The Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals will meet in the biggest game of the football season on Sunday for Super Bowl 56. It’s a meaningful game for the players and coaches on the field, but there will also be a lot at stake for bettors at home.
That’s why we’re breaking down exactly what side you should be betting on. Below, we lay out exactly why Los Angeles will win Super Bowl 56, outlining the strengths of the Rams team and how they match up against the Bengals.
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Currently, the Rams are 4-point favorites in Super Bowl 56, with a -185 line to win the game outright. You can find these lines for the big game over at Sportsbook, along with other Super Bowl 56 props.
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Why Los Angeles Will Win Super Bowl 56
Check out our top reasons the LA Rams will win Super Bowl 56 below:
The LA Pass Rush
The biggest reason the Los Angeles Rams will win Super Bowl 56 is because of their defensive line and pass rush. The Cincinnati Bengals have one of the worst offensive lines in the playoffs this year, one that allowed Joe Burrow to be the most-sacked QB in the league in 2021-22. Against the Titans a few weeks ago, Burrow was sacked nine times (tied for the most in playoff history).
Matching up against Von Miller and Aaron Donald, two of the most feared defensive linemen in football, the Bengals O-Line is sure to struggle on Sunday.
The Rams Receiving Group
One of the Bengals’ biggest defensive weaknesses is a mediocre secondary. Cincinnati allowed the seventh-most opponent passing yards per game this season (247.7), more than the lowly Detroit Lions and Houston Texans.
The Rams are perfectly positioned to take advantage of that weakness, forcing Odell Beckham Jr., Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson and Tyler Higbee deep down the field. Eli Apple and the Bengals secondary won’t be able to cover all the top targets, and Matthew Stafford will surely find some open LA receivers.
The Coaching Edge
This is nothing against Bengals coach Zac Taylor, who had a great season and is in the Coach of the Year conversation. However, the Rams have the clear coaching advantage on the sidelines in Super Bowl 56. A large reason why Los Angeles will win Super Bowl 56 is due to Sean McVay’s success and experience in these moments. The 2017 Coach of the Year, McVay has a lifetime record of 61-29, is 6-3 in the postseason and has been to the Super Bowl in recent years. That experience and success will certainly play a factor.
We have a one-game sample size of teams playing in the modern Super Bowl with a home-field advantage. Thanks to last year’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, those teams are undefeated!
Don’t bet the farm on LA just because Super Bowl 56 will be played out of SoFi Stadium, but it’s certainly worth noting. The Rams went 7-3 at home this year and covered the spread in three of their last five games at SoFi.
How Do I Bet On Rams To Win Super Bowl 56?
Using the example above, Matthew Stafford’s Rams are the favorites and Joe Burrow’s Bengals are the underdogs. The favorite is shown by the minus sign (-) and dogs will always be shown with the plus sign (+).
If you were to wager $100 on the Rams at -115 odds and they won, you’d get a payout of $186.96 – your original $100 is returned along with your winnings of $86.96. If you were to bet on the Bengals and Cincinnati is victorious, you’d get a payout of $205 – your $100 back, plus your winnings of $105.
To see how much you’d win based on any odds and the amount wagered, check out our Odds Calculator.