- The Cincinnati Bengals are four point underdogs in Super Bowl LVI against the Los Angeles Rams.
- One reason why the odds are in favor of the Rams is because they are effectively at home.
- Another potential reason for the odds is the matchup between the elite Rams D-Line and the poor Bengals O-Line.
CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Bengals are on the cusp of an incredible Super Bowl run, having entered the season as +15000 underdogs to win the Super Bowl. They’ve already cashed in on huge profits for anyone who bet on them to win the AFC Championship in the preseason, an event that had +7500 odds to occur.
Their +15000 preseason odds to win the Super Bowl would make them the most unlikely Super Bowl champion since the 1999 St. Louis Rams.
Their odds to win the Super Bowl have reached +165 now that they’ve gotten this far.
In the Super Bowl, the Bengals will face off against the Los Angeles Rams, and the odds seem to have solidified with Rams -4 being the prevailing line on major online gambling sites.
Super Bowl 56 Spread Odds
- Cincinnati Bengals +4.0 (-110)
- Los Angeles Rams -4.0 (-110)
The Rams are playing what is effectively a home game - the Super Bowl will be held in SoFi Stadium, where they have played this season. However, it is worth noting that the stadium seemed evenly split in the NFC Championship Game between the Rams and the San Francisco 49ers - perhaps it will not be the advantage that it is expected to be.
On the field, the major mismatch appears to be the Rams all-world pass rush, featuring Aaron Donald, Leonard Floyd and Von Miller, going up against the Bengals’ awful offensive line. The Bengals gave up nine sacks to the Tennessee Titans, who ruthlessly attacked the interior of their offensive line, something Donald is better at than perhaps anyone else in the league.
The odds are stacked against the Bengals in this matchup, but they’ve been stacked against them before.
They were underdogs against the Kansas City Chiefs, they were underdogs against the Tennessee Titans, and they are now underdogs against the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl.
In fact, the only game they’ve been favored in this postseason was against the Las Vegas Raiders in the Wild Card round.
Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Sunday, February 14, 2022. It will be broadcast on NBC and Peacock.