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Best Outside-the-Box Bets for Super Bowl 56 (Updated)

Devon Platana
A look at the three best outside-the-box bets for Super Bowl 56.
A look at the three best outside-the-box bets for Super Bowl 56. / Katelyn Mulcahy/GettyImages

Every year, the Super Bowl attracts fans from all walks of life. Football's biggest game of the year has something for everyone, which especially holds true when it comes to the betting aspect of the weekend.

Some bettors prefer to wager on more traditional markets, such as over/under and point spread, while others prefer more unique prop bets.

For those who like to get creative with their wagering, here's a look at the three best outside-the-box bets for Super Bowl LVI.

Best Outside-the-Box Super Bowl Bets

1. Ja'Marr Chase & Cooper Kupp to combine for 200+ receiving yards & to combine for 2+ TDs (+280)

Betting on a player to score an anytime touchdown or how many receiving yards they'll finish with are pretty common markets. However, what about a prop that combines both markets... for two players? Fans can now wager on whether Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase and Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp will combine for more than 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns this Sunday. At +280 odds, fans can get some great value out of this bet. Chase and Kupp have combined for 665 receiving yards and five TDs this postseason. That works out to a combined average of 221.7 receiving yards and 1.7 TDs per game. With how much the respective offenses rely on their production, both wideouts should be busy come Sunday. It'd be far from shocking to see two of the best wide receivers combine for 200+ yards and at least two TDs on the NFL's biggest stage.

2. Total Incompletions - Joe Burrow

When it comes to quarterback markets, the more traditional ones look at passing yards and total completions. However, one interesting market to take note of looks at how many incompletions Bengals QB Joe Burrow will have at Super Bowl LVI. FanDuel Sportsbook has set the total at 12.5, with the over at +144 and the under at -178. It's no secret that Cincinnati has one of the worst offensive lines in the league, leading to Burrow constantly facing pressure. He's usually calm and collected, but there's no doubt that he'll be under pressure by the Rams' front seven all night long. He had 15 incompletions in the AFC Championship Game and that was against a Kansas City that doesn't compare to what Los Angeles is set to field. Rather than making cash from Burrow's positives, go for the chaos of taking the over on this prop.

3. Direction of First Missed Field Goal

Even though a lot of attention will be on the top offensive players this Sunday, kickers have also made their fair share of Super Bowl history — both good and bad. FanDuel Sportsbook has a market that looks at what direction the first missed field goal will go in. The options listed are: left (-210), right (+225) and short (+1120). Bengals rookie kicker is a perfect 12-of-12 on his field-goal attempts this season, however, Rams K Matt Gay has missed one attempt in each of his last two games. One of Gay's misses fell short, which would provide +1120 odds-worth of betting value if it happens again this week — which translates to a $112 win on a $10 wager.

Bet $5 to win $280 on either team to win Super Bowl 56!

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.