Super Bowl National Anthem Betting

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When it’s time for betting on the Super Bowl, among the hundreds of props to choose from are a few that have crossover and entertainment-related appeal, such as those related to the singing of the national anthem. For legal US sportsbooks, bets on the time that it takes to complete “The Star Spangled Banner” are tied directly to the game itself, as wagers on the over/under for anthem singing time generally aren’t legal. Read on for a look at Super Bowl national anthem betting.

Super Bowl national anthem odds

In advance of the Super Bowl, legal online sportsbooks will release odds for hundreds of props. When lines are available for national anthem betting in advance of the next big game, we’ll have them right here.

How do you bet on the national anthem at the Super Bowl?

Just betting on the length of time it will take to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” generally isn’t something that legal US sportsbooks can offer. However, several of the top books have provided recent workarounds that tie together the performance with another aspect of the game.

For example, DraftKings Sportsbook has previously offered a prop on whether the singing of the anthem will be longer or shorter than the game’s fastest scoring drive, based on the amount of actual time that has ticked off the game clock.

If we look back to Super Bowl 57, the consensus on the expected time for Chris Stapleton’s performance was 2 minutes and 5 seconds. Here’s an example of a betting line: 

For the initial release, odds are typically equal for both choices, but the numbers can move in response to how people are betting.

Who is singing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl?

Country music superstar Chris Stapleton performed the national anthem at Super Bowl 57. The consensus expected time checked in at 2 minutes and 5 seconds. He clocked a time of 2 minutes and 1 second. We don’t yet have an announced national anthem performer for Super Bowl 58, which takes place on Feb. 11, 2024.

Last year, the national anthem performance time went under the consensus expected time, snapping a streak of two straight years of the rendition going over the estimated time. Reliable data on the estimated times for the anthem goes back to 2007. Since that point, here are the numbers:

Betting history for the Super Bowl national anthem

Country music artist Mickey Guyton performs the national anthem before Super Bowl 56 on Feb. 13, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Here’s a breakdown of all anthem performances since 2007, along with the final result in relation to the estimated time:

2023Chris Stapleton2:052:01Over
2022Mickey Guyton1:351:52Over
2021Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church1:592:17Over
2020Demi Lovato1:551:49Under
2019Gladys Knight1:472:01Over
2017Luke Bryan2:092:04Under
2016Lady Gaga1:572:21Over
2015Idina Menzel2:022:04Over
2014Renée Fleming2:232:03Under
2013Alicia Keys2:152:36Over
2012Kelly Clarkson1:341:34Puch
2011Christina Aguilera1:541:53Under
2010Carrie Underwood1:411:47Over
2009Jennifer Hudson2:042:10Over
2008Jordin Sparks1:471:54Over
2007Billy Joel1:441:30Under

Tips for anthem betting

As with any other bet, there’s simply no way to predict with 100% certainty exactly what’s going to happen with the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” However, since betting on it has become increasingly popular recently, bettors have been trying to crack the code. Here are some tips if you want to give anthem betting a try:


Who sang the national anthem at the first Super Bowl?  

The anthem was a group effort at the inaugural big game. The UCLA choir, Michigan marching band, and The Pride of Arizona all took part in the performance.

What was the longest anthem performance in Super Bowl history?  

Alicia Keys set the record at Super Bowl 47 in 2013. Her rendition of the anthem checked in at 2 minutes and 36 seconds.

What was the shortest anthem performance in Super Bowl history?  

At Super Bowl 32 in 1998, Jewel blew through her anthem performance in 1 minute and 27 seconds. The record still stands, with Billy Joel coming the closest in 2007 at 1:30.

What’s the halftime show for this year’s Super Bowl?  

Super Bowl 58 does not yet have an announced halftime performer.

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