Rams vs. Bengals: The best touchdown prop bets for Super Bowl LVI
Touchdown props are one of the most popular options for bettors looking for action outside of the traditional spread and point total wagers in the Super Bowl. There is a bevy of opportunities for bettors to take advantage of when it comes to touchdown props for Super Bowl LVI, as the matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals promises plenty of offense.
Here are our three favorite touchdown wagers for the biggest game of the NFL season.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. ET, NBC
Sun, February 13 2022, 11:30 PM
Odell Beckham Jr. touchdown scorer
Just about everyone in the free world knows that Cooper Kupp is Rams quarterback Matt Stafford’s No. 1 option, hence why his odds to score a touchdown in Super Bowl LVI are a paltry -200.
But there is value to be had elsewhere on the Rams’ roster, particularly with Odell Beckham Jr., who’s played inspired football since abandoning Cleveland. Beckham has scored a touchdown in six of his first 11 games with L.A., and has already been targeted by Stafford 23 times in these playoffs.
Writing his own story. @obj is an NFC Champion. pic.twitter.com/SPhPbG9dU2— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) February 2, 2022
OBJ has been particularly strong early in games, hauling in 12 of 16 targets for 150 yards through three first-half efforts this postseason. That makes him tempting to take in the first touchdown market at +800, but the safe play is to back Beckham to visit the end zone at any given time.
NFL pick: Beckham Jr. anytime TD (+123)
Ja’Marr Chase touchdown scorer
Running back Joe Mixon is the favorite among the Bengals to record a touchdown at any time at -117, but considering the way L.A. can shut down the running game, that may not be a great bet. The Rams were sixth in stopping the run during the regular season (103.5 yards allowed per game), and Mixon has only two touchdowns over his last seven contests.
This means more work for Joe Burrow, who fortunately has a host of perimeter talent around him, starting with Ja’Marr Chase.
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Chase was only three touchdowns behind Mixon for the team lead during the regular season with 13. The standout rookie will likely draw attention from All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey in the Super Bowl, but Chase has demonstrated the ability to beat tight coverage in these playoffs.
NFL pick: Chase anytime TD (-106)
Total touchdowns Over/Under 5.5
Based on the point spread and total, the Rams can be expected to win Super Bowl LVI 27-22, give or take a point on either side. That logically implies that six touchdowns will be scored, yet the juice on the Over 5.5 total touchdowns is not elevated.
Neither the Rams nor the Bengals stoppers boast elite numbers when it comes to red zone defense; L.A. is 12th in opponent touchdown percentage in the red zone (54.1%), while Cincinnati is 16th (56.1%). Six touchdowns looks very likely for Super Bowl LVI, with seven a distinct possibility. Over bettors should cash on this prop.
NFL pick: Over (-112)