Mountain State online bettors, here we go.
Super Bowl LVI has unfurled its second leg of props and considerations ahead of the Feb. 13 matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams.
Gamblers changed the tide of the initial menu after the Rams were installed as -4 favorites and the over-under was 50 across the major West Virginia sportsbooks.
The first movement tilted toward the Rams, with the line becoming -4.5 and the total dropping to 48.5 at DraftKings WV.
Score the first victory value points for any West Virginia bettors who took the under 50 and saw the total slide down a full point and a half.
Gamblers also are considering the impact of the Rams playing in their home, SoFi Stadium. It’s the second year in a row that’s happened after never occurring in 54 previous Super Bowls.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the home-field advantage pay off last year when they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.
Super Bowl 56 props at WV sportsbooks
What about wave two? The fun bets are up. The wacky and crazy wagers will follow next week.
Here are some enticing props at DraftKings:
Will any nonquarterback throw a touchdown pass? The yes is +1400. This prop comes out of recent Super Bowls and would have paid beaucoup bucks in the 2018 game.
That’s when Nick Foles of the Philadelphia Eagles became the first quarterback to catch a Super Bowl touchdown pass. It came on the Philly Special and was thrown by Trey Burton.
Thinking way outside the box: Johnny Hekker, the Rams punter, is no stranger to throwing a pass on fake punts. Maybe one will go the distance.
Will Ja’Marr Chase or Cooper Kupp record a touchdown of 50 yards or more? That’s a specialty for them. Yes is +225.
Will an offensive lineman score? Yes is +2200. This is always a threat via the eligible tackle.
Will there be a game-winning, walk-off field goal in regulation? Why not, when it seems to happen almost every game? Yes is +500.
In the conference semifinals, three consecutive games ended this way. Last week, a final-play field goal forced overtime between the Bengals and Chiefs.
Will there be a successful onside kick? It’s +2500.
Ask Sean Payton. The recently retired New Orleans Saints coach executed a daring onside kick to start the second half of New Orleans’ eventual triumph over the Indianapolis Colts in 2010.
What makes this kick hard, usually, is that it takes place in obvious situations. Payton’s was a surprise maneuver.
Betting on Super Bowl 56 in WV
Here’s a lineup look from BetMGM WV:
What will the first scoring play of the game be?
- Touchdown: -200
- Field goal: +165
- Safety: +4000
If one wants to get bold, a safety for either the Bengals or Rams as a first score is +6600.
The book offers the chance to both build a same-game parlay or use some that it has put up.
- Chase to score a touchdown, Cincinnati to cover the +4.5 spread and the game to go over 49.5 points. The payout is +425.
- For the Bengals to win on the money line, for Mixon to score and for the over to come in. That pays +625.
It is always fun (and intriguing) to assemble same-game parlays. Put in a few different options, weigh their odds, take some games out and put others in. Keep working on it until a price emerges that you like.
This is one of the premier advantages of mobile betting over the brick-and-mortar retail book operation.
A look at Super Bowl Squares with Caesars
Super Bowl Squares are available at Caesars WV for free and in pay areas.
Here’s one that requires an investment but gives some insight regarding where the books think this game can end up. These totals reflect the end of the game only, not the typical quarter-by-quarter props seen in office pools or at home parties.
The Rams 7 and the Bengals 0 on the final score is +200. The Rams 4 and the Bengals 7 is +2100.
The largest spread pays +30000, or 300-1. And it should, with the Rams 9 and the Bengals 5.
Super Bowl 56 MVP odds
Caesars lists Matthew Stafford of the Rams as the +120 chalk to win the MVP.
Joe Burrow of the Bengals is +220.
Kupp is +700. That’s a good price for someone considered so lethal that he is a -200 pick as an anytime scorer. He has found the end zone in all three of the Rams’ postseason victories. Meanwhile, Chase of the Bengals is +1200.
Quarterbacks win an overwhelming majority of these awards, but the last time a quarterback did not win came the last time the Rams played in this game. Three years ago, they lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots in the lowest-scoring (and probably most dull) Super Bowl ever.
The MVP was Julian Edelman, the Patriots wide receiver who had 10 catches for 141 yards.