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Super Bowl 2022 Halftime Show: 'Next Episode' Cashes For First Song

"Next Episode" was the first song at the halftime show at Super Bowl 56, performed by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2022 8:33 PM ET Read Time: 4 min
Recording artist Snoop Dogg performs during the halftime show for Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium.
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The Super Bowl 56 halftime show is a break from the action on the field. But thanks to creative oddsmakers and the numerous novelty props, the halftime show doesn’t have to be a break in your Super Bowl betting.

Super Bowl 56 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California will feature a star-studded lineup of Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar on Feb. 13, 2022.

"Next Episode" was the first song to play.  BetRegal bettors would have cashed that bet at +200 if they bet today. Snoop Dogg was the first artist to sing, while Dr. Dre was the first to be seen. The group, which also included 50 Cent, performed 10 songs in total, which would have cashed the under if you bet the O/U 10.5 on Sunday.

Halftime show prop bet odds

First song played during the halftime show

"Next Episode" was the first song played, cashing out at +200.

Song BetRegal Sports Interaction Coolbet
California Love +240 -110 +750
The Next Episode +200 +110 +138
Forgot About Dre +900 +475 N/A
Still D.R.E. +700 N/A +500
Humble +1,200 +670 +3,000
Lose Yourself +750 N/A -204
Nuthin' But a G' Thang +800 +710 +3,000
Drones +950 +800 N/A
Godzilla +950 +900 N/A
Drop It Like Its Hot +900 +900 +2,000
Gin and Juice +1,100 +900 N/A
All The Stars +1,200 N/A +3,500
Deep Cover +1,200 +1,000 N/A
Amazing +1,100 +1,000 N/A
Good Morning Gorgeous +1,300 +1,200 N/A
Family Affair +550 +800 +3,500
Who Am I (What's My Name)? +950 +800 N/A

Odds as of Feb. 13, 2022. 

How many songs will be performed?

10 songs were performed by the group.

Number of songs Odds
Over 10.5 +110
Under 10.5 -150
Odds courtesy of BetRegal Feb. 13, 2022.

First performer to sing/speak

Snoop Dogg was the first performer to sing/speak (+125).

Performer Odds
Dr. Dre +125
Snoop Dogg +135
Eminem +315
Mary J. Blige +330
Kendrick Lamar +410

Odds courtesy of Sports Interaction as of Feb. 13, 2022.

Colour of Eminem's hair when first shown

Result Odds
Bown/Black -256
White/Blonde +215
Any other color +550

Odds courtesy of CoolBet, Feb. 10, 2022.

Eminem's headwear

Result Odds
Hat/Hoodie -250
Do-rag +190
No headwear +85

Odds courtesy of Sports Interaction as of Feb. 13, 2022.

Eminem to have a beard

Result Odds
Yes -400
No +250

Odds courtesy of Sports Interaction as of Feb. 13, 2022.

Kenrick Lamar to wear a hoodie

Result Odds
Yes -175
No +125

Odds courtesy of Sports Interaction as of Feb. 13, 2022.

Mary J. Blige to wear fur/faux fur

Result Odds
Yes -160
No +115

Odds courtesy of Sports Interaction as of Feb. 13, 2022.

Will there be a censor bleep during halftime show?

Result Sports Interaction BetRegal
Yes -180 -165
No +125 +125

Odds as of Feb. 13, 2022.

Snoop Dogg's shoe color

Color Odds
Blue +105
Yellow/Gold +195
Black +305
White +340
Grey/Silver +520
Purple +725
Red +750

Odds courtesy of Sports Interaction as of Feb. 13, 2022.

Number of performers to wear sunglasses

Result Odds
Two +150
One +180
Three +220
Four +405
Five +605

Odds courtesy of Sports Interaction as of Feb. 13, 2022.

Last song played during halftime show

Song Odds
California Love +165
The Next Episode +550
Lose Yourself +550
Drop It Like It's Hot +650
Still D.R.E. +650
Family Affair +750
Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang +1,100
HUMBLE +1,100
All The Stars +1,300

Odds as of Feb. 7, 2022.

First Eminem song to be played

Song Odds
Lose Yourself +175
The Real Slim Shady +225
My Name Is +375
Without Me +750
Stan +900
Any Other Song +225

Odds as of Feb. 7, 2022

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Super Bowl halftime prediction: 'Lose Yourself' as first Eminem song (+175)

By Jason Logan

Hip-Hop heavyweights take the stage for the Super Bowl LVI halftime show, with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige headlining at SoFi Stadium on February 13.

And while betting on the Super Bowl halftime show is prohibited in regulated markets in the United States, the rest of the sports wagering world can throw a couple bucks down on these “specials” during the Big Game.

If I’m being honest, my Super Bowl track record hasn’t been great over the years… for the game itself. But in terms of betting on the weirdo markets - like the national anthem, Gatorade bath, and the halftime show – I’ve made out pretty well.

For this Super Bowl special, I’m focusing on the halftime extravaganza, tying together my love for sports betting and the soundtrack to my younger years courtesy of those Hip-Hop veterans.

First Eminem Song Performed: Lose Yourself (+175)

As a student of Hip-Hop (growing up playing basketball on the means streets of Canada), I know these artists pretty well. Snoop Doggy Dogg’s “Doggystyle” was one of the first CDs I ever owned (though my parents didn’t know), and I had a bootleg copy of “The Chronic” on cassette.

