There is just one game left in the NFL, and it is the biggest of them all. The Super Bowl is now just a matter of days away and everyone has an opinion on how it might play out. While there are those who suggest that the Rams look like the obvious favorites here, thanks in large part to the big-name players they have on their squad, you have to say that the Cincinnati Bengals are not here by chance. The Bengals are a young team that is probably a year or two ahead of schedule. You get the sense that even if they lose this coming Sunday, they are on the brink of something very special in the coming seasons. With that in mind, let’s have a look at our NFL Playoffs Betting analysis so you can continue planning your bets against the Super Bowl Odds.
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The Bengals and Rams in the Regular Season and Playoffs
Let’s start put by taking a look at what the Rams did in the regular season. If there was one word to describe this team in 2021, it would probably be streaky. They came out of the gate hot, getting out to a 6-1 record, but fans began to have some doubts when they lost 3 in a row in the middle of the season. They quickly righted that ship before reeling off 5 straight and then dropping the final game of the year. The Rams ended the season with a loss and a 12-5 record to win the NFC West. They destroyed the Cardinals in the opening round, and then won close games versus the Buccaneers and 49ers to get to the Super Bowl.
Not a lot of people had the Cincinnati Bengals winning the AFC North, and while you can argue that it was a down season for the other 3 teams, you cannot fault the Bengals for that. Cincinnati had a bit of a tough time staying consistent in the regular season, winning the division with a 10-7 record, which had them in as the #4 seed in the playoffs. It was the postseason where the Bengals came to life, easily handling the Las Vegas Raiders before stunning the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs on the road. This is a young team that looks to have absolutely no fear, which makes them a very dangerous proposition.
Money Line Trends
For the 2nd straight season, we will have a Super Bowl participant playing in their own building. While you might think that would be a bonus for the Rams, they were actually better on the road in the regular season, going 7-2 SU away from home versus 5-3 in their own building. Still, home field advantage has to be taken into account here. The Bengals went 5-3 on the road in the regular season, but it is what they have done in hostile territory in the postseason that will be making a lot of fans take a close look at them as a Money Line option.
Money Line Prediction
Given that they are in different conferences, these two teams don’t meet up very often. When they have played, it is the Rams who have the slight SU edge, going 4-3 in their last 7 meetings. That means very little here, but having said that, I still like LA to win the Super Bowl this coming Sunday.