The Los Angeles Rams face the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56 on Sunday from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles – the Rams are the second team in a row to play a Super Bowl on their home field, although they actually will be the visiting team for the game. Los Angeles is -4 on the spread and -192 on the moneyline as the franchise looks to win the Super Bowl for the second time in team history but first while based in Los Angeles.Let’s take a look at the following analysis for your betting on the Super Bowl.
What are the LA Rams odds to win Super Bowl?
The Rams beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in the NFC title game at SoFi Stadium, ending a six-game losing streak in the series. Matthew Stafford completed 31-of-45 passes for 337 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception to reach his first Super Bowl.
Stafford’s two touchdown throws went to Cooper Kupp from 16 and 11 yards out in the first and fourth quarters for the 19th and 20th times this season. Stafford has been a major part of the Rams’ postseason run with a 6:1 TD:INT mark. Kupp caught 11-of-14 targets for 142 yards and the two scores. Kupp’s 14 targets led the team and accounted for over 31% of Matthew Stafford’s targets on 45 throws. Kupp is having one of the greatest seasons by a receiver in league history. When the Rams last faced the Bengals in 2019 and beat them 24-10 in London, Kupp went for 220 receiving yards on just seven receptions. Kupp hasn’t had a performance over 165 yards in the regular season since. This time around, he’ll be looking at Mike Hilton, who is arguably one of the best slot cornerbacks in the NFL.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor, who was the Rams’ assistant WRs coach in 2017 and QBs coach in 2018, spoke highly of Kupp ahead of the Super Bowl.
He’s one of the smartest players I’ve ever been around at any position,” Taylor said. “He really approaches the game like a quarterback to be quite honest with you. … I threw to him at his private workout at Eastern Washington. (I) split time with his backup quarterback and we missed one throw on a back-end line, hammer route. I overthrew him and that was the only incompletion of the day.
“Coop’s a big-picture thinker. So he really understands the structure of the defenses, the nuances of the route running. He cares about the run game as well. There’s oftentimes he would screenshot pictures of defenses with run thoughts. You would wake up the next morning to a midnight text from Cooper Kupp with thoughts on things that could help the offense.”
There are two injury concerns with the Rams: Running back Cam Akers and tight end Tyler Higbee. Akers missed nearly the entire season with an injury but the Rams have not been timid or hesitant about running Akers in the playoffs. In three games, the team has handed the ball to him 54 times for 151 yards. Akers is dealing with a shoulder injury but fully expected to play.
Higbee injured his knee in the NFC title game win and might not play. Backup TE Kendall Blanton caught five passes after Higbee’s early departure from the NFC title game and Blanton could have a significant role again. Higbee caught 61 passes for 560 yards and five scores during the regular season.
“We’re working through some different avenues,” coach Sean McVay said. “He’s such a tough guy. We’re gonna do everything in our power to try to get this guy back and ready to go. But we are working through some things.”
While it’s the first Super Bowl for many Rams, linebacker Von Miller was the MVP of Super Bowl 50 while playing for Denver. He had 2.5 sacks, six total tackles, two QB hits and two forced fumbles helped capture a 24-10 Denver victory over the Carolina Panthers. No defensive player has ever won the award twice. Tom Brady is the only player to win it with two different teams. Miller was acquired this season in trade from the Broncos.
“The past experience you had in 2015, everybody wants to hear about that,” Miller said. “Everybody wants to hear about what Peyton Manning, DeMarcus Ware – What did y’all do to win? What do you have to do to have success? What do you have to do to win a Super Bowl?”
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