Super Bowl LVI is only a week and some change away, yet it is already set up to be one of the most exciting in the NFL’s history.
The impending meeting between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams will create the lowest-seeded championship match in the sport’s existence, and with two likable quarterbacks commanding each of the teams’ explosive offenses, this will be the perfect spectacle for traditional and neutral fans.
While the Rams are currently four-point favorites on their home field, there is a slew of prop bets that should be easier and more exciting ways to earn a bit of money on the biggest game of the year. Here is what to look for so you can plan your bets against the NFL Super Bowl Prop Odds.
Five Super Bowl LVI Props You NEED to Consider
Odell Beckham o65 Receiving Yards (-114)
With an average of 78.7 receiving yards and having exceeded this total in two of his three postseason appearances this season, Odell Beckham Jr. is an excellent player to start a prop bet slip with. The former New York Giant and Cleveland Brown have been getting more involved with the offense as his tenure has progressed, culminating with 113 yards on nine receptions— his first 100-yard game in Los Angeles— in this past weekend’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Beckham also has +108 odds on exceeding 75 yards, which too is favorable.
Joe Burrow 21+ Rushing Yards (-106)
The Bengals’ quarterback has only hit this total twice in his last six games, but do not let that distract from the value in this bet. Burrow showed an ability to escape the pocket and a willingness to fight for extra yards last week, two qualities that tend to emerge from many elite quarterbacks in the final games of the postseason. Cinci’s star player will also be under constant fire from a Rams’ front-seven that features Aaron Donald, Leonard Floyd, and Von Miller, who will be feasting on a weak Bengals offensive line.
CIN Total Field Goals o1.5 (-108)
The Cincinnati Bengals have shown belief in rookie kicker Evan McPherson, who has successfully converted on two game-winning field goals in these playoffs and is 40-45 on the season. Whereas other teams have taken gambles on fourth down, or even third-and-long-to-go, the Bengals have let McPherson kick four field goals in all three postseason games, and he has been flawless.
First Drive Result: Offensive Touchdown (+330)
The safest bet for this category, per the oddsmakers, is a punt at (-118), but this is not reflective of the tendencies of the teams in the game. Both Cinci and LA’s defenses struggled early last weekend, and with two creative, high-octane offenses on the other side, there is a much better chance of the game-opening with a score.
Cam Akers 80+ Rushing Yards (+127)
The Bengals’ fifth-best rush defense of the regular season has given up 139, 140, and 103 rushing yards in three playoff games thus far. LA’s Cam Akers only has a high of 55 yards in his playoff stint, but he has gotten an average of 18 carries per game in the process; with a couple of extra weeks to heal up from an Achilles injury he suffered less than six months ago, Akers is sure to benefit from what will probably be a run-focused gameplan, at least in the first half, from Sean McVay.