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Vegas Believes Odell Beckham Jr. Will Make an Impact With the Rams

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RJ Bell: "If Odell Beckham Jr. went to Green Bay instead, how much would it have changed the betting market? The Rams were in the 8.5:1 range (to win the Super Bowl), and now they're 7.5:1. A 50 cent increase, a tick up. So let's assume that the Rams stayed at 8:1 if they didn't get OBJ, and if the Packers got him, they would go from 10:1 to 9:1. So we are starting to split hairs. Yes, mathematically the Rams have a better chance to win the Super Bowl, based on the betting market, than the Packers, but it's so close that it wouldn't have been the decision. The Rams are now the third favorite to win the Super Bowl at 7.5:1. Tampa Bay the favorite at 5.5:1, and the Bills somehow the second favorite, 6:1."

RJ Bell and AJ Hoffman react to the Rams signing Odell Beckham Jr. and explain why Vegas sportsbooks gave the Rams a bump in their Super Bowl odds after the acquisition.