Last Updated Mar 03, 2022, 2:14 PM

Super Bowl 56 Betting Angles


Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams will be the 56th installment of the NFL’s big game on Sunday Feb. 13, 2022 from Los Angeles, California. 

If you’re a bettor that likes to rationalize his position on a particular wager, then look no further.


The Editorial and Production staff have uncovered 56 Super Betting Angles with hopes of helping you strengthen your thought process on all of your side, total and prop wagers on the Bengals and Rams. 

Good Luck and enjoy!


1 - In the first 55 Super Bowls, only one was decided by exactly one point – Super Bowl XXV in 1991 when the New York Giants defeated the Bills 20-19 from Tampa, Florida as seven-point underdogs.

2 - This marks the second time two No. 1 overall picks have faced off at quarterback in the Super Bowl. The first occurred in 2015 when Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos defeated Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 24-10.

Peyton Manning won the first ever battle of former top draft picks in the Super Bowl when Denver defeated Carolina. (AP)

3a - Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has faced the Cincinnati Bengals three times in his career and he owns a 0-3 record, all coming during his tenure with the Detroit Lions.

3b - Only twice in Super Bowl history has a team scored three points. Unfortunately, one of those teams was the Rams, coming in a 13-3 defeat to the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

4 - This marks the fourth Super Bowl in which the two starting quarterbacks played at Southeastern Conference schools in college. The last occurrence came between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton (listed at #2 above), but Manning, who played at Tennessee, squared off against former Florida Gator Rex Grossman in Super Bowl XLI. The first time SEC quarterbacks met in the Super Bowl came in 1977 when Ken Stabler (Alabama) defeated Fran Tarkenton (Georgia) when the Raiders beat the Vikings, 32-14.

5 - This is the fifth Super Bowl that the Rams will be playing in as either part of the St. Louis or Los Angeles franchises. The team has gone 1-3 in its four appearances, which includes a 0-2 mark when headquartered in L.A.

6 - There have only been six instances in the Super Bowl where the favorite won the game straight up but failed to cover the point-spread. Those outcomes occurred in 2009, 2005, 2004, 1996, 1989 and 1976.

7 - The Bengals will be looking to become the 7th AFC team since the merger in 1970 to win the Super Bowl outright as an underdog. In fact, the last three clubs in this role have picked up the victory, including the Broncos over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50 and the Ravens defeating the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

8 - Cincinnati is one of 8 NFL teams to have at least one Super Bowl appearance but no victories.

  • Vikings, Bills (4)
  • Bengals, Panthers, Falcons (2)
  • Chargers, Titans, Cardinals (1)

9 - There have been three Super Bowl winning quarterbacks to wear No. 9 on their jersey. Jim McMahon (1985), Drew Brees (2009), Nick Foles (2017). That number will grow to 4 as both Matthew Stafford and Joe Burrow wear No. 9.

Jim McMahon, Nick Foles, and Drew Brees are the only quarterbacks to wear the number 9 to win a Super Bowl. (AP)

10 - In the last 10 Super Bowls played in the state of California, the ‘over’ has gone 9-1. The only ‘under’ during this span occurred in Super Bowl 50 as the Broncos ripped the Panthers 24-10, which had a closing total of 43.5.

11 - Sticking with Rams QB Matthew Stafford, he’s played against AFC North opponents 11 times in his career and he’s gone 4-7 in those games.

12 - This will be the 12th time this season that the Bengals will be listed as an underdog. Cincinnati has posted an 8-3 record against the spread (ATS) when receiving points, while winning seven of those games outright.

13 - This will be the 13th Super Bowl appearance by a current AFC North team. The division has gone 8-4 in the first 12 matchups with Pittsburgh (6-2), Baltimore (2-0) owning multiple wins, while Cincinnati (0-2) remains winless.Cleveland does not own a Super Bowl appearance.

14 - There have been 14 situations where a head coach was making his debut in the Super Bowl versus a head coach with Super Bowl experience. This situation has happened in each of the last four seasons as Philadelphia's Doug Pederson bested New England's Bill Belichick in his debut while Tampa Bay’s Bruce Arians topped Kansas City’s Andy Reid last season.

15 - In the four Super Bowl appearances by the Rams, the offense has failed to travel to the big game. Those offensive units averaged 15.5 PPG in the NFL finale and that effort has helped the ‘under’ post a 3-1 mark in those games.

