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2022 Super Bowl Betting Guide: All You Need to Know for Bengals vs. Rams

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2022 Super Bowl Betting Guide: All You Need to Know for Bengals vs. Rams
Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates their Super Bowl LV victory with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images via AFP.

Super Bowl 56 is poised to be one of the biggest sporting events of the year, with plenty of legal and regulated betting markets in the U.S. Read on for everything you need to know about betting on the 2022 Super Bowl as the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.

The Bengals shocked the football world once again on Sunday by eliminating the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship. Afterward, the Rams survived an early scare to squeak past the rival San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship. The two conference champions will now meet in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, Feb. 13.

This will be the latest a Super Bowl has ever been played due to the switch to a 17-game regular season. It will also be the first played in the Los Angeles area in 29 years.

Below, we track everything you need to know about the 2022 Super Bowl. Be sure to check back to this page for all of our picks and analysis on the big game.

2022 Super Bowl Odds as of Feb. 13

Spread

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Over/Under

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2022 Super Bowl Picks

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Who will play in the 2022 Super Bowl?

The Rams will play in their second Super Bowl in four years after a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

The Bengals are playing in their third Super Bowl and first since the end of the 1988 season.

When is Super Bowl 56?

Super Bowl 56 will be played on Sunday, Feb.13, 2022. Kickoff will be at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Where is the 2022 Super Bowl?

Super Bowl 56 will be held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. The Cincinnati Bengals have been designated as the home team.

How to watch Super Bowl 56

NBC will broadcast Super Bowl 56. You can watch it on NBC, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports App, or the NBC streaming service Peacock.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m ET, with extensive pregame coverage starting early in the day.

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Where to bet on Super Bowl 56

Here are our top-rated sportsbooks for betting on the 2022 Super Bowl:

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2022 Super Bowl Line Movement

The Kansas City Chiefs were the Super Bowl favorites at +475 to begin the 2021 season, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following them at +600. After acquiring QB Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions, the Rams jumped up to the third-best odds at +1200, with the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers trailing them at +1300 at Pointsbet. 

The Bengals have been the biggest risers. From +10000 in the preseason, they're now +170 on the Moneyline at DraftKings after beating the Titans in the AFC Divisional Round and the Chiefs in the AFC Championship. Los Angeles is the -200 ML favorite.

The Rams are now 4.5-point favorites across almost all of our top-rated sportsbooks as of Feb.13. DraftKings is the only current book with a 4-point spread and provides the best value if you're looking to bet on the Rams.

From a total as high as 50 at some sportsbooks, it's now at 48.5 at most of our top-rated sportsbooks. Caesers bumped up their line to 49 on Sunday, the best value for the Under at the moment.

What happened in Super Bowl LV?

Super Bowl LV pitted the Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Chiefs, then the defending Super Bowl LIV champs, opened as 3-point favorites before moving up slightly to 3.5-point favorites and settling at 3 points before kickoff. The Over/Under was set at 57.5 and then bet down to 56.

Tampa Bay won 31-9, claiming the franchise’s second-ever Super Bowl title. The Buccaneers ran out to a 21-6 halftime lead and never looked back, while the Chiefs were held to just nine total points and no touchdowns. Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski caught two touchdown passes, and running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 89 yards and a TD. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce recorded 10 catches for 133 yards.

Tampa Bay became the first team to win the Super Bowl at its home stadium of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl and was named the Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time, both league records.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate a touchdown during the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images via AFP.

Some quick historical trends over the last 10 Super Bowls

  • Favorites are just 3-7 ATS
  • Over is 5-5
  • Underdogs are 7-3 straight up
  • AFC representative is 6-4 straight up
  • Average points per Super Bowl have been 48.3. The average closing total has been 51.05.
  • Average margin of victory has been 11.7 points. The average closing line has been 3.05 points.
  • NFC West and AFC East are the divisions with the most Super Bowl appearances with five. 
  • The New England Patriots made all five AFC East appearances. The NFC West has made five super Bowls. However, NFC West teams are just 1-4.
  • Games played indoors have gone 4-2 to the Over

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How to bet on Super Bowl 56

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Moneyline

With a Moneyline bet, you're betting on a team just to win the game. For example, if you bet on the Kansas City Chiefs' Moneyline, you would just need them to win by any amount.

Odds generally range from -120 to -300 for favorites, and from +100 to +250 for underdogs. Super Bowl odds are typically much closer.

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Against the spread

Against the spread means you're betting on a certain team to win or not lose by a set amount of points. 

For example, the line could be 3.5 points in favor of the Chiefs. If you bet Chiefs -3.5, you would need them to win by four or more points. If you took the other side of that — for example, the Rams +3.5 — L.A. would need to lose by three or fewer points or win outright.

Due to teams needing to win by a certain amount of points handicapping the matchup, against the spread bets are often offered with better odds than the Moneyline for the favorites, and less profitable odds than for underdogs to win straight up.

Over/Under

An Over/Under bet is quite simple. You're betting on the total combined points from both teams to go Over or Under a certain number.

For example, a total set at 47.5 would mean there would need to be 48 or more points for your bet to win if you took the Over and 47 or fewer points for your bet to win if you took the Under.

Team props

There are plenty of team props available for single-game situations like the Super Bowl. You can bet on markets such as the total number of points for one team, the first scoring play, points range, total sacks, and much more.

These lines are either set at a certain number or just as a Yes/No bet.

Player props

Player props are a popular way for first-time and casual bettors to get involved in sports betting. With player props, you're betting on an individual player's statistical success or failure and not the team as a whole.

Receiving yards and rushing yards bets are popular markets and work the same as Over/Under bets. You can also bet on players to score touchdowns, whether it be the first or last of the game, or just an anytime TD.

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Novelty props

Novelty props are especially popular for big events such as the Super Bowl, and these plays typically aren't offered for regular season or playoff games. They involve events not directly related to the outcome of the game.

Popular novelty prop markets include the length of the national anthem, the color of the Gatorade poured on the winning head coach, and the result of the opening coin toss. These markets get a lot of bets from people who don’t normally wager on sports throughout the year.

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Many of these markets are meant to be entirely unpredictable. However, the coin toss once resulted in heads just three times over a 13-year stretch.

Where to Bet on the Super Bowl

Here are our top-rated sportsbooks for odds boosts:

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