Super Bowl 56 is in the books.
While L.A. Rams fans celebrate in the wake of their big win, Cincinnati Bengals backers can look forward to a bright future. Oddsmakers set a competitive line that opened at Rams -4 and closed at a consensus -4.5. L.A.’s 23-20 victory produced in terms of drama, but did it help you win some money in the process? Let’s take a look at some of the winning wagers (and a couple that failed to cash) from yesterday’s big game. We’ll use $100 as the benchmark bet for all payouts and losses.
Cincinnati Bengals +4.5 (Bet $110, Won $100)
Who Dey nation, rejoice! You might not have won, but the Bengals put some cash in your pocket if you bet them with the points. Meanwhile, the Rams became the seventh team to win a Super Bowl without covering the spread.
Cincinnati Bengals +4 & ‘Under’ 48.5 Parlay (Bet $100, Won +260)
If you paired the ‘under’ and the underdog in a parlay, congratulations. A $100 bet returned $260 with both the side and total at standard -110 odds.
Rams & ‘Under’ Moneyline Parlay (Bet $100, Won $184.04)
FanDuel had the Rams at -205 and the ‘under’ 48.5 at -110 odds. Using Gaming Today’s online parlay calculator, you can see that the successful moneyline parlay paid $184.04. Your parlay odds here were 1.84 and the implied probability of winning was 35.21%.
Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp (Bet $100, Won $600)
Kupp failed to hit his prop for receiving yards (see more below) but rewarded bettors with a 6-1 payoff by becoming Super Bowl 56 MVP. Congratulations to those who faded the quarterbacks. Matthew Stafford (+100) and Joe Burrow (+225) were, of course, the chalky favorites in this betting market.
Rams 3/Bengals 0 Super Bowl Squares (Bet $100, Won $2,500)
Last week, we wrote about the best Super Bowl square combinations to get based on this prop betting market at Circa and Caesars Sportsbook. The combination of Rams 3-Bengals 0 was the fifth betting favorite at 25-1. Your $100 bet brought back $2,500. The combination of Rams 7-Bengals 4 was the favorite in this market at +1950.
Two ‘Good’ Bets That Did Not Pay Off
Joe Burrow Over .5 Interceptions (Bet $150, Lost $100)
This prop took on steam and appeared like a solid investment even as high as -150. The conventional thinking was that L.A.’s stout defensive front would pressure Stafford into at least one ill-advised throw. They did pressure him to the tune of seven sacks, but Burrow went pick-less on the day.
Cooper Kupp Over 105.5 Receiving Yards
Kupp’s receiving total kept creeping upwards last week at books including DraftKings. Kupp averaged 114.5 receiving yards a game in the regular season, and he was coming off two monster playoff games with well above 100 yards. Somewhat surprisingly, he failed to surpass this number on Super Bowl Sunday.