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Will There Be Overtime or a Safety In Rams vs. Bengals? Odds For This 2022 Super Bowl Prop Bet

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Everybody loves betting on Super Bowl props. More so than ever, people have a thirst for action on the biggest game of the year, even if those bets aren't necessarily ones we expect to win, like the coin flip.

Sure, we want to win a coin-flip bet, but we go into it understanding that we're laying -105 odds on a bet with a 50% chance of winning.

But for some Super Bowl props, it's not always about winning — it's often just about fun.

Do you know what else is fun? Risking a little bit of money for a larger payout, and that's exactly what makes betting on Super Bowl overtime and safety props so appealing to bettors.

Let's take a look at the odds that Super Bowl 56 goes into overtime or that a safety is scored in Rams vs. Bengals.

Note: Odds as of writing and via BetMGM

Will Super Bowl 56 Go to Overtime?

  • Yes: +1000
  • No: -5000

To start, let's break down each of these into implied probabilities.

First, +1000 correlates with a 9.09% implied probabilities, while -5000 is 98.04%.

This means that from a value perspective, you need to believe Rams vs. Bengals has more than a 9.09% chance to go into overtime to warrant a bet on "yes."

Conversely, it also requires more than a 98.04% chance that there is no overtime in order to wager on that side of this prop.

From 2011 through the end of last season, 5.6% of NFL games went to overtime, meaning that percentage does not meet the 9.09% threshold for yes, nor does the opposite (94.4%) hit the break-even mark of 98.04% for no.

Will There Be a Safety In Super Bowl 56?

  • Yes: +750
  • No: -2000

Just like above, breaking this down into implied probabilities helps us see it more clearly.

Odds of +750 correlate with an 11.75% implied probability, with -2000 translating to 95.24%.

From 2001 through the end of last season, 6.7% of NFL games included safeties, which falls way short of the 11.75% implied probability for a "yes" bet.

Conversely, 93.3% of games not seeing a safety scored means there's no value in betting "no" with its 95.24% implied probability either.

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