Super Bowl LVI Props Preview
For two years in a row, we have a team in the Super Bowl that will be playing on their home field.
Last year, it was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and this year its the Los Angeles Rams at the immaculate SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Opposing the Rams on their home field are the Cincinnati Bengals—a team that was never expected to be here at the beginning of the season, slated to be one of the lesser teams in the league.
With them making it to the Super Bowl with Joe Burrow at the helm playing quarterback, sure, the travel is in favor of Rams fans, but The Jungle is going to show out and make their presence felt as the Bengals look to complete this Cinderella Story of a season.
Here, we are going to be talking about prop bets. These bets are important because it gives players a whole new betting market to take part in if they’re just not too sure who to wager on in terms of the spread, moneyline, or totals.
Let’s go out there and make some money.
Super Bowl LVI Prop Betting Picks
Depending on the Super Bowl prop bet, this allows you to root for both teams or just enjoy the game itself while also hoping these other minor events occur.
That’s the best way to think of micro-events inside of a larger event.
Here, we’ve opted to look at a more football-based props list as opposed to something like the Gatorade color or the coin toss.
With all this out of the way, let’s first take a look at total punts.
All prop odds are courtesy of Sports Interaction.
Total Punts: Over 6.5 (1.83)
With this prop set at 6.5, this was something that is easy to go back and forth on. Of course, to get them over, there need to be seven punts.
With these two teams having such elite offenses, that sounded like a lot, but we also have to take a look at the other side of the ball and give the defense some credit.
While the final score will go higher than this game, looking at the Bengals Divisional Round matchup against the Tennessee Titans is actually a defensive battle I liken this to, in some ways.
The Bengals have a weak offensive line and the Rams have a pass rash headlined by guys like Von Miller, Aaron Donald, and even Leonard Floyd.
The Titans managed to sack Burrow a total of nine times, meanwhile, the Bengals also played excellent defense.
The first quarter or even the first half could be something of a defensive battle before we start to see the points fly in the second half and that may be more than enough to set us up for the over.
In that Bengals and Titans game, there were a total of nine punts.
We know how some games go—the first couple of drives are shorter, teams are figuring one another out, and we should see enough punts in the first half to set us up to finish it off by the end of the game.
Largest Lead: Under 14.5 (1.83)
The wager here combines the defensive battle as mentioned above, but it also takes into account the offensive prowess of both teams.
This felt like a high line at 14.5 and probably plays a bit into the Bengals being underdogs in this game.
I’m not buying the Bengals being underdogs here as they have an offense that is arguably better than the Rams.
The Rams have wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr., but other than that who do they have at skill positions other than, of course, quarterback Matthew Stafford?
I’d rather have a skill position group consisting of wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins and, not to mention, running back Joe Mixon.
The Bengals got in a hole against the Chiefs, but the Chiefs are a top-tier offense that moves quickly and has the ability to score on a single play and the Rams may have some of that, but not in the same way.
Between the defenses keeping it close and when the offenses finally get going, no way a team in this leads by more than two touchdowns with the added extra points.
Super Bowl MVP: Joe Burrow (3.15)
It was mentioned not to buy the Bengals being underdogs and that’s because, well, this is team predicted to win.
If you saw the “Best Bets” article at CanadianSportsbooks you would have known that, but in case you didn’t, let’s go over the main reasons for a Bengals win.
The main weakness that the Bengals have heading into this game is their offensive line, primarily the right side, going up against the pass-rushing group of the Rams mentioned above.
Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah has carted off the field in the AFC Championship Game, and while he does have a chance to play, even if he does, the snaps he will play may be limited if he even goes at all.
Ironically, if he’s out, this could help the Bengals in that they can stick Drew Sample on the right side of the line to help block and act as a sixth offensive lineman.
Uzomah has been a fine player, but the dynamic he’d bring to the offense versus having Sample out there to help block is just more in the favor of Sample.
Next, Burrow is just playing superb football this postseason. Yes, Stafford is too, of course, but Burrow is not a guy who is going to make mistakes. He does have two interceptions this postseason, but to be fair, the one against the Titans was due to the ball bouncing off running back Samaje Perine, and Titans safety Amani Hooker just made an excellent play.
Stafford is a gunslinger and he could find his way into an interception by Jessie Bates downfield and that could be all the Bengals need.
In the end, the Bengals will win 27-24 and Burrow will exit the game with 280 passing yards and three touchdowns on the way to his first Super Bowl MVP.
To be the Super Bowl MVP
How To Bet On Super Bowl LVI?
All of the odds and props mentioned here today can be found over at Sports Interaction and there, you can find upward of 40 different Super Bowl LVI prop bets.
If you’ve never played at SIA, new players can also get a free bet worth up to $500 as a welcome bonus at SportsInteraction.
With those free bets, feel free to wager them however you want, but also remember to take them over on 6.5 punts, the under on 14.5 for the largest lead, and Burrow winning the Super Bowl MVP.
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