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2022 Super Bowl Referee Odds, Stats: Ron Torbert’s Spread and Total Trends for Bengals vs. Rams

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Ron Torbert will be working his first-ever Super Bowl and bettors will want to familiarize themselves with the referee before the big game.

In order for a ref to be the head honcho for the Super Bowl, the official must have five years of seniority and worked three years as an official.

Torbert is in his 12th season in the NFL as a referee. He got the call for Feb. 13’s clash between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.

The Maryland attorney — and Harvard Law School graduate — called the Divisional Round matchup between 49ers and Packers a couple of weeks ago.

Let’s get into some numbers and what to expect when Torbert calls a game.

Referee Ron Torbert Betting Trends

Torbert’s crew finished the 2021 regular season with the fourth-fewest amount of flags per game (12.3) among 17 officiating crews. Torbert will not be working with his typical crew for the game.

The road teams have historically had the advantage with Torbert at the helm. According to Action Labs, home teams are 44-62 (41.5%) when Torbert is the ref. Super Bowls don’t typically have a home-field advantage but LVI will be played in the Rams’ home stadium.

There tends to be no advantage with the over or the under when Torbert calls game. The under is 55-52 (51.4%) in his ref career. The total is currently set at 48.5 (real-time odds here).

Torbert was in charge for just one of the Rams’ games this season — a Week 5 26-17 win over the Seahawks. Torbert’s crew threw five flags for 85 yards against the Rams and just three for 20 yards against the Seahawks.

He was also the referee for the LA Rams Divisional Round matchup against the Packers last season when the Rams lost 32-18.

Torbert has not officiated a Bengals game since Dec. 6, 2020.

The rest of the crew for the Super Bowl:

  • Umpire – Bryan Neale
  • Down Judge – Derick Bowers
  • Line Judge – Carl Johnson
  • Field Judge – Rick Patterson
  • Side Judge – Keith Washington
  • Back Judge – Scott Helverson
  • Replay Official – Roddy Ames
  • Replay Assistant – Sean McKee
  • The alternate referee is Bill Vinovich.

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