Super Bowl Odds: Sports Bettors Taking New England Patriots Over Los Angeles Rams
Posted on: January 21, 2019, 09:12h.
Last updated on: January 21, 2019, 09:12h.
The early Super Bowl odds in Las Vegas have the New England Patriots slight 1.5-point favorites over the Los Angeles Rams, with the over/under at 58.5 points.
Following an action-packed – and controversial – conference championships Sunday that saw both games go into overtime, Super Bowl 53 will pit the Pats and Rams against one another with the Vince Lombardi Trophy on the line.
Sunday was a day for the dogs, as favorites New Orleans and Kansas City both saw their seasons come to an end in extra minutes. The Saints were 3.5-point favorites over the Rams, and the Chiefs spotted the Patriots a field goal.
New England is headed to the big game for the third consecutive year, and 10th time since 1997. It’s the Rams’ first trip to the Super Bowl since 2002.
Super Bowl 53 kicks off inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta at 6:30 pm ET on February 3.
Best Bets, Prop Lines
Bettors looking to take the underdog Rams can currently find their best odds at Station Casinos, which has the point spread at 2.5. Online bettors can find even more appealing Los Angles odds at bookmaker Bovada, which has New England spotting the Rams three points.
Caesars and the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas both have the Pats giving only 1.5 points.
Sportsbooks are offering up a smorgasbord of prop bets on the big game.
It’s pick’em on the result of the coin toss, both heads and tails at -105. The odds of a player kneeling during Gladys Knight’s singing of the national anthem are long (Yes +400, No -700), and “lime/green/yellow” at +225 is thought to be the likeliest Gatorade color to be dumped on the winning head coach. Orange is next at +300, followed by “blue” at +375.
Bettors can also put money on whether a fan will run onto the field (Yes +800, No -2500). At those odds, a $100 bet on the Super Bowl being free of a running fan on the field would net just $4.
Las Vegas Super Bowl
The next five Super Bowl host cities have already been determined. Las Vegas officials want to be considered for the big game in 2025 or later.
The $1.8 billion Las Vegas Stadium, which will become home of the NFL’s Raiders in 2020, will be a 65,000-seat domed stadium. The Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee (SNSEC) hopes the venue will attract the most-watched single-day sporting event in the US.
Unlike other marquee events such as the Olympics, hosting the Super Bowl is considered a profitable endeavor for cities. Despite needing to fund a $12 million to $50 million operating budget – as SNSEC has estimated – the influx of visitors would more than make up for the expense.
Minneapolis, which hosted Super Bowl 52, said the game led to an economic benefit of some $300 million.
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