Welcome back to the final edition of the PlayUSA Bets Navigator!
What better way to end championship weekend than with the team of destiny coming out on top.
Super Bowl LVI arrives on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.
The AFC representative will be the Cincinnati Bengals. Led by their captain Joe Burrow aka Joe Cool, the Bengals were able to outlast the Kansas City Chiefs by holding them to THREE POINTS in the second half of the AFC Championship game.
Cincinnati was never supposed to be in this game, but they have proven they belong in the conversation as one of the best teams in 2022.
The NFC representative will be the Los Angeles Rams. Built from the ground up after trading away every single first-round pick, Los Angeles has acquired the necessary talent and is tailor-made for a championship.
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Now, let’s dive into the Super Bowl.
Bets we are watching: Super Bowl LVI
We made it. Eighteen weeks and several playoff games later, and now it’s time for Super Bowl selections.
Had we taken the 49ers point spread, we would have been golden this week. Unfortunately, that was not the case. However, the Cincinnati moneyline hit big!
This week’s bets come by way of DraftKings Sportsbook. More odds below:
Season record: 8-22
Playoff record: 3-6
Los Angeles at Cincinnati
- Point Spread: +4.5 Bengels
This is all about Joe Cool and how he can best manage the game and put the Bengals in a position to win.
Cincinnati can score points. Maybe not on the fly, but they can run the ball when needed, throw the ball deep, and have a pro-bowl caliber kicker in Evan McPherson, who has ice in his veins. McPherson is clutch.
Remember, this is a point spread bet. The Bengals need to win the game outright or lose by less than 5 points to win the bet.
Cincinnati Bengals over Los Angeles Rams
- Moneyline: +160 Cincinnati
After everything Joe Cool has done, the Bengals are still the underdog. I think they are sick of being called that and will show it come to Super Bowl Sunday.
The Los Angeles defense, specifically the front four, will cause problems for Burrow. But if he can find ways to make play outside the pocket, then the Bengals have a chance to stay in the game.
This is a classic moneyline bet. Thus, the Bengals have to win the game to win the bet.
Odell Beckham Jr. + Trent Taylor + Burrow Over 229.5 PYDs
- 3-Leg Parlay: +3000
This is what’s called a “same game parlay.” It simply means all the bets are happening within the same game. There is a function on the DraftKings app that allows you to parlay all three of these legs.
OBJ will be a threat if the Rams get inside the five-yard line. I expect a one-on-one with Stafford tossing the ball into the corner of the endzone.
Taylor is an unknown slot receiver which makes him the perfect sleeper pick. If the Bengals are inside the five-yard line with two receivers on the long side of the field, expect a quick rub route with Taylor getting the ball quickly in the flats.
Lastly, Burrow might have to throw for 300+ yards to win this shoot-out.
Since this is a parlay bet, both players listed above need to score, and Joe Burrow needs to throw for at least 230 passing yards.
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