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Super Bowl national anthem prop bets 2021: Eric Chuch and Jazmine Sullivan’s over-under, length odds & more

By now, everybody is aware of concerning the ridiculous Tremendous Bowl-related prop bets. Probably the most well-liked, not less than for web fodder, is the over/beneath on the size of the nationwide anthem. With Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan teaming up for the primary anthem duet since Tremendous Bowl 40 in 2006 (Aaron Neville and Aretha Franklin), this seemingly straight-forward prop provides much more intrigue to Super Bowl 55, as individuals will wager on — and, doubtlessly, argue about — all kinds of components of the efficiency.

First, a bit background. The nationwide anthem hasn’t at all times been a focus of pre-game festivities on the Tremendous Bowl. Early on, it was usually sung by choirs or carried out by marching bands. 3 times trumpeters have carried out the anthem, and as soon as, “America the Lovely” was carried out as a substitute. Whitney Houston’s show-stopping rendition throughout Tremendous Bowl 25 in 1991, which occurred in the course of the Gulf Battle, in some ways ushered in a brand new period of anthem performances. 

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Counting that efficiency, which lasted 1:56, the average length of the anthem since has been simply over 1:56, with the longest rendition in that span coming at Tremendous Bowl 47 in 2013 (Alicia Keys, 2:35) and the shortest coming at Tremendous Bowl 32 in 1998 (Jewel, 1:27). In recent times, the anthem has trended even longer, with six of the previous eight renditions going over two minutes and the opposite two lasting not less than 1:52.

After all, as with many novelty prop bets, there was some controversy concerning the size of anthem performances. Some books checklist the official begin of the anthem time when the primary word is sung and the official finish when the start of the final word is sung. That was a degree of rivalry in 2019 when Gladys Knight sang the final phrase of the anthem, “courageous,” three completely different instances, inflicting many to suppose they received the OVER on the wager. Nevertheless, many books solely counted the start of the primary “courageous,” which meant the UNDER cashed. When inserting your bets, be sure to know the official guidelines as a result of customer support for on-line nationwide anthem bets is not essentially the most responsive. 

Tremendous Bowl nationwide anthem prop bets 2021

All odds courtesy of oddshark.com

How lengthy will the nationwide anthem run?

  • Over 1:59 EVEN
  • Underneath 1:59 -140

Whereas we have no examples of Eric Church singing the nationwide anthem earlier than a sporting occasion, we do have two examples from Jazmine Sullivan: The NHL Stadium Series game in 2016 (1:38) and earlier than a 76ers game in 2014 (1:44-1:49, relying on the way you depend the final word).

Given what we learn about latest anthem tendencies and the truth that the final duet of this efficiency on the Tremendous Bowl in 2006 (Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin) lasted 2:08, the OVER looks as if wager. You by no means know the way two performers will divvy up the track, however chances are high they will take their time and harmonize. If Church has his guitar (very potential), that might add a while, too. Sullivan’s efficiency of the anthem earlier than a 76ers recreation in ’14 included guitar accompaniment, for what it is value.

In the end, the OVER is consistent with 5 of the previous six anthem performances on the Tremendous Bowl, so getting it at even cash is sweet worth. 

Will Eric Church or Jazmine Sullivan neglect/omit a phrase from the nationwide anthem?

  • Sure +1000
  • No -5000

This appears unlikely, however the odds are raised a bit with two individuals performing. And let’s face it — hanging on each phrase of the anthem and doubtlessly arguing with some shady on-line sportsbook over whether or not Church mentioned “perilous combat” or “perilous flight” can be a good way to spend your Monday after the Tremendous Bowl. 

Will any participant elevate a fist in the course of the nationwide anthem?

  • Sure +1200
  • No -5000

Will any participant take a knee in the course of the nationwide anthem?

  • Sure +1200
  • No -5000

Through the opening recreation of the season, Chiefs participant Alex Okafor kneeled and raised a fist within the air in the course of the anthem. Tampa gamers have kneeled prior to now, however this season it seems that some have simply locked arms on the sideline in the course of the anthem. The issue with these props is you want to have proof, so even when a participant kneels or raises a fist, you are on the mercy of the CBS broadcast to indicate it. Clearly, there’s extra worth in betting “sure” on each of those, however there are many causes to suppose will probably be “no.” All it takes is one, although, and you’ll wager some gamers shall be desirous to make an announcement on such an enormous stage.

Which participant will be proven first in the course of the nationwide anthem?

  • Tom Brady -130
  • Patrick Mahomes -110

This one may actually go both method. Sadly, we do not have a lot to go on from the Championship video games as a result of neither the Packers nor Payments have been proven in the course of the respective anthems, presumably as a result of they stayed of their locker rooms. One factor we do know is neither Brady nor Mahomes have been the primary gamers from their groups proven in the course of the anthem in each video games, however Mahomes (second) was shown for his team earlier than Brady was for his (fourth, not counting coach or full-team pictures). Does that imply something? After all not. It is a coin flip. You’ve gotten the outdated face of the NFL vs. the brand new face, so that you would possibly as nicely take the higher odds with Mahomes. 

Which participant will be proven first in the course of the nationwide anthem?

  • Travis Kelce -130
  • Rob Gronkowski -110

Kelce has extra cache at this level in his profession than Gronk, so he is the safer wager. He was the primary Chiefs participant proven in the course of the anthem earlier than the AFC Championship game whereas Gronk was merely the fifth Buc forward of the NFC championship game (and that was largely as a result of he was in a shot with Tom Brady). After all, it is all as much as the digicam individuals and producer right here, so if Kelce is behind a teammate or Gronk is standing off by himself with a single tear streaming down his cheek, then, yeah, it may simply be Gronk. On one thing like this, it is normally sensible to go along with the higher odds, even when one participant appears extra possible. 

Which coach to be proven first in the course of the nationwide anthem?

  • Andy Reid -130
  • Bruce Arians -110

Arians was proven first in the course of the national anthem at the NFC championship game, whereas Reid was proven third in the course of the anthem at the AFC Championship game. That mentioned, neither needed to take care of coaches/gamers from the opposite groups, in order that solely tells us a lot. Reid positively is extra recognizable — and, in his personal method, extra camera-friendly — so it is possible he will get the nod, however just like the final two, it is actually a toss-up. Arians presents higher odds, so he is most likely the marginally smarter play — particularly if the digicam individual is fixated on the odd way Arians wears his mic belt — however the intestine says it is Reid right here (particularly if he is sporting a foggy face shield).

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