Super Bowl LIII
Setting the odds for the Super Bowl is the biggest decision North American oddsmakers have to make each year. Last year online and casino Super Bowl wagers were estimated to top $4.7 billion, so the books need to get these odds right. This year, some opening lines out of Las Vegas had the Los Angeles Rams set as 1-point
From there, bettors continued to pile on the Patriots, moving the line all the way up to its current listing at Patriots -2.5 (-120). As of Wednesday
The Patriots, who make their third straight trip to the Super Bowl, head into this matchup having won and covered each of their last three games overall, scoring at least 37 points in each of those games. So it looks like they’re peaking at the right time. It’s the same story for the Rams. They have won and covered in four straight, but it’s their defence that is really stepping up. L.A. is allowing just 21.5 points per game over the current winning streak.
Super Bowl LIII props
The first round of Super Bowl 53 props are now live, with many more to follow. You can bet on the first song that Maroon 5 will perform at halftime (“One More Night” +300, “Moves Like Jagger” +600), the coin toss (heads or tails at -120), and the colour of Gatorade poured on the winning coach (lime/green/yellow +225). Check back as the game nears for more unique prop betting options.
Team and player betting options
To no surprise, Tom Brady is set as the Super Bowl MVP favourite at -105, followed by Rams quarterback Jared Goff at +215 and running backs Sony Michel (+685) and Todd Gurley (+1000). Aaron Donald is the highest defensive player on the board by a long shot at +1500. Gurley is the favourite to score the first touchdown at +630, with Michel at +645 and CJ Anderson at +705.
The first turnover of the game has an interception at -160 while no turnovers is pegged at +750. With Greg Zuerlein smashing 50-yard field goals like they were chip shots, the Rams are -140 favourites to kick the longest field goal. The Pats are at -130 to score the longest touchdown of the game.
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