NFL Monday Night Football Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals Same Game Parlay: Tyler Higbee hits the target at +1027 odds

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We’ve got a pair of high-profile matchups to look forward to on Monday Night Football this week, including a huge Super Bowl 56 rematch between the LA Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams are exceeding expectations through the first two weeks of the season, thanks largely to superb rookie receiver Puka Nacua and the emergence of new RB1 Kyren Williams. The Bengals, however, have started 0-2 with Joe Burrow struggling to fire. Can the Bengals break out of their slump and get their first win of the season, or will the Rams earn another big win and move to 2-1?

This game is sure to be entertaining, and to add to the excitement I’ve put together a Rams vs Bengals Same Game Parlay at +1027 odds, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook. Let’s take a look.

Bengals -2.5 (-115)

Joe Mixon to score a touchdown (-130)

Tyler Higbee to score a touchdown (+250) 

Same Game Parlay odds: +1027

For this SGP, we’re going with 2 correlating legs and a contrary leg to boost the payout to just over 10/1. Let’s break down each leg, and make sure you also read our Rams vs Bengals predictions on the side and total.

Cincinnati Bengals -2.5 over Los Angeles Rams (-115)

It has been a rough start to the season to say the least for the Bengals. Joe Burrow had the worst game of his professional career in Week 1 against the Browns, and although he looked a little better against the Ravens, Cincinnati still fell at home. However, I like their chances of picking up their first win of the season and covering the spread. Cincinnati still boasts one of the most talented offenses in the league, with Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins out wide while Joe Mixon operates out of the backfield. While Burrow is nursing a calf injury, he is also one of the toughest quarterbacks in the league and should be motivated to get that first win in primetime in front of his home crowd.

While the Rams have exceeded expectations, I still believe they have a long way to go and that this line is giving too much respect to this LA team. I’m expecting the Bengals defense to do all they can to keep Puka Nacua quiet, and Cincinnati should be able to do enough to win this one by at least a field goal.

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Joe Mixon to score a touchdown (-130)

With Burrow not at 100%, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mixon have an increased role and to see more carries, which in turn should translate to him finding the end zone. For as good as the Rams have looked through 2 weeks, they have struggled to stop the run as they rank 2nd-worst in yards per carry allowed, and last week we saw 3 different 49ers players run the ball in for a touchdown. Mixon is yet to cross the plane himself this season but all signs point to him having a big day and putting some points on the board.

Tyler Higbee to score a touchdown (+250)

With the emergence of Nacua in this Rams offense, I’m expecting Zac Taylor to be especially wary of the receiving star and do his best to limit his impact. As a result, that should open the door for other Rams players to get involved and I like the chances of tight end Tyler Higbee to score a touchdown. Higbee has had 3 receptions in each of his first 2 games this season but more importantly he saw 7 targets last week against the 49ers and a similar level of service from Matthew Stafford should see him get opportunities to score.

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