What Is The Experts Opinion On This Weekend’s Super Bowl?

This weekend, the Super Bowl will take place. Like you need reminding of the fact!

However, who will win out of the Los Angeles Rams or the Cincinnati Bengals has been hotly debated ever since the two clinched their respective Conference Championship.

Now, our erstwhile NFL guru Collin Hulbert will be giving you the lowdown on his tips for the big game over the next couple of days, but today, I’ve decided to take a look at where the experts are hanging their hat.

So, what I have done is compile a list of experts from a number of sources, to give you an idea of just who the great and good in the media, are tipping to win this weekend’s big game.

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Super Bowl LVI – Who Do The Experts Think Will Win?

First up, media giant ESPN did a quick straw poll of its huge range of journalists

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who cover the NFL.

Of those 64 experts, 35 of them favored the Los Angeles Rams to land the win, while the Bengals landed 29 votes.

However, NFL.com approached 28 of its analysts to predict the outcome of the game and they could not be separated with 14 going for the Rams and the same number going for the Bengals, that means out of 92 experts, the Rams have 49 votes compared to the Bengals 43.

Another expert, this time from the UK on Sky Sports NFL, Jeff Reinbold, has backed Joe Burrow to lead the Bengal’s to victory, so has CBS Sports writer (and son of a former Bengals kicker) John Breech.

That cuts the Rams lead down to 49 to 45.

So, it definitely seems that the experts are somewhat divided on the matter with as many going for the underdogs Bengals as going for the Rams.

So maybe there is another way we can gain a bit of insight?

Madden NFL 2022 Reveals The Winner?

Nowadays of course, we can utilise technology to perhaps decide who is most

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likely to win and that is what Electronic Arts have done using their famous NFL-franchised title, Madden 2022.

The company has simulated this Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Bengals and Rams and announced earlier this week that their model has projected a 24-21 victory for the Bengals.

Since the software was first used to predict the result of the Super Bowl in 2004, it has proven to be accurate, in terms of the winner at least on 61% of the occasions, although Rams fans shouldn’t worry too much as last year the software predicted that the Chiefs would beat the Buccaneers by ten points.

The Bucs won that game 31-9.

Outcome Predicted In Springfield?

But are there other signs that the Bengals could upset the odds and land the win? One mischievous fan Tweeted that the famous predictor of future events, The Simpsons TV show, had predicted as far back as 1995 that the Bengals would win.

While it is true that an episode of the show that year was based on the Super Bowl (more accurately, New England’s third Super Bowl win) and that Homer did indeed have “Go Bengals” written in permanent marker on his body, there was nothing in the show to suggest this was based on this year’s Super Bowl.

Have The Simpsons already predicted this Super Bowl? pic.twitter.com/OR5SoZK4vo

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However, a news report in the show did appear to suggest that the Bengals had indeed won a Super Bowl. Although this was later revealed to be an image that had been doctored somewhat!

Admittedly, it’s not a method I would use to pick what outcome I want to back, but hey, Matt Groening and company have proven to be on the ball with a number of future events in the past, so it wouldn’t be the weirdest thing to happen.

What Are The Bookmakers Saying?

All week we have been keeping a close eye on the latest odds for the Super Bowl with a range of betting sites and a large number of them, including the likes of DraftKings Sportsbook, have reported a rather unusual betting trend.

Sportsbooks have said that they have taken more money on people backing the Bengals to win the game, but the larger cash bets have been made on the Rams, which perhaps explains why the Bengals odds had shortened slightly in the last couple of days.

However, with DraftKings, they still have the Rams at -200 to land the win, with the Bengals at +170, both of these on the moneyline.

This lack of movement in the markets is indicative of a well-matched Super Bowl contest, perhaps with money for both teams being taken at a similar rate over the last few days.

It is going to be interesting to see as more people declare who they feel will win, what the consensus is heading into the weekend.

But at the moment, this looks like being one of the most evenly contested games in many years.

Author: Paula Dunn