Six-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga will take center stage at Super Bowl 50, where she’s listed with an OVER/UNDER of two minutes, 20 seconds to sing the national anthem on the props board for the game at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The last time that Lady Gaga performed the national anthem on stage, the New York diva completed her rendition in approximately two minutes, 15 seconds.
The average length of national anthem performances at the last 10 Super Bowls is just one minute, 57 seconds, with Broadway star Idina Menzel belting it out in two minutes, four seconds last year.
The shortest performance in the past decade came from piano man Billy Joel, who wasted no time in a one minute, 30 second rendition at Super Bowl XLI, while Alicia Keys skewed the average with a lengthy two minute, 35 second performance at Super Bowl XLVII.
The coin toss takes on epic importance in Sunday’s Panthers vs. Broncos Super Bowl betting matchup at Levi’s Stadium. Of the hundreds of Super Bowl props bets now available at the sportsbooks, none is more popular than wagering on the coin toss, with Heads and Tails both sporting -105 odds.
The 50/50 nature of the coin toss has shone through over the first 49 Super Bowl contests, with Tails turning up on 25 occasions, and Heads getting the nod 24 times.
The Panthers won on Tails in their only previous Super Bowl appearance 12 years ago. The Broncos have won the toss in two of their previous seven Super Sunday appearances, but lost the toss on Tails in victories at Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII.
While the Star-Spangled Banner and coin toss kick off Super Bowl betting action, it wraps up with a variety of available wagers at the conclusion of the game, most notably the color of the Gatorade Shower given to the winning coach.
Bronco Orange leads the way on the Gatorade Shower props with +130 odds, while Blue, which made its debut last year at Super Bowl XLIX, closely trails at +225, followed by Clear, which is joined by Yellow at +600.
In other Super Bowl props action, former Broncos pivot John Elway is a +100 wager to be shown on TV during the broadcast OVER 2.5 times, while Archie Manning, father of Peyton Manning, owns +100 odds of appearing live on the broadcast OVER 1.5 times, and the odds of an earthquake occurring during the game sit at a long +1500.