Rams vs. Bengals Super Bowl 56: Bet the Los Angeles Rams

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Feb 13, 2022

After years of struggling in Detroit, Matthew Stafford is finally getting his first crack at winning a Super Bowl. Check out the odds and predictions for the L.A. Rams in Super Bowl 56.

L.A. Rams
12-5
AT
February 13, 2022, 6:30 PM ET
SoFi Stadium
Cincinnati
10-7
Pointspread -4 -110
Moneyline -190
Over / Under o +49

51%

Betting Action

49%

Pointspread +4 -110
Moneyline +158
Over / Under u +49

51%

Betting Action

49%

Matthew Stafford spent 12 seasons languishing in Detroit before finally landing in L.A. with a solid team in front of him.  He made it count in his first year, leading the Rams to an NFC West crown with a 12-5 regular season record.  That, however, won’t be enough for Stafford, head coach Sean McVay, or anyone in the City of Angels.  Stafford recorded his first three career playoff wins this year, but he still needs one more for this season to be a success.

Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl Odds

The Rams are back in the Super Bowl for the second time in four years.  This time, however, McVay has a competent quarterback in Stafford, who is finally tasting playoff success after over a decade in Detroit.  Stafford showed poise and flashes of elite talent to help L.A. overcome a 10-point fourth quarter deficit in the NFC championship game.  He led three scoring drives in the final quarter and finished the game 31-for-45 passing, with 337 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.  Stafford has thrown multiple touchdown passes in all three playoff games this year and completed 72 per cent of his passes for 905 yards.

Expect receivers Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. to be major factors on Sunday.  Kupp, the regular season receiving leader in yards, TDs and catches, went off for 145 receiving yards and caught both TDs against the 49ers.  Beckham was equally effective, finishing with 113 receiving yards.

Defensively, Aaron Donald and former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller are the players to watch.  Donald recorded 12.5 sacks, 19 tackles for loss and 25 quarterback hits in the regular season.  He has picked up 1.5 sacks, two tackles for loss and six QB hits in the postseason.  Miller is also still playing at an elite level and his winning experience is a huge asset.  L.A.’s defensive unit finished the regular season third in the NFL with 50 sacks and they’re about to go up against a questionable offensive line that allowed Joe Burrow to get sacked nine times in the divisional round.

2022 Super Bowl Bets: Rams vs. Bengals

Moneyline:

L.A. is -191 on the moneyline, so to win $100 you will need to wager $191.

Point Spread:

There hasn’t been much line movement since the Rams opened at -4.  L.A. was hit-or-miss against the spread this year, going 10-10 ATS overall, including 5-5 ATS both at home and on the road.  They were favoured by four points or more nine times, but only managed to cover in four of those games.  The Rams also failed to cover as 3.5-point favourites in the NFC championship game.

Over/Under:

Since opening at 50.0, the Over/Under has slowly crawled down to 48.5.  L.A. hit the Over in exactly half of their 20 games to this point, with the Over/Under alternating back-and-forth in their last 11 games. The total finished below 48.5 in 10 of the Rams’ games this year, including two of their three playoff contests.

Matthew Stafford Total Passing Yards:

The number is set at 279.5, with the Over at -135 and the Under at -105.  Stafford averaged 287 passing yards per game through 17 regular season starts and 302 passing yards through three playoff games.  He had 11 regular season games with over 279 passing yards and he threw for over 300 yards in the NFC divisional round and the NFC championship.  This is the biggest game of Stafford’s life and with premium targets like Kupp and Beckham running routes, you can bet McVay will focus on Stafford throwing the ball.

Most Receiving Yards: 

Kupp is an easy -110 favourite in this one.  He was the NFL’s regular season leader in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947) and receiving TDs (16).  Kupp has been just as dominant in the playoffs, picking up 386 receiving yards and four TDs through three games.

Beckham also might be a decent option as a +2000 value pick.  There’s been a noticieble improvement in his performance since coming to the Rams and he’s coming off a solid outing in the NFC championship, picking up 113 receiving yards on nine catches.  If Cincinnati focuses all their effort on shutting down Kupp, Beckham could get a big opportunity in this game.

Super Bowl LVI – MVP:

It’s no secret that quarterbacks will always be favoured for the regular season MVP and the Super Bowl MVP.  Stafford is the favourite at +120, while Kupp is third at +505 and Beckham is +2000.

For my money, the most intriguing pick is Donald at +1000.  Seven of the last 10 Super Bowl MVPs have been quarterbacks.  The last defensive player to win it?  The Rams’ Miller with Denver in Super Bowl 50.  He did it with six tackles, 2.5 sacks and one pass defended in the game.  Donald is more than capable of numbers at least as good as that.  Burrow has a weak offensive line in front of him that allowed their quarterback to get sacked nine times in the divisional round.  Bank on Donald taking advantage of that on Sunday.  If L.A. wins in a low scoring, defensive game, Donald has a great shot the win MVP.

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