For the second straight 12 months, just one crew has to journey for the Tremendous Bowl. The LA Rams will play on their house turf at SoFi Stadium subsequent week because the Cincinnati Bengals journey to Los Angeles of their first championship look because the 1988 season.
David Strauss, oddsmaker for MyBookie.ag shared his betting evaluation for this weekend’s massive sport.
Because it stands proper now, it’s the LA Rams who’re in as the favourite at odds of -190. If you happen to fancy the Bengals because the underdog, you may get them at +155. The Rams get the nod for a number of causes, however one of many largest have to be as a result of that is basically a house sport for them. Positive, the gang might be extra cut up than ordinary, however there’s nonetheless the consolation of enjoying in your individual constructing and attending to go house each evening within the lead as much as the massive sport.
“The Rams went 12-5 within the common season and 5-3 at house, whereas going 4-1 versus non-conference opponents. The Bengals had been 10-7 on the season and a good 5-3 on the highway. They had been simply 2-3 straight up versus NFC groups, so one more reason why they’re seen because the underdog.”
The Rams are the favourite, however not an enormous one by any stretch of the creativeness. They’re presently in as a 4.5-point favourite, however we would see that go a ½ level in both course earlier than we get to kick-off.
“These two groups don’t meet fairly often, however it has been the Rams who’ve dominated when it comes to the unfold, going 5-1-1 towards the unfold (ATS) of their final 7 conferences with the Bengals. The Bengals are 13-7 ATS this season and are a formidable 8-2 ATS in highway video games.”
That’s a pattern that’s positive to have lots of people trying on the Bengals towards the unfold as a reasonably good alternative to money in.
The over/underneath for the Tremendous Bowl is presently set at 48.5, which is decrease than what we now have seen within the final 3 championship video games, all of which had been over the 50-point mark, and all of which went UNDER. What stands out when these two meet is the UNDER, with 6 of the 7 prior conferences going that route. Within the playoffs, the Rams and Bengals mixed have seen 5 of their 6 video games going UNDER.
Favorites: LA Rams
Rams QB Matthew Stafford was acquired by the Rams within the offseason with the purpose of getting them up to now. One other key deal that helped the Rams was the addition of Odell Beckham Jr. after being launched by the Browns. Beckham has been a power since signing with the Rams. When Robert Woods was misplaced for the season, Beckham took over because the #2 receiver behind Cooper Kupp. Talking of Kupp, he as soon as once more confirmed how precious he’s within the win over the Niners within the NFC Championship sport. Kupp has been the best receiver within the league this season and he’ll be onerous for the Bengals to cease.
Placing him and Beckham collectively, together with the specter of tight finish Tyler Higbee, and the Bengals protection may have its fingers full.
“We’ll see if Matthew Stafford can win the massive one – he’ll must keep away from the massive errors and hope the Rams protection can discover a technique to sluggish Burrow and firm down.”
Underdogs: Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals’ unbelievable run to the AFC Championship is a superb story. Joe Burrow has change into a participant that individuals like to root for, and the underdog Bengals have shortly change into a crew that persons are rallying round. One space of concern for the Bengals might be their offensive line. Of their sport towards Tennessee, Burrow was sacked 9 instances. Although the Bengals line cleaned issues up in the AFC Championship sport towards the Chiefs, the Rams boast a stellar defensive position that would give Cincinnati matches.
The Rams Aaron Donald is arguably the very best defensive lineman within the sport – and newly acquired Von Miller figures to even be an element within the Tremendous Bowl. The pass-rushing specialist might be a handful for the Bengals’ suspect offensive line.
“Burrow and the Bengals have been the underdogs of their final two video games, and this one might be no completely different. They’ve proven a penchant for overcoming the percentages and stepping up massive in big conditions. Between Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd, the Bengals have among the finest trios of receivers within the league. Mix them with the operating of Joe Mixon, and you’ve got a really formidable offense.”
Bettors can count on to see numerous factors scored, and the world might be watching to see if Joe Burrow can as soon as once more overcome the percentages and lead his crew to an unbelievable Tremendous Bowl victory.