The Rams are 4-point favorites over the Bengals at WynnBET with the OVER/UNDER set at 48.5 points. But if you're looking for wider odds, this four-leg parlay with +922 odds (bet $100 to win $922) will provide it.
Of course, parlays don't hit at a very high percentage, which is why the odds are so long. But that's why you sprinkle a few bucks on bets like this and don't go all-in.
Here's my same-game parlay picks for the big game. Let's hope it hits!
Best Same Game Parlay Picks for Rams vs Bengals
- Tee Higgins Over 71.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
- Joe Burrow Over 1.5 TD Passes (-180)
- Rams -0.5 First Quarter Spread (+105)
- Bengals Over 1.5 Total Sacks (-140)
Tee Higgins Over 71.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
For all the hype Rams DB Jalen Ramsey deservedly gets, the Rams are not great a defending opposing wide receivers. In fact, they gave up the fourth-most receiving yards in the NFL to opposing wide receivers this season, 173.5 on average per game.
With a lot of focus likely going to stopping Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase, I expect Higgins to be heavily involved in the Bengals pass game. He got 10 targets against the Chiefs in the AFC Championship and nine against the Titans in the previous round. While this is an inflated number for a No. 2 WR, Higgins has eclipsed it six of the Bengals last nine games. I predict the Bengals to be playing from behind, which means more passing, which should mean more opportunities for Higgins.
Rams -0.5 First Quarter Spread (+105)
To my point above, I like the Rams to jump out to an early lead on the Bengals. This season, for the entire 17-game regular season, the Bengals scored all of seven offensive touchdowns. They've been much better in the playoffs, averaging 6.3 points per game in the first quarter. However, they fell behind the Chiefs 7-3 and have only scored one touchdown in those three games. The Rams, meanwhile, led the Cardinals and Bucs in the first quarter but were held scoreless against the 49ers in the first quarter in the NFC Championship.
This is a bit of a gamble, but I think the nerves will be seen more on the Bengals sideline than the Rams to start and that will lead to LA getting off to an early lead.
Joe Burrow Over 1.5 TD Passes (-180)
The Rams strength on defense is stopping the run. They give up only 95.8 rushing yards per game (fifth-best in the NFL) and 3.9 yards per rush (fourth-best). Coupling that with what I mentioned above and the fact that the Bengals are underdogs, I believe Burrow is going to have to throw for the Bengals to score.
That leads me to believing Burrow will throw for two or more touchdowns, a number he has gone over in four of the Bengals last five games
Bengals Over 1.5 Total Sacks (-140)
A lot of the attention leading up to this game has been focused on the Bengals' porous offensive line and rightfully so. But the Bengals pass rush has been running hot in the playoffs and I believe they will get to Stafford a few times as he holds onto the ball for longer to make plays on the big stage.
The Bengals recoded four sacks against Patrick Mahomes in the AFC Championship and have eight sacks in the playoffs. The Rams have given up five sacks in their three playoff games, which is higher than their season average. I'm rolling with the hot hand here and expecting the Bengals to get to Stafford twice in this game.