Super Bowl Line Settles: Patriots Now Favored After Opening +1 Against Rams

Posted By Chops on January 21, 2019 - Last Updated on April 14, 2019
Patriots Super Bowl

Going into the AFC Championship game, Julian Edelman used the Patriots underdog status as a rallying cry, making #betagainstus a thing.

He almost got the opportunity to do it again, but this time, the betting public was like, “Nah, we got you.”

Rams open as Super Bowl favorites

Immediately after the conclusion of those two thrilling overtime championship games, the Rams opened as a slight favorite to win the Super Bowl at sportsbooks in New Jersey.

That lasted for three minutes.

Patriots are now favorites…

The line quickly moved to the Patriots at -1 to -2.5 in Vegas and NJ. Books are still moving it between those numbers, but it seems to have settled at under three.

Both teams are healthy. Both teams have mastermind head coaches. And the Patriots historically play close Super Bowls. Expect the line to stay firmly settled now at under -3 for the Patriots.

…With the highest total in Super Bowl history

Vegas does expect a high-scoring game, with the over/under set at 58. This makes it the highest total in Super Bowl history, eclipsing the 57-point total placed on Patriots vs. Falcons in 2017.

NJ Online SportsbooksDraftKingsBetStarsFanDuelCaesars888sportSugarHouse
SpreadNE -2.5
LAR +2.5
NE -2.5
LAR +2.5
NE -2.5
LAR +2.5
NE -2.5
LAR +2.5
NE -2.5
LAR +2.5
NE -2.5
LAR +2.5
Total55.556565655.555.5
MoneylineNE -127
LAR +112
NE -133
LAR +120
NE -127
LAR +117
NE -140
LAR +120
NE -132
LAR +110
NE -132
LAR +110
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(Odds updated 1/22/19)

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