Super Bowl Gatorade Color Odds and Prop Bets: Why You Should Always Stay to the End of the Big Game!

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The Super Bowl 58 Gatorade Color prop bet was settled with purple being chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs, who showered head coach Andy Reid with it after leading the team to their third Super Bowl victory in the last five seasons.

The Super Bowl Gatorade color prop bet is one of the most popular big game prop bets and gives even casual bettors and sports fans something to keep watching for at the end of the game. Most NFL prop bets on Super Bowl Sunday happen before kickoff – the coin toss result, the national anthem duration etc. This makes the Gatorade color bet is a great way to end your Super Bowl betting experience. 

Finally, it’s the day of the Super Bowl!

And as a result, we are diving into one of the most popular novelty props for the Big Game. What color do you think will be doused onto the head coach of the winning team? Let’s get into it.

The “Gatorade bath” has been a Super Bowl tradition for nearly four decades. But legally betting on the color of Gatorade that douses the Super Bowl-winning coach is a recent phenomenon at the best sportsbooks. When it comes to wagering on the Big Game, it rivals betting on the Super Bowl National Anthem, the Super Bowl coin toss, and the Super Bowl halftime show prop bets.

When it comes to Super Bowl 58 this week, all eyes will be on coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs or Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers. Both team colors are red, so does that sway your thinking at all?

The odds for the Gatorade color bath can be found right here! Remember to check your favorite sportsbook apps for the best sportsbook promos and NFL odds in the buildup to the Super Bowl to get the most out of your wagers.

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Gatorade prop betting odds and results history

Super Bowl Gatorade color betting odds have been released (along with the rest of the Super Bowl prop bets menu), so let’s take a look at the best odds for your Gatorade wager across the top sportsbooks.

(If you’ve stumbled on this page wondering what color of Gatorade was poured on Andy Reid, well, it was PURPLE (+390 at FanDuel)).

Color DraftKings BetMGM FanDuel bet365 Ticket Handle
Orange +300 +325 +300 +400 27% 33%
Yellow/Green/Lime +300 +375 +390 +600 16% 16%
Red/Pink +350 +400 +550 +700 22% 22%
Clear/Water +1000 +1100 +750 +1200 12% 8%
No Gatorade Bath +1600 +2000 N/A +1600 9% 8%
Blue +350 +375 +370 +200 10% 9%
Purple +225 +275 +390 +225 4% 4%

Gatorade Bath prop is only available in DC, IL, LA, NJ, ON, WV, and WY – odds accurate as of February 11

Gatorade color betting predictions

Take a look at the bets and handle sections of the above table – does anything stick out to you? Bettors are heavily siding with Orange, which owns 27% of bets and 33% of the handle at BetMGM. In a close second is red/pink, which owns 22% of bets and 22% of the handle. Now what does this all mean? It means bettors are flocking to these two colors and are finding value. These novelty bets are difficult to pin down, but these numbers should sway you in the right direction.

Gatorade prop betting history

Prior to last year’s Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles in Glendale, Arizona, Gatorade color odds at FanDuel Sportsbook ranged from a low of +130 (yellow/green) to a high of +1000 (tie between purple and clear/water).

What color was the Gatorade in 2023? Well, after the Chiefs finished off a thrilling 38-35 victory, head coach Andy Reid was drenched with the rehydrating drink. The color: purple.

It was just the third time since Super Bowl XXXV that purple cashed for Super Bowl Gatorade color prop bettors — and this time it paid off nicely at 10-to-1 odds.

Since the Giants-Ravens Super Bowl in January 2001, the winning coach has been cleansed with Gatorade 19 times in 23 games. Only New England coach Bill Belichick (following victories in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and LI), and Baltimore coach John Harbaugh (Super Bowl XLVII) have remained dry.

Here’s the Gatorade color betting breakdown for the other 19 Super Bowls, which will hopefully give you some idea as to where you should lean.

How to bet on the Gatorade prop

There really are no noteworthy trends to follow when it comes to Super Bowl Gatorade color prop betting.

For instance, clear liquid had a four-year run from Super Bowls XIX to XLIII. But it wasn’t used before or since.

Also, there have been only two instances when the same color Gatorade was poured on a Super Bowl-winning coach in consecutive years: Super Bowls XLIV and XLV (orange) and Super Bowls LV and LVI (blue).

