By Rock Westfall
Through the years, Super Bowl betting has gone through an unprecedented revolution. Once upon a time, the Super Bowl game itself was enough to keep everyone busy with the NFL Football Lines. But those days are long gone.
Now, there is action on everything. Including the halftime show of all things. This year, the NFL went out of its way to be offensive to at least half of its audience. Namely, Eminem is a lightning rod like few other performers. But that is the entire point. Fans will tune in. And gamblers will wager on the antics.
On Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Los Angeles Rams will face the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. The game will take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Kickoff time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET with television coverage on NBC.
The Rams opened as a -165 moneyline favorite, with the Bengals a +140 dog. On the pointspread, the Rams opened as a 4-point favorite with a total of 49.5.
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NFL Vegas lines – Artist to Perform First
At the beginning of the week, Mary J Blige opened as a +150 favorite as the artist to perform first at the halftime show. Following Blige was Kendrick Lamar at +225, Snoop Dogg at +325, Dr. Dre +450, and Eminem at +500.
First to perform with Mary J Blige makes the most sense if for no other reason than chivalry. “Ladies first” used to be the rule of good manners. But in Roger Goodell’s NFL, good manners don’t sell and draw attention. Thus, Eminem makes the most sense to sign first as the longshot that is the most obnoxious jerk of them all.
NFL picks and parlays – Will Any Part of Eminem’s Performance be Censored?
On the halftime betting question of whether any part of Eminem’s performance will be censored, Yes was opening chalk at -175. Counter to that was no at +135.
Along the same lines, Eminem’s mere presence is a middle finger to Middle America from Roger Goodell and the NFL. But the act must be censored to comply with the network television rules.
NFL football betting picks – Will Eminem Make a Political Statement During the Halftime Show?
On the whole, the last thing football fans want is politics mixed with their football. Yet, Yes is a -140 favorite over No for if Eminem makes a political statement at halftime of the Super Bowl.
No is a solid underdog for Eminem making a political statement. Cause by his presence being enough controversy.
Free NFL picks – Will a Brand New Song Feature During the Halftime Show?
At the onset of the week, Yes was a +350 underdog for if a new song will debut at halftime. And then No was a -600 favorite.
In this situation, Yes at +350 makes sense as a large value play.
Bet on NFL games – Will All Five Artists Collaborate Together for a Song?
Comparable to other halftime betting choices on the menu, collaboration is a popular them. But most gamblers believe there will not be a collaborative effort on a song at -200. Yes, is a +150 underdog on the collaboration halftime prop.
Compared to other forms of betting, a large underdog on unknown questions is always a good play. Therefore, Yes is the call.
What Will Eminem’s First Song Be?
Specifically, there are five choices on the first song that Eminem will sing. Lose Yourself is a +250 favorite, with My Name Is at +275. Following those are The Real Slim Shady at +300, Without Me at +325, and Stan at +500.
As mentioned earlier, large underdogs like Stan make the most sense on exotic props like the halftime show.
How Many Songs Will be Played at the Halftime Show?
To be exact, over 7.5 songs played at halftime is a -170 favorite. And then under 7.5 songs is a +140 underdog.
Accordingly, always take the underdog when you don’t know for sure.
Will Snoop Dogg Smoke on Stage?
For all of that, we have the one question that world peace and prosperity hinges upon. Will Snoop Dogg smoke on stage at the halftime show? Yes opened as a +200 “Dogg” with No as a -250 favorite.
Yet again, an underdog choice with Yes as the pick at +200.
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