This year's installment of Hard Knocks has been unlike any other in the show's history as it's detailed the impact of Covid-19 on preperations for the upcoming season.
The LA rivals are both featured in the show, so we decided to take a look at the odds and betting data around both teams as the season draws closer.
Los Angeles Rams Odds
Sean McVay's Rams are in arguably the hardest division in football this year, the NFC West. Super Bowl runners up just two years ago they'll face last seasons runners up, the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks, who are looking dangerous with Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf arguably the best WR duo outside of Tampa Bay. Not only that but they now face an Arizona Cardinals team on the rise, with an impressive air raid offense and the addition of real playmaker DeAndre Hopkins.
Los Angeles Chargers Odds
The Chargers have an easier divison on the whole but the Chiefs are a major problem for the next decade. They've replaced Phillip Rivers this season and Tyrod Taylor will start under center, with Justin Herbert likely to replace him at some point this season.
Their odds have come in from +5000 to +4500 over the past two weeks, leapfrogging their city rivals, the Rams, in the betting to win the Super Bowl.
Who are bettors backing?
We've checked our betting data and in the past 6 months since the season ends, there has been very little between the teams, with the Chargers accounting for 1.55% of bets, just ahead of the Rams at 1.50% of total bets on the Super Bowl winner.
That has slightly changed in the past 30 days, with the Rams improving to 1.51% of bets, whilst the Chargers have slumped to just 1.01% of bets. The most popular bet unsurprisingly being the Chiefs who have raked in 14.82% of bets.