Super Bowl Prop Bets

Super Bowl week is very special in Pennsylvania, as the Pittsburgh Steelers have six championship rings, and the Philadelphia Eagles finally got theirs two seasons ago after defeating the New England Patriots.

Now, Pennsylvanians can bet legally on the Super Bowl in every way. With PA online Sportsbooks offering tons of options, residents of the Keystone State no longer have to drive across state borders or to their favorite casino to bet.

Of course, betting on the Super Bowl is very popular but that is not limited to the traditional spread, total, or moneyline bets. There are an enormous set of props to bet on for the Big Game, and that includes one of the more popular bets each season…the color of the Gatorade shower.

This bet is so popular this year that DraftKings Sportsbook has provided us with public betting percentages based on bets taken so far for the color of the Gatorade shower. Here is a look:


54% of All Dollars Wagered on Purple Gatorade

Gatorade color prop bets

Of all the bets taken so far on DraftKings Sportsbook on this prop, over half of all the money is being wagered on Purple Gatorade. Purpl4 officially comes in at 54% of the betting handle and 22% of the total bets, which indicates heavy money on Purple, obviously. That is not the only notable set of data though, as second behind Purple is Orange Gatorade, which has 13% of the betting handle at +750. That is a significant liability for DraftKings Sportsbook, and combined with Yellow/Green at +375 for 9% of the handle, that makes 76% of the betting handle coming in on odds of +375 or higher.

Only two percent of the money has come in on there being no Gatorade shower, which is a tad interesting given how close the spread is of 1.5 points. With games decided at the very end, sometimes Gatorade showers are lost in the aura.


Betting History of Gatorade Showers

Let’s take a look at the history of Gatorade showers in the Super Bowl for the last 10 seasons.

Year Winner Gatorade Color
2019 Patriots Blue
2018 Eagles Yellow
2017 Patriots None
2016 Broncos Orange
2015 Patriots Blue
2014 Seahawks Orange
2013 Ravens None
2012 Giants Purple
2011 Packers Orange
2010 Saints Orange

The last 10 years of data shows that orange has been the most popular with four showers, but all four happened in 2016 or before as there has been three straight years without an orange shower. What is interesting is that there has been a different color each of the last four years, and there has been no repeats since 2010/2011, which were both orange.

The favorite for Super Bowl 54 is Purple. Purple has only been used once in the last 10 seasons. Given the fact that there has been “no Gatorade shower” twice since 2013, it is a tad surprising that “None” is +1500 on DraftKings Sportsbook. With just 2% of the money on none, that could change leading up to kickoff.