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Last Updated Apr 05, 2022, 03:30 AM

Bobby Wagner Boosts Rams Odds

The Los Angeles Rams are looking to repeat as world champions. The Rams won their second Super Bowl in franchise history in February, giving Los Angeles its first football title since 1984. They haven’t been one of the offseason favorites, but they did help their chances by adding Bobby Wagner on Thursday afternoon. Wagner signed a five-year, $50 million contract with the Rams that includes $15 million in incentives.

Super Bowl 57 Betting Odds

  • Buffalo Bills +650
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +700
  • Kansas City Chiefs +1000
  • Green Bay Packers +1000
  • Los Angeles Rams +1000
  • San Francisco 49ers +1400
  • Los Angeles Chargers +1600
  • Denver Broncos +1600
  • Dallas Cowboys +1700
  • Cleveland Browns +1700

RAMS SUPER BOWL ODDS SHIFT TO 10-1

The defending Super Bowl champions have had longer odds than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers to win Super Bowl LVII next February despite lifting the Lombardi Trophy last month. Bettors jumped back on the Bucs’ bandwagon after Tom Brady announced his return to the team, and they haven’t been scared off by Bruce Arians’ surprise retirement earlier this week.

Green Bay did have shorter odds than Los Angeles prior to the signing, but the Packers losing star receiver Davante Adams coupled with the Rams adding Wagner has led to both teams moving to 10-1. There are now real concerns about the Packers’ offense, yet the Rams’ defense figures to be one of the best in the NFL once again.

NFC WEST BETTING ODDS

  • Los Angeles Rams +150
  • San Francisco 49ers +180
  • Arizona Cardinals +300
  • Seattle Seahawks +1400

The Rams have a star at every level of the defense. Aaron Donald is the best defensive lineman in the game, Jalen Ramsey is one of the most talented cornerbacks in the NFL, and now Bobby Wagner is able to team up with Leonard Floyd in the linebacking corps. That has also led to the Rams moving ahead of the San Francisco 49ers according to the NFC West odds, and the Rams are now +150 to win the division.

Wagner has moved to +5000 to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year too. The soon-to-be 32-year-old linebacker is a six-time First Team All-Pro and a two-time Second Team All-Pro, but he doesn’t post the gaudy stats that DPOY winners usually possess. Wagner has just 23.5 sacks and 11 interceptions in 10 seasons, as he shines as a sure tackler and a coverage linebacker.

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