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Feb 09, 2022

Super Bowl 56 Cross Sports Prop Picks, Predictions, Odds

SUPER BOWL 56 CROSS-SPORTS PROP PICKS

Super Bowl 56 is set for Sunday, February 13 with the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Los Angeles Rams from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The SuperBook in Vegas released its annual Super Bowl Props Packet which includes multiple cross-sports props.

What is a cross-sport prop pick? Think of it like a parlay, where a bettor combined two separate bets in order to win for better value. However, the parlay bettors create are between different sports. For instance, a bettor could take Ja'Marr Chase Total Receptions OVER Kyle Busch Laps Led in the Daytona 500. If a bettor wagered on Chase, the Bengals receiver would need to accumulate more catches in the Super Bowl then the amount of laps Kyle Busch leads at the Daytona 500.

WHO WILL HAVE MORE?

  • Joel Embiid Total Points on Feb. 12 vs. Cleveland
  • Distance of First FG Made in Super Bowl 56, -5.5 Yards

DISTANCE OF FIRST MADE FG, -5.5 YDS (-110)

After a surprisingly slow start to this season, Sixers’ All-Pro center Joel Embiid completely flipped the script around the Holidays and now finds himself at the forefront of the NBA’s MVP race (+200), considering Embiid has averaged roughly 32 PPG, 11 REB, and 1.5 BLK since Christmas – setting the hypothetical bar for distance of the first made field goal in Super Bowl 56 at OU 37.5 YDS.

Embiid hasn’t been quite as dominant recently though, considering Philadelphia’s big man closed out January with performances of 27 PTS or less in three-of-four outings – and will likely have his hands full with another tough defensive matchup in Cavs’ ROY front-runner Evan Mobley (-250) this Saturday.

I’ll back SB56’s first FG to outshine Embiid this weekend, as Embiid should finish with roughly 24-28 PTS in Saturday’s event due to natural matchup restraints – so I’ll take my chances with SB56’s first made FG coming from 30-34+ YDS.

WHO WILL HAVE MORE?

  • Miami Heat 1Q Total Points on Feb. 12 vs. Brooklyn
  • Joe Mixon Receiving Yards, -0.5 Yards

JOE MIXON – RECEIVING YARDS, -0.5 YDS (-110)

After playing a relatively insignificant role in Cincinnati’s passing game for most of the year (19.6 YPG, 2.6 REC), Bengals’ running-back Joe Mixon has stepped up and served as Joe Burrow’s primary safety valve since Week 16, highlighted by the fifth-year Oklahoma product averaging 43.2 YPG on 5.8 REC across Cincinnati’s latest five-game stretch.

On the flipside, the Miami Heat are having an excellent regular-season campaign, highlighted by Erik Spoelstra’s squad standing neck-and-neck with Chicago for the top spot in the East with a record of 34-20 SU. Unlike most upper-tier squads though, Miami rarely partakes in fast-paced shootouts, considering the Heat rank just 16 th in the league in both overall scoring (108.7 PPG) and first-quarter scoring (27.7 PPG) – while typically leaning on their sixth-ranked defense (1.048 DE).

I’ll take Mixon’s receiving yards here, as the Heat should be in for a relatively high-scoring opening stanza against a Nets squad that ranks tenth in total scoring (111.4 PPG) and fourth in first-quarter scoring (28.9 PPG) – but that shouldn’t matter much for Mixon, considering he’s tallied 27+ receiving yards in five straight games (43.2 YPG) – and anything more than that should ultimately put Miami out of reach.

SUPER BOWL 56 BETTING RESOURCES

WHO WILL HAVE MORE?

  • Klay Thompson Total Points on Feb. 12 vs. L.A. Lakers
  • Largest Lead of Super Bowl 56, -0.5 Points

KLAY THOMPSON – POINTS (-110)

After missing roughly two-and-a-half seasons with separate knee and Achilles issues, Golden State SG Klay Thompson made his grand return to the Warriors’ lineup last month and has played excellent basketball in a limited capacity since, highlighted by Thompson averaging 16.3 PPG on 23.5 MPG across his first 11 outings – which is tightly woven between a ceiling of 23 PTS and a floor of 11 PTS during that span.

I’ll back Thompson to outscore the largest lead in SB56, as Klay has scored 14+ PTS in 8-of-11 outings since returning from injury, which includes three performances of 20+ PTS – and despite Cincinnati’s overwhelming affinity for erasing steep deficits, I doubt we’ll see either squad lead by more than two touchdowns on Super Bowl Sunday.

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