Coin Toss Odds Leads Onslaught of Super Bowl 50 Prop Bets at Books

With the Super Bowl 50 kickoff just days away the annual onslaught of prop bets on the big game is in full swing, led by betting on the result of the coin toss with both Heads and Tails sporting -105 odds.
Tails has turned up in each of the past two Super Bowls, ending a five-year run by Heads, but it is almost a dead heat between the two sides of the coin over the first 49 Super Sundays, with Tails holding a slight 25-24 edge heading into Sunday night’s game at Levi’s Stadium.
The coin toss winner has enjoyed some luck on the scoreboard at recent Super Bowls, winning five of the last seven championships, with NFC clubs raising the Vince Lombardi Trophy on each of those occasions.
One of the more colorful Super Bowl prop bets available at the sportsbooks is wagering on what color Gatorade will be poured on the game-winning coach.
Last year’s Gatorade Shower marked the first time that Blue paid off for bettors, but it is Orange that is the betting favorite with +125 odds, followed by Blue at +300, and Clear and Yellow at +400.
Orange has been the color of choice in three of the last six Super Bowls, while Clear enjoyed a four-year run from 2004 through 2007.
Red and Green make the Gatorade Shower odds despite having never made a Super Bowl appearance. Red is pegged at +600, ahead of Green, which is joined as a +1000 longshot by Purple, last poured by the New York Giants at Super Bowl XLVI.
With Denver quarterback Peyton Manning coming off a difficult campaign, the rumor mill is abuzz with speculation that the Super Bowl XLI MVP will call it a career following this Sunday’s game.
The odds of Manning announcing his retirement in a postgame interview are pegged at a long +500 in Super Bowl prop betting, while wagering on Manning remaining quiet on retirement pays out at -1000.
Team and God both sit with +200 odds in prop betting on who this year’s Super Bowl MVP will mention first, followed by City/Fans at +600, Coach at +750, and Family at +1500, while the odds of the MVP not mentioning anyone sit at a short +225.
The line on how many viewers Super Bowl 50 will have sits at 117 million with both the OVER and UNDER sporting -120 odds, with Denver pegged at -130 to have the higher Nielsen rating and Charlotte trailing at -110.