Jalen Ramsey Trade Slashes Rams’ Super Bowl Odds in Half
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The long-awaited Jalen Ramsey trade went down without much warning on Tuesday night, with the Los Angeles Rams swooping in and delivering the Jaguars their asking price for the star cornerback: two first-round picks in 2020 and 2021, along with a fourth-rounder in 2021.
The news immediately sent the betting market into a tizzy, with Westgate SuperBook in Vegas slashing the Rams’ Super Bowl odds from 30-1 to 18-1 and their NFC odds from 15-1 to 9-1. PointsBet, a New Jersey operator, already had the Rams’ Super Bowl odds pretty short earlier today (18-1), and that’s where the book remains at the time of writing.
Jeff Sherman from Westgate told The Action Network’s Darren Rovell that the book’s movement was a direct result of the trade news and not any specific action it received on the Rams.
Sean Koerner, the proprietor of our NFL power ratings, said the trade maybe bumped L.A. up a half point, but he cautioned overreacting too much since, in the past 24 hours, the team has traded away one cornerback (Marcus Peters) and put another on IR (Aqib Talib). Koerner also mentioned L.A.’s shaky offensive line as reason to be skeptical of the Rams.
Meanwhile, Travis Reed, who mans our Bet Labs’ Super Bowl sims, did not foresee the trade massively impacting the Rams’ true chances of winning the title this season. On Sunday, we projected that L.A. had a 1.75% chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season, which is equivalent to 56-1 odds.
So while the Rams made quite the splash on Tuesday night, they don’t make for a wise investment in the futures market at the moment.