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LA gets unexplained betting surge over the past week — and even experts don’t know why

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Future sports betting trends can get a little strange.

According to Oddschecker, the Rams have been the most-wagered on NFL team to win the Super Bowl this season in the last week, with a total of 33% of the bets being placed on them.

There is no special reason for the Rams’ betting surge ... it’s not like they added any major pieces in the past week. It was simply weird to see a team that had odds of 33-1 to win the Super Bowl to suddenly become the most popular betting option. An Oddschecker spokesman didn’t have a logical explanation when asked in an email, either.

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Jared Goff
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“It’s not immediately clear why the Rams are proving enticing for bettors; they’re still in a salary cap nightmare and have a QB in Jared Goff who is yet to shed some lingering doubts over his game,” Oddschecker spokesman Pete Watt said. “Combine that with the fact that the NFC West is one of the toughest divisions in the whole league and it’s clear to see why their odds are so long.”

Watt said that some sportsbooks have moved the Rams’ Super Bowl odds from 33-1 to 25-1 after the betting flurry. Oddschecker gets its data from most of the major sportsbooks, including our friends at DraftKings. The Rams are currently ranked at 33-1 with DraftKings. Watt said that is the best current odds on the Rams winning Super Bowl LV in Tampa.