Here are the four best bets in the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams matchup in Super Bowl LVI this upcoming Sunday.
The last NFL game for the next five months means time to lock in some of our last previous NFL game bets of the year. The Super Bowl is one of the most bet on games in all sports and one of the hardest to exploit to make money. However, I ended up with these four bets through some pretty significant research about the teams and the history and trends of bets in the Super Bowl.
Obviously, if you plan on betting, follow up with your own research and decisions, but this is what I will be going with for Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams.
*All odds are from FanDuel Sportsbook and subject to change after publishing of this article*
Best Super Bowl bet No. 1: Kendall Blanton OVER 28.5 Yards (-110)
With Tyler Higbee officially out of the Super Bowl, Blanton will be starting at tight end for the Los Angeles Rams. That means that Kendall Blanton will start in his place and receive most of the reps at the tight end position.
Last week, Blanton had seven receptions for 57 yards in only three quarters of work. Blanton is still new to the NFL, with over 66% career yards coming in the last two games. So what makes this a quality bet? It is the fact that 71% of his receptions in the playoffs have resulted in first downs.
Although Higbee was not targeted by Stafford throughout the season, Blanton looks like a guy that Stafford seemed to turn to on third down last week. I would not expect Blanton to repeat his performance last week, but I think 28.5 yards is a bit low of a number for him.
The Bengals will likely focus a lot of their secondary’s attention on Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr., probably freeing some things up for Blanton on crucial downs.
Also, you should love this bet if you think the Rams will win. The last time a team won in the Super Bowl with their starting tight end having less than 50 receiving yards was in 2016 when the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers.