The Los Angeles Rams were supposed to be a contender for the Super Bowl. The Cincinnati Bengals were not. This may be an unlikely Big Game pairing, but it is the one that we’ve got coming up on Sunday Feb. 13 and the Rams will be in the friendly confines of SoFi Stadium with a chance at the franchise’s second Super Bowl victory and first since 1999.
The Bengals, who hadn’t won a playoff game since 1990, have never won the Lombardi Trophy, with losses to the San Francisco 49ers in both Super Bowl XXIII for the 1988 season and Super Bowl XVI for the 1981 season. They are an underdog this time around as well.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams (-4, 50)
(Updated NFL Odds for Super Bowl LVI)
The betting odds for Super Bowl LVI were split between -3.5 and -4 as the Rams took a final knee in the 20-17 win over the 49ers. Based on early action, just about every sportsbook moved to -4. The total sits at either 49.5 or 50, though the opening line from the Westgate Superbook was 51.
The Rams will be the second team ever to play the Super Bowl at home, following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from last year’s game. The Bucs won 31-9, but that game was played with only 24,835 fans because of COVID protocols.