Minimal line movement so far between Rams and Bengals on Super Bowl 56 odds

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With the big game just days away the Los Angeles Rams have maintained their position as 4-point favourites on the Super Bowl 56 odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Rams had shifted to 4.5-point favourites in early Super Bowl wagering, but with the status of several players in question Los Angeles has returned to its opening position ahead of Sunday's matchup at SoFi Stadium.

Tight end Tyler Higbee remains questionable for Super Bowl 56 after suffering a knee injury in the Rams' 20-17 victory over San Francisco in the NFC Championship Game. As well, Rams running back Cam Akers has missed time at practice due to a shoulder injury. However, head coach Sean McVay has indicated he expects Akers to be available against the Bengals.

Cornerback Jalen Ramsey has also missed practice time due to a shoulder injury, and having him limited would hurt the Rams' ability to contain Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase. Chase developed instant chemistry with quarterback Joe Burrow, racking up 1,455 yards and 13 scoring catches, and sits as a +1600 wager on the Super Bowl MVP odds.

For the Bengals, tight end C.J. Uzomah remains hobbled by the knee injury he suffered early in Cincinnati's 27-24 upset win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. However, he has publicly stated his intention to play on Sunday night against the Rams.

The total for Super Bowl 56 has dipped since opening at 49.5 and now sits at 48.5 points. That movement on the total is in line with recent trends. Fewer than 46 total points have been scored on five occasions during the Rams' current 8-1 straight-up run. That has extended a 7-5 run for the UNDER in Los Angeles' past 12 contests. Similarly, the total has topped 45 just once over the Bengals' past four contests, sparking a 4-0 run for the UNDER.

Low scoring has also been commonplace in recent clashes between the Rams and Bengals. The total has failed to top 38 in five meetings between these teams since 1999, powering a steady 5-0 run for the UNDER at sportsbooks. In addition, two of the past three editions of the Super Bowl have been lower-scoring affairs, a run that started with the Rams' 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots three years ago.

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