Patriots, Rams set to square off in Super Bowl LIII

Cristina Cross
February 3, 2019

The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will square off Sunday evening at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium for football's top prize. The Rams opened as a 1- to 1.5-point favorite before immediate public and sharp money made the experienced Patriots a 2.5- to 3-point favorite. He has won five total Super Bowls and has been named MVP of four of the Super Bowls. The Patriots' first three triumphs, in Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX were all by a three-point margin. The New England Patriots ranked 21st.

It has been said that there are only seven basic plots in the world and one of them is: oh hey, the Patriots are in the Super Bowl.

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A year ago in Minnesota at Super Bowl LII, bottled water cost $6, and a domestic can of beer cost $13.

At +2.5, the Rams have the third-shortest odds of any underdog going into the Super Bowl since the turn of the Millennium.

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After braving cold conditions with Eagles fans at last year's event in chilly Minneapolis, Patriots fans know just how much the weather in the host city of the Super Bowl can affect Super Bowl week. But they are also expected to take a conservative approach early in the game to give its players - many of whom are playing in their first Super Bowl - reps in the world's most-watched sporting event.

- The big day has finally arrived - happy Super Bowl Sunday!

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