Super Bowl 56: PrizePicks Top Plays
Published: Feb 13, 2022
Updated: Jun 28, 2022
Super Bowl 56 offers you numerous football betting opportunities across a number of platforms. With New York and Louisiana recently jumping onboard, legalized sports wagering is now available in 20 different states with more on the horizon here in 2022. For those of us residing in states where it isn’t, we have to be a bit more creative if we want to lay some action on the Cincinnati Bengals, the Los Angeles Rams, or even what’s in the big ol’ Gatorade jug on the sidelines.
Head down to your local bar and you can probably still find your way into some Super Bowl squares that may still be available. Maybe hit up that guy at work who usually runs the office pool and see if you can still get in on the action. Or, if you don’t have disposable income but still want a chance to earn a little extra spending cash, check out our FREE Fantasy Alarm Big Game Contest. Just answer a few prop questions about the game and the halftime show and you could win up to $250 just for clicking a few buttons.
Me? I’m playing on Prize Picks this weekend for some Super Bowl fun.
If you’ve never played on Prize Picks before, it’s pretty straightforward. You build parlays of anywhere from 2-to-5 props they have listed, set your stakes and potential parlay return value which is based on how many of your props hit. They only do player and game props, so if you’re really intent on laying a bet down on what song Snoop Dogg performs first, you’re back to our free contest up above.
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Below is a list of Super Bowl 56 props I am playing this weekend and some reasoning as well. Keep in mind, I will never give you a play I won’t bet myself and I’m not getting crazy, playing too many of them. Enough to have some skin in the game, but not detract from being able to enjoy the game. Also, keep in mind that the props can move just like they do in Las Vegas, so the ones I have listed are the ones available to me on Friday (2/11) afternoon. If you think the line has changed too much and you’re not sure about it, move on to the next.
This number has dropped significantly with word that Darrell Henderson is expected to return and Rams coach Sean McVay said he is using “a good three-back rotation, based on how the game unfolds.” Between that comment, the fact that he looked okay, but not great here in the playoffs, and any possibility of the Bengals jumping out to a lead at all, it’s not looking like a big day for him. Coming back from the torn Achilles this quickly is a great story, but I’m not betting on it here.
The Rams pass-rush is dominant and when we look at the trenches, their defensive line has an advantage over the offensive line of the Bengals. As such, Joe Burrow is going to see a ton of pressure from the likes of Aaron Donald, Von Miller, and Leonard Floyd. He can’t take a bunch of sacks and you have to be careful with having him run too much. I see a lot of check-downs and designed screens for Mixon as that seems to be an effective way to neutralize the pass-rush, as evidenced by the Rams ranking 24th in DVOA against running back pass-plays and allowing an average of 36.6 receiving yards per game to them this year.
Burrow loves to attack the middle of the field and with tight end C.J. Uzomah playing but likely not at 100-percent, the lean should be Boyd coming out of the slot. We know Jalen Ramsey is going to spend the majority of his time on Ja’Marr Chase, so that likely moves either David Long or Donte Deayon into the slot against Boyd. That’s definitely a match-up I expect the Bengals to exploit this mismatch early and often.
It’s been all lollipops, rainbows, and sunshine for Beckham since he left Cleveland and that jubilance will be on full display here on the biggest NFL stage. He was only averaging about four catches per game upon his arrival, but so far, here in the playoffs, his role has steadily increased given all the attention defenses have put towards Cooper Kupp. Beckham has become a reliable target for Matthew Stafford and now has 19 targets over the last two games which he’s turned into 15 catches for 182 yards. You can bet the Bengals will follow suit and try to bracket Kupp which will only benefit Beckham’s target share.
Like I said – lollipops, rainbows, and sunshine. He has six touchdowns in 10 games with the Rams, including the playoffs. He gets another one in the Super Bowl.
Field Goals Made:
The Bengals kicker is 12-for-12 here in the playoffs and we’ve seen a number of times where Zac Taylor seemingly settles for the three points as opposed to going for it. During the year, McPherson ranked in the top 10 of field goal attempts and actually led the league in attempts of more than 50 yards with 11 this season. I expect Taylor to “take the points” a few times here in the big game.
Joe Burrow took 51 sacks this season. That’s a pretty hefty number. The Chiefs only got him once in the last game, but the Titans managed to rack up a total of nine sacks in the Division Round. The Rams have an outstanding pass-rush and were third in the league in sacks with 50 for a total loss of 367 yards, which also ranked third in the league. The defense is going to be fired up for this one and there are definitely still some concerns with the Bengals' offensive line and pass-blocking.
Fourth-Down Conversions Allowed:
The last time Sean McVay was in the Super Bowl, his offense put up just three points. He’s not going to let that happen again. We’ve seen Stafford sputter at times and have a need for that extra down to sustain a drive, so look for McVay to keep his offense aggressive. The Rams had a 52.6-percent success rate on just 19 fourth-down attempts this season, so if it gets close, I think they go for it…and succeed.
Best of luck to you all and enjoy the Super Bowl!