3 Best Cincinnati Bengals Prop Bets for Super Bowl 56 (Updated)
By Larry Rupp
The Cincinnati Bengals have a chance to win their first Super Bowl title in franchise history when they face the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. Young players like quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase could etch their names in the record books forever with a big performance.
Sports bettors looking to get in on the action for the big game can do so in a variety of ways on FanDuel Sportsbook. Of course, one of those ways is player props. With that in mind, let's take a look at three of the best Cincinnati Bengals prop bets heading into Super Bowl LVI.
Cincinnati Bengals Prop Bets
1. Tee Higgins - Receptions: Over 5.5 (+108)
Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey has been outspoken all week about his plan to shadow Bengals' No. 1 wideout Ja'Marr Chase on Sunday. That should give Tee Higgins a ton of opportunities to make an impact in the passing attack. In the 10 games that Higgins has seen at least 7 targets this season, he has hauled in 6 passes eight times. That includes each of the Bengals' last two playoff games. In fact, both Chase and Higgins are both seeing over 20% of the target share since Week 10. Los Angeles is projected to get out to an early lead in this one, which would only cause Cincinnati to pass the ball more often. Back Higgins to get the job done.
2. Joe Mixon - Longest Rush: Under 13.5 (-113)
This could end up being a tough game for running back Joe Mixon. The Rams posted the fifth-best rush defense DVOA rating in the NFL during the regular season and their dominance has not stopped in the playoffs, either. Keep in mind that Los Angeles has only given up three rushes of 14 or more yards since Week 11. The Bengals are passing the ball a ton lately and a big reason why is the fact that Mixon is averaging just 3.7 yards per carry in the postseason. This game has shootout written all over it given both starting quarterbacks are playing some of the best football of their careers. Mixon's diminished role makes the under a smart bet here.
3. Joe Burrow - Rushing Yards: Under 11.5 (-110)
It's surprising to see this number so high given Joe Burrow has rushed for at least 13 yards in just three of his 19 games played this season. Yes, he carried the ball five times for 25 yards in the AFC Championship. However, the Kansas City Chiefs' defensive line does not even compare to that of the Rams. Los Angeles posted the third-most sacks in the NFL during the regular season (50.0) despite finishing No. 24 in pressure percentage. That means that when players like Aaron Donald or Von Miller get into the backfield, it usually results in a loss of yards. In Burrow's other two playoff games, he rushed for only 3 yards on 4 carries. Trust the numbers here.
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