As the new stadium in Inglewood is under construction, there’s plenty of reason for excitement about the Los Angeles Rams in their current home. The Rams 2020 Super Bowl odds are proof of that.
It will be difficult to build on a 13-win season that included an NFC championship. A new complement in the offensive backfield and additions to the defensive secondary may be enough to go from Super Bowl losers to Super Bowl winners, however.
Rams 2020 Super Bowl odds: offseason recap
Losing Roger Saffold and John Sullivan on the offensive line should hurt for the Rams, at least initially. That creates cause for concern, as running back Todd Gurley is injury prone and C.J. Anderson is gone.
The receiver corps that produced nearly 5,000 yards in the passing game last season returns, however. Gurley’s knees might be less of a concern with the drafting of running back Darrell Henderson, as well.
The defensive line might see a bit of a drop in production with the departure of Ndamukong Suh as well, but that could be made up for with an improved defensive backfield. The Rams drafted safety Taylor Rapp and signed safety Eric Weddle.
If Henderson can be an effective complement to Gurley and the two new safeties can make the Rams’ secondary scary, that could be enough to make wagers pay off for Rams bettors.
Rams 2020 Super Bowl odds: breakdown
While California sports betting remains illegal pending a possible constitutional amendment, the Rams are likely to be among the most betted-on teams for the coming NFL season.
Because of that, several sportsbooks have many types of bets available on Rams player and team futures, including:
The biggest headline as always is Super Bowl LIV winner odds. The Rams are the favorites among NFC teams at two of the aforementioned books, indicated by an asterisk:
- DraftKings +1000*
- FanDuel +1000
- PointsBet +1100
- SugarHouse +1000
- William Hill +1000*
DraftKings, FanDuel, and PointsBet are featuring odds on which AFC teams the Rams could face in Super Bowl LIV.
The best line in that category is on the Rams playing the Buffalo Bills on DraftKings.
Obviously, there are several smaller goals the Rams must accomplish before they can play in a second consecutive Super Bowl game. The books have plenty of bets available on those elements, as well.
More futures on the Rams: NFC championship repeat and more
The Rams aren’t the favorite to repeat as NFC champions at any of the books, but they rank near the top at all of them. PointsBet currently lists them at +500 to win the NFC championship game.
The path of least resistance to the NFC championship game involves winning the NFC West division. The Rams are heavily favored to do so, as none of the books list positive odds on that bet.
DraftKings and FanDuel do list odds of the Rams falling short of defending their NFC West title but still making the playoffs as a wild card. The better line of +550 is at DraftKings.
For the adventurous bettor, PointsBet offers +235 odds on the Rams missing the playoffs entirely. Given the Rams’ win expectancy, that seems to be a surefire way to lose some money.
The consensus on the Rams’ regular-season wins is 10.5, with the best line resting on the over at PointsBet. That bet currently pays out +130.
It’s also difficult to imagine the Rams not being a playoff team when you consider the odds of their players winning awards or leading the NFL in statistical categories.
Rams player prop bets: Books backing off Jared Goff
The greatest area where the departures of Anderson, Saffold, and Sullivan affect Rams’ futures is prop bets on Jared Goff’s performance. That may mean opportunities for bettors, however.
PointsBet has Goff at +2000 to lead the NFL in passing yards. FanDuel currently lists him at +2600 to do the same with touchdown passes.
DraftKings and SugarHouse identically list him as a long shot to throw more interceptions than any of the other quarterbacks in the league at +2800. His odds of winning the league’s most prestigious player awards are even longer, however.
The same two books peg him at +3300 to be named the NFL MVP. Goff is +4000 to win the Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year award at DraftKings and SugarHouse.
It isn’t just about Goff as far as Rams player prop bets go, however.
Other Rams player props: Gurley, Henderson and more
Gurley is actually listed as a more likely candidate to win the AP Offensive Player of the Year by DraftKings and SugarHouse, coming in at +3300. FanDuel joins those two books on Gurley winning the MVP, slotting him at +5000.
DraftKings and SugarHouse also give Gurley the longest odds to lead the league in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, at +1400 and +1100 respectively. His backfield mate Henderson is listed by those two books at +2000 by FanDuel and PointsBet to win the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
The Rams have a contender to win the Defensive ROY in Rapp as well. DraftKings and SugarHouse are currently offering odds of +6600 on that bet.
Another Rams defensive player that sportsbooks love for the upcoming season is Aaron Donald. He’s the favorite at +275 to lead the league in sacks by DraftKings, PointsBet, and SugarHouse. Donald is also the favorite to win the AP Defensive Player of the Year award on DraftKings and SugarHouse at +200.
The last three Rams prop bets of note involve wide receiver Brandin Cooks and head coach Sean McVay. Cooks is +4000 to lead the league in receiving yards and +5000 to lead the NFL in touchdown catches on DraftKings and SugarHouse. McVay is +1400 to win the AP Coach of the Year award in the same books.
Whether the Rams can overcome their struggles in Super Bowl LIII to win Super Bowl LIV remains to be seen. With the talent on the roster, however, sportsbooks should see plenty of action on the Rams for the coming season.