Updated (Sunday, Feb. 13, 12:15 p.m. EST): Official odds for these props were updated from FanDuel Sportsbook.
The possibilities are almost endless on what you can bet on during Super Bowl 56 between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. Anything ranging from traditional player props to whether or not the opening kickoff will be a touchback can all be found on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Bengals vs Rams Super Bowl Prop Bets
One of the most fun bets available is wagering on what the first scoring play in the games will be. Let's break down the odds and give a pick for this prop heading into Bengals-Rams Super Bowl LVI.
First Scoring Play Super Bowl Prop Bet
FanDuel Sportsbook gives six different options for this bet, three for both sides. A Rams touchdown (+165) leads the way followed closely behind by a Bengals touchdown (+250). A field goal from either side has odds set at +350 and a safety from either side has odds set at +10000.
First Scoring Play Super Bowl Prop Bet History
There's no overlooking the recent trend of field goals being the first scoring play in the Super Bowl. A kicker has accounted for the first points of the game in five of the last six years. It could be due to first quarter jitters for the offense or simply stellar red zone defense, no one truly knows.
Of course, you can't mention the first scoring play prop without remembering how the Seattle Seahawks forced the Denver Broncos into a safety to start the game back in Super Bowl XLVIII. The payout was huge, but it remains the only time that has happened in Super Bowl history.
First Scoring Play Super Bowl Prop Bet Prediction & Pick
Targeting a field goal here is a smart bet. In addition to the Super Bowl trend, the Bengals and Rams have played a combined six playoff games and a field goal has been scored first in three of them. Both of these teams also finished in the top half of the league in opponent red zone TD percentage.
The hard part is deciding which team to back. All signs point to Los Angeles, though. The Rams have scored first in all three playoff games and 13 of their 20 games overall this season. Meanwhile, the Bengals have scored first just seven times and have gotten comfortable playing from behind.
Los Angeles loves to come out of the gate firing in an attempt to catch the defense on their heels. With wide receiver Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. at his disposal, look for quarterback Matthew Stafford to get the Rams in field goal range right away.
First Scoring Play Super Bowl Prop Best Bet
First Scoring Play: Los Angeles Rams - Field Goal (+350)
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