Sean McVay should be calling Robert Salah all week, because the Jets actually beat the Bengals 34-31 this season with Mike White at the helm!
Jets fans would be forgiven if they haven't paid much attention to Super Bowl coverage, but there's plenty of money to be made this weekend even if you're not cheering on the Rams or Bengals.
WynnBET has the Rams as 4-point favorites and -195 on the moneyline (bet $19.50 to win $10) while the over/under is 48.5, but from “Heads or Tails” on the coin toss to the length of the national anthem, you can wager on pretty much anything in the Super Bowl.
Thanks to WynnBET, we’ve got plenty of additional value available. While everyone at your Super Bowl party is talking about who is going to win, maybe you look like a genius for recommending something off the wall. Here’s my three favorite bets for the game other than the spread and total:
Best Bets for Super Bowl 56
Bet Odell Beckham Jr. to Score First Rams Touchdown (+600 odds)
Mike White and the Jets know, this Bengals pass defense can be beat. And Odell is the perfect person to do it. He’s scored six touchdowns in the 11 games since Los Angeles acquired him and has become a go-to target for Matthew Stafford with 19 targets in their last two games.
Odell hasn’t scored since the Wild Card round, but his target share and involvement in the offense suggest a touchdown is coming.
I’m taking Odell to score the first Rams touchdown at +600. Ordinarily, I would say we should take him to score the first touchdown period, but at +750 those odds aren’t much better than if we avoid any Bengals touchdown possibilities altogether. As a result, I’m sticking with the Rams-specific bet.
Bet Both Teams To Kick 35+ Yard Field Goals (+150 odds)
At +150, this one feels like a slam dunk. The Rams have an excellent offense but Sean McVay has conservative tendencies on 4th downs, meaning they’ll have plenty of opportunities for long field goals against a Bengals defense that has shown an ability to make adjustments and force offenses to settle for three points.
On the other side of things, Bengals’ kicker Evan McPherson has hit at least one 35+ yard field goal in 16 of 19 games, including in 10 straight. With Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins in the fold, the Bengals should be able to move the ball.
McPherson didn't have one against the Jets, but the Rams defense is strong enough that we probably shouldn't expect him to just 1 field goal attempt compared to 4 extra point attempts on Sunday.
Give me the lovely +150 odds on both teams to kick 35+ yard field goals in one of my favorite bets of the Super Bowl.
Bet Joe Burrow Passing Attempts Over 36.5 (-110 odds)
Perhaps Cincy learned from their loss to New York, but keeping the ball in the hands of your best player works well in the NFL. Who knew?
We’ve seen the Bengals rely more on Joe Burrow lately as their run game has faltered and they’ve needed him to make magic happen to move the ball.
The Rams ranked 5th in rushing yards allowed per game (95.8) and should force the Bengals into throwing to keep up the pace. As underdogs, there’s also a decent chance that the Bengals are forced to get even more pass-happy to try to come from behind in the second half.
Burrow has hit this number in four of his last five games and I’d be stunned if Zac Taylor took the ball away from his star with the Super Bowl on the line.
To round out my value bets, I’m on the over 36.5 (-110) passing attempts for Joe Burrow.
Whether you like these bets or want to explore the plethora of options available for the game, head on over to WynnBET to find the best bets for Super Bowl 56!