The dark ages have disappeared. Believe it or not, there used to be a time when you might watch the NFL’s biggest game without a single wager in play.

You rooted for a close game. And maybe some good commercials too. Perhaps every so often, your favorite team was on the field. And that was all the excitement you got. But things are different now. You can bet on almost anything. Spreads. Totals. Yardage.

Super Bowl Betting Guide For PA Gamblers

There are simply so many offerings from the top PA sports betting apps, it’s hard to get through them all on your own. So we’re here to help.

We’ve created an A-Z Super Bowl betting guide to get you ready for the biggest game of the season.


Akers: Los Angeles running back Cam Akers returned from injury just in time for the playoffs. He’s had rushing totals of 55, 48 and 48 in the Rams’ three playoff games. His rushing total for Super Bowl LVI is set at 63.5 (as of 2/2) at DraftKings Sportsbook. His receiving total is set at 15.5. Let’s also take a look at the lines at PointsBet


Bengals: Being from Philly, you can’t have a Super Bowl betting guide without talking about the game’s underdog. The Bengals have won two straight games as underdogs, beating the No. 1 seed Tennessee and then No. 2 Kansas City in the AFC Championship. FanDuel Sportsbook has them as underdogs once again, getting 4.5-points in Super Bowl LVI. Cincinnati is +168 on the moneyline. The Rams are -200.


Chase: Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase has had an electric rookie season, racking up 81 receptions, 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns this year. Kansas City held him to 6 catches, 54 yards and a touchdown. And Chase will likely face standout cornerback Jalen Ramsey on a number of occasions in the Super Bowl. BetMGM has his receiving total set at 80.5 yards. The over is priced at -110, with the under at -115.


De-fense! De-fense! De-fense: There aren’t too many betting lines posted just yet that feature defensive players, but you can find a number of them in the DraftKings Super Bowl betting guide MVP wager. Here are the Super Bowl betting guide MVP numbers on some of the games prominent defensive players:


Evan McPherson: Bengals kicker Evan McPherson is 12/12 on field goals in the postseason and is only three away from breaking Adam Vinatieri’s postseason record for field goals (14). DraftKings Sportsbook has a number of props posted for “Mighty Mac” in the Super Bowl.

His total for kicking points is set at 7.5. The over/under for his extra points is set at 2.5. In addition, a prop bet on which team’s kicker will make the game’s longest field goal has Cincinnati priced at -120, Los Angeles at +120 and Neither priced at +1400.


FanDuel: FanDuel Sportsbook is rolling out a big-time promotion for Super Bowl LVI, so we had to add it to our Super Bowl betting guide this year. New users who sign up for a FanDuel account and make their first wager in the “Super Bowl Enhanced Odds” market will receive +5600 odds on either the Rams or Bengals to win the Super Bowl. If the selection is correct, a $5 wager will return $280 in cash.


Game Parlays: Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks and betting apps have a number of pre-built game parlays that combine Super Bowl LVI’s spread or moneyline with the point total. Users can also build single-game parlays combining numerous betting lines.

  • Rams/Under 48.5: (+180)
  • Rams/Over 48.5: (+185)
  • Bengals/Over 48.5: (+380)
  • Bengals/Under 48.5: (+425)
  • Bengals +4.5/Over 48.5: +245
  • Rams -4.5/Under 48.5: +255
  • Bengals +4.5/Under 48.5: +260
  • Rams -4.5/Over 48.5: +260


Higgins: Bengals receiver Tee Higgins had some huge catches in the AFC Championship game, finishing with 6 receptions for 103 yards. BetMGM has Higgins’ receiving yardage total set at 69.5 for Super Bowl LVI. He is priced at +1200 to be the game’s first or last TD scorer and +155 to score anytime.


Injuries: Barring an injury in practice this coming week, there should not be any major injury news heading into Super Bowl LVI. The most prominent players whose status remains uncertain are Rams tight end Tyler Higbee and Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah. Both players suffered MCL sprains in the Conference Championship games, but are hoping to play in Super Bowl LVI.


The two Joes: The Bengals have made a surprising run to the Super Bowl in part thanks to the two Joes who help power their offense. Joe Burrow has completed over 70-percent of his passes in two of three playoff games. He’s also thrown for four touchdowns against two interceptions in the playoffs. Meanwhile, running back Joe Mixon has topped 100 total yards (combined rushing and receiving) in Cincinnati’s last two games. Both players will be a huge part of Cincinnati’s game plan in Super Bowl LVI. Here are some of their prop bet numbers for Super Bowl LVI.

