The Los Angeles Rams were Super Bowl winners in February of 2022 and then followed it up with a disastrous campaign, going just 5-12.
Now, the team is rested and reloaded and will try to get back to their Super Bowl winning form this upcoming season. It begs the question though, which version of the Rams will show up in 2023? The Super Bowl winning team from two years ago, the 5-12 team from last year, or somewhere in between?
If you want my best bet for the Rams this season, you can find it in my "32 bets for 32 teams" article, which you can read here. In this piece, I'm going to break down the full list of available betting odds for the Rams in 2023, including their projected win total and their odds to win the NFC West.
Let's dive into it.
Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl 58 odds
Unfortunately, the oddsmakers don't have much faith in the Rams this season, which will be reflected throughout this whole betting preview. I'm sorry Rams fans, I don't make the odds, I just write about 'em.
At +6500, the Rams are tied for the sixth longest odds to win the Super Bowl at FanDuel Sportsbook alongside the Washington Commanders. Only the Raiders, Buccaneers, Colts, Cardinals, and Texans have worse odds to lift the Lombardi Trophy.
+6500 odds translate to an implied probability of 1.52%. If you do want to bet on them to get it done, a $100 wager would win you a profit of $6,500 if they're able to achieve the feat.
Los Angeles Rams win total prediction for 2023 season
Sure, oddsmakers expect the Rams to improve on their 2022 record of 5-12, but not by much. With a win total projected for 6.5, Vegas thinks the Rams will finish somewhere around 6-11 or 7-10. Neither of those records are going to be enough to make the playoffs, let alone win the NFC West.
Don't worry Rams fans, I'm on your side. As I wrote in my "32 bets for all 32 teams" article, the OVER on their win total is my favorite bet for Los Angeles this season:
"Call me crazy, but I’m not ready to count out the former Super Bowl champs after just one bad season. Are they a Super Bowl contender like they were two years ago? No. Are they as bad as their record last year? No.
"Their success comes down to just how healthy Matthew Stafford will be in his return. Even when he was healthy at the start of the season, he didn’t look himself. But, if Stafford and Cooper Kupp can return to their 2021 form, that alone is enough to vault them over 6.5 wins.
"I’m higher on the Rams this season than most, so I won’t hesitate taking the OVER on their win total."
Los Angeles Rams odds to win NFC West
The NFC West will likely go through San Francisco this season. Their defense is arguably the best in the league and if Brock Purdy can repeat his success from the 2022 season, they're going to be a tough team to beat.
With that being said, I'd much rather bet on the Rams to win the division at +1000 than the Seahawks at +220. Los Angeles is going to need some guys to step up in several key positions, but it's hard to completely count out a team with the likes of Stafford, Kupp, and Donald.
Los Angeles Rams odds to win NFC
Los Angeles Rams odds to make the playoffs
At +285 odds, the Rams aren't a bad bet to make the NFL postseason. The NFC is having a down year with really only the Eagles, 49ers, and Cowboys being actual contenders. That leaves a couple of wild card spots completely up for grabs, and I wouldn't be shocked to see the Rams grab one of those.
At +285 odds, they have an implied probability of 25.97% of making the playoffs. A $100 bet would win you a profit of $285 if they're able to do it.
Best Los Angeles Rams season-long prop bet
Cooper Kupp regular season receptions leader (+700)
Do people forget how dominant Cooper Kupp was in 2021? The guy won the NFL receiving triple crown, leading the league in receptions (145), yards (1,947), and touchdowns (16).
As long as he's fully healthy this season, there's no reason he can't return to that form. At just 30 years old, he still has a couple of seasons in his athletic prime.
Let's also remember he was averaging 8.3 receptions per game last season before going down with a season-ending injury. That was almost at the same rate of catches per game he had in 2021 when he averaged 8.5.
At +700, I love Kupp to once again be looked at as the cream of the crop at his position.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.