In life, things rarely go as planned. Yet somehow the Los Angeles Rams off-season roster shuffling, which was centered on the acquisition of former Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, has delivered like GrubHub with pasta primavera. Their new QB has led them to the Super Bowl.
Detroit fans and football followers in Michigan are forgiven for feeling a bit torn about Super Bowl LVI. On one hand, a former Lion is in the spotlight. But on the other hand, he’s wearing the wrong blue jersey.
Whether you feel delighted by the fortunes of Stafford or bitter that No. 9 is gone from Detroit, you have options for betting on Stafford and the Super Bowl, which will pit the Rams against the Cincinnati Bengals on Feb. 13.
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Best Sportsbooks for Betting on Matt Stafford and the Rams in the Super Bowl
Michigan bettors have about a dozen options for online sportsbooks, but just like the gap between Matt Stafford and Jared Goff, there are things that separate the top sports betting apps.
Selected as the Best For Overall App experience, DraftKings is one of the leading sportsbook in the Great Lakes State. Get a $50 Free Bet With $5 Deposit, and DraftKings is also offering a deposit match of up to $1,000.
Michigan football fans can get a risk-free bet of up to $1,000 if they use the BetMGM Michigan bonus code SHARP.
Known for its famous loyalty program, the Caesars Sportsbook app is worth a look when considering your betting strategy for the Super Bowl. Currently, you can grab a $1,001 First Bet Match Offer from Caesars.
Select from some of the best ongoing promotions and “bet boosts” in Michigan sports betting. BetRivers is offering a $250 Deposit Bonus Offer that can be used for Super Bowl betting.
With 4.9 stars out of 5 in our Best Michigan Sportsbook betting apps reviews, FanDuel Michigan is a great choice for your sports betting. Take advantage of a $1,000 Risk-Free Bet Offer from FanDuel.
The sportsbook known for its signature “PointsBetting” style for placing bets, PointsBet Michigan appeals to bettors seeking a potentially high payoff. It is currently offering two risk-free bets worth up to $2,000 with promo code BESTOFFER.
Golden Nugget Michigan
Get a $250 Free Bet Offer and choose from odds that are among the best in Michigan.
Michigan Heroes in LA
Stafford’s first-season success in Los Angeles in the uniform of a different team is not unusual for a former Michigan sports hero. In his rookie season with the Lakers, former Michigan State star Ervin “Magic” Johnson took LA to the NBA Finals where the 20-year old point guard played center in place of injured Kareem Abdul Jabbar and won the title.
A few years later, Kirk Gibson, who also earned his college letters in East Lansing as a Spartan, trade his Tigers stripes for Dodger blue. In his first year in LA-LA land, Gibby led the Dodgers to an unlikely World Series championship. His Game 1 walk-off home run off Dennis Eckersley was a real-life Roy Hobbs moment that lives as one of the most iconic moments in baseball history.
Now, Stafford has a chance to write his own Hollywood storyline like Magic and Gibson. Oddsmakers have the Rams as 4-point favorites to defeat the Bengals, which ironically for Detroit fans, is a type of tiger.
Top Stafford Prop Bets for Super Bowl LVI
Going beyond the score is the fun of betting on the Super Bowl. Which player will score first? Will there be a safety? How many yards will a quarterback throw for? These prop bets and many (and we mean MANY) more will be available for Super Bowl bettors in Michigan.
Stafford To Cooper Kupp: Final TD of the Super Bowl
Through the NFC Championship game, these two have connected for touchdowns 16 times this season. You can get a +550 payoff on this at BetMGM.
Stafford To Commit A Turnover On The First Drive of the Super Bowl
Still flashing back to some fumbles and interceptions from Stafford’s stint with the Lions? If the Rams QB turns over the ball in the first drive of Super Bowl LVI and you bet $100 on that event, you win $575 from Caesars sportsbook.
Stafford Passing Parlay
DraftKings has several great parlay options. Get +380 on Stafford tossing at least 3 TDs and at least 300 yards. It doesn’t matter if the Rams win the game. You win if No. 9 puts up those numbers in Super Bowl 56.
Stafford To Scoring a Rushing TD
Anyone who knows Stafford knows he doesn’t like to scramble, but he has scored three touchdowns in six playoff games with his feet. How about a +900 payout from FanDuel on Stafford rushing for a TD? This seems like a great little prop bet that could pay off nicely with a $100 bet on the former Lion.
Stafford To Win Super Bowl MVP
Most sportsbooks have Stafford as the odds-on favorite to be named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl LVI. Via BetRivers has that market priced at +135.
Stafford Passing Yards
The record for passing yards in a Super Bowl is held by (who else?) Tom Brady, with 505 in Super Bowl LII. For Stafford to break that mark, he’ll need to surpass 350 yards in the air, and if he does and you wager on that prop bet with PointsBet, you get odds of +425.
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