Rushing Props for Super Bowl LVI

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We started with receiving props and now are onto the rushing props for Super Bowl LVI. Now we head over to the rushing props and see what is available.

The Rams are the harder team to judge for rushing, they have two backs that somewhat split carries. Cam Akers seems to be the lead back and has had more carries in all games, but against the 49ers is was significantly closer. Maybe that is due to the late fumble he had against the Buccaneers. Either way, he is the first focus for me. I’m playing Akers to get under the 64.5 rushing yards that he’s at for the game. He hasn’t gotten to 60 yards the entire postseason so I’m surprised this is so high. The Bengals have given up yardage on the ground, but it isn’t like they’ve been destroyed in that aspect of the game.

Next is Matthew Stafford. He is posted at 5.5 rushing yards. If he does happen to scramble for a few yards, you can still get the potential that he goes backward with kneel-downs if the Rams win. He has gone over this total in just seven games this season, the problem is, three of those games have been the playoff games. The Bengals have allowed the opposing quarterback over 5.5 yards in eight straight games. I’ll play the over and hope Stafford takes off during some pressure.

The Rams defensive line and the Bengals offensive line are two areas that we’ve heard about already as being an area of leverage for the Rams. Joe Mixon is a good back, but I can’t imagine that the Bengals plan is to try and waste a bunch of downs with handing the ball to him and running into a wall. I’ll take the under on Mixon’s rushing prop of 63.5.

I don’t think there will be a rushing touchdown in this game. I’m going to take plus money on both of these teams (Rams +140 and Bengals +135). If one hits and the other doesn’t, we still get profit. Finally, I don’t see this game going far on the ground. I will take the under on the two teams combining for 210.5 rushing yards.

Written by David Troy

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