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: 5 Super Bowl prop bets, including ‘Gatorade shower color’ and ‘will there be an octopus?’


Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals will likely be the most-bet-on U.S. sporting event in history, as $1 billion in legal wagers are expected to be placed.

The Super Bowl is one of the most popular betting days of the year, and bettors can wager on pretty much everything, including things unrelated to the actual gameplay. These are called “prop bets,” and some of them cover things like the coin toss and what color the Gatorade shower for the winning coach will be.

For people not familiar with oddsmaking, a “-” symbol indicates a favorite and a “+” symbol indicates an underdog. For example, a $100 bet placed on a +200 side would net a $200 profit, in addition to getting back the original $100. For favorites, it would take a $150 bet to win $100 on something with the odds -150. You can use a probability calculator for a more conventional percentage breakdown.

The below odds are courtesy of legal U.S. betting operator DraftKings
unless otherwise indicated.

Coin toss outcome

Heads -105

Tails -105

Heads or tails? The coin toss is the simplest bet on the board. Every year, this bet returns to the list of available Super Bowl bets — people can’t stay away. Even though a coin toss is a 50/50 gamble, people historically bet on heads at a 56% rate, according to

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Super Bowl MVP

Matthew Stafford +100

Joe Burrow +225

Cooper Kupp +600

Aaron Donald +1600

Ja’Marr Chase +1800

Odell Beckham Jr. +2800

Cam Akers +3500

The MVP of the Super Bowl typically comes from the team that wins the game, although that is not mandatory. Quarterbacks win Super Bowl MVP more than half the time.

The MVP is chosen by a group of 16 media members and electronic fan voting. The media panel accounts for 80% of the vote, and while the fans ballots make up the other 20%.

Color of Gatorade poured on winning head coach

Clear/Water +250

Orange +300

Green/Yellow +350

Blue +400

None +600

Red/Pink +1200

Purple +1400

Commonly known as the “Gatorade shower” for the winning coach. Last year, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians was doused in blue Gatorade when his team won the Super Bowl. 

Will there be an octopus?

Yes +1400

No -2500

Perhaps the most fun sounding prop bet available this year. Sadly, there (likely) will be no physical octopus on the football field.

An octopus is a stat and/or occurrence during an NFL game when a player scores a touchdown and the ensuing two-point conversion. According to the Action Network, there have been just 169 octopi in NFL history since the two-point conversion was introduced in 1994.

Will there be a Scorigami?

Yes +1200

No -3500

This prop bet from Fanduel’s sportbook asks if bettors think a “Scorigami,” an exact final score that has never happened in NFL history, will occur during this game.

For example, no NFL game has ever ended with the final score 50-30, according to data from

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