3 Best Los Angeles Rams Prop Bets for Super Bowl 56 (Updated)
By Larry Rupp
The Los Angeles Rams has come up short in each of their last two Super Bowl appearances. They'll aim to end that streak when they face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. Quarterback Matthew Stafford will look to silence the doubters and hoist the Lombardi Trophy during his first season in LA.
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 Los Angeles Rams prop bets heading into Super Bowl LVI.
Los Angeles Rams Prop Bets
1. Cam Akers - Rushing Yards: Under 63.5 (-110)
Running back Cam Akers has taken over in the playoffs as the Rams' workhorse back since returning from an Achilles injury at the end of the regular season. He still hasn't cleared this number in any of Los Angeles' playoff games, though. Akers is also dealing with a shoulder injury that kept him limited during the first week of Super Bowl practices. That means veteran Sony Michel and possibly Darrell Henderson could see some work on Sunday. Overall, Akers is averaging just 3.8 yards per carry on the season and the Bengals are giving up 247.7 passing yards per game (No. 26 in NFL) Look for head coach Sean McVay to lean on the passing game, which leaves Akers with little upside.
2. Van Jefferson - Longest Reception: Over 18.5 (-122)
The emergence of Odell Beckham Jr. has left second-year pro Van Jefferson a little forgotten about during the playoffs. He may not see many targets, but Jefferson is still Stafford's best deep threat option on offense. The 25-year-old averaged 16.0 yards per reception in the regular season and has posted a catch of 18 or more yards in 13 of his last 15 games. This is a great matchup, too. The Bengals gave up the third-most 20-plus yard passing plays in the NFL this season (65). McVay has to be thinking he can take advantage of this weak Cincinnati pass defense. Drawing up a few deep plays for Jefferson seems like the perfect way to do that.
3. Odell Beckham Jr. Anytime TD (+140)
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has to be motivated to ball out on the biggest stage in sports given he is about to become a free agent. It's worth noting that he has also seen 19 targets over the last two games. Betting on the three-time Pro Bowler to reach the end zone comes with a lot more value than his yardage and receptions props do. Beckham has scored a touchdown in six of his 10 games played with the Rams this season and has a tendency to find the open gaps when defenses are focused on shutting down Cooper Kupp. Cincinnati has given up a score to four different WRs this postseason. Back Beckham to become the fifth.
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