- Many sportsbooks offer odds on social media prop bets during the Super Bowl.
- Sports bettors can examine these odds and make guesses, but obviously there are no analytics for this kind of bet.
- This makes these bets a risky but entertaining part of Super Bowl Sunday.
MIAMI – Social media has become an integral part of the American way of life, an important construct in how people view the world, and an incredible tool for discourse, even if that discourse consists of short bursts of information.
During the Super Bowl, there will be a media firestorm and this will obviously coincide with a similar level of activity on social media. Fans around the world will settle in to type their thoughts into the void of Twitter and Instagram.
However, this level of attention and pageantry also generates some money-making opportunities. While most will be logging on to twitter to tweet aimlessly at millionaire players who will never read their thoughts, some sports bettors will be logging on to see if they won money on their prop bets.
That’s right – betting on certain social media outcomes during the Super Bowl exists.
Darrelle Revis’ Richard Sherman Beef
Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman have been going at it on social media. The crux of the argument is that Revis believes that he is a superior man to man defender and that Sherman benefits from playing in a Cover 3 system with safety help instead of being a true lockdown corner.
Correction pup. Think you have to go check the stats. You’re balling in the postseason. Not taking anything from your play. As a corner we play best on best to challenge the #1 receiver, every snap, 4 quarters. Waiting for you to do the same. @RSherman_25
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) January 20, 2020
Revis was famed for putting his opponents on “Revis Island”, where they would spend the rest of the game in exile. Sherman, by contrast, is one of the best ball-hawking corners in the league, and excellent at knowing when to take risks and when to play safe.
I would go in on this has been but I have a Super Bowl to prepare for. Enjoy the view from the couch. Your ninth year looked a lot different than this. Lmao https://t.co/jj3pwWYhVa
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 20, 2020
Both of them are likely Hall of Famers, but that’s not what we’re here to talk about. The focus here is on how sports bettors can make money off of the situation. NFL bettors, in particular, may find this line intriguing.
Some sportsbooks have generated odds on whether or not Revis will tweet about Sherman during the game, perhaps gloating over a San Francisco 49ers loss, perhaps eating some crow over a 49ers win. Either way, “No” is the odds on favorite, with -200 odds over “Yes” with +150.
Drake On Instagram
Everyone who follows Drake knows that he tends to have a lot of affinity for a lot of different sports teams – he supported the Toronto Raptors constantly, yet has Steph Curry and Kevin Durant’s jersey numbers tattooed on his arm.
He supported Lebron James, yet Lebron constantly tore the heart out of Toronto.
Suffice it to say, Drake has a place in his heart for every team, and there are odds as to whether this behavior will continue on Super Bowl Sunday.
Jimmy G’s Favorite Girl
Before he was a Super Bowl quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo was most famous for something else – dating adult film star Kiara Mia.
Sportsbooks have provided odds on whether or not Mia will tweet about Garoppolo during the game, with “No” a heavy -300 favorite.
The bet should count whether she is in full support of him or if she is like so many Kansas City Chiefs fans, rooting for him to fail in Super Bowl 54.
– In his career, Hasan has worked both local and state government positions—including the Attorney General’s Office in Florida. On top of being familiar with the legislative process, he has also been researching and writing on the legality of sports betting across the US. Outside of work you’ll most likely find him producing or playing music, playing sports, or working on creative writing projects. You’ll also catch him at Doak Campbell Stadium cheering on the Noles.