The Cincinnati Bengals have beaten the Las Vegas Raiders and pulled off two upsets, against the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs, en route to Super Bowl 56. Now, Cincinnati has to take on Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams. The Super Bowl betting odds from BetMGM show the Rams as 4.5 point favorites, and the point total for this game sits at 48.5.
Super Bowl 56 Game Information
- Date: Sunday, Feb. 13th
- Time: 6:30 P.M. EST
- Venue: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
There are a few exciting ways to bet on this game. Read on to learn more about some of the best bets for Super Bowl 56.
Los Angeles Rams -4.5 (-110)
Joe Mixon hasn’t surpassed 100 rushing yards since Nov. 28th against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now he has to go up against a Los Angeles team that allowed just 95.8 rushing yards per game during the regular season.
Over the past three games, that number has dropped to just 54 rush yards per game. I think it’s unlikely that the Bengals will run the ball effectively against this Rams defense.
If the Bengals are forced to pass, that could be a massive problem for a Cincinnati offensive line that has allowed the third-most sacks per game in the NFL this season. If Aaron Donald and Von Miller can rush Joe Burrow without worrying about a run play, I don’t see how the Bengals can get their offense going and win this game.
Under 48.5 Total Points (-110)
I don’t expect the Bengals to run the ball well, which means they won’t be able to chew up the clock with a ground game. The Bengals struggling run game and porous offensive line leads me to believe Miller and Donald will probably harass Burrow all night.
The last time Burrow felt pressure all night was in the Divisional Round against the Tennessee Titans. Burrow was sacked nine times in that game, and the final score was 19-16. Los Angeles allowed the third-least first-half points in the league this year, which means it’s likely Los Angeles takes an early lead.
The Rams may opt to run the ball to protect that lead. The Chiefs averaged 5.8 yards per run against the Bengals, the Titans averaged 5.2 yards, and the Raiders averaged 7.4. If the Rams get a lead, I think Sean McVay will protect the football with the run game and drain the clock.
Analyzing the Super Bowl Betting Odds
The Bengals are in the Super Bowl because of elite quarterback play and an opportunistic defense. Burrow has been sensational this postseason, but I think Donald and Miller present too much of a challenge to Burrow’s offensive line. I like the Super Bowl betting odds on the under and the Rams spread in this game.
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