It's finally Super Bowl weekend, and that means that it's time to place some bets. Here's what TRO is putting its money on for the big game.
With the Super Bowl moments away, TRO is setting out its favorite bets against the spread and prop bets.
STANDARD GAME BETS:
Los Angeles (-4.0)
We're not insinuating that this game will be a blowout, but we feel confident in the matchup problems the Rams' defensive line (+ Jalen Ramsey roaming in the secondary), will allow them to pull away late. They have an average margin of victory over 7 points while winning games at SoFi Stadium.
Total - Over 48.5 Points
Two top 10 offenses, playing in warm weather, on turf, in the biggest game of the year. There's too much firepower on both teams for there not to be a plethora of points scored.
First Half Under 24.0 Points
We're going to bank on the Bengals' tendency to start games slowly to meet the first half under. The point explosion shouldn't come until the second half, where they will eventually reach the total over.
Joe Mixon Over 60.5 Rushing Yards
The Bengals need to lean on Mixon to keep the Rams' pass rush at bay. A 1,200+ yard rusher during the regular season, and a true 3-down back, we like Mixon to comfortably surpass 60.5 yards.
Cooper Kupp Longest Reception Over 31.5 Yards
Kupp has been the best offensive weapon in the NFL this year, which is why he brought home the Offensive Player of the Year award at this week's NFL honors. The Bengals do not have the elite cornerback play to stifle Kupp. We think he'll break at least one catch for big yardage.
Jalen Ramsey Over 3.5 Tackles and Assists
Despite being a cornerback, Ramsey is a good tackler. He helps out in the run game more than you would think, and we believe that the Bengals will try to get the ball to Ja'Marr Chase, even if that means throwing a high number of screens and passes underneath. This will mean there are increased opportunities for Ramsey to pick up at least 4 total tackles.
Odell Beckham, Jr. - Any time TD Scorer
OBJ has been tough to keep out of the end zone since joining the Rams. He's a polished route runner, good at making contested catches, and these skills typically are most favorable in the end zone, when the field of play gets tight. He has waited a long time to play on this stage, and he won't disappoint.