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It’s Super Bowl week, and even if things feel different this year and fans won’t be able to watch the games together, that doesn’t mean the best parts of the event won’t have a big role.
The best parts, of course, are the food and gambling!
According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, there is a clear favorite food on Super Bowl Sunday. More than a third of fans said their favorite Super Bowl food is chicken wings. That’s followed by 18 percent that picked pizza, 12 percent that picked chips and dip and 11 percent that want Nachos.
Along with any good food spread comes the extra juice from gambling on the game. When asked their favorite betting games around the Super Bowl, nearly 50 percent said they prefer squares. In a distant second was moneyline and spread bets with 22 percent and 16 percent who bet on Super Bowl props. 12 percent of fans said they either make different kinds of bets, or don’t gamble on the game at all.
Within the category of prop bets are almost more extremely specific bets than can be fully appreciated. But there are always a few that are the most popular.
The Reacts survey listed these outcomes as most likely, according to fans:
- 58 percent believe Patrick Mahomes will win Super Bowl LV MVP
- 46 percent (a plurality) believe a Chiefs touchdown will be the first score of the game
- 51 percent believe the Buccaneers will be the last team to score
- 60 percent believe the Buccaneers will record the first sack of the game
- 55 percent believe the coin toss will result in heads being flipped
- 51 percent believe the jersey number of the first player to score a touchdown will be greater than 24.5
- 59 percent believe a call will be overturned by a coaches’ challenge
- 36 percent (a plurality) believe the gatorade color dumped on the winning coach will be orange
Most importantly, fans have also picked the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl. On the year, Reacts picks have proven worthy. Reacts picks are 168-80 on the season, a record that tops the SB Nation experts. Saints fans can only hope the Reacts votes are right yet again to keep Tom Brady from bringing a second Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay franchise.
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