Even though the Rams failed to beat the San Francisco 49ers in NFL Week 18, LAR still won the NFC West Division because the Arizona Cardinals lost to the Seattle Seahawks. Heading into the playoffs, questions surround Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald, and the rest of the Rams. At their current NFC Championship odds, are the Rams an overlay or underlay? Also, do the Rams offer fair odds to win the Super Bowl? Keep reading for our take on the Rams so you can get ready to make your bets against the NFL Playoffs odds.
Los Angeles Rams Postseason Betting Analysis
2022 NFL Playoffs & Super Bowl 56
- When: Saturday, Jan. 15 – Sunday, Feb. 13
Los Angeles Rams Odds to Win the Conference and Super Bowl 56
Reasons to back the Los Angeles Rams to win the NFC Championship and the Super Bowl
Matthew Stafford ranks in the Top 5 in passing yards, but LAR’s real strength is on the other side of the football. As long as Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey step onto the field, the Rams will send one of the top three defenses in the playoffs to the gridiron.
Donald had 12.5 sacks while Ramsey had 4 interceptions. Overall, the defense allows less than 345 total yards and less than 22 points per.
When Stafford and the offense have the ball, the former Detroit Lions can throw to the best wide receiver in the league, Cooper Kupp. The possible NFL MVP caught 145 passes for 1,947 yard and 16 TDs.
Kupp is even more dangerous than he was earlier in the season now that Odell Beckham Jr. is familiar with the system. Beckham Jr. is impossible to cover 1-on-1, which means secondaries must choose between allowing Odell or Cooper to play in single coverage matchups.
Reasons to go against the Los Angeles Rams to win the NFC Championship and the Super Bowl
At times, the Rams have mental lapses that make them a mediocre bunch. Los Angeles loses focus as a team and when that happens the Rams lose.
All 5 losses happened against playoff teams, which means the Rams are competitive. But many of the losses shouldn’t have happened and 2 of the losses were pathetic: 37-20 at home against Arizona, and 30-10 on the road against the 49ers.
Los Angeles also blew a 17-point lead against San Francisco in Week 18. If the Rams can keep their collective heads together, they can win the Lombardi Trophy. But there’s no guarantee that happens.
Final LAR Analysis: Are the Rams a good bet to win their conference and Super Bowl 56?
On paper, the Rams should have no trouble beating anybody. Donald is one of the best defensive linemen in history. Ramsey is on his way to being one of the NFL’s best ever defensive backs.
The rest of the defense compliments the two superstars and coach Sean McVay has been here before. He knows how to get a team to the Super Bowl.
But although McVay has been here before, Matthew Stafford hasn’t. Don’t get us wrong, Stafford is a legit first-string NFL quarterback. But at times this season, Staff hasn’t made the right decision.
Not only that, but the Rams’ ridiculously difficult schedule may have taken too much out of the team. LAR had to play against the 49ers, Cardinals, and Seahawks twice. The out of division schedule included games versus the Colts, Buccaneers, Titans, Ravens, and Vikings.
So even though the Rams lost just 5 of their 17 games this season, LAR may be too tired to make it all the way to the Super Bowl. At the odds, the Rams are a play against.
Los Angeles Rams to win the NFC or Super Bowl: No