16 - This is the 16th Super Bowl in which a team that plays in the NFC West is making an appearance. Looking at the records below, the division has gone 7-8 and three of them have losing records – including the Rams (1-3).

  • 49ers (5-2)
  • Rams (1-3)
  • Seahawks (1-2)
  • Cardinals (0-1)

17 - The Rams have been installed as favorites 17 times this season and they’ve let bettors down in that role, going 7-10 (41%) ATS.

18 - The Los Angeles defense has plenty of big names and the unit has stepped up in wins, allowing just under 18 points per game (17.8) in 15 wins this season. In five losses, the Rams have surrendered 31.8 PPG.

19 - Three teams have scored exactly 19 points in a Super Bowl game. Out of three squads, not one of those covered the spread, with the last team tallying 19 points being the Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII against the Broncos.

20 - Of the 55 Super Bowl winners, only 20 franchises can brag about lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy as NFL champions. The Bengals have an opportunity to become the 21st in SB56.

21 - The Bengals were one of three NFL teams to have a turnover margin of zero, with the club registering both 21takeaways and giveaways. In the playoffs, Cincinnati owns a plus-5 margin (7-2).

22 - SoFi Stadium will host Super Bowl 56 and this will be the 22nd Super Bowl that will be played in a dome or a venue with a retractable roof. Favorites have gone 14-6 SU and 11-6-2 ATS while the ‘under’ has gone 12-9. (SBXLIX was a pick ‘em between the Patriots and Seahawks)

23 - Two NFC West teams were the last two to score exactly 23 points in a Super Bowl. The Cardinals fell to the Steelers, 27-23 in 2009, while the Rams held off the Titans in 2000 by a 23-16 count.

24 - The Bengals have allowed 24 points or fewer in 14 of 20 games (70%) this season, including in all three playoff victories. The ‘Team Total’ on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 56 is listed in the neighborhood of 27.5 points. 

25 - Super Bowl 56 will have 25 players represented from arguably the best conference in college football, the SEC, playing in the big game. Leading the bragging rights among the 14 schools are LSU and Florida with 5 players a piece.

26 - The longest time that elapsed in a Super Bowl before either team scored was 26 minutes, which occurred in SB38 between New England and Carolina. Despite the slow start, the pair combined 24 at the end of the first half and a SB record 37 in the final 15 minutes as the Patriots won 32-29 over the Panthers.

Jim McMahon, Nick Foles, and Drew Brees are the only quarterbacks to wear the number 9 to win a Super Bowl. (AP)

27 - According to the Nevada Gaming Commission, sportsbooks have posted a “profit” in 27 of the last 29 Super Bowls largely due to prop wager outcomes. The two matchups they lost came in 1995 when San Francisco annihilated San Diego and in 2008 when the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots.

28 - The longest reception prop for the two top wide receivers sits at 27.5, so a 28-yard catch will clinch an ‘over.’ Rams’ wideout Cooper Kupp had 22 catches of 28 yards or more this season, while Bengals’ rookie standout Ja’Marr Chase picked up 15 receptions of 28 yards or greater.

29 - In Super Bowl 29 (XXIX), San Francisco blasted San Diego 49-26 which was the highest scoring all-time finale.

30 - The most points scored by one team in the second half of a Super Bowl was 30, which took place in SBXXI when the New York Giants rallied from a 10-9 halftime deficit to the Denver Broncos to secure a 39-20 win.

31 - A quarterback has been the Super Bowl MVP in 31 of the 56 championships, the most of any other position. As expected, QBs Matthew Stafford (+110) and Joe Burrow (+210) are the top two options on the board for Super Bowl LVI MVP honors.

32 - Terrell Davis captured the Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl 32 (XXXII) as running back for the Denver Broncos, the last back to do so in the finale. Cincinnati RB Joe Mixon (25/1) and Los Angeles RB Cam Akers (30/1) are possible targets to snap the MVP drought. 

Cincinnati's Joe Mixon looks to become the first running back to win Super Bowl MVP since Terrell Davis in 1998. (AP)

33 - The most points scored by a losing team in the Super Bowl was 33, which took place in 2018 when the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl 52. 

34 - In all three Super Bowls in which the winning team scored 34 points, the ‘over’ cashed in each of those. The most recent occurrence came in New England’s epic comeback against Atlanta in Super Bowl LI in overtime, 34-28.

