For the second year in a row, a team will host the Super Bowl in its own stadium. This time, though, the Los Angeles Rams will be favored at SoFi Stadium.
Los Angeles defeated the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 on Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LVI, which will be played on Feb. 13. The Rams did not cover as 3.5-point favorites and the game stayed under the total of 45.5 points.
The Rams will take on the underdog Cincinnati Bengals, a team that opened the season with odds as high as 200-1 to win the Super Bowl at some sportsbooks. The Bengals overcame a 21-3 first-half deficit to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in overtime and win the AFC. Cincinnati covered as a 7.5-point underdog and the game stayed under the total of 54.5.
Following the Rams’ win, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened Super Bowl LIV odds with a spread of Rams -3.5 and a total of 51. Several other sportsbooks opened Rams -4 and a total of 50.
“We opened Rams -4 with a total of 49.5,” Chuck Esposito, Race and Sportsbook Director at Station Casinos, told VSiN in a text. “Good two-action at this point.”
“We opened it at Rams -3.5 and quickly moved to 4,” said Craig Mucklow, Caesars Sportsbook VP of Trading in a release. “Although, we wrote off Joe Burrow against the Chiefs, we are not going to write him off again because that kid is unfazed by anything that happens. But the Rams’ experience and their defense puts the line at 4.”
There are several large futures bets still alive on the Bengals, including a $20,000 wager on Cincinnati at BetMGM at 50-1 that would win $1 million.