LA Rams to Host Underdog Cincinnati Bengals


Posted on: January 30, 2022, 06:59h. 

Final up to date on: January 30, 2022, 07:55h.

The Cincinnati Bengals have tried to shake off the underdog tag as they’ve superior to their first Tremendous Bowl in 33 years. Nevertheless, that’s what they begin off as they face the Los Angeles Rams in Tremendous Bowl LVI in two weeks.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will get hoisted on the shoulder of teammate Tyler Shelvin after the Bengals 27-24 time beyond regulation win in Sunday’s AFC Championship at Kansas Metropolis. With the win, the Bengals superior to their first Tremendous Bowl since 1989. (Picture: Charlie Riedel/Related Press)

The Rams – the second workforce in as a few years to play on their house subject – opened as a 3.5- to 4.5-point favourite over the Bengals simply moments after they knocked off the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in Sunday evening’s NFC Championship.

The Bengals superior due to a historic comeback earlier Sunday within the AFC Championship. After trailing by 18 factors within the second quarter, Cincinnati stormed again and shocked two-time defending convention champion Kansas Metropolis 27-24 in time beyond regulation.

Inside minutes, most sportsbooks had moved the Rams to a four-point favourite, though BetMGM stored their preliminary unfold of three.5 factors.

On the straight-up moneyline, odds on the Rams presently vary from -185 (which means a $185 wager would internet a $100 revenue) at Caesars Sportsbook and Superbook Sports activities to -200 at PointsBet. Bengals straight-up odds ranged from +155 (which means a $100 wager would internet a $155 revenue) to +166 at FanDuel.

These odds will fluctuate over the following two weeks, and it’s probably the unfold will change some as nicely.

Inconceivable Bengals Mount Historic Comeback

Final week after the Bengals upset the top-seeded Tennessee Titans within the AFC Divisional Spherical, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow stated he had grown bored with the “underdog” standing his workforce had been given by oddsmakers and soccer analysts.

I’m bored with the underdog narrative,” Burrow instructed reporters after the win over the Titans. “We’re a very, actually good workforce. We’re right here to make noise.”

The Bengals actually made noise on Sunday. They matched the biggest comeback in an NFL convention championship recreation after falling behind 21-3 halfway via the second quarter. At one level, Circa Sports activities had the Bengals at +1800 to win the sport, which equals an implied chance of 5.26 p.c.

However simply as they did earlier within the month towards Kansas Metropolis, the Bengals mounted a livid second-half rally towards the Chiefs, and for the second consecutive week, rookie kicker Evan McPherson scored the game-winning subject aim on the sport’s remaining play.

Cincinnati is an inconceivable Tremendous Bowl workforce as a result of they completed the 2020 season with a 4-11-1 report and Burrow ended his rookie season early attributable to torn knee ligaments. Earlier than the 2021 season kicked off BetMGM supplied +15000 odds on the Bengals to win the Tremendous Bowl. On the SuperBook, their odds had been +20000.

Now, they’re one recreation away from making some bettors a very nice return.

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