Super Bowl LVI Betting: How To Bet The Point Spread For Rams Versus Bengals

Written By Matt Burke on February 13, 2022
Super Bowl point spread

There are hundreds of different ways to bet on the Rams versus Bengals Super Bowl but one of the basic and most popular forms is wagering on the point spread. Betting the Super Bowl point spread is easy for first-time sports bettors and we will give you a brief tutorial below. If you are already well-versed in point spread betting, compare online sportsbook prices for the Big Game below.

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Super Bowl point spread

The LA Rams versus Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl point spread opened at most sportsbooks with the Rams favored at -4. Look at live online sportsbook odds below and click on the number you like to bet now.

How to bet the point spread for the Super Bowl

Here we will discuss how to bet the point spread for the Super Bowl. Oddsmakers initially set the spread for the game right after the conclusion of the Rams versus 49ers NFC Championship contest. Most sportsbooks had Sean McVay’s team at -4 initially. This means that the Rams opened as 4-point favorites over the Bengals.

Many books currently have the Rams as -4.5 favorites and the Bengals as +4.5 underdogs. This means if you think the Rams will win by 5 points or more, you would bet LA at -4.5.

If you think the Bengals will win the game outright, or at least make it close and not lose the game by 5 points or more, you would bet Cincinnati at +4.5.

So what about a spread void of a half a point (.5), like the original number of Rams -4? In this circumstance, if Matthew Stafford and company wound up winning by exactly 4 points it would be a “push” and bettors would receive their money back.

Rams and Bengals examples

Here are some recent point spread examples using the Rams and Bengals.

  • The Rams were -3.5 favorites against the 49ers in the last round. Los Angeles won the game, 20-17, but they did not cover the spread as they only won by 3 points. Had the Rams won by 4 points or more, those who bet on LA at -3.5 would have won their bets.
  • The Bengals, meanwhile, rewarded those who bet them as a +7 underdog against the Chiefs in the AFC title game. Cincinnati won the game outright by a score of 27-24, but even if their comeback fell short and they lost by a score of 24-21, Bengals spread bettors would have won their bets. The 3-point margin of defeat in this example obviously would have been less than the 7 point spread.

Rams Bengals Super Bowl betting is well underway but be sure to monitor the number in the days leading up to kickoff so that you can get the best price.

Against the spread history

The Bengals were 13-7-0 against the spread this season, including playoffs. That is the third best mark (65%), percentage-wise, of all 32 NFL teams this season.

Los Angeles was perfectly average ATS this season as they have a 10-10-0 mark going into the Super Bowl.

How we’ve bet the Super Bowl spread

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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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