Super Bowl 53 is set. The Los Angeles Rams will face the New England Patriots for the Vince Lombardy Trophy. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 3rd. Click here for live Super Bowl odds. You can watch the Super Bowl on CBS and stream it via CBS Sports.
How To Bet Super Bowl 53: L.A. Rams vs New England Patriots Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under Odds
Oddsmakers set the opening Super Bowl 53 betting line at Los Angeles Rams -1. Early sharp money pushed the betting spread from Rams -1 to the Patriots -2. The over/under total 58.5-points.
Why Bet on the L.A. Rams To Win Super Bowl 53
The Los Angeles Rams have played like the best team in the NFL since Week 16. They’ve rediscovered their early season form that led to a 3-0 record both straight up and against the spread.
There was a stretch during the season where the Rams couldn’t buy a win ATS. They went a horrendous 1-6-1 against the spread before their bye. They struggled right after their bye.
Then, Week 16 happened. L.A. pummeled the Cardinals 31-9 as a -14.5 home dog. In Week 17, they dominated the San Francisco 49ers for another win and cover. They even covered by a point in the 30-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Playoffs. They beat the Saints straight up as a underdog.
Two solid reasons why you should back the Rams: they’ve gone 4-0 ATS and are playing their best football of the season.
Why Bet on the New England Patriots To Win Super Bowl 53
The New England Patriots ended up going 9-7 against the spread during the regular season, but they didn’t become just an okay team against the spread until the final month.
Up until failing to cover against the Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Buffalo Bills in Week 14, 15, and 16, New England had been one of the most reliable teams in the NFL to back against the spread. The Patriots had gone 8-4 ATS and were on a sweet 7-2 ATS string in their last 9.
New England recovered after the bad 3-game stretch. They covered versus the New York Jets in Week 17. Then, they blew out the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Playoffs before pulling off the moneyline upset as a dog in Kansas City in the AFC Championship.
The Patriots are now on a 3-0 ATS streak. Like the Rams, New England’s not only on an ATS streak, they’re also playing their best football right now, when it matters most.
Super Bowl 53 Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Both teams have responded beautifully against the spread, but the Patriots have the edge.
Super Bowl 53 comes down to a single all-important factor: Tom Brady. The Rams will pressure Brady. If Brady responds to the pressure, the Patriots should win and cover. If Brady can’t get the ball out fast enough, the Rams could win their second Super Bowl in their fourth trip.
The feeling here is that Brady gets the job done. Terrific Tom should get the ball to his receivers before Aaron Donald can shut him down. Once that happens, the Rams will scramble to switch things up and it won’t work.
Patriots win by a touchdown.
My Super Bowl 53 Final Score Prediction: New England Patriots 31, L.A. Rams 24