Best Bets for Super Bowl 2022
Super Bowl LVI is the biggest game of the year, and over one hundred million people are expected to be watching from the US alone. As the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals, sportsbooks all over the world will be taking bets and paying out to the winners. I know there are a few other staff writers that have contributed Prop Bet articles this week, but I thought I would throw in a few last-minute as I make my picks for the Big Game
This year, the Rams are considered the favorites, with odds of -200 at most sports betting sites. Considering they’ve had the stronger season and have a better history in the Super Bowl, it’s not hard to see why. Meanwhile, the Bengals are +170 underdogs, playing on the Rams’ home turf and making their first Super Bowl appearance since 1988.
You can watch the Super Bowl for free, using the NBC Sports website or the NBC Sports app. It’s also available on regular TV, provided you have the NBC channel. Alternatively, you’ll also find the Big Game available to watch on a lot of streaming services, including YouTube TV. However you choose to watch, it should be quite the occasion, and there are lots of bets you can place.
For Moneyline betting, the Rams are the favorites, and judging by their odds, the sportsbooks agree. After all, the Rams have a more talented roster, home-field advantage, and a veteran head coach in Sean McVay, who’s been to the Super Bowl before. At the current odds, you would have to bet $200 on the Rams for the chance to win $100, which might make the Bengals more attractive. However, the smart bet is definitely on the favorites, as the Rams have the more balanced team.
On the spread, the Rams have currently been given a 4.5 point advantage. This has changed during the week, originally starting out at 3.5 and then 4 before settling. Everything points to this being a close game, so Bengals on +4.5 points seems like a good bet. Although the Rams are the favorites, the Bengals have a knack for making the right changes at halftime and coming back from behind. Considering the Super Bowl halftime is longer than usual, this gives them an excellent opportunity to fight back. They might not be able to do enough to win, but it’s likely that the scoreline will be close.
For some extra fun, it’s always worth throwing a few betting units down on some prop bets. These can be long-shots, but they always make the game more exciting. Here are a few interesting props for the Super Bowl LVI:
+260 for a Touchdown by Kendall Blanton at any time
Tyler Higbee, the Rams’ starting tight end, has been ruled out of the Super Bowl, meaning Kendall Blanton will take his place. The backup tight end caught five passes for 57 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game, and he also scored a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the week before.
-110 for Joe Burrow to attempt over 36.5 passes
Joe Burrow is the Bengal’s main man, with his throwing an integral part of their offense. For the Bengals to succeed, they’ll need Burrows to throw everything he has. In four of Cincinnati’s last five games, the rising star has surpassed this mark. As a result, the prop bet for him to attempt over 36.5 passes over the course of the game looks like good value.
-110 for Joe Mixon Under 4.5 Receptions
If you look at Mixon’s game log in the postseason, it’ll seem as if he’s been a huge factor in the passing game, but the circumstances forced targets Mixon’s way. In both the games against the Titans and Chiefs, the Bengals were down by quite a bit, which I feel is skewing the odds for Mixon in Super Bowl LVI. Ideally, the Bengals don’t want to get into a big hole, they want to keep things close, and if they do, Mixon will be used as their primary ball carrier and not as a check-down passing target for QB Joe Burrow. Also, the Rams pass rush is one of the league’s best, if Mixon is on the field when the Bengals are passing, there is a good chance he’s asked to block. I like the under.
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