Super Bowl LVI Early Line Movement: Oddsmakers Lengthening Spread as Super Bowl Approaches
Super Bowl LVI Early Line Movement
The Super Bowl is scheduled for February 13, on a Sunday night. With a couple of weeks to prepare, most bettors are wasting no time getting into the action. As soon as the Rams knocked off the 49ers in the NFC Conference Championship, the lines were added on almost every platform. That's when bets started to storm in. Those bets have already changed some lines for the Super Bowl.
Below, you can check out the line movement so far for the Super Bowl game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams.
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Super Bowl Line Movement
Rams -4.5 @ -110 (Bet $110 to win $100)
The Los Angeles Rams opened as a -3.5 point favorite but were quickly bet up to -4.5. Every outlet is currently holding a -4.5 for the Rams but some books are more juiced than others. If you're looking to bet the Rams or the Bengals, shop around different books to find the best odds for that particular wager. Even though every book is holding -4.5 for the Rams and +4.5 for the Bengals, you can find the Bengals at -110 odds and Rams at -105 odds if you look around a little bit. But this line movement makes sense, knowing that the Rams are going to be playing on their home field for the Super Bowl. Add that with the fact that the Rams' defensive line should be a major problem for the Bengals and it makes sense why many are putting their money on the Rams here.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams Line Movement
Over 48.5 @ -110 (Bet $110 to win $100)
The total opened at 49.5 and even reached 50 at some outlets before storming back down to 48.5 where it is currently. The Rams have been playing elite defense as of late but the Bengals have also been surprising on the defensive end. The thought from most is that Joe Burrow will have limited time in the pocket on offense and that the Bengals' defense will give Matthew Stafford a hard time, as they did against Patrick Mahomes in the AFC Conference Championship game. With two quarterbacks and two head coaches new to the Super Bowl, the game might start off slow.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams Total Movement
Rams -190 (Bet $190 to win $100)
The Los Angeles Rams opened as a -190 favorite and while many books have adjusted to as high as -210, there are still some outlets hanging onto a -190 line for the Rams. On the other hand, the Bengals opened at +155 and are now as high as +175. If you like the Bengals, that +175 number looks pretty solid. If you're a Rams' backer, -190 doesn't look nearly as juiced at -210. Let's see where the lines are in a week from now. Remember, stay patient. More lines will adjust as we get closer to Super Bowl Sunday!
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