Bengals vs. Rams Wagering Odds, Analysis & Picks For the Super Bowl LVI
Super Bowl betting sites opened the Rams as four-point favorites in Super Bowl 56 with no early movement on that line. The total at the best online sportsbooks moved down to 48.5 points after it opened at 49.5 points. Los Angeles is 5-1-1 ATS in its past seven games versus Cincinnati.
The Los Angeles Rams (15-5 SU, 10-10 ATS) are 8-1 SU and 6-3 ATS in their past nine games. The Rams are, as far as betting sites are concerned, home faves at SoFi Stadium when they host the Cincinnati Bengals (13-7, 13-7) in Super Bowl 56.
Super Bowl LVI Bengals vs. Rams Odds by BetOnline.ag
|Bengals||+4½ ( -115 )||48½ ( -110 )||+200|
|Rams||-4½ ( -105 )||48½ ( -110 )||-170|
Betting Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow has been dominating the headlines, but Cincinnati’s defense deserves a lot of credit for the team’s consecutive upsets of the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs. The Bengals have held their opponents to just 19.7 points per game this postseason even though they allow 371 total yards per game.
Pat Mahomes torched Cinci for three straight touchdown drives in the AFC championship game. However, instead of crumbling down, the defense didn’t allow another score except for a field goal at the end of regulation.
Vonn Bell’s interception in OT put Burrow in a position to drive down the field on a game-winning series. The combo of Burrow and the defense making opportune plays has made Cincinnati a very dangerous underdog.
The Bengals are 6-1 SU and 7-0 ATS in their past seven games. That includes a 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS record as an underdog. The single only SU loss over that period came when Burrow and other starters were resting in Week 18 against the Cleveland Browns.
Cincinnati has already demonstrated it can go toe to toe with elite teams. They have earned two wins over Kansas City and one over Tennessee in their current 6-1 SU run. Even if the Bengals don’t win straight-up, they could still conceivably cover the at betting sites.
Betting LA Rams
It’s hard to picture Jared Goff overcoming a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit versus the San Francisco 49ers. This is what Matt Stafford did in the NFC championship game. Stafford finished that game 31-for-45 for 337 passing yards with two TDs and one pick.
He has two touchdown passes in each of his three postseason games. He has completed 72% of his passes for 905 yards this postseason. Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. had a total of 20 catches and 255 receiving yards in the win over the Niners.
Los Angeles has a great chance of winning outright, but covering the spread will require breaking the team’s recent trend of closely contested games. The Rams are 2-3 ATS in their recent 4-1 SU run with four of the five games in that stretch decided by three points or fewer.
The Rams are better at offense than the Titans and better at defense than the Chiefs. This could be the most complete team that Cincinnati has played this postseason. Los Angeles is playing in its own stadium and has presumably learned from its last Super Bowl appearance.
Super Bowl LVI Bengals vs. Rams Expert Pick
The LA Rams are a superior team, but Cincinnati Bengals are better than most give them credit for. We can’t ignore the fact that five of the Los Angeles Ram’s last six games have been decided by three or fewer points. On the other hand, the Cincinnati Bengals have covered seven in a row. At some point you have to stat believing in Cinci, even if it is just to cover the spread.