The NFC champion Los Angeles Rams cruised to a 12-5 regular-season record, winning many of their games comfortably, too. They face the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday in Super Bowl 56. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET (on NBC) from SoFi Stadium, the Rams’ home field.
The Rams score an average of 28.0 points per game in three playoff wins to get here. How many will they put on the scoreboard in Sunday’s Super Bowl LVI?
Below, we look at the Rams’ total points Super Bowl prop bet with NFL picks and predictions.
The Rams won the NFC West by a nose, and have landed a spot in the 2022 Super Bowl by beating (in order) the Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers in the postseason.
They finished the regular season seventh in the NFL in scoring, coincidentally tied with the Bengals. Both teams averaged 27.1 points per game, which is a big reason they won their respective divisions and have made deep runs to the Super Bowl.
QB Matthew Stafford lit it up in his first season with the Rams, throwing 41 touchdowns and racking up 4,886 yards through the air. He tossed another 6 TDs this postseason, helping the Rams score an average of 28.0 points per game.
Los Angeles Rams 2022 Super Bowl prop bet
Over/Under (O/U): 26.5 (O: -112 | U: 108)
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The play: OVER 26.5 (-112)
It’s no coincidence that the line is set right around the Rams’ scoring average. They averaged 27 points per game in the regular season and 28 in the playoffs.
The Bengals defense isn’t anything special, ranking 17th during the regular season after allowing 22.1 points per game, but they held the Raiders, Titans and Chiefs in check by giving up a total of 59 points this postseason.
In 12 of their 20 games this season, the Rams scored at least 27 points. They only won four games when scoring fewer than 27 points, and they were 11-1 when putting up at least 27 points on the board. Their only loss was to the Packers.
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If you like the Rams to win this game – which I do – then betting OVER 26.5 (-112) Over is the way to go.
During this playoff run, they scored 34 against the Cardinals, 30 against the Buccaneers and 20 against the 49ers, and San Francisco is a team that’s had their number for years.
When you figure that three of their eight games with fewer than 27 points came against the 49ers, it’s easy to see how good the Rams offense has been all year.
Bet RAMS TOTAL OVER 26.5 (-112).
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