Joe Burrow

  • Passing Total: Over 273.5 (-115)/Under 273.5 (-115)
  • Pass TDs: Over 1.5 (-145)/Under 1.5 (+110)
  • Rushing Yards: Over 11.5 (-110)/Under 11.5 (-120)

Joe Mixon

  • Rushing Total: Over 64.5 (-110)/Under 64.5 (-120)
  • Receiving Total: Over 26.5 (-110)/Under 26.5 (-120)
  • Rushing + Receiving Total: Over 95.5 (-115)/Under 95.5 (-115)


Kupp: Cooper Kupp had an electric season for the Rams, leading the NFL in receptions, yards, and receiving touchdowns, to capture the elusive receiving triple crown for the first time since 2005. Kupp had 11 catches for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns against the 49ers in the NFC Championship game. FanDuel has his receiving yardage total for Super Bowl LVI set at 104.5. His receptions total is set at 8.5. FanDuel also has pricing for alternate receiving yardage totals with offerings available between 25 and 150 yards.


The longest yards: Most PA sportsbooks have odds available on the longest rush and the longest reception for selected players. Here are the numbers at DraftKings Sportsbook:

Longest Rush

  • Cam Akers: Over 13.5 (-120)/Under 13.5 (-110)
  • Joe Burrow: Over 8.5 (-130)/Under 8.5 (-105)
  • Joe Mixon: Over 13.5 (-115)/Under 13.5 (-115)

Longest Reception

  • Cooper Kupp: Over 27.5 (-120)/Under 27.5 (-110)
  • Ja’Marr Chase: Over 27.5 (-110)/Under 27.5 (-120)
  • Odell Beckham Jr: Over 23.5 (-110)/Under 23.5 (-125)
  • Tee Higgins: Over 24.5 (-115)/Under 24.5 (-115)


Matt Stafford: Long-time Lions quarterback Matt Stafford got his first playoff win when the Rams beat the Arizona Cardinals in the Wild Card round. He has since gained two more, with wins over Tampa Bay and San Francisco. Stafford has eclipsed 330 yards passing in the last two games and has thrown for two touchdowns in each game as well. BetMGM has his yardage total for Super Bowl LVI set at 279.5. His touchdown total is set at 1.5 and his interception over/under listed at 0.5.


NFC: The NFC is 4-6 in the last 10 Super Bowls. This year, the Rams have the added benefit of playing in their home stadium, which likely influenced the betting line somewhat. It’s possible that Los Angeles will have an edge with crowd noise, which should help their cause as well.

Here is a live feed of the best PA sports betting odds for Super Bowl 56:


OBJ: Odell Beckham Jr. has thrived since leaving Cleveland and landing in Los Angeles. Beckham had nine catches for 113 yards in the NFC Championship game and has topped 50 yards in every playoff game for the Rams. FanDuel Sportsbook has his receiving total set at 63.5 yards. His reception total is listed at 5.5 and his longest reception is posted at 22.5.

Odell Beckham Jr. MVP Odds by DraftKings:


Props: The Super Bowl typically has the most offerings of any game all year. This becomes abundantly clear once you start exploring all the options for prop bets. There are prop bets posted for just about anything. One way to get the action going early is to wager on the outcome of the game’s first drive. BetMGM has the odds for the first drive’s outcome as follows:

  • Punt: -115
  • Offensive touchdown: +250
  • Field goal attempt: +450
  • Any other outcome: +700 (Turnover, D/ST touchdown, safety)


Quarters: Another way to sprinkle the action throughout Super Bowl LVI is to wager on the outcomes of the game’s quarters. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Rams at -152 to win the first quarter and the Bengals at +132. The first quarter spread has the Rams at -0.5 and the first quarter total is set at 10 points. Similar options are available for the subsequent quarters as well, but the pricing varies.


Ramsey: One of the keys to the game should be a matchup between Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase. Both players are likely to see a lot of each other in Super LVI. Ramsey’s last interception was on January 9th against San Francisco. SugarHouse PA Sportsbook has a prop on whether or not he’ll get an interception next Sunday.

