Super Bowl 56 Prop BetsSuper Bowl 56 between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals is almost here and there is no better day to bet! Super Bowl Sunday offers a cornucopia of wagering options ranging from standard bets, game/player props, commercial props, speech/commentary offerings, and so much more. If you want to bet on it, chances are you’ll be able to. Let’s not waste any time. Here is a breakdown of my top Super Bowl 56 prop bets that you can wager on at BetOnline. These are in no particular order. 1. O3.5 total made field goals (+125) + half-unit O4.5 (+300) Thanks to Bengals kicker Evan McPherson, field goals are one of the more popular options for Super Bowl 56 prop bets. McPherson has put four footballs through the uprights in each of Cincinnati’s three playoff games and may be relied on heavily again against a stout Rams defense—McPherson has attempted at least four field goals in five of his last 10 games. Over the last 10 games, McPherson and Rams kicker Matt Gay have combined to make 50 field goals, a tidy average of five per game. While both of these teams may be more aggressive at times in the Super Bowl, I also think both will be content to put points on the board whenever possible. 2. Color of liquid poured on winning coach: Orange (+300) Time for some hard-hitting Gatorade analysis! By kickoff, I expect Orange to be the favorite, so get your bets in early. Orange has been the winning bet in five of the last 12 Super Bowls and has more often than not been the beverage color of choice in the final game of the season that didn’t involve Tom Brady. Orange has cashed in five of the last six Super Bowls that Brady sat home for. The Bengals are also reportedly heavy favorites to have Orange on their sidelines for the game. Drink up! 3. MVP: Tee Higgins (50/1) + Any Defensive Player (+500) Unlike the regular-season award, the Super Bowl MVP has a legitimate chance to be a non-QB. My rule of thumb is to find pre-game value plays—betting on either quarterback is safe but offers a limited return. The player who caught my eye was Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins, who had a strong finish to the regular season and has been dynamic in Cincinnati’s last two playoff games. Over his last nine games, Higgins has 51 receptions for 854 yards and nine touchdowns on 73 targets—a per-game average of 5.7/94.9/.44 on 8.1 targets. The Rams rank in the middle of the pack defensively against WR2s and are sure to focus heavily on Ja’Marr Chase, forcing Joe Burrow to look elsewhere. The other bet I like is any defensive player at 5/1, particularly if you believe the Rams are going to win. I can see Aaron Donald, Von Miller, or Jalen Ramsey wreaking havoc on Sunday and taking home the MVP award—I wouldn’t rule out Leonard Floyd, either. You can bet on any of them individually at better odds, but give me the entire defensive field (for both teams). 4. O1.5 times “Home-Field Advantage” is said during broadcast (+135) There are a few different ways we can hit this bet. The first, and most obvious, is early in the game when it’s mentioned how the Rams are playing at home for the Super Bowl and then a comparison to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers doing the same last year. Anytime Rams fans are loud or there’s a Bengals false start, it feels like Cris Collinsworth will have that phrase in his quiver ready to unload. There’s also the sarcastic way it can be brought up if Bengals fans are loud or there’s a sea of orange and black in the stands: “So much for the home-field advantage.” This phrase is either said exactly once or it flys over, so give me the plus odds on two or more mentions. 5. Anheuser-Busch commercial that runs first: Bud Light Next (+200) While the standard Budweiser commercial is a Super Bowl staple and the favorite to be shown first—shoutout to the Clydesdales—whenever there’s a new product being launched, I do wonder if corporate wants extra attention on it. Bud Light Next just reached store shelves on Feb. 7 and is the company’s first-ever zero-carb beer—Keto enthusiasts get turnt. In an effort to push their innovative new adult beverage, they need to spread awareness. What better way than Bud Light Next being the first Anheuser-Busch-related commercial the masses see on Sunday? 6. O2.5 players attempt a pass (+130) Chalk this one up to someone getting creative. Like bet No. 4 on this list, there’s a litany of ways we can cash this bet. Odell Beckham Jr. is more than capable of throwing the ball and has six pass attempts in his career. Tyler Boyd completed a 46-yard pass this year as well and Cooper Kupp also had a passing attempt. Either one of those players could have a trick play dialed up for them. Another way to hit this best is some special teams trickery. Rams punter Johnny Hekker completed a pass this year and a fake punt near midfield is always in the cards. The final way is one we hope not to see but we can’t rule out the possibility: injury. Should Burrow or Stafford get hurt, this bet would instantly cash with a backup quarterback entering the game. 7. U9.5 points in 1st quarter (-115) Slow Super Bowl starts are synonymous with Tom Brady, but they’ve also been something to note for both the Bengals and Rams as a whole this season. The two teams have combined to score 8.3 first-quarter points per game this season (including playoffs). Cincinnati is averaging just over three first-quarter points per game on the road, while the Rams are averaging less than five points per opening quarter at SoFi Stadium. An extended pre-game ceremony and Super Bowl jitters might lead to some early stalled drives. I like the under for the game as a whole, but I really like this one. 8. Total NHL goals on 2/13 > Super Bowl halftime score (-140) Cross-sport bets are a Super Bowl staple. I prefer the same-day ones for instant gratification. There are four NHL games on tap for Super Bowl Sunday. The eight teams are averaging roughly 24.0 goals per game this season and are allowing 25.5 goals per game—four of the 10-worst defending teams in the NHL are in action. Somewhere between 24-26 goals is a reasonable expectation and the current halftime total is 23.5. 9. O9.5 yards for Tee Higgins’ 1st reception (-150) First reception bets will overtake first touchdown bets in the “give me a quick result” category. I explained in point No. 3 on this list why I like Higgins, but this bet really intrigues me. Higgins is averaging 14.7 yards per reception this season and 14.2 yards per catch for his career. He averaged 10 or more yards per reception in 14 of his 17 games this season. He also had an average depth of target of 11.8 yards in 2021—that ranked in the top 30 for the entire NFL—which means he’s being targeted beyond the mark we need to cash this bet. 10. National Anthem U100 seconds (-120) This is the lowest National Anthem total of the last decade and I don’t think it’s low enough. Mickey Guyton will have the honors of performing the pre-game ritual this year and has been clocked below this total in recent renditions. In 2015, Guyton performed the National Anthem in 90 seconds. This past year, she did it in 85 seconds at the National Memorial Day Concert. While it’s always possible Guyton could change things up for the Super Bowl, I’m going to bet on her staying in her previous range with the extra 10-15 seconds of wiggle room.
- May 17, 2022