6 bold predictions for Bengals vs. Rams in Super Bowl LVI

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Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
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The combined score will be under 48.5 points

The over/under for the matchup between the Bengals and Rams is set at 48.5, per WynnBET. For those who do not keep up with sports betting, that means if the two teams combine for a score of 49 or more, those who bet on the over win, and if the teams combine for 48 or less, those who bet on the under win.

If I were a betting man, I would put my money on the under in this matchup.

The Bengals’ defense has been lights out in the playoffs, holding the Raiders to 19, the Titans to 16, and the Chiefs to 24. Playing against three good offenses, the Bengals have held all of their postseason opponents to 24 points or less, a feat that can’t be a coincidence.

Lou Anarumo’s defense is clicking at the right time, and they should be able to give Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford a tough time in his first Super Bowl.

In addition to this, the Rams’ defense matches up pretty well against the Bengals’ offense, specifically when it comes to the trenches. The Rams have one of the best defensive lines in the league, with two future Hall of Famers in Aaron Donald and Von Miller.

Not only do they have these two for the Bengals’ to worry about, but Leonard Floyd has 9.5 sacks for the Rams this season as well. This poses a problem for the Bengals, as they have one of the worst offensive lines in the league and no quarterback has been sacked more times than Joe Burrow.

This game looks poised to be a low-scoring game that will go down to the wire. Both teams have offensive firepower, but their defenses both appear to have the upper hand in this matchup. Expect the winner to come out on top with a score of something along the lines of 24-20.