  • Yes: +520
  • No: -1000


Safety: It’s always a risky bet, but if a safety arrives in Super LVI, the odds can bring a solid return. According to an article on ESPN, only 6.8% of regular-season games include a safety. And yet, many players wager on a safety hitting in the Super Bowl. That bet paid off at Super XLVIII in 2014 when a bad snap by Denver gave Seattle a safety and a 2-0 lead. This year, BetMGM Sportsbook PA has “Will there be a safety in the game?” priced accordingly:

  • Yes: +750
  • No: -2000


Touchdown scorers: This is often one of the more popular prop bets for the Super Bowl. Pick a player and you can wager on whether he will score the first or last TD or a touchdown at any point. Here is a sample of the pricing from DraftKings on the game’s touchdown scorers:

First/Last Scorer

  • Cooper Kupp: +450
  • Joe Mixon: +750
  • Cam Akers: +750
  • Ja’Marr Chase: +800
  • Odell Beckham, Jr: +900
  • Tee Higgins: +1200
  • Tyler Higbee: +1400
  • Darrell Henderson, Jr: +1600
  • Sony Michel: +1600
  • Kendall Blanton: +1600
  • C.J. Uzomah: +1600
  • Tyler Boyd: +1800
  • Van Jefferson: +1800

Anytime Scorer

  • Cooper Kupp: -200
  • Joe Mixon: -105
  • Cam Akers: -110
  • Ja’Marr Chase: +100
  • Odell Beckham, Jr: +120
  • Tee Higgins: +175
  • Tyler Higbee: +230
  • Darrell Henderson, Jr: +250
  • Sony Michel: +1600
  • Kendall Blanton: +230
  • C.J. Uzomah: +250
  • Tyler Boyd: +275
  • Van Jefferson: +245


Underdog: An interesting article from ESPN touts the performance of the underdog in recent Super Bowls. As noted in the article, underdogs of at least three points are 7-2 outright and 8-1 against the spread in the Super Bowl since 2007. Cincinnati has also fared well as an underdog this season, going 7-0 against the spread and 6-1 outright when the spread is at least three points. And finally, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has also performed well as an underdog. Burrow is 7-0 against the spread in postseason games dating back to college (which includes conference championship games and college football playoff games). Trends are certainly made to be broken, but there is evidence here that might provide some support for those wagering on the underdog.


Van Jefferson: The Rams second-year receiver from Florida may be overlooked amid LA’s other offensive stars (Cooper Kupp, OBJ), but he’s capable of making some big plays himself. Jefferson had three straight games with a touchdown during a stretch between November and December.

If you’re looking for a long shot on a touchdown scorer prop, Jefferson brings a potentially bigger return. He’s currently +1800 at DraftKings to be the first or last touchdown scorer. He’s also +245 to score at any point in the game. His last touchdown was on December 13th against Arizona.


Winning Margin: Wagers on the winning margin will carry the excitement all the way until the end of the game. If there’s a late drive or a last-second field goal, your bet will hang in the balance. Winning margin bets also typically provide greater odds than a traditional bet. Here’s a sampling of the winning margin prices at BetMGM:

  • Rams by 1-6: +300
  • Bengals by 1-6: +375
  • Rams by 7-12: +360
  • Bengals by 7-12: +625
  • Rams by 13-18: +525
  • Bengals by 13-18: +1300


X-factor: Oftentimes, a big game can swing toward a team’s favor on a single play. Perhaps it’s a kick return touchdown. Or maybe it’s a massive defensive play. Will there be one in Super Bowl LVI? Here are a few betting options on big plays from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Will the opening kickoff be returned for a touchdown?

  • Yes: +8000
  • No: -20000

Will a field goal be blocked and returned for a touchdown?

  • Yes: +10000

Will there be a successful onside kick recovery in the game?

  • Yes: +2200
  • No: -5000


Yardage Specials: DraftKings Sportsbook has a number of specials posted that combine yardage totals for a variety of Super Bowl LVI players. Here are some of the Super Bowl betting guidelines from DraftKings:

  • Joe Burrow and Matt Stafford 375+ Passing Yards Each: +2500
  • Cam Akers and Joe Mixon 100+ Rushing Yards Each: +2500
  • Tee Higgins and Cooper Kupp 125+ Receiving Yards Each: +1300
  • Odell Beckham Jr. and Ja’Marr Chase 125+ Receiving Yards Each: +2200
  • Matt Stafford 375+ Passing Yards and Cooper Kupp 100+ Receiving Yards: +900
  • Joe Burrow 375+ Passing Yards and Ja’Marr Chase 100+ Receiving Yards: +1000


Zac Taylor: The Bengals coach is appearing in his first Super Bowl just a year removed from a 4-11-1 season. Taylor spent two years on the Rams staff with head coach Sean McVay, making it to a Super Bowl in 2019.

With McVay and Taylor on the sidelines, the Rams failed to score a single touchdown in a 13-3 loss to New England in Super Bowl LIII. Both men will be hoping for a much better offensive performance in this year’s game. The coaching duo will make history next Sunday as the youngest coaching matchup in Super Bowl history (Taylor is 38, McVay is 36).

One of those coaches will get their first Super Bowl victory.

Let’s hope you pick the right one on the moneyline.

Featured image credit: Morry Gash – AP