Updated Super Bowl Betting Odds After Conference Championship Games

Updated Super Bowl Betting Odds After Conference Championship Games

With just a week and a half to go before the Super Bowl, we are all still trying to come to terms with how things went down in the playoffs. Given the number of surprises and upsets that we saw in the regular season, we probably shouldn’t be surprised that all of that spilled over into the postseason. If there was a common thread found in the playoffs, it was that parity is real, as we saw the vast majority of games decided by OT or a last-second field goal. That is good news for the league, as well as for the fans who like to see close, exciting games. We can only hope that we get more of the same when the LA Rams and Cincinnati Bengals lock horns in the upcoming Super Bowl. The bookies have their early odds on the board, so let’s take a moment to look at those Super Bowl odds and try to break them down.

NFL Betting | Updated Super Bowl Odds

Moneyline

As it stands right now, it is the LA Rams who are in as the favorite at odds of -180. If you fancy the Bengals as the underdog, you can get them at +150. The Rams get the nod for several reasons, but one of the biggest has to be because this is essentially a home game for them. Sure, the crowd will be more split than usual, but there is still the comfort of playing in your own building and getting to go home every night in the lead up to the big game. The Rams went 12-5 in the regular season and 5-3 at home, while going 4-1 versus non-conference opponents. The Bengals were 10-7 on the season and a respectable 5-3 on the road. They were just 2-3 SU versus NFC teams, so another reason why they are seen as the underdog.

Point Spread

The Rams are the favorite, but not a huge one by any stretch of the imagination. They are currently in as a 4-point favorite, but we might see that go a ½ point in either direction before we get to kick-off. These two teams don’t meet very often, but it has been the Rams who have dominated in terms of the spread, going 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings with the Bengals. They have gone 10-10 ATS through the regular season and playoffs, while going 5-5 ATS in their own building. The Bengals are 13-7 ATS this season and are an impressive 8-2 ATS in road games. That’s a trend that is sure to have a lot of people looking at the Bengals against the spread as a pretty good opportunity to cash in.

Point Total

The O/U for the Super Bowl is currently set at 49, which is lower than what we have seen in the last 3 championship games, all of which were 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 meetings going that route. In the playoffs, the Rams and Bengals combined have seen 5 of their 6 games go UNDER.

 
 

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