Super Bowl LVI is nearly upon us and with the 56th iteration of this winter jamboree comes the usual tsunami of betting markets on just about every eventuality in a game of American Football. For the second year in a row, one of the teams will be playing in their home stadium and this advantage sees the LA Rams put in as general 4.5 point favourites for the game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The two teams boast only one Super Bowl win between them so it seems appropriate in the week that all-time legend Tom Brady retires from the game that two of the more unheralded teams in the NFL will meet for the title. In the case of the Rams, Brady beat them in two Superbowls with the New England Patriots; 17 years apart in 2002 and 2019. The Bengals, for so long the whipping boys of the NFL, have not been to the Big Show since 1988.
Super Bowl 2022 Betting Favourits
On the moneyline, most UK betting firms have the Rams as 1/2 favourites, the Bengals odds at 13/8 to win Super Bowl in 2022. Total points in the game are 48.5. It would certainly have been much higher had the free-scoring Kansas City Chiefs made the final, instead of folding badly in the AFC Championship game.
UK Bookmakers: Super Bowl 2022 Betting Offers, Odds & Markets
As always, UK bookmakers are desperate to outdo each other in terms of the number and variety of markets that they are offering on the Super Bowl. Ladbrokes already boast 383 betting markets, William Hill – 355 and most bet apps offer free bets promo and a similar plethora of opportunities, with the promise of more to come in the days leading up to the main event.
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First touchdown scorer during Super Bowl 2022 is always one of the most popular betting markets. Cooper Kupp, the Rams wide receiver, is the general 11/2 odds favourite at bet365. If you think the Bengals will strike first through the air, their receiver Ja’Marr Chase is 8/1. If you anticipate more of a ground assault, Bengals running back Joe Mixon might appeal at 8/1.
For the more cautious, in the anytime touchdown market, Kupp is 8/15 to score during the 60 minutes, with Ja’Marr Chase and Joe Mixon both 11/10.
Paddy Power are already offering a market on the Most Valuable Player in the Superbowl, an award that more often than not goes to the winning quarter-back. Unsurprisingly, Rams QB Matthew Stafford is 11/10 favourite, with Bengals thrower Joe Burrow next in at 11/5. At a more exotic price, Rams defensive maestro Aaron Donald should prove popular at 13/1.
The winning margin market allows punters a more precise prediction of the outcome and many firms are already down with prices. Paddy Power make a Rams win by 13 or more points their 9/4 favourite. If you prefer a Burrows-inspired Bengals blowout, then Cincinnati by 13 or more is 11/2.
Super Bowl 2022 Betting Tips
If you fancy one team to start slowly but come back and win, then the double result market will be up your street. The Rams to be leading at half-time but the Bengals to be ahead as the clock expires is 8/1 with Sky Bet. If you anticipate a tight game, then a tie at half-time and also full-time is a huge 40/1. A more straightforward wager that the match will go to overtime is 11/1 with Ladbrokes.
As we enter Superbowl week and the anticipation goes up several notches, punters really are spoiled for choice.