Los Angeles may not necessarily be a football town, but the Rams have given Southern California (and St. Louis) a lot to cheer about over the years.
The Rams’ story is quite an interesting one. Way back in 1936, the team was known as the Cleveland Rams. Immediately after winning the NFL Championship in 1945, they then moved to Los Angeles, where they remained until 1994.
During that first run in LA, the Rams won another NFL Championship in 1951 and made it to their first Super Bowl in 1980. Although the latter was essentially a home game since it was played at the Rose Bowl (sound familiar?), the team fell to the Steelers 31-19.
Throughout the ‘80s, the Rams were competitive thanks to Hall of Fame running back, Eric Dickerson, but they didn’t make it back to the Super Bowl until the 1999 season, four years after moving to St. Louis.
Behind Kurt Warner, Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce, and Marshall Faulk (AKA “The Greatest Show on Turf”), the Rams defeated the Titans 23-16 for their first Super Bowl victory. St. Louis made the big game again in 2002 but became the first victim of what was to become the Patriots dynasty.
Since the 2016 season, the Rams have been back in Los Angeles. History repeated itself at Super Bowl LIII, as the team fell to the Patriots once again, but they won their second Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals in 2022.
Betting on the Los Angeles Rams in California
Sports bettors in California are going to have to wait for certain laws to take effect before they can legally bet on the Rams. Keep up with VegasInsider to stay informed on the latest news and legalizations in California.
If you are betting on the Rams in a legal state, you're in luck and there are plenty of options when placing your bets. A common strategy when betting on football is wagering on the spread. A spread looks similar to this:
Super Bowl LVI
Los Angeles Rams -4.5
Cincinnati Bengals +4.5
A bettor wagering on the Rams -4.5 needs them to win the game by 5 points or more to win their bet. On the other side, a bettor who wagered on the Bengals +4.5 can have the team lose by 4 points or less, and even win the game to collect their winnings.