Super Bowl First Touchdown Odds: Who to Bet to Score First in Rams vs. Bengals

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Odell Beckham Jr. Cashes at +750 for First Touchdown in the Super Bowl

After the Rams took over on a turnover on downs, Matthew Stafford connected with Odell Beckham Jr. for a 17-yard touchdown reception. The first touchdown of the Super Bowl is in the books, with Beckham's odds listed at +750 over at WynnBET Sportsbook.

The biggest event in all of football, probably all of sports, is set to kickoff in a few hours, as the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals battle for the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl 56. 

Several players will look to etch their name in the history books with a big performance in the Super Bowl, but who will come down with the opening touchdown in tonight’s game? 

WynnBET Sportsbook has touchdown scorer props galore for Super Bowl 56, but here are three players that I would consider wagering on as first touchdown scorers in this matchup: 

Best Super Bowl First Touchdown Scorer Bets

  • Cooper Kupp (+450)
  • Tyler Boyd (+1000)
  • Sony Michel (+1000)

Cooper Kupp (+450)

We all know that Cooper Kupp is the most likely Rams player to find the end zone, as he’s scored in five straight games and eight of his last nine contests. 

However, he’s -200 to score at WynnBET in this game, so taking him as a first touchdown scorer gives a lot more value for a player who is likely to find paydirt. I’d expect Matthew Stafford to look Kupp’s way early and often (25 targets in his last two games), so I like getting him at +450 to open the scoring in Super Bowl 56. 

Tyler Boyd (+1000)

I think Tyler Boyd could be in for a big game in Super Bowl 56, as the Bengals are going to need to look to the middle of the field if Ja’Marr Chase is blanketed by Jalen Ramsey. 

I took Boyd as an anytime touchdown scorer in this game, but getting him at +1000 to be the first on the board is a solid value. 

Boyd has scored in four of his last six games, and he’s been elite this season out of the slot, going the entire year without a dropped pass. I think he’s the Bengals pass catcher to trust tonight. 

Sony Michel (+1000)

I know there has been a lot of hype around Cam Akers, who is +650 to score the first touchdown in this game, but Michel has been the short-yardage back for this team all year. 

Michel hasn’t scored this postseason, but he did see 10 carries in the NFC title game against the San Francisco 49ers. Both Michel and Akers have been ineffective, but I think Michel may get the call if the Rams get inside the five on one of their first drives.