDICTION: Over 5.5 (-110)

PROP PICK

Though I like Vegas to win, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Canucks kept it close and continued their offensive success. I’ll take a flyer on Vancouver scoring at least three goals.

PREDICTION: Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)

Canucks vs Golden Knights Betting Card

  • Vegas ML (-175)
  • Over 5.5 (-110)
  • Canucks total goals Over 2.5 (-100)
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Verlander injury shuffles Astros’ MLB futures odds

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MLB betting got a shake-up Sunday afternoon, specifically on World Series odds and AL pennant odds, with news that Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander could miss the rest of the season – or at least a significant chunk of it – with an arm injury.

Initial reports suggested Verlander had an elbow ailment, but both he and manager Dusty Baker quickly denied that. Baker called it a forearm strain and said that Verlander would be re-evaluated in “a couple of weeks.” The reigning AL Cy Young winner pitched a solid six innings in an 8-2 Opening Day rout of the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

Verlander’s injury led oddsmakers to shuffle futures book odds on the defending AL champions. Covers checked in on the MLB odds moves with a couple of Las Vegas sportsbooks.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ World Series odds?

At CG Technology books, risk analyst Rich Zanco said the Astros quickly moved from +1,200 to +1,800 in World Series futures. The SuperBook at Westgate also had Houston pegged +1,200 prior to Sunday’s news and initially went to +1,600, then dialed it a little further to +1,800.

However, there were apparently buyers on the Astros at that point, prompting the SuperBook to reel the price in to +1,400.

How does Verlander’s injury affect Astros’ American League odds?

In AL pennant futures, the Astros initially moved from +600 to +800 at The SuperBook, then ticked back to +700.

World Series odds

Team Odds to win
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +350
Houston Astros +600
Atlanta Braves +1,600
Minnesota Twins +1,600
Tampa Bay Rays +1,800
Washington Nationals +2,000
Cleveland Indians +2,000
New York Mets +2,000
Chicago Cubs +2,000
Oakland Athletics +2,000
St. Louis Cardinals +2,500
Cincinnati Reds +2,500
San Diego Padres +2,500
Philadelphia Phillies +3,000
Chicago White Sox +3,000
Los Angeles Angels +3,000
Milwaukee Brewers +4,000
Boston Red Sox +5,000
Arizona Diamondbacks +6,000
Colorado Rockies +8,000
Toronto Blue Jays +10,000
Texas Rangers +10,000
Pittsburgh Pirates +20,000
Detroit Tigers +20,000
San Francisco Giants +30,000
Seattle Mariners +30,000
Miami Marlins +30,000
Baltimore Orioles +30,000
Kansas City Royals +30,000

Odds courtesy The SuperBook