Best Bowl Bets: 5 Super Bowl Wagers We’re Eager For In Tennessee

Posted on January 7, 2022 - Last Updated on January 11, 2022

The Tennessee Titans secured a smashing 33-3 hometown victory against the Miami Dolphins in Week 17. Not only did the win come as another positive mark on their season, but it also secured them dominion over the AFC South for a second consecutive year.

With only one regular season game left, we take a look at current Super Bowl LVI odds and discuss some of the top potential markets available to wager on in Tennessee.

Tennessee Titans futures odds

Traditional Tennessee futures odds have grown shorter now that the Titans have secured a back-to-back division title. There’s still plenty of value to be found, however, for those expecting additional wins.

Tennessee is positioned with odds of snagging an AFC conference title. Their chance of a Super Bowl visit currently sits at odds.


Most exciting Super Bowl LVI prop betting options

Now that we’ve gotten the most popular Super Bowl wagering options out of the way, it’s time to discuss some of the more exciting choices available.

The specific types of proposition wagers offered vary by state. We won’t know the precise options available this year until odds go live. However, we can surmise a good deal from the options available during Tennessee’s previous (and first) year of Super Bowl betting.

Here are five of the top prop bets we’re looking forward to seeing:

1) Super Bowl MVP wagering

At the end of every Big Game, a new Most Valuable Player is crowned. Quarterbacks have traditionally been the ones to walk away with the award, claiming 33 of out of the 52 titles.

Running backs and receivers have each brought home the honor seven times — though this count could soon change if Tennessee RB Derrick Henry has a chance at it.

Linebackers have received four MVP nods, while defensive ends and safeties have each logged two, and cornerbacks, defensive tackles, and kick-punt returners have each claimed one MVP award a piece.

Team positions to have never received an MVP nod include:

  • Offensive lineman
  • Tight end
  • Punter
  • Kicker
  • Long snapper

2) Coin toss betting

One of the most consistently popular Super Bowl wagers available is coin toss betting. Not only is it a wager that even the least-seasoned football fan can take part in, but it’s also a bet that settles before the game even kicks off.

Betting on the result of the coin toss, however, is more detailed than placing a simple wager on heads or tails. While you’d think it’d be a simple 50/50 bet, there’s a bit more coin toss strategy involved. Odds are actually closer to 51/49 — favoring the side of the coin facing up when initially flipped.

Tosses have resulted in tails during 29 of the 54 Super Bowls. Heads has taken the victory only 26 times. The longest heads streak came between XLIII and XLVII when the coin landed on heads five consecutive years. After that, tails logged its third streak of four consecutive games.

Winning the toss, however, doesn’t always have its benefits. In fact, it seems to be bad luck for teams more often than not. In the past six years, no team has managed to win both the coin toss and the game. The last time a team won the toss and went on to win the Super Bowl came during the 2013-14 faceoff between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.

Along with wagering on the overall result of the toss, you can bet on whether the player will make a correct or incorrect selection.

3) Super Bowl firsts and lasts

Another quick way for bettors to get in on the action is by wagering on one or more of the first instances to occur in the game. These can include wagers on the first person or team to perform a particular act, such as:

  • First touchdown scorer
  • First team to score

Much like wagering on these initial events, plenty of options for wagering on the game’s final actions also exist. Bettors can wager on the:

  • Last touchdown scorer
  • Final team to score
  • Last offensive play (first half)
  • Last offensive play (second half)

Bettors can also wager on whether the upcoming Super Bowl will end with a play that runs down the clock — such as a run or kneel. In the past 20 years, Lombardi Trophy recipients have averaged almost two kneel-downs per Super Bowl.

Alternatively, there is the option of wagering on any other play to be the game-ending finale.

4) Super Bowl LVI shortest touchdown betting

Over the years, Super Bowl touchdowns have ranged from lengthy field-spanning returns to short, one-yard hurdles into the end zone.

The longest touchdown on record came during Super Bowl XLVIII when Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones completed a 108-yard kickoff return. On the other hand, one-yard victories were the theme of Super Bowl LIV, when three such touchdowns take place.

Tennessee sportsbooks will likely welcome wagers on whether the shortest touchdown will be less than or greater than 1.5 yards.

5) Gatorade bath color wagering

The honorary Gatorade bath is a Super Bowl tradition that’s been imparted on the head coach of the winning team for almost three and a half decades now. The custom originated in 1987 when New York Giants player Jim Burt soaked head coach Bill Parcells with a vat of orange Gatorade.

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid was also showered in orange Gatorade during the team’s recent 2020 victory.

Orange could very well be the color of choice again this year, as it’s been the most common color to appear in recent history.

That’s not to say there haven’t been plenty of surprises, though. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians donned a blue Gatorade bath after last season’s win over the Chiefs.

Due to the element of chance involved, however, Gatorade dousing is unlikely to be an available wagering option at Tennessee sportsbooks.

But if the Titans make it to this year’s Big Game, you best believe we’ll be hoping for a blue bath!

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As a college athlete, Alec Cunningham played Division II golf at Tusculum University. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Professional Writing. She then returned to her love of written word in 2000 after working in the music industry as a concert promoter, tour manager and artist developer. As a journalist, she's covered a variety of topics and currently specializes in Tennessee online sports betting and Virginia casino news. She served as a panelist at this year's All American Sports Betting Summit, discussing the ever-evolving role of women in the gambling industry.

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