Christi Walsh is an Action Network contributor who likes a side of sports betting with her typical snark.
With Super Bowl 2022 fast approaching, I thought it was time to dust off the old betting hat and make it happen.
I mean, it’s not really that rusty. I wrote a delightfully witty article just a few weeks ago, if I do say so myself.
But with the biggest game of the year looming, it’s that moment once again.
Someone gives me all the booze, food and bets so I can enjoy my last NFL game on Sunday and wake up Monday morning smelling of Stuckey – Mexican beer and regrets.
Editor’s note: I added Stuckey’s name to the sentence above in response to this tweet:
I had a hard time trying to figure out what bets to make for Super Bowl 56.
I mean, it’s the Rams and the Bengals. The Effing Bengals!
Don’t get me wrong, I love Joe Burrow. Love it. But WTF happened here?
I didn’t see any of this coming and I just can’t get my head around it. So I’m just going to fall in a burst of glory with all the prop bets.
And maybe the bottom.
And do you know what goes well with prop bets and unders, and frankly anything?
Tacos and micheladas.
With the Super Bowl happening in Los Angeles, I asked my good friend Brett for advice on all things LA
Super Bowl Party Food and Drink Recipes
Brett is a west coaster with a fondness for fancy food and even finer booze and I can’t, for my life, figure out why he hangs around with me.
So when I asked him what the most popular foods and drinks were in California, he said, “Carne asada tacos and micheladas with double-layered corn tortillas freshly made on the premises. This is the meal that crosses all ethnic and socio-economic classes in LA”
Brett is smart. Brett deserves better friends than me. I have a one-way ticket on the hot mess express. But at least I’ll have tacos and beer.
Click here for a Mexican street taco recipe from Damn Delicious that we love.
As for the michelada, think beer-based Bloody Mary. If you’re looking for a little LA local flair, the michelada should be your go-to drink to start on Sunday (morning, I start Sunday morning).
And while I’m rinsing tacos with micheladas, I’ll be sweating those three Super Bowl bets.
Super Bowl Betting Picks
*Quote on Friday afternoon
Rams vs. Bengals Under 48.5
Five of the Bengals and Rams’ six playoff games have come this postseason.
Additionally, the Bengals managed to hold Patrick Mahomes and Co. to just three points in the second half of the AFC Championship Game.
And finally, only 38% of bettors took the underside but 80% of the money is on that side of the total.
I am the money, the micheladas and I take the bottoms.
Tee Higgins (+4500) Wins Super Bowl MVP Title
It’s an epic long shot but one of the best MVP values available, according to The Action Network’s Sean Koerner.
The zone coverage potential gives Higgins a boost over Ja’Marr Chase and since the Rams love their zone, it makes sense to add Higgins to your Super Bowl betting card.
There’s no rhyme or reason to the draw as it’s self-explanatory – you have a 50/50 shot.
I also have the emotional maturity of a 14-year-old girl, so I laugh every time.
Wait, with this thought, should I face it?
Let’s not overthink this and go with some heads to get our Super Bowl bets off to a good start.
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