Cincinnati Bengals v LA Rams: Who will win Super Bowl LVI? Bookies hope to make hay
As far as bets go, Rams are frontrunner to win over the Bengals. The latter is yet to register their first Super Bowl win in franchise history
Less than 24 hours to for Super Bowl LVI, the focus is on the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals as they square off at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles in California. The Bengals and Joe Burrow will look to register their first Super Bowl win in franchise history while for Matthew Stafford, it is about winning a title in his twelve years with Detroit. Sports pundits have been vocal about their predictions about who's winning.
Skip Bayless predicted a 31-23 win. Per Fox Sports, he said the Bengals would walk away with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. "On paper, at a glance, the Rams should win this game –– the Bengals will win this game. This is my bottom line to this game: There's just something about Joe Burrow. There's something magical. There's something special. I believe he is going to arrive on the biggest stage. It's made for him. And if you look at what he's done on the biggest stage on every level, it's been spectacular."
Shannon Sharpe supported the Rams. "I believe this is the most complete team both offensively and defensively that the Bengals have faced in the playoffs. … The [Rams] defensive line, I believe they're gonna get after Joe Burrow because I think that's the weakness of their offense, the offensive line."
As far as the bets go, Los Angeles is the frontrunner to win over the Bengals. According to PointsBet, the points spread sees Rams -4 (-115) and Bengals +4 (-105). On the Moneyline, the Rams are placed -210 while their opposition is at +175. The Over/under total is 48.5 points (-110). Winners and Whiners predict a +4 in favor of the Cincinnati Bengals. Here's what NBC LA opines: "The Los Angeles Rams are 4.5-favorites over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56. Some bookmakers have shaded the line down to an even four points, and the line has even dipped to as low as at 3.5 points in some shops across the country."
The Super Bowl start time is set for 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.