Super Bowl Halftime Show 2023 Odds: How to Bet Rihanna’s Performance

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For many people who watch the Super Bowl every year, the halftime show carries as much or more importance than the game itself.

This year’s performance is high on anticipation and will undoubtedly be high on viewership, as it will mark a return to action for superstar artist Rihanna, who will be performing live for the first time since the 2018 Grammys.

Many people who tune in will be doing so to see the nine-time Grammy winner perform, in addition to any guests who join in on the performance. Many people will also be watching to see if their bets cash.

Super Bowl 2023 Halftime Show Odds

Unlike other Super Bowl novelty prop bets like Super Bowl coin toss betting or Super Bowl Gatorade color betting, U.S. sports bettors won’t find Super Bowl halftime show odds at sports betting sites like BetOnline and Bovada Sportsbook.

But here is a sampling of the odds that you can find at international sportsbooks.

How Many Songs Will Be Played During the Super Bowl Halftime Show (Over/Under)?

  • Over 9.5 (+115)
  • Under 9.5 (-154)

Since it is her first live performance in quite a while, will she want to perform as many of her hits as possible to give the audience a treat? The over has good value here.

Last year’s halftime show performance featured 11 songs, while the 2021 performance by The Weeknd featured nine songs. Landing in the middle would see the over cash this year.

What Will Rihanna’s First Song Be?

  • Don’t Stop the Music +100
  • What’s My Name? +600
  • Umbrella +600
  • This Is What You Came For +700
  • Lift Me Up +700
  • Diamonds +1400
  • We Found Love +1400

“Don’t Stop the Music” is getting a lot of love here, and it’s understandable. It’s an upbeat tune that would be an excellent opener. For me, it’s difficult to bet against that one.

What Will Rihanna’s Last Song Be?

  • Diamonds -222
  • Umbrella +300
  • Don’t Stop the Music +550
  • Lift Me Up +550
  • Stay +600
  • We Found Love +900
  • Love on the Brain +1400
  • Run This Town +1400

There’s not a lot of value in betting the favorite here, so I would recommend either staying away unless you are confident in one of the other options.

Who Will Perform with Rihanna During the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

  • Jay-Z -286
  • Calvin Harris -167
  • Drake -133
  • A$AP Rocky +150
  • DJ Khaled +200
  • T.I. +350
  • Kanye West +400
  • Kendrick Lamar +400
  • Eminem +400
  • David Guetta +700
  • Pharrell Williams +900
  • Paul McCartney +900
  • Kid Cudi +900
  • Future +900

It would be a surprise if we don’t see Jay-Z, but who else could be a part of the performance? Will we see Drake perform while wearing a Chiefs jersey, given his bets on Kansas City to win the Super Bowl?

It would be a big surprise to see Eminem or Kendrick Lamar after they were part of last year’s halftime show, while Kanye West would appear to be just a bit too polarizing, to put it mildly, to be an option for such a performance.

Super Bowl Halftime Show Performers by Year

Many of music’s biggest artists past and present have either a Super Bowl national anthem performance or Super Bowl halftime show on their resume.

Here’s a rundown of recent halftime show headliners.

Super Bowl Halftime Show Performers 2002-Present
  • 2022: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar
  • 2021: The Weeknd
  • 2020: Shakira & Jennifer Lopez
  • 2019: Maroon 5
  • 2018: Justin Timberlake
  • 2017: Lady Gaga
  • 2016: Coldplay
  • 2015: Katy Perry
  • 2014: Bruno Mars
  • 2013: Beyonce
  • 2012: Madonna
  • 2011: The Black Eyed Peas
  • 2010: The Who
  • 2009: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • 2008: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • 2007: Prince
  • 2006: The Rolling Stones
  • 2005: Paul McCartney
  • 2004: Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, P. Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock
  • 2003: Shania Twain & No Doubt
  • 2002: U2

Super Bowl Halftime Show FAQ

Who is this year's Super Bowl halftime show performer?
Nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer Rihanna will be taking the stage in 2023.
Can I bet on the Super Bowl halftime show?
Legal sports betting sites in the United States do not offer Super Bowl halftime show betting, but other sportsbooks do, including BetOnline Canada.
Where is the Super Bowl this year?
This year’s Super Bowl (Super Bowl LVII) will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It is the usual home of the Arizona Cardinals.
Which Super Bowl halftime show performerr was upstaged by a dancing shark?
While Katy Perry performed her song “Teenage Dream” during her 2015 halftime show, Bryan Gaw (better known as “Left Shark”), one of two dancers who was wearing a blue shark costume, stole the spotlight.
Eddie Griffin
Eddie Griffin

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