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2022 Super Bowl Odds Moving in Los Angeles’ Favor Ahead of Kickoff

Eric Rosales

by Eric Rosales in NFL Football

Feb 13, 2022 · 8:18 AM PST

Joe Burrow hand signals at line of scrimmage
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow signals against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC championship NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
  • See the Super Bowl odds movement for today’s game at at 6:30pm ET (February 13)
  • The odds to win the Super Bowl remain in the LA Rams’ favor on Super Bowl Sunday
  • Below, see the latest Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl odds and betting trends

Kickoff to the final game of the NFL season is only hours away. Super Bowl 56 will pit the Los Angeles Rams against the Cincinnati Bengals. at 6:30pm ET tonight at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.

This matchup was cemented on January 30 when Cincinnati upset Kansas City in the AFC Championship game, and LA came back to down San Francisco in the NFC title contest.

Cincinnati, which won the opening game of Conference Championship Sunday, saw its Super Bowl odds shorten all the way from +800 to +140. They moved back to +145 after Los Angeles took down San Francisco in the late game. The Rams’ Super Bowl odds improved to -175.

The Rams vs Bengals stats show that LA opened as -190 moneyline favorites. That number has shortened a little as of Sunday morning.

Odds to Win the Super Bowl

Team Super Bowl Odds
Los Angeles Rams -200
Cincinnati Bengals +165

Odds as of 11:17am ET on Sunday, February 13, at Barstool Sportsbook.

 

The Bengals opened as +160 moneyline underdogs. By Feb 7, The Bengals were seeing average odds of +166, while LA had shortened to average odds of -199.

As of Sunday morning, the best Rams number you could get on the moneyline was at Caesars Sportsbook, where LA was at -185. At BetMGM, that figure is as short as -208. In terms of payout, a $100 bet on the Rams would net an extra $6 on the longer Caesars odds.

Betting on the Bengals to pull off an upset? You’ll want to nab them at BetMGM, where they’re at the longest odds at +175. Compare that to DraftKings, where they at +160. That’s a $15 difference in payout on a $100 bet should Cincinnati hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

Moneyline Bets Predict Bengals Upset

Looking at the Rams vs Bengals picks, the books opened with LA as the 3.5-point favorite. That’s been bumped up a half-point at most sportsbooks — and as high as Rams by 4.5 at BetMGM. Maybe it’s the better odds, or maybe bettors have tired betting against Joe Burrow unsuccessfully, but the NFL public money trends show 64% of the handle and 64% of the total bets on the Bengals as of Saturday night.

In tracking the biggest bets on Super Bowl 2022, the largest bets are on the moneyline, both on Cincinnati. Both were made at Caesars, catching odds of Bengals at +170. One wager went for a cool $5 million, which would net a profit of $8.5 million.

The second-highest bet was for $4.534 million, which would earn a payout of $7.707 million and change. A moneyline wager on the Rams is the fourth-highest. Listed at a non-US book, the $600,000 wager would bring the bettor back $306,000. In the United States, a Rams win at -200 at PointsBet for $240,000 would return a profit of $120,000.

The final Rams vs Bengals injury report doesn’t show much advantage either way, with Rams tight end Tyler Higbee the only significant listed as out on either side.

Should You Be Taking the Rams?

This Super Bowl is a neutral site game only by definition, as the Rams will be the second straight team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium, following Tampa Bay last year. They’re also considered the visitors in this one, and will prepare in the visitor locker room. Other than that, this is their game at SoFi Stadium, Along with a more star-studded lineup, there’s a reason LA’s line has continued to shorten as we get close to kickoff.

With their odds as low as -185 still at Caesars, if you like the Rams, that’s going to be the best number to get them at.

If you’re like the rest of the betting public, however, you’re leaning towards a Bengals upset, and their odds have only gotten longer. You may as well get the best odds, at Caesars (+175).

Me? I think it’s close, and has a Hollywood ending, with the Rams coming out on top. Even though the team that wins the Super Bowl almost always covers the spread, I don’t think it happens here.


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