It’s time to get stuck into Super Bowl 56 prop odds for Sunday’s Big Game between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. It’s all well and good picking a side of the line but we dreamers like to go for longshots and there’s one anytime touchdown scorer who leaps out like a freshwater salmon: Bengals TE Drew Sample.
Super Bowl 56 is finally upon us and while the Bengals are underdogs in Super Bowl betting odds, Sample can provide some value from the prop market angle.
Super Bowl 56 touchdown odds
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Drew Sample touchdown pick
- Sample to record a touchdown (+650)
Pick made on February 10, 2022.
The anytime touchdown scorer market is always a tough one when the Super Bowl comes around and with bookies seeing and reading everything in the build-up to the game, it’s very hard to get one over on them. The odds for the big boys are all so short that it’s not even fun to back them. We know that betting Cooper Kupp to find the end zone is more reliable than a Swiss watch, but at -163 it’s just not worth it. With Joe Mixon, Ja’Marr Chase, Cam Akers, Odell Beckham, and Tee Higgins all comfortably under 2/1, we’re going to need to take a plunge to get ourselves a big price.
Unlike a regular-season bet, this might not be all about carefully researched stats with hours pored over snap counts. Sometimes, you need to just take a leap and do something wild. For Super Bowl 56 that is betting Drew Sample to score a touchdown at odds of +650.
With the greatest of respect to Sample, he is fairly unremarkable. Drafted from Washington in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, he’s had 56 receptions in his NFL career to date. He might look like a car salesman who has his own Spotify playlist to demonstrate the car’s stereo, but he’s about to score in the Super Bowl — his first touchdown of the season.
In all seriousness, Sample perhaps offers the biggest upside of anybody in the touchdown scorer market despite not finding the end zone yet this season. Bengals starting tight end C.J. Uzomah was taken off the field in the AFC Championship Game with a knee injury after just nine snaps. He’s been rehabbing the injury since that victory over the Chiefs and has publically said that he isn’t “missing the biggest game of my life.” Zac Taylor hasn’t been quite so optimistic and hasn’t said for certain that he expects Uzomah to play, despite the tight end vowing to take the field.
That mystery is what makes this Sample bet so tantalizing. If Uzomah isn’t good to go, then you’ve snagged a starting tight end in the Super Bowl at odds of +650. Even if Uzomah does suit up, is he really healthy? Will he see his usual volume of targets?
After Uzomah's injury, Sample was targeted only twice, but keep in mind that he’d have been training with the starters over the past two weeks and he’ll be ready to be more involved in the offense on Sunday in case Uzomah remains compromised. In his last four full games, Uzomah saw a total of 27 targets. If they need to be replaced, then +650 on a Sample TD suddenly looks like considerable value.
This is the type of bet that you have a small wager on for a little bit of fun — don't bet the farm. It requires a little bit of hope, but what is a Super Bowl without a little bit of hope? And you never know, these games always throw up the unexpected.