Super Bowl 58 Halftime Performance Odds: What Song Will Usher Open With?

Super Bowl 58 Halftime Performance Odds: What Song Will Usher Open With?
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The midway point of the Super Bowl allows for food and beverage refills, bathroom breaks, thoughts of second-half Kansas sports betting and of course, the show!

With superstar singer Usher tapped to perform the halftime show for Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas on Feb. 11, people are already clamoring over the possible prop bets they can throw money at over the next two weekends. As for the game itself, ESPN BET Kansas lists Kansas City as a 2-point underdog against San Francisco with an over/under of 47.5 total points.

Based on rumors and news, BetKansas.com developed hypothetical odds about various prop bets for the Super Bowl 58 Halftime Show. Here are the updated possibilities:

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Odds for First Song During Halftime Show

SongPercentage Chance %Odds
“OMG” (2011)28.6%+250
“Yeah!” (2004)20.0%+400
“DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” (2010)14.3%+600
“Love In This Club” (2008)12.5%+700
“My Way” (1997)7.7%+1200
“Burn” (2004)6.2%+1500
The Field7.7%+1200

Debuted in 2011, “OMG” seems like the perfect fit to open the show and is the top choice at +250 (28.6%) and could bring about a guest or two, aka will.i.am. “Yeah!” is the second choice at +400 (20%) and could be the first to get the crowd involved. The third choice and 2010 hit, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” comes in at +600 (14.3%).

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Total Songs During Halftime Odds

Total Percentage Chance %Odds
Over 8.5 Songs59.2%-145
Under 8.5 Songs40.8%+145
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The over/under on the number of songs Usher will perform is 8.5, with the over the favorite at -145 (59.2%) and the under at +145 (40.8%). A look back at the last two halftime shows indicate more is better.

The 2022 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige had 10 songs performed in under 15 minutes. Last year’s show with Rihanna was a 17-minute performance with 12 songs performed.

Two of Usher’s past hits summarize what all who wager want: “Don’t Waste My Time” and just “Come Thru.”

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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