- The Los Angeles Rams get set to battle the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56 as 4-point favorites
- The Bengals have emerged as the choice of sports bettors, attracting 65% of the betting action
- Read on for all the betting trends ahead of Sunday night’s Super Bowl matchup at SoFi Stadium
The Cincinnati Bengals have captured the attention of sports bettors in the hours leading up to Super Bowl 56, on Sunday evening at 6:30 pm ET at SoFI Stadium in California. While the line has largely held steady with the Rams favored by 4 points in the Super Bowl odds, they have attracted considerable support at the sportsbooks ahead of their first Super Sunday appearance in over three decades.
Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
|Team||Spread||ATS Handle%||ATS Bet%||Total||O/U Handle%||O/U Bet%||Moneyline||ML Handle%||ML Bet%|
|Los Angeles Rams||-4||43%||39%||OVER 48.5||57%||57%||-200||35%||35%|
|Cincinnati Bengals||+4||57%||61%||UNDER 48.5||43%||43%||+170||65%||65%|
According to current NFL public betting trends, Cincinnati has garnered 61% of the bets against the spread and 57% of the betting handle. Listed as +170 underdogs, the Bengals have also attracted 65% of the wagers and the handle laid on the moneyline. While the total has dipped to 48.5 since opening at 50, the OVER has continued to lead the way at the sportsbooks, attracting 57% of total bets and betting handle.
Public Loves the Bengals to Win
The Bengals have consistently overachieved as betting underdogs, and that trend has not been lost on bettors ahead of Sunday’s game. Cincinnati has defied the oddsmakers in each of their past two playoff contests, marching to victory over the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs, both while pegged as road underdogs. Overall, Cincinnati has now won outright in four of their past five overall outings while sporting positive odds, and are 7-4 SU as betting underdogs on the season.
The Bengals have won their last six games with Joe Burrow as their starting quarterback, covering the spread in each. Four of the wins came as an underdog and two as a favorite.
— Elias Game Plan (@EliasGamePlan) February 11, 2022
Cincinnati also has recent history on their side as they get set to compete for a Super Bowl title for the first time in 33 years. Among the most fun Super Bowl trends to consider is the current 8-2 run for underdogs over the past 10 big games, with the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs being the only two favorites to emerge victorious over that stretch, in Super Bowls 51 and 53, respectively.
We are now up to 12 reported wagers of 6+ figures on Super Bowl 56.
See the list here – https://t.co/NHZk6nx6zA
— Matt McEwan (@SBD_Matt) February 11, 2022
The Bengals have also attracted the biggest bets on Super Bowl Sunday. Most notable among them are a pair of mammoth moneyline wagers placed by Mattress Mack. The infamous high-stakes sports bettors got +170 odds from Caesars Sportsbook for a pair of bets on Cincinnati, amounting to over $9.5 million.
ATS Money Nearly Split Evenly Between Rams and Bengals
Of course, it stands to follow that underdogs have also held the edge in historical ATS Super Bowl trends. Indeed, dogs have gone 14-6 in the past 20 editions of the Super Bowl. And to make matters worse for the Rams, NFC teams have been a steady betting disappointment, going 1-6-2 ATS in the past nine Super Bowl contests in which they have been favored.
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— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) January 31, 2022
The Rams have not helped their own cause this season when pegged as small chalk. Los Angeles has compiled a worrisome 5-4 SU record in nine outings when favored by five or fewer points, and have covered on just three occasions over that stretch. That includes their narrow 20-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game while favored by 3.5.
Rams tight end Tyler Higbee held out of today’s Super Bowl practice, per team’s injury report. Looking more like former Mizzou tight end Kendall Blanton will get major snaps Sunday.
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) February 11, 2022
LA’s current injury situation has done little to inspire confidence in sports bettors. Hobbled by a hamstring injury suffered in the team’s victory over the Niners two weeks ago, tight end Ty Higbee remains listed as doubtful for Sunday’s clash on the final Rams vs Bengals injury report. Higbee is joined by oft-injured running back Cam Akers, who enters Super Bowl weekend listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.
Jalen Ramsey wants the 1-on-1 with Ja’Marr 👀
Who you got? pic.twitter.com/oKfBzqyKuT
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) February 8, 2022
In addition, the Rams’ ability to slow down the Bengals’ dynamic duo of Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase could be limited, with LA cornerback Jalen Ramsey also nursing a shoulder injury. Burrow and Chase are prominently featured among the Rams vs Bengals props, with “Joe Cool” sporting -200 odds of tossing for OVER 1.5 touchdowns, and Chase listed as a -115 wager to top 78.5 receiving yards.
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Public Backing the Over, But History Favors the Under
If recent head-to-head history is any indication, the most reliable Rams vs Bengals predictions will anticipate a low-scoring affair on Sunday night. The UNDER has paid out in eight of the past 10 meetings between these two teams, with the total finishing at 38 or lower in each of their past six meetings since 1996.
rams vs bengals
rams won 24-10 pic.twitter.com/VSjReSQX2O
— roberto clemente (@rclemente2121) February 9, 2022
That low-scoring trend extends to four of the Bengals’ past five away from Paul Brown Stadium, with their 27-24 win in Kansas City two weeks ago marking the lone game to feature more than 45 points during that stretch.
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