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Will the pregame coin toss turn up heads or tails? How long will Gladys Knight’s rendition of the national anthem last on Sunday? And will make US president Donald Trump make an appearance at the big game?

Those are just a few of the hundreds of options available to NFL fans looking to get in on the Super Bowl prop betting action when the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams as 3-point favorites on the Super Bowl odds on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Originally focused on the play on the gridiron, Super Bowl props have evolved in recent years, and now include all aspects of the events surrounding Super Sunday, both on and off the field.

A simple 50/50 proposition, both heads and tails sport -105 odds in coin toss betting. In the 52-year history of the Super Bowl, tails has a slight edge over heads, turning up on 27 occasions including four of the past five years.

Atlanta native Knight has answered the call to sing the national anthem before Sunday’s game. Knight is the 11th woman to sing the anthem in 12 years, and is expected to extend the lengthy trend established by the ladies, with -160 odds favoring her rendition lasting OVER one minute, 47 seconds.

Despite activist calls for performers to boycott the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the stage will be full on Sunday night, with headliners Maroon 5 joined by rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi.

Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine is pegged as a -300 wager on the Super Bowl specials to not be sporting one of his trademark hats to start the Super Sunday extravaganza, while Scott is pegged as a +170 longshot to take a knee on stage in support of controversial former quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Super Bowl Commercials Also in Props Spotlight

While fans in attendance at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be focused on the action on the field, millions of television viewers are expected to tune in for the dozens of commercials expected to debut during the Super Bowl broadcast.

Over 70 commercials were produced for and aired during last year’s Super Bowl, and that number is expected to rise dramatically this year, with strong -120 odds favoring OVER 96 commercials being broadcast on CBS between the opening kickoff and the game’s end.

A Bud Light commercial is favored to be the first promoting beer to hit the airwaves during Sunday’s game, listed at -105 on the Super Bowl Specials, ahead of Budweiser at +200, while Michelob Ultra, Stella Artois, and Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer all lag at +550.

The focus will turn to Gatorade later on Sunday, when the winning coach is rewarded with the traditional Gatorade shower. Orange has been the preferred color of liquid soaking the winning coach in four of the past nine years, and is a +400 wager to be this year’s choice.

Donald Trump made headlines during the controversy sparked by Kaepernick’s national anthem protests during the 2016 NFL season. While the American president is a long-time fan of American football, he is a +375 longshot to attend Sunday’s game.

However, Trump is expected keep busy on Twitter, with -140 odds favoring him sending OVER six tweets on Super Sunday.

*Odds as of January 29, 2019

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