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As is the case with every great sporting event, the upcoming Super Bowl between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams is attracting massive interest from bettors in what will be the final game of professional football for over half a year.
There is a slew of intriguing prop bets, in addition to the usual spread, total, and moneyline, but here are the ones that you should absolutely avoid during your bet-making process. Let’s get right to it so you don’t forget to make your bets against the Super Bowl Odds.
Worst 4 Super Bowl LVI Bets You Can Make | NFL Betting
Darrell Henderson Jr. First Touchdown Scorer (+1000)
Darrell Hernderson Jr. has been on the injured reserve for a couple of months, and although he was eligible to be activated back before the Divisional Round, LA continued to hold him out of the action.
While the Rams are not ruling out his return, he is far from a guarantee to suit up in the Super Bowl, much less get a significant workload. With Cam Akers and Sony Michel fully healthy and proving their worth lately, Henderson having the seventh-best odds to open the scoring is baffling.
Under 3.5 Field Goals (-170)
As much as the oddsmakers favor this outcome, there is a much greater chance of the Rams and Bengals combining for at least four field goals.
Most of the playoff games have been extremely close thus far, and a late field goal in the fourth quarter or overtime could easily come into play, but even if it does not, LA’s Matt Gay is a Pro Bowl-elect, while Cincy’s Evan McPherson has gone 4/4 on field goals in all three playoff games he has participated in this season.
Under 3.5 Touchdown Passes (+115)
The value placed on this bet — more specifically, its opposite — is downright ridiculous (hint: take the other side). Both of these teams have gotten to where they are at because of their quarterback play and are far more likely to get into a shootout as opposed to a defensive battle or game of possession.
Combining the two QBs’ touchdown totals from the three weeks they have played in the playoffs, they would have covered the over twice, and they are likely to make it three out of four in the Super Bowl.
What Will the First Song of Halftime Be?
Not Family Affair by Mary J Blige (+500), that is for sure. Listen, it’s a great song, but Eminem is the headlining act, and with the obvious California links from fellow performers Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg, all of whom are more recognizable to the public eye, it is highly unlikely that Blige’s classic jam is the first track thrown over the speakers; be on the lookout for something from the 2001 album, if Em does not stick with his solo work.