Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams: prediction for the Super Bowl 2022
The Cincinnati Bengals are approaching the big final in great spirits. Not many people saw Zac Taylor and the Bengals making it to Super Bowl LVI, but they have pulled off an upset over the eminent Kansas City Chiefs in overtime (27:24) in the NFL Conference Championship on January 30.
The Bengals can't really boast grand achievements in recent years, but they have won their division eight times and this is their third Super Bowl appearance, the first since 1988. Today is the Bengals' chance to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time in the club's history.
The Los Angeles Rams have much more experience and this is their second Super Bowl appearance in four seasons. They have won the Super Bowl before - way back in 1999, and today is Sean McVay's chance to become the youngest coach ever to lift up the Lombardi Trophy. Moreover, the Rams are playing in Los Angeles for the first time since 2015.
The Rams had some problems on their way to the big final, but in general they looked solid and confident in the playoffs. In the Conference Championship, the Rams beat arch-rivals San Francisco 49ers (20:17).
The Rams have scored over 27 points twice in three playoff games.
This bet played in 3 of the previous 5 games of the Bengals.
Few people have predicted these two teams making it to the big final, but both sides fought to get here and demostrated great performance throughout the season. The Rams are strong favourites - they looked more powerful in the playoff games and have home advantage. However, the Bengals are no longer underdogs and they will be looking to prove their worth tonnight. Cincinnati are extremely motivated to win their first Super Bowl, there is no doubt they will put up a good fight. We are expecting an exciting and close confrontation with a slight edge to the hosts.
Our prediction - handicap (-4) to Los Angeles Rams