Shoulda, woulda, coulda. There’s nothing like the pain of watching a team you probably should have beaten waltz into the Super Bowl and get showered with effusive praise for two weeks. Tennessee has the ignominious distinction of being the first team since the merger to lose a playoff game despite recording nine sacks, and now gets to watch Joe Burrow receive the glory that could have been reserved for King Henry, A.J. Brown, and Ryan Tannehill.
Titans fans would be forgiven if they tried not to pay attention to this game at all. But come on, it’s the Super Bowl. We might as well put some dollars in our pocket to wipe away the tears with.
WynnBET has the Bengals as 4-point underdogs and +165 on the moneyline (bet $10 to win $16.50) while the Rams are -200 (bet $20 to profit $10) to win their first Super Bowl since they beat, you guessed it, Tennessee back in 2000. The over/under is set at 48.5.
So where can Titans fans find value and comfort in defeat?
Super Bowl Bets for Titans Fans
Bet the Under
The Rams are one of the few teams that can rival Tennessee’s pass rush. With Aaron Donald, Von Miller, and Leonard Floyd, Los Angeles should wreck the Bengals’ terrible offensive line and pressure Burrow all game. Against Tennessee, Cincinnati mustered just 19 points and should have difficulty scoring again. They’ll need to sustain long drives and rely on their defense to slow down Matthew Stafford and the Rams, good news for an under.
Over the Bengals’ last four games, the under is 4-0. I expect that trend to continue here. Titans fans know first-hand how a great pass rush can neutralize Cincinnati’s offense and should be all over the under 48.5 (-110).
Bet Joe Burrow Passing Attempts Over
Tennessee had the best rush defense in the NFL this year, allowing just 83.5 yards a game. The Titans allowed just 65 rushing yards to the Bengals and Joe Burrow was forced to throw 37 times in order to move the ball.
The Rams ranked 5th in rushing yards allowed per game (95.8) and should force the Bengals into a similar game script. Sorry to say, but the Rams offense is better than Tennessee’s and Burrow will have to throw even more to keep up.
I’m taking the over 36.5 (-110) passing attempts for Joe Burrow. He’s hit this number in four of his last five games and I’d be stunned if Zac Taylor took the ball away from his star with the Super Bowl on the line.
Bet the Rams D/ST Anytime Touchdown Scorer
A lot of sacks means a lot of opportunities for forced fumbles, and all it takes is one fortuitous bounce for Von Miller or another Rams defender to be off to the races. In his other Super Bowl appearance, Miller had 2.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles, one of which was returned for a touchdown. So he’s no stranger to these moments.
The Bengals gave up three defensive scores this year and with the expectation that the Rams’ pass rush harasses Burrow all day, we should have ample opportunity to see a fourth.
In addition to fumbles, constant pressure gives us chances for deflected interceptions too. Burrow will likely focus on throwing the ball quickly to negate the pass rush, and all it takes is Jalen Ramsey jumping one route and we’re off to the races.
I’m placing a small bet on the Rams D/ST to score anytime at +450 and I suggest Titans fans do the same.
Head on over to WynnBET now to take advantage of these odds or to find some other ones you like yourself. These tears aren’t going to dry themselves, after all.