Despite the LA Rams just 2 years from Super Bowl 53, the oddsmakers at Ceasar’s Sportsbook have lowered the odds for Rams to win the next Super Bowl
The LA Rams competed in Super Bowl LIII, where the team lost to the New England Patriots. The following season, the Rams fell to 9-7 and missed the playoffs altogether. This year, the Rams appear to have a renewed focus upon the team’s fortunes. Despite the oh-so-close finish to the 2019 season, the LA Rams have brought in a brand new trio of coordinators to lead the team’s coaching staff.
New coordinators, but retaining the coaching staff virtually intact. So close in 2019 despite facing a tough schedule of a first-place team. Things should be looking up in 2020, right?
Well, that’s not how the folks at Caesar’s Sportsbook see it. With their new odds published for the 2020 NFL season, the over/under for the LA Rams wins for this year has been set at 8.5. The odds for the Rams to win the Super Bowl this year have been set at 25-1. For comparison purposes, the Chicago Bears also hold 25-1 odds.
The Rams are projected to finish third in the NFC West once more. The rival San Francisco 49ers are 7-1 odds to win the Super Bowl and boast an over/under of 10.5 games. The Seattle Seahawks are 14-1 odd to win the Super Bowl and have an over/under of 9.5 games.
The Rams face some challenges in 2020, yes. But the Dallas Cowboys finished 8-8 in 2019. They are a team that had just hired on a new head coach Mike McCarthy and poached coaches from the LA Rams. Always an off-season darling of media hype, suddenly the Cowboys have an over/under of 9.5 games and are 11-1 odds of winning the Super Bowl.
It is a familiar place to start the new odds and a place we’ve seen before. Disrespecting the LA Rams and pandering to the Dallas Cowboys seems to be the default spot for oddsmakers each year. And once more, just like the past three seasons, the LA Rams will likely end up with a better record than the Cowboys.