Super Bowl LVI will put the world’s focus on California as the Los Angeles Rams host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at 3:30 p.m. local time at SoFi Stadium.
The NFL has brought the Super Bowl to California for the 13th time. This year there is plenty for the hometown fans to cheer for as the Rams play in their home stadium.
The Super Bowl brings out one of the most unique events in the gambling world: prop bets madness! You can bet on just about every aspect, every play, before, during and even after the Super Bowl takes place.
The only thing you can’t bet on (yet) is the color socks each coach will wear.
Prop, or proposition, bets are a fun way to enjoy the game and look for the key moment that could make you a big winner. They run the gamut from who will the MVP to how many penalties will be called.
Californians could potentially legalize sports betting in November as a signature collection for a sports betting initiative began.
In the meantime, here are some of the prop bets Rams fans will be looking at for Super Sunday.
The coin toss? Of course, you can bet on the results of the coin toss. Barstool has heads or tails coming in at -103. Caesars plays it right down the middle at -100 for each side.
Super Fact: In the first 55 Super Bowls, tails has come up 29 times, heads 26.
The line on the length of the national anthem has been set at 95 seconds. This year it will be sung by country singer Mickey Guyton.
Super Fact: In the last 15 Super Bowls, the anthem has gone over eight times. The longest was Alicia Keys who sang for 2:36 in Super Bowl XLVII.
Caesars has the over/under on Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford touchdown passes as 1.5.
Super Fact: This season, in 20 games, Stafford has thrown for two or more touchdowns 16 times.
The over/under on passing yards for Stafford against the Bengals is 279.5 yards.
Super Fact: Stafford has gone over that figure 14 times this season.
How about interceptions? Caesars has that one down too. It posted the over/under on Stafford interceptions as 0.5. The over/under on Stafford completions on Sunday is 24.5.
Super Fact: Unfortunately for Ram fans, Stafford has thrown at least one interception in 12 games this season. For completions, Stafford has gone over that figure 10 times this season.
Catch a prop
Neither the Bengals nor Rams are known as a running team. But there are figures on the board at the sportsbooks for rushing yards for players.
Cam Akers came back from an injury last season and has played in the last four games for the Rams. His over/under for Sunday is 63.5 yards.
Super Fact: In four games, Akers hasn’t gone over that mark once.
Rams superstar wide receiver Cooper Kupp is one of the favorites to win the Most Valuable Player award (Barstool says +600). Caesars has the over/under for yards for Kupp at 104.5 and receptions at 8.5.
Super fact: Kupp has gone over the yardage total 13 times and had nine or more catches 11 times.
Rams receiver Odell Beckham Jr. joined the team midway through the season from the Cleveland Browns. Caesars projects his over/under in yards, being 64.5 and receptions as 5.5.
Super Fact: In his 11 games with the Rams, Beckham Jr. has only gone over that yardage total four times and has gone over the reception total three times.
Kick and tackle a prop
Rams kicker Matt Gay has been a valuable weapon for the offense. His over/under total for points Sunday is 7.5.
Super Fact: Gay has gone over that total a whopping 17 times in 20 games.
The Rams have a strong defense backed by former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller at linebacker and superstar Aaron Donald on the defensive line. Caesars has both listed as making 4.5 tackles on Sunday.
Super Fact: Since his trade to the Rams, Miller has made five or more tackles five times in 11 games. Donald has gone over 4.5 tackles 11 times this season, including nine of the last 11 games.
You know what they say about big-time players in big-time games.
For fun and games
There are plenty of other ways to bet on the Super Bowl. DraftKings has the Rams listed as -175 to get to 10 points first on Sunday.
It also has a prop bet on whether any team will score 40 or more points. The odds on that are Yes for +350 and No for -500.
Will there be a punt returned for a touchdown? It’s never happened in a Super Bowl before. DraftKings has Yes as +1400 and No at -3500.
How about the celebratory Gatorade shower? Barstool Sportsbook has it where you can bet on the color of the Gatorade that is dumped on the coach. Orange is the favorite at +175 and blue is +350.
Could the MVP go to a member of the losing team? That’s only happened once. Super Bowl V with Dallas Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley. Barstool has the odds of it happening Sunday at +5000.