Super Bowl LIII Preview Of The Big Show: New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams

Published February 1, 2019 by Sol FH

Super Bowl LIII Preview Of The Big Show: New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams

The biggest show in professional football is finally here and it kicks-off Sunday Night at 23:30 GMT between Tom Brady and the Patriots against the strongest Rams team we've seen in years.

That is it, ladies and gentlemen, the Super Bowl is finally here. After sixteen regular season games and tough playoffs for both sides, the Patriots are yet again in the finals against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Both teams are in search of the Lombardi trophy, but only one will walk away with it, and we are here to try and help you figure out which of these two incredible teams will do it. The hype is on; the US is set to shut down on Sunday for the big game with a record number of punters (1 in 10 adult Americans) set to make a bet on the game. 

The GOAT(s)

Love 'em or hate 'em, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are the GOAT. This is their ninth Super Bowl! That is just unheard of, well, unheard of when talking about any other team that is. Not recognizing that Bill and Tom are the GOAT when considering making a bet would be foolish. You can never underestimate the GOAT, nor you should. The Patriots' defense is good at best, but their offense, game-saving tactics, and experience give them a major advantage over the Rams. The main issue for the Pats will be containing the best offense in the NFC. It's not like they haven't done it before, in fact, just two weeks ago they beat the best offense in the AFC to make it here. Keeping the Rams' defense at bay is going to be a difficult task, but if the Patriots can build up the same run-game that they did last week, and, leave it to Brady and his magic in the 3rd and 4th quarters, New England fans will have another championship under their belts.

Leaders of the New School

The modern era of football is a new style of football, and the Los Angeles Rams have all but perfected its methodologies. Unlike the Patriots' old school style, the Rams, led by head coach Sean McVay, have turned over a new leaf and have come from being a team with a 4-12 record just two years ago, into the winningest team in football this season, and of course a Super Bowl berth. McVay has utilized a wide-open offense that has been designed around the new passing rules of the game. The Rams were tourists for quite some years, having only returned to Los Angeles in 2016. They haven't won a Super Bowl in LA since 1951, but this team, this year, could have what it takes to put the GOAT to rest.

Injury Report

This will be one of the shortest injury reports of all, as this is about as healthy as two competing teams have ever been heading into the Super Bowl. Before beating the Saints in the NFC title game, the Rams didn't have anyone on the injured list. They didn't sustain any injuries in that game, and they are looking at 100% health. 

This is the almost the same for New England, except they had defensive end Deatrich Wise on the DL with an ankle injury before their victory over the Chiefs, but, he was marked as healthy. 

Super Bowl Odds

Super Bowl Online Betting is as popular as it's ever been and bet365 Sports is one of the biggest and best online sportsbooks on the planet. Since the Patriots have made it into the Super Bowl in the modern era, bet365 Sports has been posting odds in their favor. Sunday nights' game is no different as the UK-based sportsbook has posted in favor of the Pats at 1.74. This is due to the team experience in the playoffs and in the Super Bowl itself. The Rams are not too far behind at 2.15, but there are an additional 250 pre-game betting markets to choose from. Throughout the game, there will be some live in-play betting markets that all Super Bowl punters can take advantage. 

Prediction

It would be easy to say the Patriots will beat the Rams and take home yet another ring to weigh down Brady's already "blinged-out" hand, but, that is not the case here. The Rams will come out to take an early need, but, instead of allowing the Patriots to make yet another miracle comeback, they will stay stable throughout the second half and hang on for the win. Take the Rams to win at 27-20.

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See also

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