The Best Super Bowl Prop Bets for Rams and Bengals

Los Angeles is ready for Super Bowl 56 between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Betting will continue leading up to kick-off, which includes Super Bowl prop bets. The list of Super Bowl prop bets are endless. 

No matter what kind of prop bet you are looking for you are going to find something online.

This is a time for veteran sports bettors and rookies alike to bet on the Super Bowl. The easiest way and often the most fun way to get involved is with Super Bowl prop bets.

If you’re looking for the best Super Bowl prop bets, we will do our best at TheSportsGeek to provide winning props. The Bengals and Rams should provide multiple opportunities to find the best Super Bowl prop bets. There is talent loaded on both sides of the ball in Super Bowl 56.

The Bengals got to the Super Bowl under improbable circumstances. They were not expected to reach the playoffs after finishing 4-11-1 last season. After going 2-14 the season before, the Bengals were not expected to be a Super Bowl contender in only two years time.

A good season from the Bengals would have been seeing progress from Joe Burrow and a team heading in the right direction. The Bengals said no to that and reached the Bengals as an underdog in every playoff round. Do the Bengals make our best Super Bowl bets for positive production, though?

They have a good team on the other side to contend with on Super Sunday.

The Rams were expected to be in Super Bowl 56 after trading for Matthew Stafford. They have a good team on the other side to contend with on Super Sunday in the Bengals. It is win the Super Bowl or bust.

This particular list of Super Bowl prop bets covers team prop bets. You can call them either game or team prop bets. Some sportsbooks might refer to them as team or game props. If you had to the Game Props section at BetOnline, these will be easy to find.

For more Super Bowl prop bets and player props, be sure to check out TheSporstGeek blog for more information. Head below for our best Super Bowl prop bets for Super Bowl 56. 

The First Score Of The Game Is A Touchdown

Yes
-169
No
+120

You will have to pay some juice if you’re in the market for betting the first score of the game is a touchdown prop. Laying -169 may look like a lot of sense for these two high-powered offenses, but keep in mind that teams have been more conservative in the playoffs on fourth down.

In the regular season, it was almost expected to see teams go for it on fourth down.

That changed in the playoffs as teams played the safer route. The Bengals and Rams can move the ball in a hurry, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the first quarter moving along slowly. 

Both teams have quality kickers for Super Bowl 56.
Super Bowl 56 won’t be a scenario where they are going for it because their kickers are lousy. That’s especially true for the Bengals. Evan McPherson went 28 for 33 in the regular season and has been flawless in the postseason.

McPherson enters the Super Bowl with 12 field goal attempts and 12 successful kicks, with a long of 54 yards. If the Bengals get held up on third down, they’ll turn to McPherson for his automatic leg.

Matt Gay went 32 for 34 in the regular season for a 94.1% success rate.

He is 7 for 9 in the playoffs going into the Super bowl. The gist here is that a stop by either defense likely brings out the kicker to open the game. I’ll take the best value for this Super Bowl prop bet.

Super Bowl 56 Prop Bet
NO

Cincinnati Bengals Total Field Goals

Over 1.5
-167
Under 1.5
+120

This prop bet ties into what I previously eluded to regarding kicker Evan McPherson. The 22-year-old has been on fire and hasn’t looked bothered under pressure in the least.

If there was a time to bet a kicker for Super Bowl MVP, this could be the time with McPherson.

There has never been a kicker win the MVP, and it’s unlikely that will change, McPherson makes you at least pause for a second.

He has been on fire through the playoffs, with four attempts each against the Raiders, Titans, and Chiefs. McPherson came up gold in all of them, with a long of 54 yards versus the Titans and then 52 yards in the AFC Championship.

The Rams will get stops at times in the Super Bowl. Their defense should be able to generate pressure on Joe Burrow. The offensive line problems for the Bengals have been masked in the playoffs, but with a defensive front of the Rams, expect Aaron Donald and company to get home.

That isn’t to say the Bengals won’t move the ball, but look for the Rams to come up with big drive killers.

Zac Taylor will not be hesitant to call on McPherson when he’s needed on Sunday. McPherson has gone seven straight games with at least two field goals and should have at least two in Super Bowl 56.

Super Bowl 56 Prop Bet
OVER 1.5

Both Teams To Score Over 19.5 Points

Yes
-130
No
+100

There is offensive talent stacked on both rosters on Sunday. The Bengals and Rams have playmakers all over the field that can change the game in one play. 

