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Patriots favored in Super Bowl LIII against Rams

The Rams opened as 1-point favorites over the Patriots but New England has already been bet up to 1.5-point favorites at Jazz Sports.

Sunday, February 3 at 6:30 PM ET

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

37°F

Mostly clear

Winds from the E 7 mph

Gusts: 17 mph

Coverage: CBS

Line: Patriots -1.5

Total: 58

The Patriots and Rams will face each other in Super Bowl LIII on February 3 in a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002, which started it all for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

It was in that game, on February 3, 2002 that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams as 14-point underdogs, pulling off the second-biggest upset in Super Bowl history.

The Rams look for revenge in what will be their fourth Super Bowl, their first since that Super Bowl XXXVI loss.

This will be Tom Brady’s ninth Super Bowl appearance, he's the quarterback with more appearances by far. John Elway has the second-most appearances for a quarterback with five.

Tom Brady led the Patriots to a 37-31 overtime road win against the Chiefs to advance to his third straight Super Bowl, his fourth in the past five seasons and the ninth of his career. Brady is 5-3 SU and 3-5 ATS in the Super Bowl, including 2-5 when the Patriots are favorites.

Jared Goff on the other hand will become the sixth quarterback younger than 25 to start a Super Bowl, with Ben Roethlisberger (2005-06) and Tom Brady (2001-02) being the last two quarterbacks to do it. (Roethlisberger and Brady both won straight up).

Rams head coach Sean McVay turns 33 on January 24, so he can become the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl by three years.

Trends to consider
The Rams lost 30-23 to Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles as 13.5-point home favorites on December 16 and they're 4-0 SU and ATS since.

The seven teams that entered the Super Bowl on at least a four-game ATS win streak since 2003 are 5-2 ATS, with all seven games being decided by one possession.

The Patriots finished the regular season 3-5 SU and ATS on the road. It was their first season with a road record worse than .500 since 2015. Prior to this season New England finished worst than .500 ATS on the road only four times under Bill Belichick and this will be their first Super Bowl appearance in one of those seasons.

Highest total in Super Bowl history
The total for Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons closed at 57, setting the record for the highest Super Bowl total of all-time but it didn't stand long as sportsbooks opened the total for Super Bowl LIII at 59 points. Jazz Sportsbook currently has the Over/Under for this NFL game at 58.

Check odds here: http://bit.ly/jazzsportsON

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