3 Bets to Make Right Now for Bengals vs Rams Super Bowl 56 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Max Staley
Three bets to make right away in Bengals vs Rams Super Bowl 56 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Three bets to make right away in Bengals vs Rams Super Bowl 56 on FanDuel Sportsbook. / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

Super Bowl LVI is set. The upstart Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Los Angeles Rams and their roster full of superstars. Los Angeles is currently listed as a 4-point favorite over Cincinnati, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. That's far from the only way to wager on this game, though.

Bengals vs Rams Super Bowl Odds

The Super Bowl is basically sports betting Christmas. There are already a wide variety of bets available on FanDuel Sportsbook and more will be added in the coming days. But with two weeks leading up to the game, there is plenty of time for these lines to shift.

Bengals vs Rams Bets

Here are three of the best early values to grab before the lines move two weeks ahead of Super Bowl LVI.

3. Bengals +4

There's no telling where this will end up before kickoff. But getting Cincinnati at +4 feels like a really nice value right now. Yes, the Rams are the more complete, better team. But the Bengals have proven they're capable of hanging with anyone, and these playoffs have been closer than any in recent memory. The Bengals and Rams won by exactly three points in both the Divisional and Conference Championship round. This game could easily be decided by a field goal yet again, so getting the hook could be crucial. It wouldn't be too surprising to see this line move to Rams -3 or -2.5 at some point in the next two weeks, so why not lock in the good number now.

2. First Quarter Spread: Rams -0.5 (+102)

The Rams have had a tendency to start hot, fade in the middle, and finish strong this postseason. They've scored the first points in each of their three playoff games thus far, finishing the first quarter with a lead twice and a tie once. All told, Los Angeles has outscored opponents 17-3 in the first quarter this postseason. It has taken Cincinnati a little longer to get going. The Bengals have only scored 1 touchdown in the first quarter this postseason, and that came against the hapless Las Vegas Raiders' defense. Cincy also didn't find the end zone until there were 65 seconds left in the second quarter against the Chiefs. The Rams have come out of the gates strong all playoffs, and their significant edge in experience gives them yet another first-quarter advantage over the Bengals.

1. Tyler Boyd - Super Bowl MVP: +8000

Tyler Boyd feels like the best early dark-horse MVP value right now. Of course, a lot can change in two weeks, but Boyd could be set up for a big day. The Rams' pass-rush is one of the best groups in football, and you can't say the same for the Bengals' O-Line. That might prevent Cincinnati from hitting those long-developing, downfield plays to Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase. Instead, Burrow could be looking for Boyd as his go-to guy on quick-hitting throws to move the chains and neutralize the rush. It wouldn't be surprising to see Los Angeles opt to double Chase and put Jalen Ramsey on Higgins, essentially daring Burrow to beat them with guys like Boyd, C.J. Uzomah and Joe Mixon. It's possible that we're looking at a Julian Edelman-type performance from the veteran here – especially if Uzomah is hobbled or out. At 80-to-1 odds, this is an excellent dart throw.

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