And while I can’t wait to see Snoop and Dre, the best way to start the Super Bowl halftime show is with arguably the most famous of all the performers: Eminem. Slim Shady bridges the gap between the 40-somethings like myself and the 20-somethings tuning in and will no doubt capture the audience quickly before they can flip over to something wholesome, like the replay of the Puppy Bowl.  

You can find odds on Eminem performing the first song around +700, which is a tasty prop payout if I’m right. But for the sake of this “special” we’ll keep it a little safer with “Lose Yourself” as the first song he performs during the show – regardless of performer order – at +175.

The Oscar-winning banger from the “8 Mile” soundtrack is a fan favorite and a staple of sporting events, with that heavy opening guitar riff getting a huge pop from the audience and the do-or-die theme just tailormade for a scenario like Super Bowl Sunday. That’s goose bump shit.

Another reason why Marshall Mathers leads with “Lose Yourself” is that it’s one of the rare records in his catalog that plays nice with the national TV audience without being butchered by a radio edit. “The Real Slim Shady” (+225 to be Eminem’s first song), “My Name Is” (+375), and “Without Me” (+750) all have some heavy imagery in their opening verses that won’t play well with the “Cancel Culture” sect that will likely be watching his performance closely.

“Lose Yourself” is a strong – yet safe - selection that will keep butts in the seats for the Super Bowl halftime show.

Will all five performers team up for a song?

Result Odds
Yes +145

Odds as of Jan. 19. 2022

When it comes to exotic markets at the Super Bowl, there is always wild line movement in some markets leading up to the event. The first song performed at the halftime show is usually one of those as rumors begin to fly about leaked setlists.

Super Bowl halftime prop bets explained

The Super Bowl halftime show is must-watch TV, even for casual football fans. The midway mark of the NFL championship game is a spectacle just begging to be bet on, from the performer’s first song to the color of their outfits.   

What is the Super Bowl halftime show?

The halftime show is a celebration as old as the Super Bowl itself. The original shows were planned around a theme, however, organizers ditched that method in the early 1990s and instead went with a notable headliner for the show, with guest appearances by other musical acts.

The halftime show extravaganza has gotten bigger and bigger every year, with complex sets and lighting, multiple guest appearances, and the occasional controversial moment. The Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime performance by Janet Jackson is one of the most memorable shows following her notorious “wardrobe malfunction.” 

Super Bowl halftime prop bets

Super Bowl halftime prop bets have picked up in popularity, thanks to the online sports betting boom in the late 1990s. These novelty odds have grown each Super Bowl, limited only by the imagination of oddsmakers and fueled by bettors' appetite for Super Bowl props.

Halftime show props join the coin toss, the national anthem length, and color of the Gatorade bath as some of the more popular Super Bowl novelty odds available. The most common halftime show prop markets are centered around the first song performed, the color of the performer’s outfit, and possible guest appearances on stage during the performance.

How to bet on Super Bowl halftime 

Along with other Super Bowl odds, bettors need to know how to bet on Super Bowl prop markets. The list of Super Bowl halftime show props varies from sportsbook to sportsbook. However, you will see similar markets at most places, especially when it comes to the color of the performer’s outfit as well as the first song performed. 

These types of props are often presented in a long list with odds for each option based on their probability. An artist’s most popular songs or newest songs often find themselves among the favorites to be the first song performed, while the colors of the teams playing in the Super Bowl can also influence potential performer outfit colors.

Another method for betting halftime props are Yes/No propositions, asking bettors to choose if something will occur or not. Both the Yes and No options will have attached odds, such as “Will a football be used as a prop?”: Yes +300/No -500.

Here are some other fun Yes/No props from the 2020 Super Bowl:

  • Will there be a wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl show?
  • Will a football be used as a prop during the halftime show?
  • Will Shakira wear a hat during the halftime show?
  • Will Gloria Estefan join the halftime show?

Can you legally bet on the Super Bowl halftime show?

Betting on the Super Bowl halftime show is not an option on regulated sportsbooks in states where sports betting is legal.

When it comes to these non-game-related Super Bowl betting markets, gaming regulators don’t want to expose themselves to any market that is predetermined or could be leaked ahead of time for the benefit of bettors in the know. As an example, last year’s national anthem rehearsal was recorded and posted online, giving bettors the exact time for the “Star-Spangled Banner”.

Those online international Super Bowl betting sites — who offer these types of odds — aren’t tied down by these regulations and can offer action on anything they want. They can also squeeze their own limits, and should a leak occur before showtime, well they can 100% cancel your bet if they’re so inclined. So always keep it fun and light when it comes to anything happening beyond the whistles.

Super Bowl halftime betting history

Super Bowl halftime show prop betting was ushered in by the advances in online sports betting in the late 1990s and as the shows grew bigger, so did the odds offerings. 

However, it wasn’t until Janet Jackson’s revealing Super Bowl XXXVIII performance that oddsmakers went wild with the prop odds. Thanks to that controversial moment, a possible “wardrobe malfunction” is always included in the Super Bowl halftime show prop mix.

These fun and exotic Super Bowl odds garner plenty of media attention as well, as they have a huge mainstream appeal beyond the Super Bowl, football, and sports in general.  

Instant replay: Super Bowl Halftime Show prop bets

Super Bowl halftime props are an entertaining way to keep your wagering going while the on-field action is on pause:

  • Halftime props are betting markets centered around the Super Bowl halftime show.
  • Bets range from which songs will be played to what the performer will be wearing.
  • These bets are usually only available at online sportsbooks.

Super Bowl halftime props FAQs

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