Super Bowl Halftime Wagering Offers Frivolity with Opportunity

Super Bowl Halftime Wagering Offers Frivolity with Opportunity

On the whole, Super Bowl gambling has gone through meteoric growth. In the past, the Super Bowl game itself was enough to keep everyone gambling with the NFL betting odds. However, that is yesterday’s news. Today, there is action on everything. Including, incredibly enough, the halftime show. This year, the NFL went out of its way to cause as much controversy as possible. As an example, Eminem is a polarizing figure like a few other performers. But that is what the NFL wants. The league believes that controversy is a TV draw. While sportsbooks offer action on the antics.

Super Bowl LVI Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams

Date and Time:Sunday, February 13, 2022, 6:30 p.m. ET
Location:SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
Super Bowl LVI TV Coverage:NBC
Super Bowl LVI  Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Rams-4 (-110)48½ (-110)-200
Bengals+4 (-110)48½ (-110)+175
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Artist to Perform First

Mary J Blige+150
Kendrick Lamar+225
Snoop Dogg+325
Dr. Dre+450

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Mary J Blige opened as a +150 online betting favorite as the artist to perform first at the halftime show. Following Blige was Kendrick Lamar at +225, Snoop Dogg at +325, Dr. Dre at +450, and Eminem at +500.

First to perform with Mary J Blige seems to be a sensible bet. Cause by the old custom of “Ladies first” was a standard rule of good manners. But in Roger Goodell’s NFL, shock value is what it is all about. Therefore, Eminem makes the most sense to sign first as the longshot that is the most offensive performer of them all.

Will Any Part of Eminem’s Performance be Censored?


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On the halftime betting question of whether any part of Eminem’s performance will be censored, Yes was opening chalk at -175. Counter to that was no at +135. To be exact, his act must be censored to comply with the network television rules. Not even the NFL is that arrogant. Or are they?

Will Eminem Make a Political Statement During the Halftime Show?

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As we learned a few years ago, the last thing football fans want is politics blended with football. Yet, Yes is a -140 favorite over No for if Eminem makes a political statement at halftime of the Super Bowl.

No is a solid underdog value pick for Eminem making a political statement. He’ll just focus on being annoying.

Will a Brand-New Song Feature During the Halftime Show?

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Yes was a +350 underdog for if a new song will debut at halftime. And then No was a -600 favorite.

On this occasion, Yes at +350 makes sense as a large value play.

Bet on NFL games – Will All Five Artists Collaborate for a Song?


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To show, most gamblers believe there will not be a collaborative effort on a song at -200. Yes, is a +150 underdog on the collaboration halftime prop.

Compared to other forms of betting, a large underdog on props is always a good play. Yes is the call.

How Many Songs Will be Played at the Halftime Show?

Over 7.5 -170
Under 7.5+140

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To be exact, over 7.5 songs played at halftime are a -170 favorite. At the same time, under 7.5 songs is a +140 underdog.

As a result, always take the underdog when in doubt.

Will Snoop Dogg Smoke on Stage?


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Will Snoop Dogg smoke on stage at the halftime show? Consider that Yes opened as a +200 with No as a -250 favorite.

Overall, an underdog choice with Yes is the pick at +200.