Super Bowl 2022 prop bets: Five of the best
We’re just one day away from the Super Bowl and if you’re like me, now’s the time to start scouring all the stats sites in an effort to find the best assets to bet on the big game. To save you the hard work, I’ve broken down my top 5 prop bets ahead of the big game.
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Matt Stafford to throw an interception (-155)
Matt Stafford had the kind of season fans always expected of him in Detroit…with one exception. He actually led the NFL in interceptions this year with a whopping 17 to his name. He was as deadly as he always was, scoring 41 touchdowns and passing for over 4,800 yards, completing 67.2% of his passes…but he’s still prone to misses.
The Bengals rank 10th in turnover rates and their secondary is better than most give them credit for. With Logan Wilson lurking in the middle and looking to undo the damage Cooper Kupp will do on the slot, there will be plenty of opportunities for this defense to make its mark…and I think betting on Stafford to return the ball to the least once is a pretty solid foundation to build your betting arsenal on.
Cooper Kupp’s longest reception: O 28.5 yards (-135)
There isn’t much to say about Cooper Kupp except that the man is an absolute machine. To make the cuts he does, with hands as gentle as his, he just has to be an alien. His 1,947-yard season is just ridiculous when you think about it…but when you dig a little deeper, there’s still value to be had.
Due to his brutal dominance, Kupp’s receiving totals numbers aren’t pretty. You have to bet he’s going to have a 103 yard game and while that’s very likely the number is still relatively high.
However, 846 of his regular season yardage came after the catch. Safe leverage play here is basically betting that he’s going to have a breakaway hold over 30 yards. The Bengals will try to put a cap on Kupp, but the band-aid will only stop the bleeding for so long…
Joe Mixon Under 60.5 rushing yards (-130)
The Rams defensive line is very good.
The Bengals offensive line is very bad.
Joe Burrow doesn’t care, but Joe Mixon might. He’s averaged 58.9 yards per game over his last eight games and outside of his more heavy use against the Chiefs, his rushing yardage has been below the 60.5 yard total in five of his last six.
The Rams will want to call off the run and force Joey B to throw the ball. All signs point to Mixon’s total falling below this total.
Joe Burrow Over 35.5 pass attempts (-115)
If you go for the Mixon line, you might as well throw this one in for good measure in a parlay and give yourself double the odds. Just as Mixon’s run total has fallen over the past eight weeks, Burrow’s passing attempts have climbed to an average of 36.3.
If the Rams advance early, that number should be very attainable.
Cincinnati Bengals Over 1.5 field goals (-115)
Even McPherson has caused a stir at the kicker position this season. The conflicting opinions on his drafting in the fifth round all seem a bit silly now. He’s 12/12 this postseason, which accounts for 40 of the team’s 72 points.
Speaking of the number 12 is also the number of field goals over 50 yards he has made this year.
Knowing that points could be tough to come by against a solid Rams defense, expect McPherson to be pressed early and often.
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