Betting On Super Bowl LVI While Minimizing Your Risk

Regardless of what team you root for, Super Bowl LVI gives you the freedom to stuff your face with food and drink while wagering wads of cash without being judged as a degenerate.

On February 13, 2022, SoFi Stadium and the city of Los Angeles will host Super Bowl LVI. Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals will square off against Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL’s annual “Big Game.”

The annual NFL Championship Game is “Super” for a variety of reasons. The American Gaming Association (AGA) estimated that 23.2 million Americans would wager $4.3 billion on last year’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the past year, 12 states launched legal sports betting.

As a result, “This year’s Super Bowl is expected to generate the largest single-event legal handle in American sports betting history. With a robust legal market, Americans are abandoning illegal bookies and taking their action into the regulated marketplace in record numbers.” (AGA President & CEO Bill Miller).

With numerous sports gaming options at your fingertips, let’s take a look at an alternative strategy that will protect you from losing your shirt.

Super Bowl LVI = Los Angeles Rams -4.5

Super Bowl LVI Odds
Point Spread Super Bowl LVI Los Angeles Rams Vs Cincinnati Bengals = Fanduel

As you read this article, there are two things that you need to know about your favorite new IDP Guys author:

  1. I feel the Los Angeles Rams are a better team than the Cincinnati Bengals. Would I be shocked if a -4.5 underdog WON outright? Absolutely not. However, this will not be the case. The smart play is in betting the RAMS.
  2. You are reading an article written by an individual who is psychic!

Right now, you are asking yourself a very fair question. “Who the hell are you and why should I give a flying fart about your pick for the Super Bowl? “ Go ahead, dare to tell me in the comments below how wrong I am!

Anyway, the answer to your question is simple.  It DOES NOT MATTER what my pick is for the Super Bowl. Regardless of what your pick is, I am here to explain how Sports Cards can assist you in minimizing your risk for Super Bowl LVI. For this game, there is a ton of value with Joe Burrow.

NFL Sports Trading Cards

Using NFL Sports Trading Cards is a way of minimizing your betting risk. When betting on sports I feel that my picks are similar to many of you.  If I am HOT, I am H.O.T!  When I am cold, it is difficult for me to hit the broadside of a barn. As of right now, I am kind of in the middle and the tide can turn in any direction fast.

So, I have decided to FADE myself in a unique way for Super Bowl LVI. (Fade: To take the opposite side of another bettor’s wager or to accept the bet yourself.)

Instead of blatantly betting on the Bengals just because my gut tells me to take the Rams, let’s give something different a try. Let’s stick with the RAMS pick while also betting the Bengals by picking up a 2020 Chronicles NFL Joe Burrow Prestige Rookie card, #301 SGC 10. I like this play better than a Joe Burrow Super Bowl MVP bet or a Joe Burrow OVER 278.5 YDS Passing.

Should bets like this miss, my slips become worthless while my SGC 10 RC will still hold value. The overall point I am looking to test is this: should my Rams bet fizzle, I can still recoup my losses via the Joe Burrow card.

If the Rams WIN, then I will have picked up a valuable card at NO cost that will be added to my list of medium-term investments. (On a personal note, I would look to flip the card right before the 2022 NFL season, capitalizing on season-opening buzz.)

Why the Joe Burrow 2020 Chronicles Prestige Rookie Card?

  1. It is affordable and has room to grow. (January 31,2022 EBAY Comps – SOLD $75 Plus Tax)
  2. The value of the card has more than doubled since November 2021. (You could have purchased this card for $23 in November.)
  3. It has a low SGC POP Count. Only 43 cards have been graded with 33 in a MINT 10. (SGC is a well-established leader in the authentication and grading of trading cards.)
2020 Panini Chronicles SCC Pop Report
Joe Burrow – 2020 Panini Chronicles SCC Pop Report

You have to believe that you will see a POP in value if the Bengals WIN Super Bowl LVI, and even MORE value should Burrow take home the Lombardi Trophy and Game MVP award.

Betting Super Bowl LVI – The Final Play

For my Super Bowl LVI bets, I will be working with a $200 Budget. I will break that budget down several ways:

  1. A WIN ticket (Rams -4.5) – $75
  2. A Parlay ticket (Rams -4.5 plus UNDER 10 1st QTR PTS) – $25
  3. A Joe Burrow 2020 Chronicles Prestige #301 SGC 10 – about $85 (a for shipping, tax & fees)
Joe Burrow EBAY
My Joe Burrow EBAY Final Purchase

I will create a follow-up article in the coming weeks outlining how everything worked out. Have fun with the Big Game! If you plan on wagering, please do so responsibly!

Thank you for reading! You can check out all of my gaming, sports investing, and general NFL HOT takes on my IDP Guys author page. Feel free to connect with me on Twitter @MarcSaulino and follow @IDPGuys in an effort to stay informed about everything that is NFL relevant. 

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