The Los Angeles Rams can confirm the old adage that it never rains in Southern California because of late the sun has only been shining on this franchise. And now, after Von Miller was acquired by the Denver Broncos via a blockbuster trade for two draft picks on day two of 2022, the Rams’ Super Bowl odds have gotten a little better.
It’s not for the people who live in Los Angeles waking up to early morning earthquakes, but the Miller-to-Rams news started its own movement – in SoCal and in the NFL and Super Bowl futures markets .
Before the business news got out, the Super Bowl favorites were the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+500), Buffalo Bills (+550), Los Angeles Rams (+800), Arizona Cardinals (+900) and the Green Bay Packers (+ 1000).
But when it became known that the trade had been completed for the seasoned linebacker to go to warmer weather, the Rams’ chances of winning the title at FOX Bet dropped to +650 (meaning a $ 10 bet on the Rams would now total 75 $ would win). .
Miller’s move to Los Angeles is just one of the team’s many highlights of the year to date. They were able to fire quarterback Jared Goff to the Detroit Lions in exchange for a more dynamic upgrade in that position in Matthew Stafford. This means the Rams now have the skilled leadership on both sides of the ball necessary to fight for a Super Bowl.
For a team whose defense was already ranked 10th in the league and only allowed opponents only 21 points per game, how much does Miller’s presence affect the Rams from a betting perspective?
Corresponding FOX Bet Content Integration Specialist Jacob Blangsted-Barnor, Miller to LA didn’t affect the odds as much as one might think.
“The Rams’ futures to win the NFC went from +333 to +300, and to win the Super Bowl they went from +800 to +650,” the odds makers said. “We were already pretty high on this team, so we didn’t need to take a big step towards the market.
“While Von Miller is a great figure to defend the Rams, you can only make a difference as a defensive player at 32.”
The mature, eight-time pro bowler who joined coach Sean McVay and the Rolling Rams has gradually shifted the lines, yes, but what does that mean for bettors who want to get into some Super Bowl bets now?
That’s what we have to do FOX Sports Betting Analysts Sam Panayotovich and Jason McIntyre.
“Go ahead and bet the Rams to win the Super Bowl if you’re feeling frog,” Panayotovich said. “I think Los Angeles to win NFC West with even money (+100 at FOX Bet) is a better bet.”
“The Cardinals’ unexpected hot start still has them as easy favorites, but I don’t think so. The Rams don’t have to go through Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady to win the division bet. Just Kyler Murray and a group from Arizona.” who has no history of closing the deal stands in your way. “
McIntyre, on the other hand, is not so sure that he will conquer Los Angeles, at least not yet.
“I loved the Rams after the Stafford trade at +1300, but I would pass the current +650 number on even with the addition of Von Miller,” said McIntyre. “They’ve only beaten one team with a track record and are very likely to lose one or two of their next three games against Tennessee, San Francisco and Green Bay.
“I would wait for a loss. Maybe FOX Bet will raise their odds closer to around +1000 where I would see some value in the Rams.”
Statistically, the Rams’ offense ranks fifth in the NFL at 30.6 points per game, and their defense allows teams to average just 2.2 touchdowns per game. No wonder that they are at the forefront of the Lombardi Trophy betting market.
So, will the Miller move motivate you to throw some money in Los Angeles to win the Super Bowl on SoFi or NFC West? If so what are you waiting for?
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