Andrew Wilson |  Tue 22/01/2019 - 16:34 EST

Super Bowl 53: Who is the best: Los Angeles Rams or New England Patriots

Super Bowl 53: Who is the best: Los Angeles Rams or New England Patriots
The matchup for the big game is set, with the New England Patriots making their 11th Super Bowl (most in NFL history) and the Los Angeles Rams returning to for the first time in 17 years. The Tom Brady Patriots are small favourites over the Rams, with the game total of 57.5 opening as the highest in Super Bowl history. Catch the Super Bowl live on Sunday, February 3rd in Atlanta.

Super Bowl Betting Facts

  • Patriots 1-0 against Rams in Super Bowl (won Super Bowl XXXVI 20-17)
  • Patriots 5-5 all-time in Super Bowl (5-3 with Brady and Belichick)
  • Rams 1-2 all-time in Super Bowl, first appearance since Super Bowl XXXVI
  • Patriots won five straight against Rams (including Super Bowl)
  • AFC won four of last six Super Bowls 9.8 average margin of victory in the last ten Super Bowls

Super Bowl LIII Predictions

After an exciting, historical and controversial Championship Sunday, the Super Bowl matchup is set. Super Bowl odds have the New England Patriots opening 2.5-point favourites against the Los Angeles Rams, the franchise the Patriots won their first Super Bowl against, starting an NFL dynasty still in the makings. The Patriots have been the favourite of seven of the nine Super Bowls with Brady and Belichick.

Matchups to Watch Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh vs. the New England Offensive Line

The proven ingredient to beating the Patriots is getting pressure on Tom Brady. The Rams will need another stellar game from Donald and Suh to have a chance at the upset on Sunday. The Patriots line did a great job stopping the Chiefs pass-rush last weekend. However, Aaron Donald is the best defensive player in the NFL (20.5 sacks and 25 tackles for loss). The Rams are undefeated this season when Donald sacks the quarterback. Suh has also played his best two games of the year the last two weeks. If they both can continue their productive play, the Rams have a chance to fluster Brady and win the game.

The problem for the Rams is Belichick is a master schemer. Belichick will craft a plan to minimize the impact of the Rams best player and force other players to make plays. The Rams have more talent on defence than the Chiefs, but there are still exploitable mismatches for Belichick and Brady to take advantage.

Overall, betting against the New England Patriots have never been a great betting strategic and with a chance to bookend their dynasty with Lombardi Trophies against the Rams, take Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to win Super Bowl LIII.

Pick: New England Patriots -2.5 (-110)

Find the best online sportsbooks to wager on Super Bowl LIII below.

Best Prop Bets on Super Bowl LIII

One of the best parts about the Super Bowl is the extensive amount of prop bets available on the game. This year’s game is no exception, with online sportsbooks offering plenty of great prop bets on the big game. Here are some of the best wagers to make on Super Bowl Sunday.

One of the best earlier prop bets available on the game is first half totals. The line, of 28.0, is a bit high after watching the games this postseason. Most teams are starting a little slow in this playoffs. The Patriots-Chiefs game saw only 14 points in the first half (yet the game finished with 68 points).

Both teams will try to establish a run game in the first half, to control tempo and limit the opposing offence. This style of offensive gameplay typically results in lower scorer games (or in this case halves) due to the drives lasting longer. While the second half is unpredictable, the first half should start a little slow for both teams.

Pick: Under 28.0 first-half points (-110)

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