Super Bowl 53 National Anthem Over/Under Being Hit Hard

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Richard Mackson-USA TODAY NETWORK. Pictured: Gladys Knight.

  • Super Bowl 53 prop bettors have been actively moving the national anthem over/under, which has moved drastically at some sportsbooks.
  • It's gone up by eight seconds at one sportsbook, while others have heavily juiced up the over on 1:50.

This morning, the spread in the Super Bowl finally moved after a long time of inactivity. But, there are so many other things to bet on for the Super Bowl. The top of the list for many casual bettors? The national anthem.

Initially, this line opened between 1:47 and 1:50. Each book has had a slightly different number, but it’s been made clear that bettors have hammered the over.

One book recently moved from 1:47 to 1:55. Another has kept its number of 1:50 up, but moved the juice on the over to a whopping -300. A third book also has 1:50, with -366 on the over.

Are folks still laying nearly four units to win one on this prop?!?

Pink’s time of 1:53 last year was the shortest since Kelly Clarkson hurried through the Star Spangled Banner in 1:34 back in Super Bowl 46. Since Super Bowl 40, just three of the 13 singers have failed to reach 1:50.

UPDATE: Our original unofficial time for Knight’s rendition of the anthem was 2:01, but there was some controversy that she said “brave” twice. Check your book to see how it was officially graded. Some books have paid out the under, while others have paid out the over.