After adding Matthew Stafford, DeSean Jackson and Sony Michel this offseason, the new-look Los Angeles Rams will finally put their revamped roster to the test in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears seven days from now. They’re favored by 7.5 points, according to Tipico, which is an indication of how much better the oddsmakers believe the Rams are than Chicago.
However, what’s more important is where the Rams’ Super Bowl odds sit. That’s a better gauge of how they’re viewed compared to the rest of the NFL, and there’s no doubt Los Angeles is among the favorites to win it all this season.
With the season getting underway, here’s a look at the top 10 teams’ Super Bowl odds at Tipico. The Rams are tied for the fourth-best odds and are second-best in the NFC.
- Chiefs: +450 (Bet $100 to win $450)
- Buccaneers: +600
- Bills: +1000
- Rams: +1200
- Ravens: +1200
- Packers: +1200
- 49ers: +1200
- Browns: +1300
- Titans: +2000
- Seahawks: +2000
One thing that stands out immediately is just how loaded the NFC West is. They have three of the top 10 teams in this year’s Super Bowl odds, with the Rams and 49ers tied for fourth-best. It’s no surprise that the Chiefs and Bucs are the clear favorites after reaching the big game last season, with each team looking like the best in their respective conferences.
The biggest catalyst for the Rams this offseason has obviously been the addition of Stafford, who immediately improved their Super Bowl odds. Here’s how their odds have progressed this year:
After playoff loss: +2000 (9th)
After acquiring Stafford: +1100 (3rd)
After NFL draft: +1200 (T-3rd)
Now: +1200 (T-4th)
For most teams, their Super Bowl odds will shift dramatically throughout the season based on how they’re performing. If the Rams start hot and win their first five or six games, expect their odds to improve.
So if you’re high on Los Angeles, it might be wise to get those wagers in now.