Super Bowl odds: Rams open as favorites

(NewsNation Now) — The Conference Championship games are in the rearview and the Los Angeles Rams will enter the Super Bowl as 3.5-point favorites over the Cincinnati Bengals. Here are the opening Super Bowl LVI odds immediately following Sunday’s action.

It all comes down to this. The table is fully set for Super Bowl LVI after the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams won their respective championship games over the weekend to earn their places at the grandest stage of all. 

“Sports betting is fan engagement and that is adding to the popularity of the NFL,” Andrew Brandt, director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for Sports Law, said on “Morning in America.”

Here are the opening odds for Super Bowl LVI:

Cincinnati Bengals+4 (-110)49.5+162
Los Angeles Rams-4 (-110)49.5-194

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook as of Jan. 30, 2022.

Cincinnati Bengals odds to win the Super Bowl

The Bengals opened the regular season at +8,000 to win and never really registered as legitimate contenders among oddsmakers. Even entering Sunday’s upset against the Chiefs, the Bengals were sitting between +800 and +900, the worst odds among the remaining four teams. 

Cincinnati is the underdog at +4. If the Rams win by less than four points, a bet on the Bengals against the spread would pay out.

The Bengals are currently listed at +164 on the moneyline, which means you would earn $16.40 on a $10 wager. It also carries a 37.88% implied probability of winning.

Los Angeles Rams odds to win the Super Bowl

The Rams opened the season at +1,200 to hoist the Lombardi Trophy and peaked at +650 around midseason after going 7-1 to start the campaign. They offset three straight losses by winning five in a row before ending the season with a loss to the 49ers in Week 18. Los Angeles entered the playoffs at +1,110 after winning the NFC West with a 12-5 record.

Los Angeles is favored by 4 points. This means if the Rams win by more than four points, a bet against the spread in favor of Los Angeles would pay.

The moneyline has the Rams at -196, making them significant favorites to win the game straight up (66.22% implied probability). A successful $10 bet would yield a $5.15 profit, for a total payout of $15.15.


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