What about correlating the Gatorade color to the jersey color schemes of the team you think will win the Super Bowl? That strategy has only paid off four times since Super Bowl XXXV — once with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin (yellow), once with Broncos coach Gary Kubiak (orange), and twice with Belichick (blue).

So while bettors can use handicapping tactics to get an edge on the vast majority of the hundreds of Super Bowl prop bets offered each year, the Gatorade color prop is not one of them.

Indeed, that outcome truly is as random as random gets.

Other Gatorade prop markets

While the color of Gatorade is the most popular bet when it comes to this type of novelty wager, you can still place some money down on other markets surrounding the Gatorade bath. These include

  • Number of buckets of Gatorade dumped
  • Will the Gatorade be dumped before the final whistle?
  • Which position of player will do the dumping on the winning coach?

What is Gatorade color prop betting?

The New York Giants — and specifically, Giants defensive tackle Jim Burt — are responsible for introducing the Gatorade bath to the sports landscape.

Allegedly miffed at the way Giants head coach Bill Parcells had been treating him in practice, Burt orchestrated a plan to sneak up behind Parcells and soak him with a bucketful of the sports drink following a regular-season victory in 1984.

Two years later, Burt and his teammates turned the prank into a ritual, showering their coach with Gatorade following each of the team’s 14 regular season and three playoff victories.

The last of those victories was a 39-20 rout of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI in January 1987. Television cameras were fixated on Parcells when a bucket of orange Gatorade was dumped on him.

And with that, a Super Bowl Sunday ritual was born: Every year since that Giants-Broncos game, NFL fans have been betting on the color of Gatorade that bathes the Super Bowl-winning coach.

However, for decades, there were only two ways for North American bettors to make Super Bowl Gatorade color prop wagers: illegally with friends or bookies, or at offshore sportsbooks. That’s because legalized sports betting was only permitted in Nevada, and the Silver State’s gaming rules prohibited wagering on non-athletic/non-competitive events.

Then in 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decades-old law that had prevented the other 49 states from legalizing sports betting. Since that landmark ruling, more than 30 states (plus Washington, D.C.) have passed sports betting legislation. And the legislation in certain jurisdictions permitted licensed sportsbooks to post odds and accept wagers on events not tied to actual on-field competition — like the Gatorade bath.

Prior to Super Bowl LVIII last year, five U.S. states — Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Wyoming — offered prop betting on the Super Bowl Gatorade color. So, too, did Washington, D.C., and the Canadian province of Ontario. Basically, all of the top Super Bowl betting sites will allow you to wager on the color of Gatorade poured on the winning coach.

Where can I bet on the Gatorade color prop?

While the Super Bowl offers a variety of novelty bets, you may not be able to find them in all states where sports betting is legal. You can legally bet on Gatorade color props in Arkansas, DC, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, West Virginia, Wyoming, Ontario, the rest of Canada.

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Gatorade prop FAQs

What is the Super Bowl Gatorade prop bet?

The Gatorade prop bet is a wager that involves the color of the sports drink that’s poured over the coach whose team wins the Super Bowl. Sportsbooks that post odds on the Super Bowl Gatorade color prop usually offer seven options: orange, red/pink, blue, yellow/green, purple, clear/water, and none.

How do you bet on the Super Bowl Gatorade prop?

You can bet the Super Bowl Gatorade prop at any licensed North American sportsbook that is based in a state or jurisdiction that permits wagering on non-competitive athletic events. Last year, betting on the Super Bowl Gatorade prop was only legal in five states (Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Wyoming), as well as Washington, D.C., and the province of Ontario in Canada.

Are there any Super Bowl Gatorade prop trends?

There haven’t been any consistent Super Bowl Gatorade prop trends. In the past 23 years, 19 coaches have been soaked with Gatorade after winning the Super Bowl. Orange was the color of choice on five of those 19 occasions; blue and clear liquid/water each happened four times; and yellow/green and purple each happened three times. Red/pink Gatorade has never been used. And only twice in the last 23 years has the same Gatorade color been used in back-to-back Super Bowls.

Are you ready to bet on the Super Bowl?

Get yourself prepared for the big game by reading our Super Bowl articles. Take advantage of our expert insight and get set for Super Bowl Sunday.

Where to bet on the Gatorade color

Finding the right bets to make is one thing, but you also need to make sure you’re betting with the right sportsbook. Our team has comprehensively analyzed all the betting options to guarantee you get the best possible betting experience for the big game.

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