By Harry Gagnon
Here is a Christmas list of props for you in February for the Super Bowl. I've been riding Burrow and the Bengals during this wild run and i'm not stopping now. These wagers are my ten best plays I feel will get it done when the dust or "smog" clears in Los Angeles on Sunday.
-115 TYLER BOYD MORE RECEPTIONS THAN VAN JEFFERSON
Boyd has 3 or more receptions in 7 of last 8 games, meanwhile Jefferson has been lost in the shuffle lately with Beckham emerging as the second guy for the Rams. Jefferson has had just 2 or less receptions in his last 7 of 8 contests.
-115 COOPER KUPP OVER 12 TARGETS
--Kupp had 14 of those in the NFC Championship game and has had 16 double digit target games in his unbelievable season.
-125 COOPER KUPP MORE RECEIVING YARDS THAN JA'MARR CHASE
Chase was double teamed by KC and had just 54 yards. Kupp had Madden-type numbers this season and in last 2 playoff games he has 20 receptions for 325 yards.
-110 JOE BURROW'S LONGEST PASS IS OVER 39.5 YARDS
This bet has hit in 5 of Burrow's last 6 games. His longest versus Kansas City was 44 and 57 in Nashville against the Titans.
-125 RAMS TEAM RUSHING YARDS UNDER 108.5
The Rams had just 70 against the Niners with just a 2.4 average per rush. In fact, the Rams against playoff teams this season have rushed for under 108 yards in 8 of 10 matchups.
-170 BENGALS WILL RUSH FOR AT LEAST 1 TD
Mixon has 16 total TDS this year and the Rams defense has allowed at least 1 TD in 11 of their last 13 games.
-150 EVAN MCPHERSON OVER 1.5 FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS
He has attempted at least 2 FG's in 7 games in a row. McPherson is 4 for 4 in all 3 playoff games.
+230 JOE BURROW MVP
This is a QB award mostly and it is hard to see any scenario other than Burrow if the Bengals win this thing. He never seems rattled and can put up big numbers like he did at LSU if he needs to.
+1050 GAME WILL GO TO OVERTIME
After wildcard weekend there have been 6 playoff games. The Bills and Chiefs game went to OT and the other 5 were all diced by just a field goal (easily could have had more OT games). Also, LA went to OT in week 18 versus San Francisco and the Bengals went to OT in the AFC Championship game. Cincinnati also had 3 other OT games and all 3 were against NFC teams.
-120 BENGALS +4.5
Joe Burrow was a winner in college and is already in his 2nd season in the NFL. Joe Mixon and the Bengals have a much better running game than the Rams do and head coach Z. Taylor has done a tremendous job this year. In the 2nd half of games is where the Bengals defense roars. The Rams are a solid team but the Bengals defense has given up just 19 2nd half points in the playoffs. Give me my man Evan $$$$$$ McPherson to kick a game winning field goal in OT and the Bengals make it a third times a charm scenario in Super Bowls come true (Cincinnati has lost its only other 2 appearances in SB's to SF).
26 CINCINNATI BENGALS
23 LOS ANGELES RAMS