Want to bet how long the National Anthem will be sung for?
5 points you should know before you place your bet
In the lead up to this year’s Super Bowl, bets will be flying thick and fast. The odds are almost even between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, however the consensus on the ground is that sports bettors are leaning towards a Kansas City Chiefs win.
Also up for bets, is how long will the National Anthem be sung for. That’s right! You can bet on this, and it’s a lot of fun! This year, Demi Lovato will be belting out her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Lovato just so happens to be from New Mexico, one of the many states that have legalized sports betting.
Before you rush out to place a bet, here’s 5 things you need to know:
1. Odds are for the 2 minute mark
The two minute mark – 120 seconds – is the magic barrier to be either short (under) or longer (over).
If you think Demi Lovato will sing for less that 2 minutes, then place a bet on the Under. And if you think Demi Lovato will sing for more than 2 minutes then place a bet on the Over.
It’s as simple as that.
2. The Odds
Currently the odds on some betting sites are:
- Over 2 minutes -220
- Under 2 minutes +180
Now these odds will vary from different sportsbook to sportsbook, but in general they are roughly per above.
- If you place one dollar on the Under 2 minutes, you will get back $1.80, if you win.
- If you place one dollar on Over 2 minutes, you will get back $1.45, if you win.
3. Past Super Bowl National Anthems Length
In placing a bet on the National Anthem length, you should consider how long past National Anthems have been sung for.
The lengths are per below, with links to watching their performances on YouTube.
4. Demi Lovato last sang the National Anthem
In placing a bet on the National Anthem length, you should consider how long was Lovato’s last National Anthem rendition.
When Demi Lovato last sang the National Anthem, it took her 2:10
5. Women vs Men
Statistics have shown that women generally will sing over the 2 minute mark whilst men would sing under.
In 2018, you may have noticed that Pink sung a quick 1:52. She had the flu at the time of singing, and this may have influenced her to sing a little quicker than usual. So you may want to consider the mind set of Lovato when she takes to the stage.
What bet will you place?
So now that you know how to bet, and the key statistics, what bet will you place?
Under or Over?
I choose Over at 2:08