Pro Football Betting: 3 Intriguing Super Bowl 56 Prop Bets

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Feb 03, 2022, 9:21 AM

This year’s Super Bowl, between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams, is sure to be an exciting matchup. If you’re looking to add another level of enjoyment to the game, Super Bowl prop bets are always popular among bettors.

Let’s check out some of the more exciting prop bet options for this year’s Super Bowl.

Super Bowl 56 Game Information

Before looking at some of the prop bets for this game, here’s what you need to know:

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 PM EST
  • Venue: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA

Ja’Marr Chase to Record a 30+ yard reception (+105)

Bengals rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase is already one of the most explosive players in the league and a threat to score with every reception. He finished the regular season with 1,455 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. Those 13 TDs ranked third-highest in the NFL.

Chase also finished second in yards per catch among qualified receivers with an 18.0 average. Including this postseason, he has gotten at least one catch of at least 30 yards in 10 of the 20 games he’s played in the NFL.

The threat of Rams CB Jalen Ramsey locking him down could make some bettors nervous, but Ramsey also gave up a 55-yard touchdown to Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans in these playoffs.

First Scoring Play is a Safety (+4000)

Safeties rarely happen in the Super Bowl. There have been nine safeties in Super Bowl history, and four have them have occurred since 2009. Of the most recent four, two of them were the game’s opening score.

The most recent was in Super Bowl 48, where on the first offensive play of the game, the ball sailed over Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning’s head and into the endzone.

It’s unlikely, but it’s happened, and with those odds, I’m taking a shot. If you want to boost the odds to +6600, you can try to bet on the team that will get the safety. Johnny Hekker, the Rams’ punter, puts 45.1% of his punts inside the 20, and on average, teams only gain 6.7 yards per return against him. If I had to pick a team to get a safety in this game, I’d pick the Rams because of the strength of their punting unit.

The Game Will Go Into Overtime (+900)

With as many playoff games that have come down to the final drive this postseason or overtime this season, it would be fitting for Super Bowl 56 to require an extra period.

So far, only one Super Bowl has gone to overtime, but there’s always a chance for a second.

These two teams are very similar in both scoring and points allowed. Both squads scored 460 points in the regular season, and the Bengals allowed 376 through their 17 games while the Rams allowed 372. Five of the Rams’ last six games and seven of the Bengals’ last eight games have been decided by one score. The Bengals have also played in four overtime games this season.

I believe there’s a chance this game could go into overtime. Like the last bet, the odds for this bet are too good for me to pass up.

Super Bowl 56 Prop Bets

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest events of the year for bettors. Rather than only betting on the spread or money line during the big game, why not increase your fun by placing multiple prop bets?

I like these three bets, but what about you?

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