Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams: 3 best prop bets for Super Bowl LVI

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The chance to etch their names in the record books is only a few days away. More importantly, the chance to lace your pockets with some serious dough is only a few days away as well.

In one of the more unlikelier Super Bowl showdowns, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams will square off for a chance at a Lombardi. Choosing a winner isn’t something that we’re particularly interested in discussing. Instead, we’ve turned our attention towards some of the props that have become available.

Truth be told, there are a ton of options that bettors should be taking a look at and get ready to sink their teeth into it.

Betting can be tricky and unforgiven. Luckily for you, we have a tendency of beating the house and taking their cash at the window. Want to do the same? Keep reading to find the best bets possible for the big game.

All odds are courtesy of WynnBET.

Bengals vs. Rams Super Bowl Game props

1. Odell Beckham Jr. anytime scorer (+110)

The ridiculous star power of Odell Beckham Jr. was considerably diminished. The cool pre-game pass-catching routine, the funky hair, and effervescent smile didn’t mean anything anymore.

Though he tried, to make it work in Cleveland, that situation turned into a disaster. Once he made his way to the Rams, he seemed to be a shell of his former great self. In eight regular season games, he racked up just 305 yards. That said, once the bright lights of the postseason were turned on, he turned into Odell Beckham Jr. again.

With 234 receiving yards in three games, Odell is the clear number two option. So far, he’s been practically unstoppable in the touchdown scoring department, grabbing at least one score in two of their three games.

At +110 for Odell to score a touchdown at any point during the game, oddsmakers are just begging bettors to take their money. With Cooper Kupp receiving the lion’s share of the attention on offense, Odell finds himself in one on one coverage most of the time…good luck with that.

Kupp should be viewed as the best receiver in the league. So what does that mean? The Bengals will do their best to take him out of the picture. Odell should be prepared to have a ton of balls thrown his way. One of them will eventually be for a touchdown. Don’t even think about this one, take the plunge.

Prediction: Beckham will score a TD

2. Stafford O/U 1.5 TDs (-240)

Nothing is really guaranteed in the betting world. Just when you least suspect it, when you think a certain team or player should win easily, that’s when things go the other way.

That being said, this particular bet seems like a virtual lock. Matthew Stafford has always been viewed as a great player stuck on a pathetic franchise in Detroit. So far, he’s proving those people right as he has the Rams on the verge of nabbing a Super Bowl title.

So far, in each of the past three games he’s played, he’s thrown for exactly two touchdowns. The Bengals have been a pretty horrific team in terms of passing defense, ranking 25th overall in the regular season. They’ve been much better in the playoffs but it’s a small sample size. To be candid, we believe the odds on Stafford throwing at least two touchdowns should be in the -1000 range. And while -240 won’t net you a ton, there’s nothing better in this world than free money. That’s exactly what seems to be the case here.

Prediction: Over 

3. Ja’Marr Chase over 5.5 receptions

Joe Burrow loves himself some Ja’Marr Chase. The pair’s connection goes all the way back to their college days. Remember how they played in the biggest game of the season against Clemson with the National Championship on the line? You don’t? Don’t worry, lemme take you back.

During that 2020 showdown, Chase went for 221 yards on 9 receptions and Burrow threw for 463 yards and five touchdowns. Fast forward to today, and the pair have kept the synergy going.

In two of his three postseason games, Chase has caught at least six passes from Burrow as his go-to guy. So with that being the case, why on earth are bettors placing his reception total at 5.5?

While we could sit here and point to Chase’s outrageous regular season numbers such as his 1,455 receiving yards (a rookie record), 81 receptions, and 13 touchdowns – we’ll let you gaze upon those numbers. For those who are pointing directly in the direction of cornerback Jalen Ramsey as a reason why Chase will struggle, the immensely talented CB hasn’t been as lockdown as you think.

Case in point would be when he matched up against Mike Evans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the divisional round. Ramsey was torched all game long to the tune of eight receptions, 119 yards, and a TD by Evans. While we aren’t going to say that Chase is going to dominate him, we definitely expect him to make at least six catches.

Prediction: Over (-135)

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