- There are -120 odds on the first field goal of the game to go Over 36.5 yards.
- Both Matt Gay and Evan McPherson have gone over twice in the playoffs.
LOS ANGELES – With Super Bowl 56 just under one week away, it is time to start looking at one of the many different prop bets that are being offered. More specifically, prop bets on the field goals in the game.
One popular field goal prop that Super Bowl betting sites offer are on the distance of the first field goal. The total yardage for the first field goal is set at 36.5 yards with the Over slightly favored.
Distance Of First Field Goal
- Over 36.5 Yards -120
- Under 36.5 Yards -105
Value In The Favored Odds
Both the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals have two of the best kickers in the league in Matt Gay and Evan McPherson. Both of which can hit field goals from well beyond 50 yards. As for their first field goal attempts, they have both hit the Over more often than not throughout the playoffs.
In the Rams three playoff games, the Over on the distance of the first field goal made has gone 2-1. It has been a similar story for the Bengals who have gone 2-1 with their first field goal distance as well.
Something else that backs up the distance of the first field goal going Over is the redzone defense of both teams. In terms of touchdowns, the Rams defense are allowing their opponents to score a touchdown on 80% of their redzone drives in the playoffs. With that, if the Bengals do make it down the field, they will likely score a touchdown rather than kick a field goal.
On the opposite side, the Bengals redzone defense has been elite as they have allowed just 38.46% of opponents playoff redzone drives to end in a touchdown. That said, Matt Gay could be looking at a longer attempt on his first field goal of the game hitting the Over.
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