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Super Bowl LVIII prop bets: Tips and predictions for coin flip, national anthem and triple crown

One of the best Super Bowl traditions is backing a number of weird and whacky prop bets. Planet Sport has picked eight bets from the national anthem to the coin flip to in-game performance.

Super Bowl LVIII takes place in Las Vegas this weekend and we’re embracing the spectacle as we bring you our favorite prop bets.

If you want to skip ahead and read our picks for the spread, total and MVP, then you can read visit our Super Bowl LVIII betting preview.

Super Bowl LVIII prop bets

National Anthem: Under 90.5 seconds

Coin flip: Heads

Safety to be scored

Triple Crown: Mahomes, Kelce and McCaffrey

Patrick Mahones: Under 25.5 rushing yards

Highest scoring half: First half

Brock Purdy: Under 246 passing yards

Christian McCaffrey over 90.5 rushing yards

 

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National Anthem prop

One of the first props you’ll have the chance to bet on is the length of the pre-game anthem.

Traditionally, we know the anthem takes 103 seconds to complete, but Reba McEntire will perform this year’s anthem and she’s an up-tempo country singer.

The longest anthem she’s previously performed lasted for one minute and 23 seconds, so let’s kick things off by backing the anthem to be 90 seconds or under.

 

Coin toss prop

One of the most popular Super Bowl prop bets is the coin toss. All things being even, you may expect to see tails appear five times out of 10.

Seven of the last 10 flips have been tails, and so have 30 of the previous 57. It’s worth noting the coin isn’t exactly evenly weighted, which may play a role.

We like to go against the grain and think it’s about time heads saw some action.

 

Safety prop

On average, there’s a safety scored every six Super Bowls. However, it was closer to one in 10 before an outburst of four in six from 2009 to 2014.

In 2012, we got the golden goose. The first score of the Super Bowl was a safety, something priced around 40/1 and coveted by prop bettors.

This will be the 10th year without one so we’ll take a shot this year. It’s typically priced around 8/1.

 

Triple crown prop

If the Chiefs are going to win this thing, and we suspect they might, Patrick Mahomes is going to have to dominate in the air and his preferred target is Travis Kelce.

Whatever happens, the 49ers will have their share of success running the ball, and no one has been able to slow down Christian McCaffrey.

We’re taking Mahomes most passing yards, Kelce most receiving yards and McCaffrey most rushing yards, which is available from 5/1 to 7/1 at various outlets.

 

Patrick Mahomes rushing yards

Patrick Mahomes is averaging 24.3 rushing yards per game this season and his line is set 25.5 for the Super Bowl.

Not only do the 49ers rank third in rush defence, but they’ll be all over the opportunity to hit Mahomes.

Most of the first-half plays will be scripted to limit risk so Mahomes may have limited opportunity to take off and run.

 

Highest scoring half

It’s worth noting that the first half has been the highest-scoring half in 18 of 20 Chiefs games this season.

Defence has got them this far and if they win it, it’ll get them over the line here. They held the Bills and the Ravens to a combined 10 second-half points in their previous two outings.

 

Brock Purdy passing yards

Brock Purdy’s passing yards total is 245.5 yards which is a perfectly achievable number, but these two teams boast top-five pass defences.

History suggests that when top defences meet in the NFL playoffs, even elite quarterbacks don’t tend to trouble a number this big, so we’ll take the under.

 

Christian McCaffrey rushing yards

As good as the Chiefs have been at stopping the pass, they’re pretty useless at stopping the run, which spells trouble facing this 49ers team.

Christian McCaffrey has dashed for 1,459 yards so far this season and picked up 90 against the Lions and 98 against the Commanders.

He’s likely to have a major say in this game and may see particularly high usage in the first half as San Francisco turns to some safer plays.

 

READ MORE: Super Bowl LVIII tips and predictions: Match winner, spread pick, total bet and MVP winner

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