Los Angeles is a 4.5-point favorite over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56, and for the Rams to cover the spread or even win the game outright, their superstars — like wide receiver Cooper Kupp — need to deliver. Here, we look at some of the Super Bowl prop bets sportsbooks are offering on Kupp.
Kupp had a fantastic regular season, recording 145 receptions for 1,947 yards, and 16 touchdowns, leading the NFL in all three categories. He has not disappointed in the playoffs, either, putting up big numbers against the Buccaneers (nine receptions for 183 yards and a touchdown) and 49ers (11 receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns).
But did he save his best for last?
Cooper Kupp Super Bowl 56 Props
Cooper Kupp will undoubtedly play a significant role in the Rams’ offensive game plan for Super Bowl 56. He’ll need to for the ‘over’ on his player props to cash, as sportsbooks have posted large numbers for his Super Bowl production:
Matthew Stafford needs to throw the ball if the Rams are to win and will likely be throwing to his favorite receiver, Kupp, early and often. Kupp did his part in the regular season by catching 76 percent of the passes thrown his way and gaining 103+ in 11 of 17 games.
He’s done a step better in the preseason, catching 78 percent of the balls thrown his way. While the Cardinals held him to 61 yards in the Wild Card game, he had 183 against the Buccaneers and 142 against the Chiefs.
Kupp has had five, nine, and 11 catches during the playoffs, and he averaged 8.5 a game during the regular season. The Bengals defense may limit his yards after the catch, but they will not stop him from catching whatever Stafford throws his way.
Number of Receptions: 5+ -1400; 7+ -300, 10+ +165 (BetMGM)
Kupp has had 5+ receptions in every game this season (including the playoffs), 7+ in 15 regular season games and two playoff ones, and 10+ in five regular season games and one postseason contest.
Receiving Yards: 100+ yards -135 (BetMGM), 125+ yards +164 (FanDuel), 150+ yards +350 (FanDuel)
Asking for a 100+ yard receiving day is a tall order but one Kupp has often exceeded this season. He’s gone for 125+ seven times and over 150 in three.
Most Receiving Yards: Cooper Kupp -165, Ja’Marr Chase +125 (BetMGM)
Between the two, Kupp is more of a proven commodity, and it is not hard to see him going for 100+ against the Bengals secondary. While incredibly talented, Chase is more of a boom-or-bust guy. He went for 200+ twice this season but had a seven-game stretch where he did not top 77 yards.
Most Receptions: Cooper Kupp -200, Ja’Marr Chase +150 (BetMGM)
Chase has had a game with just one catch (vs. Denver) but has had as many as 11 (vs. Kansas City). He’s productive when he gets the ball, but it is hard to say how often he will get it. Kupp, on the other hand, had at least five catches in every game and was targeted on average 11 times per game.
Kupp To Have a 50+ yard Touchdown Reception: Yes +450 (DraftKings)
Kupp has had just four receptions of 50+ yards this season, but only two have gone for touchdowns. Cincinnati’s secondary has given up just eight receptions of 40+ yards. It would not be shocking to see the Rams throw a few deep balls to Kupp, but the Bengals secondary has done well when teams try to go deep on them this season.
To Score 2+ Touchdowns +300 (PointsBet)
Kupp has six 2+ touchdown games this season; there have been 17 2+ receiving touchdown performances in Super Bowl history.
To Score 3+ Touchdowns +1300 (PointsBet)
Kupp has yet to have a 3+ touchdown game in the NFL; there have only been two in the Super Bowl, both by Jerry Rice.
To record a lost fumble: Yes +1400, No -5000 (BetRivers)
His only fumble this season (which was lost) came against Tampa Bay in the Divisional Round. He has fumbled just six times during his career, losing two (the one against Tampa Bay and one last season). Cincinnati has forced 17 fumbles this season. Still, -5000 is a big number to lay on the ‘no’.