How do you decelerate Cooper Kupp? The reply is I’m undecided you’ll be able to. Kupp has extra video games with greater than 100 yards receiving than he does video games with out 100 yards receiving. Only the Arizona Cardinals held Kupp under 70 yards in a sport and so they did it twice, so perhaps there’s a blueprint to slowing him down with Matthew Stafford at quarterback. It’s been constant throughout the board for Kupp this season as there’s little distinction in his totals whether or not the Rams are successful or dropping.
Opposing offenses have focused Cincinnati cornerback Eli Apple in each playoff sport thus far this season so it’ll be fascinating to see what large receiver the Rams attempt to matchup Apple with more often than not.
It’s a simple argument that Kupp ought to’ve been the NFL MVP this season, however as we all know, that award nearly at all times goes to a quarterback and Aaron Rodgers gained it (once more). Will Kupp get a nod from sports activities writers voting for Super Bowl MVP if he has an superior sport and it’s a blowout? His odds sit at +600.
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Receiving yards: Over 103.5 (-115); Under 103.5 (-115)
Kupp opened at 102.5 and the road progressively moved up, reaching 106.5 as a consequence of all the cash on the over. It is sensible why. He has gone over 102.5 yards in 13 out of 20 video games thus far this season. And leisure bettors are going to LOVE betting the over 102.5 with Cooper Kupp. The quantity has fallen nearer to the opening quantity. Against the Bengals in 2019, Kupp went for 220 yards and a landing.
Receptions made: Over 8.5 (+111); Under 8.5 (-155)
While there could also be some worth in betting over on Kupp’s yards, there’s no worth on this prop proper now after early bettors made this -145 on the underneath. Kupp has gone over this quantity in 4 of his final eight video games, however early within the season he solely went over this quantity 3 times in seven video games. If the sport turns right into a shootout, I feel Kupp goes over this quantity, but when the Rams blow out the Bengals, there’s no means that Kupp will get to this quantity, particularly with the full rising late within the week.
TD props: Anytime -165 First TD +550; Last TD +550
This prop opened at -140 at BetMGM and has continued to climb via the week. This is one in every of my favourite prop bets for anytime touchdowns. At different books, I’m seeing this line as excessive as -200. Kupp has touchdowns in eight of his final 9 video games. Stafford instantly begins on the lookout for Kupp ultimately zone and the Rams design performs for Kupp to get open and into paydirt. Kupp is +200 to attain a couple of landing.
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