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Will we see the Los Angeles Rams back in the Super Bowl this year? Our guy John Hyslop explains why we could see them be back-to-back NFC Champions.

2022 NFL Betting Picks: Can the Los Angeles Rams Repeat as NFC Champions?

We've reached the final day of July which pretty much means it's football season. When we wake up tomorrow we'll be able to say things like "we have football this month" and "later this month when there's football...." It's a glorious time of year. While this time means many things to many people, for me it means gambling. Namely futures. If you're not picking teams to go to the Super Bowl in the middle of the summer, then can you really say you're reaching your full gambling potential? I'd go as far as saying no. God no even.

At this point you need to have a bet in your pending wagers that says "hey, I gamble" and nothing does that like a to win the NFC ticket from July. Plus it gives future you a chance to have two teams in the NFC Championship Game at plus odds. All you have to do is find the other half of the puzzle later in the year. There's legit no reason to not get down on something as soon as today.

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Los Angeles Rams to win NFC (+500) (Bet $100 to win $500)

Odds via: FanDuel

We're at FanDuel for this one but it should be noted that this can be bet at BetMGM as well since they have the same price. I just chose FanDuel because I already had the app open and I didn't want to waste a login. If you can't bet at either FanDuel or BetMGM, then you could go to DraftKings and get down. The only thing is, they are posting +450 which isn't as good as +500 (math). It's still action though.

The thing with these futures is, on the surface, you're taking one team out of 16 but in reality, you're not. I can tell you right now we can dismiss the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions (still the #1 fan), Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, Washington Commanders, and Minnesota Vikings.

None of those teams will be playing in the Super Bowl this season. There could be arguments for getting a good number on the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, and the Dallas Cowboys but at the end of the day, I don't think any of those teams have a chance. Still, to me, it's about getting the best number on a team at this time of the year.

After eliminating all of those other teams, we're left with the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Los Angeles Rams. I know the Rams just won the Super Bowl so predicting a team to get back there is kind of dumb. Nobody does that. But, we're trying to end up with two teams at great numbers playing in the NFC Championship Game this season (or at least a good cash out spot). I don't know if you've ever done this but watching that game with a +500 or more ticket on both teams is pretty fun.

With that being considered, just by looking at the schedule, maybe it's time for a Rams ticket at +500. They open the season with the Buffalo Bills which is bad but what if they win that game? They then have the Falcons, Cardinals, 49ers, Cowboys, Panthers, 49ers before they have another losable game. That game is November 6th in Tampa against the Buccaneers. This team could be 7-0 or 6-1 heading into that game. After that, they get the Seahawks twice, the Raiders, and the Broncos. If we're being honest, I don't think we'll get many more opportunities to grab the Rams at +500. Unless they lose to the Bills, but we could always just add to our position at that point. This feels right.

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.


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