Player Prop Bets We Like for Bengals vs. Rams in Super Bowl LVI
In the in the modern day of sports betting, the number of game and player prop bets has grown exponentially.
That increase gives you the player a wider range of choices to bet on the Super Bowl, making it more fun and enjoyable.
However, you must remain disciplined and make sure that you're not betting over your head because suddenly you realize that you bet 15 prop bets at $25 and now you have a significant bet on the line that's probably leaning towards one of the teams winning the game.
I always suggest betting pizza money size bets, and the reason is simple. With pizza bets of $10, you can still enjoy the game even if you lose all your wagers. Remember, this is supposed to be for fun.
Player Props Available for Super Bowl
Now, let's look at some of the player props. We’re going to start with one of the ones I've already taken to the window. I am looking at field goals and the field goal kickers.
At DraftKings Sportsbook, you can bet on the first missed field goal. If you want to bet that it will be wide left, you’re getting +150. If you think it will hit the post or crossbar, you’re getting +350. If you think it gets blocked, you’re getting +1600. If you think it goes wide right, you’re getting +150. If you think it’ll be short, you’re getting +800.
With the kickers on these two teams’ roster, there might not be a missed field goal. But you can take a chance there will be.
The Cincinnati Bengals have an excellent rookie kicker in Evan McPherson, who is 5 foot 10 and weighs 195 pounds and played for the University of Florida. McPherson played in 16 games and made 28 of 33 field goal attempts and 46 of 48 extra point attempts.
He was spectacular in road games, converting 20 of 21 extra points for 95% and 14 for 14 in field goal attempts. In the seven road games, he accounted for 62 points and the Bengals were 5-2.
From long range — 50 or more yards — McPherson made 11 of 13 attempts on the season.
McPherson is lined at 7 1/2 points. Betting the over in the number of points he will be accountable for does cost -135 vig, but I think he will kick at least two field goals and make two extra points. That‘s eight points. So, I like Over.
I also like that Cincinnati’s total field goal yardage is lined at Over 60.5 yards at DraftKings, paying -115 vig. If you like the Under 65 yards, you're getting -110 vig. I'm taking the over in this prop bet.
More Super Bowl Props to Consider
Looking at the Super Bowl MVP odds, provided by BetMGM Sportsbook, I see two truly pizza money bet opportunities.
A few years ago, the Patriots defeated the Rams in what was expected to be a very high-scoring game with 13 points. So, yes, I may be throwing away $5 or $10, but I can't resist the temptation to bet McPherson +10,000 at MGM to be the MVP. Matt Gay is the Rams’ kicker, and he, too, is at +10,000. So, give me two slices of pizza bets on MacPherson and Matt G to win the MVP award.
Another player prop is involving touchdowns scored. I like Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals wide receiver, at +900 to be the first player to score a touchdown. I also like Chase a +900 to score the last touchdown.
Odell Beckham, Jr. is one of the many weapons on the Rams’ offense and he is lined at +600 to score the Rams’ first touchdown.
These are a few prop bets for your consideration and ones that I like quite a bit. If there's one thing you take away, please remember to always bet with your head and not over it and may all the wins be yours.
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