Super Bowl 56: 3 Bets You Need to Make Before Kickoff (Updated)

Devon Platana
A look at three Super Bowl 56 bets that you need to make before kickoff on Sunday.
A look at three Super Bowl 56 bets that you need to make before kickoff on Sunday. / Norm Hall/GettyImages

The 2021 NFL season will come to a conclusion on Sunday when the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams at Super Bowl LVI. From casual fans to hardcore supporters, there's usually something for everybody at the Super Bowl.

There's a section of fans that enjoy placing wagers on Super Bowl markets to add a little extra excitement to the game. Markets can range from traditional ones, such as betting on the over/under, to more unique ones that are more for fun.

Here's a look at three Super Bowl LVI bets that you need to make before kickoff on Sunday.

Super Bowl 56 Bets

1. Anytime 2nd Half Touchdown Scorer: Cooper Kupp (+180)

The Rams would love to win a Super Bowl in front of their hometown fans, which is why they'll need Cooper Kupp to continue being his dominant self. The superstar wide receiver has touchdowns in eight of his last nine games and has a great shot at finding the end zone again. Betting on him to score a TD at any time of the game seems like a guarantee, but there isn't much value on that at -170. Instead, a better bet is to wager on Kupp scoring a second-half TD at +170. Two of his four postseason touchdowns have come in the second half and it wouldn't be shocking to see him do it again since Matthew Stafford is targeting Kupp 10.7 times per game in the playoffs.

2. Player Total Receptions - Tee Higgins: Over 5.5 (+108)

While a lot of attention will be on Ja'Marr Chase this weekend, he isn't the only talented wide receiver on Cincinnati's roster. Sophomore wideout Tee Higgins has also been solid this postseason and could help bettors get value out of this prop by taking the over ahead of Sunday. Even though Higgins' target share can sometimes be inconsistent, Joe Burrow has targeted him 19 times over the last two games. He's made 13 receptions over that span, hitting the over on this prop in each game. With Jalen Ramsey shadowing Chase at Super Bowl LVI, the Bengals need Higgins to step up and deliver. If his workload stays consistent, bettors can score a decent chunk of cash on this prop.

3. Player to Record First Sack - Aaron Donald (+360)

The Rams likely wouldn't be playing in Super Bowl LVI had it not been for the play of Aaron Donald throughout the last six months. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year now has a shot to help bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy to Los Angeles against a Bengals offensive line that is suspect at best. Cincinnati has given up 12 sacks over their postseason journey and may not be equipped to handle an onslaught from the Rams defense. Donald consistently leads by example and will want to start the Super Bowl with a bang in front of the hometown crowd. Don't be surprised if he gets to Burrow early in the contest, which is why wagering on him to get the first sack of the game at +360 odds is a must-make bet.

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.