Free NFL Picks for Super Bowl LVI, 2022

Free NFL Picks for Super Bowl LVI, 2022
Sun 13th February 2022

It’s the final game of the NFL season in 2022, and we will see the Cincinnati Bengals face off against the Los Angeles Rams for Super Bowl glory. It’s the biggest day in American sport for a reason, and the experts at SportsTips have gone through all the data and trends to find the best Super Bowl pick for you.

Who will be victorious at the end of the game, and get a taste of Super Bowl glory? Only time will tell, but if you are looking for more information on who to bet on the Super Bowl, you have certainly come to the right place.

Our NFL picks help find who that might be and provide you with our best picks for the games during the Super Bowl LVI.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams – 6.30pm ET

Well, who would have predicted that these would be the two teams remaining at the end of the season, fighting for Super Bowl glory? We have the Cincinnati Bengals who have booked their first Super Bowl appearance in thirty years! On the other side, we have the Los Angeles Rams, who will be looking to add to their one other Super Bowl win, which was back in 1999.

Michael Lantz

For the second consecutive year, a Super Bowl team will play on their home field, as the Cincinnati Bengals face off against the Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium. But it’s hardly an advantage: the Super Bowl is a less than “fan-friendly” event due to its excessive ticket prices. Additionally, the Rams fan base has been oft-criticized for not being established. So this game could feel a lot more neutral than it appears on paper. Still, the Rams will feel comfortable in their familiar surroundings as they’re led on offense by quarterback Matthew Stafford and Offensive Player of the Year, receiver Cooper Kupp. With those two playing for offensive mastermind Sean McVey, the team has been electric this season on offense. That carried into the first two rounds of the playoffs as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals 34-11, and then outlasted Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27. They didn’t have quite the offensive explosion in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, but after losing to the Niners both times in the regular season, the team was plenty thrilled to get the victory. Now they’ll try to win the Super Bowl on their home turf as they take on a very young and hungry Cincinnati Bengals squad.

31 years. That’s how long it took the Bengals to win one playoff game. They did so early in January, beating the Las Vegas Raiders 26-19. Just getting that elusive win was enough to please the Bengals faithful, but this team wasn’t done yet. They proceeded to upset the number one seed Tennessee Titans the following weekend, and then they had a comeback win to defeat AFC favorites the Kansas City Chiefs and head to their first Super Bowl since 1989. Just under two years ago, this team was picking first in the NFL Draft, where they selected LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow has translated his outstanding college play to the NFL as he already looks like a star for years to come. Burrow got big help in the 2021 draft as the Bengals selected his former LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase, who already has become one of the game’s best receivers. These two look like they’re already off to something special; hopefully, a partnership fans can cherish for years to come. Both teams have impressive offenses, so what it will come down to is their defense. Both are great at stopping the run, but Cincy’s pass defense is pretty poor. I would expect the run game to be pretty non-existent in this one, and after seeing how much Burrow’s offensive line has struggled against some other defenses in this playoff, it makes me nervous to think how they’re going to handle the Rams Aaron Donald and Von Miller. Those two will make the difference in this one as I have the Rams, just barely slipping by the Bengals.

Michael’s NFL Pick: Los Angeles Rams (-198)

Mike Su

The Super Bowl is finally here and for the first time in a while, we have 2 quarterbacks that are universally loved. The Bengals have had an absolute rollercoaster ride into the Super Bowl and have won close games time and time again behind a clutch defense and clutch offense. The Bengals have gone from a 4 win team to the doorstep of history in just 1 season. This has been due to a highly underrated run game led by Joe Mixon and a high powered air attack headlined by Joe Burrow and one of the best wide receiver rooms in the league.  The Bengals handled the most difficult to beat teams in the AFC Championship game and won due to a clutch interception. The Bengals defense, which was a random assortment of talent has outperformed expectations and has held its own against tough offenses. The Bengals have allowed 22 points a game and this average has held even during the playoffs against Mahomes and the 1st seed Titans. Offensively this team has had its highs and lows. There have been games where Burrow is running for his life, but in other games, the offense looks explosive. 

The Bengals will be facing a tough group in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Rams are looking to become the 2nd team in a row to win the Super Bowl at home. The Rams are the most talented team in the NFL. I do not doubt that statement. The Rams offense is led by the triple crown winner and clutch beast, Cooper Kupp, and superstar Odell Beckham Jr. Although the running game leaves a lot to be desired with no big names, the passing attack is stellar. However, it is not the Rams offense I find the most impressive. It is the Ram’s defense. Aaron Donald is the best player in the NFL, offensive and defensive. He will ruin the Bengals’ offensive line whether he is doubled or not. Combine Donald with Von Miller who is one of the best edge rushers of all time and you have an unbeatable defensive front. 

Despite my love for Joe Burrow, the Rams are one of the best defenses in the league and the most talented I have ever seen. The defense wins championships and the Rams defense is going to win it for them.

Mike’s NFL Pick: Los Angeles Rams (-198)

Tony Battalio

The Cincinnati Bengals wild playoff ride has led them to the Super Bowl this season. Now former LSU teammates Joe Burrow and Jamarr Chase will be looking to bring the city of Cincinnati their first ever pro football world championship. Nobody could have expected Cincinnati to be here when the season began as they’ve gone from the worst team in the National Football League to potentially the best team in just 365 days. Joe Mixon’s involvement will also be a key point in the outcome of this game to limit the dominant Los Angeles Rams passing rush.

When the Los Angeles Rams went all in on Matthew Stafford earlier last year, they knew that they were nearly risking it all to win a ring. Which is something former Rams quarterback Jarred Goff couldn’t quite get accomplished. Now with the emergence of one of the best Wide Receivers in the league in Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. to back him up the Rams have more than enough offensive firepower to get the job done. When you add in their defense it seems even more likely that the Rams will be lifting the trophy at home on Sunday. However, I am in the minority in this one as I am going with the Cincinnati Bengals to shock the world and get the victory in this one over the Rams.

Tony’s NFL Pick: Cincinnati Bengals (+166)

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