NFC Championship: Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl Odds After Defeating Buccaneers

Written By Eli Hershkovich on January 23, 2022
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Following a thrilling win over the Buccaneers in their NFC divisional round contest, thanks to Matt Gay’s 30-yard field goal as time expired, the Rams Super Bowl odds shortened and will face the 49ers in the conference championship game.

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How did it happen?

Sean McVay’s team dominated the first half, outscoring Tom Brady & Co. 20-3. The highlight was a Cooper Kupp 70-yard touchdown against busted coverage. The Rams struggled to find much success on the ground, but Matthew Stafford lit up Tampa Bay’s secondary, completing 28-of-38 passes for 366 yards and two scores.

Tampa Bay made a strong surge during the final 30 minutes — aided by Los Angeles’ three second-half fumbles — and the Bucs converted a pair of them into touchdowns. The key one came via Cam Akers with 2:32 left and the Rams up by seven, as Leonard Fournette subsequently knotted the score at 27 apiece with a six-yard gallop.

Brady, a four-time Super Bowl MVP, went 30 of 54 through the air for 329 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He was under fire throughout the day, though, as Los Angeles generated six quarterback hits.

But Rams bettors (+3; +125 moneyline) were revived after Stafford and Kupp hooked up for two critical completions on the final drive, setting up the field goal and a 30-27 win.

Below, we’ll look at the Rams Super Bowl LVI odds, as well as how they stack up against the 49ers in the NFC championship.

Up Next: Rams vs. 49ers in NFC Championship

Los Angeles dropped each of its regular season matchups against its NFC West foe, including the regular season finale. In that meeting, Kyle Shanahan’s team overcame a 17-point first-half deficit while winning 27-24 in overtime to clinch a playoff berth.

But San Francisco will likely be banged up for this one, as wideout Deebo Samuel suffered an ankle injury in the closing seconds of the comeback win over Green Bay. 49ers left tackle Trent Williams was also spotted on crutches postgame, and he’ll undergo x-rays to determine the severity of his status. The same goes for tight end George Kittle, who appears to be dealing with a leg injury.

Moreover, Bucs’ comeback might also present some value with the Rams in the betting market, regarding the spread. The 49ers’ secondary has been exposed throughout the season as well, surrendering the 14th-highest expected points added (EPA) per dropback.

  • EPA is calculated by expected points scored based on the down, distance, and field position at the start of a play — juxtaposed with the play’s conclusion.
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Eli Hershkovich is a lead sports betting writer with TheLines and Catena Media, formerly with Audacy and The Action Network. His goal is to provide you with data and information to lead you to winning bets. Eli is an avid college basketball gambler — among many other sports — and still hasn't forgiven Virginia for ruining his 2018-2019 Texas Tech futures.

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