Super Bowl 50 Props: Gaga Anthem, Earthquake Odds
Special to Outkick The Coverage from OddsShark.com
After it was announced that Lady Gaga would sing the national anthem before Super Bowl 50 kicks off on Sunday, bettors frantically searched to find out how long any of her previous renditions of the song lasted so they could wager on the popular prop.
While some believe she will extend it longer than the set time line of two minutes and twenty seconds, research shows her 2013 version lasted just two minutes and 15 seconds.
That would explain the early line movement on the national anthem prop, which has made the UNDER a -150 favorite (bet $150 to win $100) and the OVER a +110 underdog (bet $100 to win $110).
In the past 10 Super Bowls, the UNDER is 6-4 with only Alicia Keys going longer than two minutes and 10 seconds during that stretch.
Will the Panthers hand the ball to a boy or girl after scoring their first touchdown in the big game? The NFC champions have made this a regular gesture at their home games throughout the season and in the playoffs, and a boy is expected to receive the ball first as a -200 favorite over a girl (+150).
Even though the Super Bowl will take place approximately 40 miles south of San Francisco at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, the television broadcast will likely still portray that the "City by the Bay" is where the 49ers play.
Bettors can wager on how many times the historic Golden Gate Bridge will be shown, with OVER 0.5 a heavy favorite at -500 and the UNDER coming in at +300.
San Francisco is also well known for earthquakes, and the odds of one happening during the big game is a longshot at +1500. Remember, the 49ers were involved in the only Super Bowl to feature a power outage three years ago, when the game was stopped for 34 minutes at the Superdome in New Orleans.
San Francisco was down 28-6 at the time and then rallied before losing 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens.