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53 Super Betting Angles
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Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will be the 53rd installment of the big game on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 from Atlanta, Georgia.
Before you start handicapping the matchup and prop wagers, you should check 53 betting angles and trends that our VegasInsider.com Editorial staff have uncovered for this year’s Super Bowl.
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1 – In the first 50 Super Bowls, only one was decided by exactly one point – Super Bowl XXV in in 1991 when the Giants defeated the Bills 20-19 from Tampa, Florida as seven-point underdogs.
2 - The city of Los Angeles is seeking its second-ever Super Bowl title. The last L.A.-based team to hoist the Lombardi Trophy was the Raiders back in Super Bowl XVIII in 1984 over the Redskins.
3 – Six Super Bowls have been decided by three points or less. New England has participated in four Super Bowls decided by three points or less, going 3-1 and that includes their win SB36 win over the St. Louis Rams.
4 – The NFC West is looking to become the fourth division since realignment in 2002 to have two Super Bowl winners.
5 – The Patriots have won five straight meetings against the Rams, with the last outcome taking place in the 2016 regular season from Foxboro. New England captured a 26-10 win as a 13-point home favorite.
6 – The amount of times New England has allowed three or more passing touchdowns in a game this season. The Patriots won four of those six games, but yielded at least three touchdown passes in both playoff wins over the Chargers and Chiefs.
7 – Jared Goff (California) will be looking to become the seventh quarterback from a Pac-12 school to win a Super Bowl. The other six are Nick Foles (Arizona), Aaron Rodgers (California), John Elway (Stanford), Troy Aikman (UCLA), Mark Rypien (Washington State), and Jim Plunkett (Stanford).
8 – The Rams are 8-0 against AFC opponents since head coach Sean McVay took over the team in 2017. The team has averaged 34.8 PPG during this run, which helped the ‘over’ go 5-3.
9 – The Patriots are playing in their 9th Super Bowl in the Brady-Belichick era. This is the eighth Super Bowl that New England will be taking the field in a stadium that is either a dome or has a retractable roof.
10 – There have been 10 defensive players named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. The most recent winner was Broncos linebacker Von Miller, who captured the award in Super Bowl 50.
11 - There have been 11 situations where a head coach was making his debut in the Super Bowl versus a head coach with Super Bowl experience. This took place last season as Philadelphia's Doug Pederson bested New England's Bill Belichick. In the last four times in this scenario, the rookie coach has come out victorious three times.
12 - Of the 103 quarterbacks who have started a Super Bowl, 26 of them have worn number 12 (Tom Brady). Those signal callers have gone 14-12 overall and that is the most wins by quarterbacks wearing 12 in SB history.
13 – Tom Brady is facing an NFC West opponent for the 13th time in his career. Brady compiled a 7-5 record in the first 12 games, while never losing to an NFC West team in the Super Bowl.
14 – The amount of games (both regular season and postseason) Rams wide receiver Robert Woods hauled in each at least five receptions.
15 – In 15 instances since 2013, the Patriots have lost outright as a favorite away from Gillette Stadium. Amazingly, New England dropped five games this season as road chalk.
16 – Since 1988, the AFC has been favored in the Super Bowl sixteen times. Underdogs from the NFC have put together a solid 10-5 ATS record in the last 15 instances.
17 - In the first 52 Super Bowls, the most common points scored by a losing team was 17 and 10, which happened eight times apiece.
18 – This is the 18th game the Rams have played away from L.A. Coliseum under head coach Sean McVay. Los Angeles has put together a solid 14-3 ledger in the first 17 highway contests.
19 – Rams QB Jared Goff has tossed 19 touchdowns and only four interceptions in 10 career games against AFC opponents, which has led to an 8-2 record.
20 - The most combined penalties called in a Super Bowl was 20, which happened twice in 52 games. Dallas and Denver did so in Super Bowl XII and the Patriots and Panthers followed suit in SBXXXVIII.
21 – The fewest combined points ever scored in a Super Bowl was 21, which took place in Super Bowl VII when the Dolphins defeated the Redskins 14-7.
22 - New England averaged 22.8 first downs per game in the regular season, while Los Angeles led the league with 25.1 per game. In the postseason, the Patriots have improved to 33 first downs per game and the Rams (24.5) have held steady.
23 – The Patriots averaged 23.3 points per game on the road this season, which was more than 10 points lower (33.8 PPG) than what they averaged at Foxboro. They had the second worst home/away scoring difference this season, only behind Oakland (25/12).
24 – In Super Bowl 31, the Patriots led the Packers 14-10 after the first quarter and that’s the most combined points (24) scored in the first 15 minutes of the finale.
25 - In the first 25 Super Bowls, the favorites have gone 17-8 against the spread and the ‘under’ went 13-11 in those games. In the last 27, the underdogs have produced a 14-10-2 ATS mark. Super Bowl 49 between the Patriots and Seahawks closed at a pick 'em.
26 - The longest time that elapsed in a Super Bowl before either team scored was 26 minutes, which occurred in SB38 between New England and Carolina. Despite the slow start, the pair combined 24 at the end of the first half and a SB record 37 in the final 15 minutes as the Patriots won 32-29 over the Panthers.
27 - The NFC owns a 27-25 all-time edge in Super Bowls but the conference hasn't captured back-to-back wins in the finale since the Giants and Packers did so in 2011 and 2012.
28 - Only once in Super Bowl history has a team scored exactly 28 points in a victory. The Patriots accomplished this feat in Super Bowl XLIX four years ago in a 28-24 triumph over the Seahawks.
29 – QB Tom Brady owns a 29-10 all-time record in the playoffs and that includes a 5-3 record in the Super Bowl.
30 – The Rams faced nine playoff teams this season and averaged 30.8 points per game. In six of those games, L.A. tallied at least 30 points, even though only two of those efforts came away from the Coliseum.
31 – New England played two playoff teams on the road this season and it allowed 31 points in both games. They won both those contests, a 38-31 decision over the Bears in Week 7 and a 37-31 victory over the Chiefs in the AFC Championship.
32 – Los Angeles averaged 32.4 PPG this season, which was the second ranked scoring offense in the league.
33 – The highest point total scored by a losing team in a Super Bowl was 33, which happened in last year’s decision when the Patriots lost to the Eagles, 41-33. Prior to that result, the next highest result scored by the losing team was 31 points.
34 - During New England's current three-year Super Bowl run, the Patriots have scored at least 34 points six times in the playoffs. New England owns a perfect 6-0 record in those games.
35 – The most points ever scored in a quarter of a Super Bowl was 35 by the Redskins in their 42-10 win against Denver in SBXXII.
36 - Rams running back Todd Gurley needs 36 receiving yards to cash his game prop at William Hill. Gurley racked up at least 36 receiving yards eight times this season, but has only three catches for six yards in the playoffs.
37 – The most points the Rams have allowed in a playoff victory came in the 1999 divisional round against the Vikings in a 49-37 blowout.
38 - Jared Goff attempted 38 passes or more only five times this season. Goff needs to attempt at least 38 passes to cash the 'over' on his game prop, according to William Hill as all five of these games came past the midway point of the season.
39 – In Super Bowl 39 (XXXIX), New England defeated Philadelphia 24-21 but failed to cover as a seven-point favorite. This was one of two games where the underdog, in this case the Eagles, scored late to affect the point-spread. The other backdoor cover came in SBXIII when Pittsburgh defeated Dallas 35-31. The Cowboys trailed 35-17 and scored 14 points in the final three minutes.
40 - The L.A. Rams had 40 passing plays of 25 yards or more, which was ranked second in the league. Kansas City (52) had the most big passing plays. New England was ranked 13th with 33 completions of 25-plus yards.
41 - Six times in Super Bowl history a team has scored at least 41 points. The Eagles pulled off this feat last season in a 41-33 victory over the Patriots. It was the first time in Super Bowl history that a team scored at least 41 points and didn't win by double-digits.
42 – Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's longest catch of the season was 42 yards against the Chiefs back in Week 6. Since then, Gronk has compiled only one catch of more than 25 yards.
43 – The most completions in a Super Bowl was 43, which is held by QB Tom Brady in Super Bowl 51 between New England and Atlanta. What’s more impressive is that Brady completed 22 passes in the fourth quarter and overtime against the Falcons.
44 - Washington Redskins running back John Riggins wore number 44 and he’s the only Super Bowl MVP that had a jersey listed in the forties. The most common range for SB MVP jersey numbers falls between 10 and 19.
45 – The most points New England has scored in the postseason under the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady regime was 45, which happened twice. In the 2011 playoffs, the Patriots blasted Denver 45-10. In this year’s AFC Championship, they dumped the Colts 45-7.
46 – The Buccaneers outscored the Raiders 28-18 in the second-half in Super Bowl 37 and the combined 46 points were the most scored in a second-half of a finale.
47 - The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook have posted a prop on the Longest Made Field Goal in SB53 at 47.5. Rams kicker Gerg Zuerlein has hit 4-of-6 field goals over 50 yards while Stephen Gostkowski of the Patriots was just 2-of-5 from that distance.
48 - There has only been one Super Bowl where the combined score has landed exactly on 48 points. This occurred in SBXLIV when the Saints defeated the Colts 31-17 in 2010.
49 – San Francisco captured a 49-26 victory over San Diego in Super Bowl 29, which was the only time a team scored exactly seven touchdowns and extra points in a game. The 75 combined points was also the most ever scored in a Super Bowl.
50 – Patriots running back Sony Michel has rushed for at least 50 yards in eight consecutive games, including back-to-back 100+ yard efforts in the playoffs. The SuperBook sent out his rushing total yards prop listed at 76.6 while William Hill opened 79.5 yards.
51 – The Rams allowed 51 points to the Chiefs in Week 11 at home yet still won the game with 54 points. It was the first time in NFL history that both teams scored at least 50 points.
52 - William Hill posted a total of 52.5 receiving yards on New England running back James White in their Super Bowl 53 props. White averaged 56 receiving yards per game this season and he surpassed that average in the playoffs with 73 YPG versus the Chargers and Chiefs. In Super Bowl 51 versus the Falcons, White finished with 14 catches for 110 yards but he only had 2 catches for 21 yards against Eagles last February in SB52.
53 – The most passing attempts made by Tom Brady in a regulation playoff win in his career was 53, coming in last season's divisional victory over Tennessee. Brady completed 35 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns.