With the Super Bowl upon us, let’s find a few more winning wagers. Top sportsbooks have released their odds for the upcoming Super Bowl LVI between the Rams and Bengals.
With the biggest sporting event of the year almost here, time is running out
Here are a couple of those betting options that you should take advantage of in order to have a more profitable Super Bowl Sunday.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday, February 13, 2022 – 06:30 PM EST at SoFi Stadium
Position of MVP Award – QB vs. Any Other Position
To find this bet on FanDuel, click on “Super Bowl” and go to the “Super Bowl” tab.
The bet is whether the MVP of the Super Bowl will be a quarterback or someone who plays any other position.
The “QB” option is heavily juiced because MVPs tend to be quarterbacks. But there have been some non-quarterback MVP Award winners in recent years. For example, Julian Edelman was MVP in Super Bowl LIII as was Von Miller in Super Bowl 50.
I think that there are so many other legitimate candidates for the award besides Matt Stafford and Joe Burrow. For starters, each team boasts an elite wide receiver. The NFL’s leader in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns, Cooper Kupp is a worthy candidate to be that rare wide receiver MVP.
His tendency to score — he’s accrued at least one receiving touchdown in five straight games — and the disproportionate attention that he gets from Stafford ensures that he regularly kills it on the stat sheet
Kupp does most of his damage from the slot where Awuzie has allowed 24 receptions on 30 targets. Besides, Kupp is great after the catch because he’s quick and ably follows behind his blockers. Stafford will take advantage by hitting him when he stays put after lining up in stacked formations. It’s really hard to defend Kupp when he lines up this way as it is in the slot and in general.
Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is also great after the catch. He ranks fifth in yards after catch
Chase, with his clean technique, is great at running short routes where he can then use his explosiveness to amass great gains after the catch. Burrow’s reliance on his top receiver — especially in the end zone — his reliance on the short-passing game, and Chase’s explosiveness after the catch will entail that Chase has a relatively high proportion of Burrow’s yards. Like Kupp is for Stafford, Chase is clearly the top pass-catcher for Burrow. Either guy could be the MVP.
There’s the chance that Burrow isn’t able to get rid of the ball quickly on multiple occasions and three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald would likely be the first to take advantage. Donald is a unique talent, one who could be MVP as his current teammate Von Miller was in Super Bowl 50.
NFL Pick: Any Other Position at +225 with FanDuel
Ja’Marr Chase and Cooper Kupp to Combine for 200+ Receiving Yards
This is a “Super Bowl Special” on FanDuel. I basically gave my reasoning above as to why I like both receivers.
Chase was limited a bit by the Chiefs because, like they did against Buffalo, they focused on limiting a single wide receiver. But the Rams are going to trust cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
Cornerbacks haven’t been successful against Chase in these playoffs. He accrued over 100 yards against Raider Desmond Trufant and then against Tennessee’s Kristian Fulton despite their strong stats in pass coverage.
With his ability after the catch, he should reach 100 receiving yards, which is a total that Kupp will fly by as Stafford’s highly-ranked pass protection gives him ample time to find his favorite pass-catcher.
For the above reasons, invest in both Chase and Kupp with your NFL picks.
NFL Pick: Ja’Marr Chase and Cooper Kupp to Combine for 200+ Receiving Yards at +100 with FanDuel