Super Bowl 56 Margin of Victory Prop Bet for Bengals vs Rams (Analysis, Prediction & Pick)
Updated (Sunday, Feb. 13, 12:25 p.m. EST): Official odds for these props were updated from FanDuel Sportsbook.
If you can dream it, you can probably bet it in Super Bowl LVI. Pretty much every prop bet under the sun is available on FanDuel Sportsbook, ranging from traditional options like player props to more unique wagers like the coin toss result.
Bengals vs Rams Super Bowl Prop Bets
One of the most fun bets available is wagering on the margin of victory. Let's break down the odds and give a pick for this prop heading into Bengals-Rams Super Bowl LVI.
Margin of Victory Super Bowl Prop Bet
FanDuel Sportsbook has given four different bets to take on the margin of victory, providing each team with odds to win in either a close game or a blowout. We're considering a margin of victory of at least 14+ points as a blowout. Below are the odds for all four possibilities, pointing trends towards a close game.
- Rams 1-13 points: +140
- Bengals 1-13 points: +240
- Rams 14+ points: +230
- Bengals 14+ points: +750
Winning Margin (4-Way) Super Bowl Prop Bet History
Betting history points to take a close game, by only ever so slightly. In 55 previous Super Bowls, a team has won by less than 14 points in 31 games. There have been 22 games with winning margins of 14+ points, and two games where the winner came out on top by exactly 14 points. However, recent history paints a different picture.
Since 2000, there have been only four games where a team won by more than 14 points. Generally speaking, it's a safer option to pick a close game than projecting a blowout.
Margin of Victory Super Bowl Prop Bet Prediction & Pick
It's important to take a look at the two teams squaring off in Super Bowl 56 when making a pick on this prop bet. In 10 regular-season wins, the Bengals won by at least 14 points in half of them. However, they've won their three playoff games by a combined 13 points.
On the other side, the Rams won only four of their 12 regular season wins in "blowout" fashion. In three playoff games, however, the Rams have one win of at least 14 points.
With all of that in mind, it's looking like a safer bet to pick either of these teams to win by 1-13 points, instead of projecting a blowout. Now it just comes down to picking the winner of the game. For me, it's hard to ignore the magic of Joe Burrow and the Bengals.
There's been a fun fact floating around about the only quarterbacks in league history to win both a National Championship in college and then a Super Bowl title as a starter: Joe Namath and Joe Montana.
I really like the option of Joe Burrow becoming the third member of such a distinguished class. Not to mention, the Bengals are playing red-hot defense. Not only are the Bengals allowing just 19.7 points per game in the playoffs, but they've won the turnover margin 7-2 in that span. We all know that Matthew Stafford is usually good for an untimely interception, and the Madden '22 prediction even backed that up.
I'm riding with the magic of Joey B and the Bengals, and that means they'll be winning a close one. After all, kicker Evan McPherson is looking to extend his streak of walk-off game-winning field goals to three.
Margin of Victory Super Bowl Prop Best Bet
Cincinnati Bengals by 1-13 Points: +240
Bet $5 to win $280 on either team to win Super Bowl 56!
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