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Can You Bet on the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

by Scott Kacsmar
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The Super Bowl is the granddaddy betting event of the year, and a big reason for that is you can bet on almost everything that happens that day.

Not only are there tons of props for the football game itself, including the pre-game coin flip, but you can bet on how long the national anthem singer will take to complete the song, and which color Gatorade the winning coach will be doused in.

So, it comes as no surprise that you can bet on the Super Bowl halftime show, which always features a big-name act. Rihanna was the performer for Super Bowl 57 last year, and you better believe there were props for whether she would suffer a wardrobe malfunction or not.

The Super Bowl 58 halftime show in Las Vegas is going to be handled by R&B singer Usher. Top-rated offshore sportsbooks such as BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review to learn more) are already offering props on the event, and we have some early thoughts on what they have available so far.

Usher’s 1st Song

There are 11 choices for what Usher’s 1st song in his Super Bowl halftime set will be (odds via BetOnline):

  • Love In The Club +300
  • OMG +300
  • Yeah! +500
  • My Way +500
  • DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love +500
  • Good Good +1000
  • Boyfriend +1000
  • Superstar +1000
  • Burn +1000
  • GLU +1200
  • My Boo +2000

That is a pretty deep field of 5 contenders with odds of +500 or higher. You normally don’t want to lead with your most popular song. Rihanna closed her 11-song set last year with “Umbrella” and “Diamonds” after she started it with “Bitch Better Have My Money.”

Between the Spotify metrics and the promos for the halftime show, we know Usher is going to play “Yeah!” which is his most popular song. Is it one he’ll lead with, though?

Usher had been playing a Vegas residency since 2022, and he often started his long sets there with “My Way”, which is tied for the 3rd-best odds here. But the Super Bowl is a massive audience with a lot of people not very familiar with your music tuned in.

That’s why our pick is going to be a very popular Usher song with a party atmosphere to kick things off, and that means DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love is the pick for 1st song.

Pick: Usher’s Halftime Show 1st Song – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love (+500) at BetOnline

Number of Collaborations

It has become popular in recent years to have guest collaborators during the Super Bowl halftime show. There is a betting line set for that for Usher for how many songs will feature collaborators:

  • Over 2.5 Songs (-200)
  • Under 2.5 Songs (+150)

The over does look good here as we have been seeing these sets creep up to 10 or 11 songs in a short period of time. Usher has a discography with many collaborators appearing on his popular songs, including Alicia Keys, Pitbull, Lil John, Ludacris, will.i.am., and Young Thug.

He doesn’t have to bring them all out with him, but anyone who appears can stay for a few songs to hit the over, which is what should happen.

Pick: Over 2.5 Songs With Collaborators (-200) at BetOnline

Usher’s 1st Word(s) in Halftime Show

Finally, you can bet on what Usher’s first word(s) will be for the halftime show. There are 9 options to choose from:

  • Yo +250
  • Vegas +300
  • What’s Up +350
  • Hello +500
  • Yeah +500
  • Make Some Noise +600
  • Usher +600
  • I can’t hear you +800
  • Peace +800

In watching several live performances, including award shows, from Usher, there is no real pattern to how he starts his songs. He often goes right into the opening line of the song instead of acknowledging the crowd, but that could change at something huge like the Super Bowl.

Saying “I can’t hear you” before you say “Make some noise” doesn’t sound logical, so we won’t be picking either of those. Starting by saying his own name “Usher” would also be a bit bizarre. Yes, everyone watching is going to know you are Usher. You haven’t aged since the 1990s.

“Peace” sounds like something he’d end on instead of begin with. “Yeah” is a very common word and could just slip out naturally, so there might be some value there. But we already established we expect “Yeah” the song to be played sometime after the opening track.

He could say “What’s up, Vegas?” which would put “What’s up” as the winner. The favorite of “Yo” isn’t something I came across in these YouTube performances.

Seeing the odds of “Vegas” right at +300 and given his recent history of playing a Vegas residency and this being the first Super Bowl in Vegas, that feels like the pick to me.

Pick: Usher’s 1st Word in Halftime Show – Vegas (+300) at BetOnline

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Scott Kacsmar
NFL football picks are Scott Kacsmar's expertise, serving as his main focus. He has contributed to various sports websites and blogs, such as NBC Sports, ESPN Insider, FiveThirtyEight, and, JoeWager. Originating from Pittsburgh, Scott maintains a love-hate connection with the Pirates.

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