Having said all that:
I’m not expecting a crazy back and forth Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium. The Bengals’ defense has been much improved, while the Rams’ defensive front should get pressure. That doesn’t mean we won’t see both teams score into the 20s, though. The game could still go well UNDER the total of 48.5 points and this bet is still a winner on both teams scoring more than 19 points.

The Rams averaged 372.1 yards with 27.1 points per game this season. They’ve notched at least 20 points in three games with 28 points per game in the playoffs. 

I’ve been impressed with what the Bengals’ secondary has been doing in the playoffs, much improved from their form earlier in the season, but with time to prepare, expect Matthew Stafford to move the ball. The Bengals scored the same as the Rams in the regular season. They averaged 27.1 points per game behind an electric year from Joe Burrow. Through the playoffs, the Bengals have recorded 24 points per game.

Burrow passed for 4,611 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions on 70.4% completions.

Please Note:
He should see pressure from the Rams, but Burrow and the Bengals will have their moments. After a slow-starting first quarter, expect Super Bowl 56 to open up.

Super Bowl 56 may not be as high-scoring as some people believe, but at least 20 points from both teams should be in the works. 

Super Bowl 56 Prop Bet
YES

Team To Gain Most Passing Yards

Los Angeles Rams
-125
Cincinnati Bengals
-105

On paper, this game looks like a quarterback duel between Matthew Stafford and Joe Burrow. I don’t know if we’re going to see 350 yards from both of these guys, but there should be some exciting offense from both sides.

The Bengals’ secondary had problems in the regular season.
They were touched up for 248.4 yards through the air per game. That equated to 26th in the NFL going into the playoffs. Give the Bengals for making adjustments in the playoffs, though.

The cause for concern is that the Bengals faced Derek Carr and Ryan Tannehill in the first two rounds. In the AFC Championship, Patrick Mahomes was dicing the Bengals up before getting too comfortable and not expecting the Bengals to make adjustments. 

That’s what it looked like, as Mahomes looked lost in the park after the Bengals tweaked a few things at halftime. With time to prepare, expect Stafford to be ready for the Bengals’ defense.

Stafford was sharp for 4,886 yards, 41 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions in the regular season. He’s been locked in during his first playoff run, with 366 yards versus the Buccaneers and 337 yards versus the 49ers.

Please Note:
The Rams weren’t the best in the league against the pass. They conceded 241.7 yards per game for 22nd, but I have confidence in the defensive line getting pressure to force Burrow into issues at times. 

Stafford has been looking for the Super Bowl spotlight for a long time. I don’t think he’ll be denied in Super Bowl 56. I’ll side with the Rams to pass for more yardage than the Bengals. 

Super Bowl 56 Prop Bet
LA RAMS

Team To Gain Most Rushing Yards

LA Rams
-200
Cincinnati Bengals
+151

There could be some value in the team rushing prop in Super Bowl 56. Cam Akers and Sony Michel will combine for the running back duo for the Rams. Akers made an incredible return to the field after an Achilles injury in private workouts leading up to training camp. 

The second-year running back has received the brunt of the work in the backfield since he returned. He’s gained 55, 48, and 48 yards in three games in the playoffs. As a team, the Rams were 25th in the NFL with 99 yards per game. The Rams’ offense was good, though their best work came through the air. They weren’t known for their running game.

Through three games in the playoffs, the Rams have gained 95 yards per game on the ground. The Bengals have been underrated defensively against the run, so I could see them holding up well.

Please Note:
Cincinnati is fifth-best in the NFL with 102.5 yards allowed per game against the run. I’m not interested in laying -200 on the Rams to have more rushing yards than the Bengals. The Bengals will offer the best Super Bowl prop bet value in this spot.

Zac Taylor will bring out all of the options in Super Bowl. They have plays for Ja’Marr Chase on the ground, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him take a carry or two.

Joe Mixon should have a solid game as well.
Mixon gained 1,205 yards and 13 touchdowns on 4.1 yards per carry this season. He is coming off a reliable performance in the AFC Championship with 88 yards on 4.2 yards per carry. 

The Rams’ run defense is good on paper, though so is the Bengals and they aren’t getting much respect from the oddsmakers. In a Super Bowl prop bet that looks closer to a toss-up than -200, the Bengals have to be considered to record more rushing yards. 

Super Bowl 56 Prop Bet
CINCINNATI BENGALS
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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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