Five prop bets for Super Bowl LVI
It’s time to finally lock in those last-minute prop bets before Super Bowl LVI kicks off between the favorite Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. As the Bengals’ rags-to-riches story warms the heart, my overall thought about this Super Bowl game is that the key to the game will be Rams passers Von Miller, Leonard Floyd and Aaron Donald going head-to-head . header with the right side of the Cincinnati offensive line, which saw guard Hakeem Adeniji benched for rookie Jackson Carman (just to have Carman benched for Adeniji) midway through against the Kansas City Chiefs in the game AFC Championship.
Assuming the Rams will be able to take an early lead against the Bengals through this game, here are five bets I make DraftKings for the Super Bowl:
Matthew Stafford U35.5 pass attempts -110
The bread and butter of this Los Angeles Rams team is throwing football, but we’ve seen Rams head coach Sean McVay go conservative in big moments before. In the regular season, Stafford threw no less than 26 pass attempts in a single game, but in the wildcard round, McVay only asked Stafford to throw the ball 17 times (for 13 completions) when the Rams were able to take a fast forward. After the first drive of the second half, Stafford threw just four passes in the last three drives of the game.
Most rushing yards: Darrell Henderson +750
Rams running back Darrell Henderson has been on injured reserve since Week 16 with a knee injury. In his absence, Cam Akers, who returned to the field after an Achilles injury early in the season, recorded 59 carries for 154 yards (2.6 yards per carry) and no touchdowns. Akers’ story is great, but his on-court production just hasn’t been there. Earlier this week, McVay said he would be piloting the “warm handwhich, given Akers’ recent output and the fact that Sony Michel is essentially relegated to a short range back, could very well mean Henderson winds up leading the Super Bowl.
Longest race: Darrell Henderson +900
The same logic for the above analysis also applies to this bet.
Van Jefferson O18.5 -115 Longest Reception
Van Jefferson is the deep threat for the Los Angeles Rams and if he doesn’t hit 19 yards on his longest reception in a game, he’s getting very close. In the 20 games the Rams have played this season, Jefferson has recorded an 18-yard reception in 16 of them. That includes 13 games of a reception of 18 or more yards in his last 15 games. You would think that with two weeks to prepare for Cooper Kupp’s ability to produce from the slot, the Cincinnati Bengals will have some sort of answer on how to bottle it, but that should allow for one-on-one matchups elsewhere for Jefferson. and Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr. O63.5 receiving yards -120
Even including Stafford’s 17 pass attempt game against the Cardinals in the wildcard round, Odell Beckham Jr. is averaging 79 receiving yards per game in this postseason. It looks like Beckham is getting more comfortable in the Rams offense, who are finally designing plays for him, and it should have only gotten better after spending two more weeks in the system since last time out. that we saw him take the field.