Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins might fly under the radar of some football fans gearing up for Super Bowl 56, but that’s hardly the case in his home state. And what better way to celebrate the native of Oak Ridge getting to the world’s biggest sporting stage than by placing a wager on some Tee Higgins Super Bowl Prop bets?
After a stellar career at Clemson, the Oak Ridge High School graduate was drafted 33rd overall by the Bengals in 2020. Joe Burrow, of course, was Cincinnati’s top pick in 2020, and Higgins was selected to give Burrow an instant threat.
Higgins didn’t disappoint as a rookie, catching 67 passes, on 108 targets, for 908 yards and six touchdowns. Continuing to diversify the offense, the Bengals added rookie receiver, Ja’Marr Chase, with the fifth overall pick last spring.
Chase has been electrifying, but Higgins had a strong sophomore season. Higgins ended the regular season with 74 receptions on 110 targets, 1,091 yards, and six more TDs in 14 games. In three playoff games, Higgins has 14 catches for 209 yards.
Tee Higgins Super Bowl Prop Bets
Over 5.5 Receptions (+110 at BetMGM Tennessee)
Higgins had six receptions in the AFC Championship Game win over Kansas City, and seven a week earlier against Tennessee. He was held to just one reception in the first-round win over Las Vegas, however. The Bengals may try to run the ball more to thwart the Rams’ pass rush, so it remains to be seen how many times Higgins is targeted. In the regular season, he had at least six catches in six of 14 games.
First Catch Over 9.5 Yards (-158); Under 9.5 Yards (+118) (FanDuel Tennessee)
Higgins averaged 14.7 yards per catch during the regular season and 14.9 yards per grab during the playoffs. How well he’s covered and how heavily Burrow’s pressured will be the deciding factors in this bet. If he can beat his defender, Burrow will get him the ball. Unless, of course, Burrow is sacked repeatedly, at which point shorter passes will be a priority.
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To Win Super Bowl 56 MVP Award (+4500 at DraftKings Tennessee)
DraftKings has Higgins tied for the eighth-lowest odds to be named the game’s MVP. As expected, quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Burrow are the favorites for the award, followed by Rams receiver Cooper Kupp. If Higgins has a big day, it may mean the award is headed Burrow’s way assuming he’s also connected with Chase a few times. Higgins will likely need some long touchdown runs after short receptions to have a shot at MVP.
Over 69.5 Receiving Yards -120; Under 69.5 Yards -110 (Caesars Tennessee)
In order, Higgins has had 10 yards, 96 yards, and 103 receiving yards in three playoff games, so he’s trending in the right direction. Then again, the Rams are better defensively than the three teams the Bengals have seen thus far. In 14 regular-season games, he had at least 70 receiving yards in six games.
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To Score First Touchdown In Super Bowl 56 (+1200 at BetMGM Tennessee)
While six touchdowns on the season are nothing to sneeze at, Higgins isn’t among the first players thought of in terms of scoring the game’s first touchdown. The question is whether or not the Rams fall into the same trap? Slowing Chase will be a focal point for Los Angeles, so could that leave Higgins open early in the game? If so, Burrow won’t hesitate to look Higgins’ way.