3 Biggest Locks to Bet in Bengals vs Rams Super Bowl 56 (Updated)

Larry Rupp
Three of the biggest locks to bet in Super Bowl 56.
Three of the biggest locks to bet in Super Bowl 56. / Christian Petersen/GettyImages

The Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI as both franchises attempt to win the coveted Lombardi Trophy. Of course, the Super Bowl is known as the biggest sports betting event of the year and there is a ton of value to be found in this year's matchup.

Finding a winner isn't always easy, though. And thanks to the sheer amount of betting options available on FanDuel Sportsbook, bettors might need some help zeroing in on the best values on the slate.

With that in mind, here are three of the safest, low-risk bets or "locks" to target on Sunday.

Super Bowl Best Bets

1. Position of MVP Award Winner: Quarterback (-290)

There may not be any bigger lock than betting on a quarterback to be named Super Bowl MVP. It has happened in 31 of the 55 Super Bowls to date, including four of the last five. This matchup also features two great signal-callers. Cincinnati's Joe Burrow has guided his team by completing 68.8% of his passes during the postseason, delivering a big-time throw every time the Bengals have needed one. Meanwhile, Los Angeles' Matthew Stafford has tossed 6 touchdowns to 1 interception in the 2021 playoffs and has orchestrated a fourth-quarter comeback in back-to-back games. It would take an otherworldly performance for a position player to snatch this award away from the QB on the winning team. Keep backing the trend here and bet on the signal-callers.

2. Quarterback to be Sacked First: Joe Burrow (-180)

Let's stay at the quarterback position here and target Burrow to be the first one sacked. Both of these teams have some stellar pass-rushers capable of getting into the backfield on every snap. However, the Bengals' offensive line isn't nearly as good as the Rams' OL. Cincy has given up 12 sacks through three postseason games and now has to face the likes of Aaron Donald, Von Miller and Leonard Floyd. The Rams finished No. 3 in the NFL with 50.0 regular-season sacks and they should have a field day against a Bengals' OL that allowed the third-most regular-season sacks (55.0).

3. Anytime Touchdown Scorer: Cooper Kupp (-160)

Wide receiver Cooper Kupp was first-team All-Pro for a reason. The 28-year-old is set to finish off a season in which he ranked No. 1 in the NFL in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947) and receiving touchdowns (16). Kupp is coming off a game in which he scored twice and he has reached the end zone in eight of his last nine games overall. He has seen a team-high 21 red zone targets during that span and is obviously Stafford's go-to option. It's going to be difficult to keep him from scoring on the biggest stage in sports.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.