Rams Super Bowl LVI: Rams vs Bengals betting odds, predictions
The LA Rams made it. After a 2021 NFL season where the team ended with a record of 12-5, ongoing concerns about the defense, the offense, and yes, special teams, the team is knocking on the door to their first Super Bowl victory for the city of Los Angeles. Has the team come through too much adversity to fail now? Or does this team run the risk of being overconfident, having vanquished the Arizona Cardinals, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and their arch-nemesis, the San Francisco 49ers, on their way to the big game?
This is a roster that was built to win a Super Bowl. Right now, the team is just one game away from fulfilling that destiny. But this is not a team that is impervious to the jitters, miscues, or mistakes. Rather, this is a team that has faced failure and gotten back up to claim victory.
Facing the most important game of the season, and perhaps in the careers of many players who will take the football field, that’s not exactly a recipe for a sure-fire victory. But it does build up a lot of pregame drama for Super Bowl LVI, now doesn’t it?
We may never pass this way again
The LA Rams may have been assembled to play for, and even win, a Super Bowl. But the shelf life of the team’s roster is set to expire at the end of the 2021 NFL Season. The team traded for RB Sony Michel and OLB Von Miller, both of whom are playing on contracts that expire at the end of this year. The team signed WR Odell Beckham Jr., but he is playing out a contract that lasts until the end of this season.
Even QB Matthew Stafford, who the Rams traded for with the help of draft picks all the way forward to the 2023 NFL Draft, is playing on a contract that ends at the end of the 2022 NFL season. Success may require the contribution of the entire team, but holding that team together after succeeding takes a lot of financial savvy, compromise, and wise and selective pruning and regrafting of new faces to the roster.
The Rams have pushed their chips into the middle of the poker table, in the belief that they hold the winning team. Now, only the Cincinnati Bengals remain in their path to hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.
Rams vs. Bengals Betting Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Pick Super Bowl LVI
Odds are courtesy of WynnBET (but are subject to change quickly)
- Rams -4.0 (-110)
- Bengals +4.0 (-110)
- Rams -195
- Bengals +170
Over/Under 48.5 points
- Over -110
- Under -110
Take the Rams (-195) on the Money Line to win this game outright.
The betting line opens with the LA Rams showing up as a favorite (-4.0). Due to the nature of the Super Bowl, the Rams will be playing at SoFi Stadium in Super Bowl LVI but will be considered the visiting team for the contest
Rams vs. Bengals Prediction Super Bowl LVI
Two elements will play a large role in the outcome of the Super Bowl. The first is how many Rams players will heal up enough to compete in the game? We know that the team is hopeful to welcome back Sebastian Joseph Day, Taylor Rapp, Robert Rochell, and other players who had suffered minor injuries.
The other will be how easy will it be for all of the NFL players on the LA Rams roster to tune out all of the background noise and remain focused on winning the Super Bowl. This game is about what the Rams can control. Focus, the one thing players can control, is very difficult to maintain with so many distractions.
The Bengals won the competitive AFC North Division and finished the season at 10-7. They have gone on to knock off the Las Vegas Raiders, the Tennessee Titans, and the Kansas City Chiefs to get to the Big Dance. They have done just enough to win, combining a stingy pass defense with a resilient pass offense. The results speak for themselves. The Bengals are the AFC’s best. And Stephen A. Smith is already on the Joe Burrow bandwagon.
Now, who will win Super Bowl LVI?
Expect the LA Rams will win this one outright, so take the Money Line and the Rams.
These two teams have not met in the season, but they’ve fared similarly when facing common opponents. The only difference appears to be the Rams beating the Chicago Bears, while the Bears upset the Bengals.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked 51 times in the regular season. Stafford was sacked 30 times. So far in the playoffs? Burrow threw four touchdowns, two interceptions, and was sacked 12 times. Stafford has thrown six touchdowns, one interception, and was sacked five times.
We’ll be talking all about the LA Rams pass rush for this one among other topics. For now, we believe that the Rams’ speed at getting to the quarterback will be the difference. Take the Rams on the Moneyline (-195) to win.
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