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Super Bowl National Anthem Over/Under Prop Bet & Odds

Posted: Feb 12, 2022Last updated: Feb 13, 2022

Super Bowl 56 is set to be the most heavily bet-on sporting event ever, which isn’t a surprise given the growth of legal online sports betting and the wide assortment of props you can find action on.

One of my favorite Super Bowl prop bets takes place before the game actually kicks off and involves a little less luck than selecting heads or tails.

There is generally an edge to be found when betting on the length of the Super Bowl National Anthem, and all it takes is a little bit of research and an observant eye on social media.

I’ve compiled some initial research below, but there’s usually a National Anthem practice run in the days leading up to the Big Game, so keep an eye on social media for any information that gets leaked out.

Who’s Singing the Super Bowl’s National Anthem?

Country music artist Mickey Guyton will have the honor of singing the Spar Spangled Banner before the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams take the field at SoFi Stadium in Super Bowl 56.

Guyton, a native Texan, began her pursuit of a music career after watching country star LeAnn Rimes perform the National Anthem at a Texas Rangers game.


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How Long Does It Take To Sing the National Anthem?

In recent years, we’ve seen Super Bowl National Anthem singers draw things out a little more, which makes sense given the big stage.

Here are the times for the last five years of Super Bowl National Anthems:

YearArtistO/UActual LengthResult
2021Jazmine Sullivan & Eric Church1:592:17Over
2020Demi Lovato1:561:49Under
2019Gladys Knight1:472:01Over
2018Pink2:001:52Under
2017Luke Bryan2:092:04Under

After a run of long performances in the early 2010s, we’ve seen the Under hit in three of the last five years.


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Mickey Guyton Scouting Report

Mickey Guyton dropped her debut studio album “Remember Her Name" in 2021. The album, which was named in tribute to Breonna Taylor, features songs “Remember Her Name," “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?," and “Black Like Me."

The latter was nominated at the Grammy Awards for Best Country Solo Performance, making Guyton the first Black woman to ever earn a nomination in that category.

This won’t be Guyton’s first time singing the National Anthem on a big stage.

Guyton sang a lovely rendition of the Star Spangled Banner for the 2021 National Memorial Day Concert in Washington D.C. just over eight months ago. That performance clocked in at about 1 minute and 25 seconds.

An earlier recital from the 2015 Country Radio Seminar, which is cut off slightly at the beginning on YouTube, was likely closer to 1 minute and 30 seconds.

From these past performances, we can deduce that this year’s Super Bowl National Anthem is likely to be a little on the shorter side than previous occasions.

Super Bowl National Anthem Over-Under Prediction

Mickey Guyton to Sing Super Bowl National Anthem in 1:32

Based on her history, I think you have to expect a shorter performance here. There’s a chance we could see a little extra flair given the stage, but I don’t think Guyton will go above and beyond her typical routine.

I’ve added a few seconds here for comfort, but this could easily finish under the 1:30 mark.

National Anthem Super Bowl Bet

National Anthem Under 1:35 (TBD) at BetMGM

WAGER: 1 Unit

BetMGM has taken its National Anthem prop off the board for the moment, but I would feel comfortable taking the Under on any line set at 1:35 or higher.

This rendition could be Super Bowl-record quick.

Author

John Arlia

Before joining The Game Day, John served as the National Writer for the United Soccer League, where he primarily covered the USL Championship out of the league’s headquarters in Tampa, FL. A devout soccer fan, John attended the last two men’s World Cups in Brazil and Russia and can’t wait for the 2026 edition to come to North America. Having also written for Sporting News Canada since getting his master’s from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU, John has acquired a diverse sporting background, but considers football, golf, and soccer his three strong suits.

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