When QB Matthew Stafford was traded to the Los Angeles Rams by the woebegone Detroit Lions, critics questioned whether he could win in the postseason. Three playoff victories later, those same people are discussing what Matthew Stafford Prop Bets for Super Bowl 56 to wager on.
The Rams traded for Stafford to get them over the top, believing he had a better chance of winning a Super Bowl than Jared Goff. Stafford’s been far from perfect this season, with some of his 17 interceptions being downright perplexing in nature, but his former teammates couldn’t be happier for him.
Stafford developed an instant rapport with wide receiver Cooper Kupp to the benefit of both of their games. With Kupp leading the receiving corps that overcame the loss of Robert Woods, Stafford threw for 4,886 yards and 41 touchdowns in the regular season.
After completing 67.2% of his regular-season passes, Stafford’s upped his game in the postseason. He’s completed 72% of his attempts for 905 yards. More importantly, he’s thrown for six touchdowns against just one interception.
A clean game by Stafford in Super Bowl 56 will go a long way toward bringing the Vince Lombardi Trophy back to Los Angeles. The sports betting market has the Rams laying 4 or 4.5 points to the Cincinnati Bengals, with Stafford the favorite to win MVP honors.
As expected there are plenty of ways to wager on Stafford ahead of Sunday’s game.
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Matt Stafford Prop Bets For Super Bowl 56
Stafford To Win Super Bowl 56 MVP (+120 at FanDuel Tennessee)
If the Rams win, common wisdom is that it will be thanks in large part to a big game by Stafford. If he hits Kupp, Odell Beckham Jr., or another one of his receivers deep down the field, he’ll likely be in line for the award. But if Aaron Donald leads the defense and sacks Bengals QB Joe Burrow several times, taking the pressure off Stafford, the award could go elsewhere.
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Stafford Over 299.5 Passing Yards (+130 at BetMGM Tennessee)
This one isn’t as clear-cut as you might first assume. Stafford’s thrown for at least 300 yards in two of three playoff games but fell short of that mark in 10 of 17 regular-season contests. With the defense often holding opponents in check, Stafford doesn’t have to air it out all the time, a contrast from his time with the Lions.
Stafford Over 24.5 Completions (+100 at DraftKings Tennessee)
Stafford had at least 25 completions in eight of 17 regular-season games. After completing 13 passes out of 17 attempts in a playoff-opening win over the Arizona Cardinals, Stafford’s completed 28 passes against Tampa Bay and 31 against San Francisco. Unless the Rams have a big lead early, he’ll likely be throwing it more often than not.
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Stafford Under 1.5 Touchdown Passes (+180 at Caesars Tennessee)
For Stafford to finish with fewer than two touchdown passes will likely mean one of two things. Either the Bengals shut him down completely, or the Rams are so successful running the ball that Stafford doesn’t need to break a sweat. He had four games this season with one touchdown pass compared to seven games with three touchdown passes and two games where he threw four touchdowns.
Stafford To Score The Game’s First TD (+3400 at FanDuel Tennessee)
It’s a longshot for sure, but Stafford has scored touchdowns in his first two playoff games this season. Both were on keepers from 1 yard out, but the bet isn’t if he’ll score a long touchdown, just whether or not he’ll reach the end zone before anyone else. He failed to do so during the regular season, so his playoff touchdowns were somewhat surprising. Remember, passing touchdowns do not count for this prop bet.