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US singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton performs the US national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LVII kickoff between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on February 12, 2023. Timothy A. CLARY / AFP

Kick off your bets before the ball is kicked off by wagering on the Super Bowl national anthem, one of the most popular props among our best Super Bowl betting sites. Here's a closer look at the odds surrounding this year's Super Bowl national anthem.

As Super Bowl prop bets go, wagering on the length of the national anthem might be a favorite among people who don't normally bet on sports.

There's a pop culture element to it, of course, with some of the most notable musicians in the world having performed the Super Bowl national anthem over the years.  But it's also one of those prop bets that don't require a deep dive into the Super Bowl odds. You either think the national anthem will finish before the sportsbook time listed, or it will run over that number.

One important note: legal U.S. sportsbooks cannot offer straight odds on the national anthem itself, though it can be combined with a bet found on the game's final stat sheet. For example: will any scoring drive in the game be shorter than the length of the anthem?

Canadian sportsbooks, on the other hand, are permitted to offer straight national anthem prop odds.

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Super Bowl national anthem prop picks

Typically, the options for national anthem performances aren't offered until the performer is confirmed. After the Conference Championship weekend, the league revealed that well-known singer and songwriter Chris Stapleton would be doing the national anthem. Betting markets for this opened shortly after that announcement.

Here were the closing odds for the length of the Super Bowl 57 national anthem:

ResultBetano (120.5 seconds)

Amazingly, Stapleton's anthem came in at 2:01 – narrowly converting the Over.

How long will the Super Bowl national anthem be?

Since Super Bowl 47, the national anthem has been longer than 2:05 just three times. There have been quite a few close calls, such as Idina Menzel hitting 2:04 in Super Bowl 49, while the longest solo performance of the anthem by a country singer was Luke Bryan at Super Bowl 51. He went for 2:04.

Super Bowl national anthem props

Betting on the length of the national anthem isn't the only prop associated with the pre-game song. Here are examples of other anthem markets you could bet on in Canada for Super Bowl 57:

Player to be shown first during the national anthem

Patrick Mahomes-175 -149
Jalen Hurts+130 +110

The underdog came through here, with Hurts shown first.

Coach to be shown first during the national anthem

Head CoachCoolbetBetano
Andy Reid-147 -133
Nick Sirianni+110 +100

It was an Eagles sweep at Super Bowl 57, as Sirianni was shown first.

Main color of Chris Stapleton's hat


Stapleton did not wear a hat, cashing the chalk play here.

Super Bowl 58 national anthem singer

The national anthem performer at Super Bowl 58 won't be revealed anytime soon; the announcement usually comes roughly two weeks before kickoff.

Sports betting sites will likely rush to get odds up once a national anthem singer is revealed, so don't hesitate to start your research as soon as the announcement is made.

Super Bowl national anthem history

The chances are good that if someone has performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl, you've heard of them.

Early in the Super Bowl national anthem history books, performances longer than two minutes were special occasions – but we're seeing a lot more held notes these days, as shown by the times of every national anthem singer dating back to 1990:

Super Bowl 24Aaron Neville1:25NA
Super Bowl 25Whitney Houston1:56NA
Super Bowl 26Harry Connick Jr.2:06NA
Super Bowl 27Garth Brooks1:45NA
Super Bowl 28Natalie Cole2:33NA
Super Bowl 29Kathie Lee Gifford1:40NA
Super Bowl 30Vanessa Williams1:35NA
Super Bowl 31Luther Vandross1:53NA
Super Bowl 32Jewel1:27NA
Super Bowl 33Cher1:55NA
Super Bowl 34Faith Hill2:00NA
Super Bowl 35Backstreet Boys1:49NA
Super Bowl 36Mariah Carey1:56NA
Super Bowl 37Dixie Chicks1:33NA
Super Bowl 38Beyonce2:09NA
Super Bowl 39U.S. Military Academy Choirs1:53NA
Super Bowl 40Aaron Neville & Aretha Franklin2:09NA
Super Bowl 41Billy Joel1:30Under
Super Bowl 42Jordin Sparks1:54Over
Super Bowl 43Jennifer Hudson2:10Over
Super Bowl 44Carrie Underwood1:47Over
Super Bowl 45Christina Aguilera1:53Under
Super Bowl 46Kelly Clarkson1:34Push
Super Bowl 47Alicia Keys2:36Over
Super Bowl 48Renee Fleming2:03Under
Super Bowl 49Idina Menzel2:04Over
Super Bowl 50Lady Gaga2:22Over
Super Bowl 51Luke Bryan2:04Under
Super Bowl 52P!NK1:52Under
Super Bowl 53Gladys Knight2:01Over
Super Bowl 54Demi Lovato1:49Under
Super Bowl 55Jazmine Sullivan & Eric Church2:17Over
Super Bowl 56Mickey Guyton1:50Over
Super Bowl 57Chris Stapleton2:01Over

Here are some trends to glean from the above results:

  • The Over is trending slightly over the past decade, with seven of the previous 11 Super Bowl national anthem renditions running longer than the sportsbook time.
  • Did Kelly Clarkson know about her Super Bowl national anthem odds? The inaugural American Idol champion is the only crooner to hit the sportsbook number right on the nose.
  • If we get another duet at Super Bowl 58, you might want to auto-lock the Over. Only two duos have performed the national anthem, and their performances averaged 2:13.
  • Group acts in general come in longer than average; four groups of two or more singers have performed the Super Bowl national anthem, with the Backstreet Boys (1:49) the quickest.

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Super Bowl national anthem FAQs

Who is singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 58?

We likely won't know who is tabbed to sing the Super Bowl national anthem in 2024 until the completion of the respective conference championships.

How long was last year’s national anthem?

Country music sensation Chris Stapleton completed the Super Bowl 57 national anthem in two minutes, one second, converting the Over by a half-second.

Can I bet on the Super Bowl national anthem?

Legal U.S. sports betting sites are not allowed to offer straight odds on the length of the national anthem itself, though it can be combined with a bet found in the final box score.

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