Super Bowl LVI preview: Prop bets worth backing as Los Angeles Rams tackle Cincinnati Bengals
American football analysts the world over are hard at work refining their bet selections for Super Bowl LVI, where the Los Angeles Rams will take on the Cincinnati Bengals in an unexpected affair.
Both champions of the NFC and AFC have overcome major odds to take their spot in the decider, and the bookmakers have sided wholeheartedly with the Rams to clinch their second title at SoFi Stadium.
The Bengals are still targeting their maiden Lombardi Trophy in what will be their third Super Bowl appearance, having lost out to the San Francisco 49ers in both 1982 and 1989.
For the second time in as many years (and the second time overall), a Super Bowl finalist will play the fixture at their home venue, a factor that worked out superbly for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year.
Texas News Today has scanned the sportsbooks and compiled a collection of the most enticing prop bets and specials heading into Super Bowl LVI, complete with offers and promotions via Offers.bet.
Take it to the Bank: Odell Beckham Jr. and Ja’Marr Chase o5.5 receptions each (+320)
A little more than two months after signing on as a Los Angeles Ram, Odell Beckham Jr. is heading to football’s mountain top with a new lease on his NFL life.
And quarterback Matthew Stafford appears to be more than aware of ever at the talent he has for a team-mate after Beckham Jr. hauled in a season-high nine receptions in the NFC Championship win over San Francisco:
Cincinnati counterpart Ja’Marr Chase, meanwhile, will make it to a Super Bowl in his rookie season, having surpassed numerous receiving records over the course of his first NFL season.
For both players to receive more than 5.5 receptions at SoFi Stadium returns a princely +320 at Caesars, with Stafford and Bengals QB Joe Burrow sure to be seeking out both targets come February 13.
Sleeper: Bengals to win, Joe Mixon and Cam Akers both to score a TD (+750)
As much as there is a sense of fate surrounding this fixture after the Rams qualified to feature in a home Super Bowl, it also feels primed for Cincinnati to finish off with just one more surprise.
After guiding the Bengals to their first play-off win since 1990, Burrow is now looking to set a new franchise precedent and enter his side into the history books with a championship first:
There’s no doubting Sean McVay boasts one of the most impressive defensive units and wide receiver corps in football at present, but there’s a feeling that if the 49ers can test this Rams team, then Zac Taylor’s outfit can, too.
While there’s been a bulk of attention surrounding the two quarterbacks, one can expect the running units to play more prominent roles when the teams get in red-zone range at SoFi.
Cam Akers being fit and healthy once again is a valuable weapon in among Los Angeles’ bag of tricks, largely due to his versatility operating as a running option or as a receiver.
The 22-year-old is still awaiting his first play-off touchdown and is due a score after averaging 50 rushing yards alone across these last three games.
Joe Mixon remains a terrifying talent for the Bengals despite seeing his production wilt as the season’s gone by, going from 12 touchdowns in his first 12 outings this season to just two in his last seven.
For both players to score en route to a Cincinnati upset returns a princely +750, with Burrow showing all the swagger one needs to believe one more upset is within his grasp.