Super Bowl LVI is only a few days away, pitting the Cincinnati Bengals against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 13. Betting markets are flowing with options for fans, ranging from traditional options to more unique ones.
Over/Under Super Bowl 56
One of the most popular markets involves wagering on the game's total — also known by many as betting on the over/under. Here's a look at the Super Bowl LVI over/under odds, as well as a prediction for the outcome.
Over/Under Super Bowl Odds
FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Super Bowl LVI's total at 48.5 as of Sunday morning. The odds on the over are set at -112, while the under sits at -108 odds.
Super Bowls can sometimes be unpredictable. While the game often results in a high-scoring affair, we've also seen low-scoring contests such as when the Rams and New England Patriots combined for just 16 points at Super Bowl LIII.
Having said that, the Rams have averaged 28.0 PPG through three playoff games, while the Bengals are averaging 24.0 PPG. Assuming those trends continue, the over is a strong possibility.
Over/Under Super Bowl Prediction & Pick
Putting up big numbers hasn't been an issue for the Rams this season, hitting at least 30 points in nine games over the regular season and playoffs.
On the other hand, the Bengals can put up some high point totals, too. The issue here is that they're inconsistent about it, mostly due to the unreliable offensive line. After all, Cincinnati's offense has scored fewer than 20 points three times in the last seven games and is in for a long night against Los Angeles' world-class defense.
Looking deeper into trends, the total has hit the under in four of Cincinnati's last five games. It's also hit the under each of the last five times the Rams and Bengals have met.
Taking all of the above into account and the fact that both teams' defenses have played well this postseason, the under seems like the smarter pick here.
Over/Under Super Bowl Prediction
Total: Under 48.5 (-110)
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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.