35 - In the three instances in which a team scored 35 points in a Super Bowl (all wins), those teams made the Super Bowl again the following year. Those clubs include the Packers twice (Super Bowls I and II, then years later in XXXI and XXXII) and the Steelers (Super Bowls XIII and XIV).

36 - In four previous Super Bowl appearances by the Rams organization, they have scored 62 points, while allowing 80 points, for an average just under 36 (35.5) combined points scored per Super Bowl.

37 - The most combined points in a fourth quarter occurred in Super Bowl XXVIII when the New England Patriots (18) and Carolina Panthers (19) managed 37 total points in the final stanza.

38 - The number of passing attempts needed for the OVER for Joe Burrow at most shops is 38 (Over 37.5). During the regular season, he had 38 or more passing attempts seven times, once in the playoffs.

39 - In Super Bowl 39 (XXXIX), New England defeated Philadelphia 24-21 but failed to cover as a seven-point favorite. This was one of two games where the underdog, in this case the Eagles, scored late to affect the point-spread. The other backdoor cover came in SBXIII when Pittsburgh defeated Dallas 35-31. The Cowboys trailed 35-17 and scored 14 points in the final three minutes.

40 - Defensive standout Von Miller of the Los Angeles Rams wears No. 40 and is arguably the best to ever do so in the NFL. He’s also the last defensive MVP in the Super Bowl, doing so in 2016 when the Broncos beat the Panthers. 

Von Miller not only seeks his second Super Bowl ring, but also another Super Bowl MVP, which he won with Denver. (AP)

41 - The Cincinnati defense gave up a season-high 41 points this season twice, which happened in blowout losses to the Browns (16-41) and Chargers (22-41). 

42 - The lone time a team posted 42 points in a Super Bowl came in California when Washington trounced Denver, 42-10 in San Diego in 1988.

43 - The oldest player to participate in the Super Bowl is none other than Tom Brady, who accomplished the feat last season at 43-years-old. The oldest player in this year’s matchup will be Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth, who is 40.

44 - The Chicago Bears hold the Super Bowl record with 44 consecutive points in Super Bowl XX vs. the New England Patriots.

45 - The largest margin of victory in a Super Bowl was 45 points back in 1990 during Super Bowl XXIV - San Francisco won that game against Denver 55-10.

46 - The most combined points in a second half came in Super Bowl XXXVII saw the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (28) and then Oakland Raiders (18) combine for 46 points.

47 - Matthew Stafford has played 47 games in his career against AFC opponents. His record in those contests is 21-26, which includes a 17-25 mark as quarterback of the Lions.

48 - The Bengals have played in two Super Bowls and the closing total in those games was 48 and the ‘under’ cashed in both of those contests. 

49 - The ‘over’ has cashed in six of the last seven Super Bowls with totals of 49 points or fewer. The last Super Bowl to see a closing total of 49 or less came in Super Bowl LII, as the Eagles outlasted the Patriots, 41-33 to obliterate the total of 49.

50 - Only two Super Bowls have finished with exactly 50 points scored and they each included a current AFC North and NFC West team. In Super Bowl XLIII, the Steelers held off the Cardinals, 27-23, while the Steelers beat the Rams, 31-19 in Super Bowl XIV.

51 - Bengals QB Joe Burrow was sacked 51 times during the regular season in 16 games (average - 3.2 per/gm), while the Rams defense collected 50 sacks to rank third in the NFL. Burrow has also been sacked 12 times in three postseason outings.

52 - The most points scored in a Super Bowl played in California is 52, which came in Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl when the Cowboys blasted the Bills, 52-17.

53 - Super Bowl 53 was the lowest-scoring NFL championship of all-time with the New England Patriots stifling the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. 

54 - The Bengals posted 54 touchdowns (36 passing, 16 rushing, 2 defensive-special teams) this season, ranked 7th in the league.The Rams were just behind them with 52.

55 - L.A. Rams kicker Matt Gay owns the second best field goal percentage (94.1) in the league, missing only three kicks (1 PAT) all season. His longest field goal of 55 yards this season came at home, venue of Super Bowl 56.

Rams' kicker Matt Gay has been terrific all season as he looks to bolster the L.A. offense in Super Bowl 56. (AP)

56 - The Bengals have been consistent on both sides of the ball when it comes to Red Zone Scoring Percentage, posting numbers in the 56% range for offense (55.56) and defense (56.06).


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