It looks like most bettors will be backing Brady’s bunch on Super Bowl Sunday.
After the Los Angeles Rams opened as a 1-point favorite for the Super Bowl LIII point spread, the betting line swung by 3.5 points for the New England Patriots within a couple hours, making them a 2.5-point favorite—a margin they’ve now held for a week and a half.
The money line also now favors the Patriots, who now need a $138 bet to win $100 if they take home the Lombardi Trophy outright, while the Rams only need $100 to win $118.
The initial over/under of 58 total points has seen betting action lower it slightly to 56.5 but is currently receiving an even amount of wagers.
Here is the current Super Bowl LIII point spread, money line, and over/under via BetOnline.
Current Super Bowl LIII Betting Line
- Point Spread: Patriots -2.5, Rams +2.5
- Money Line: Patriots -138, Rams +118
- Total Points: Over/Under 56.5
In an interview with Forbes this week, Dave Mason from BetOnline said while most bettors will be rooting for Tom Brady and the Patriots, the majority of sportsbooks around the world will be pulling for Jared Goff and the Rams to win Super Bowl LIII
“We will be massive Rams fans on Super Bowl Sunday both straight up and ATS,” said Mason. “79% of the bettors are on the Pats -2.5 and 58% are on Pats to win outright. When it comes to the over/under, our bet count is split 50/50.”
When the Super Bowl comes around each year, sportsbooks offer hundreds of different types of prop bets and put odds on commercials, the halftime show, players, the game itself, and countless others.
Mason offered some insight on which props are receiving the most action for Super Bowl LIII, and this year, Gladys Knight aka “The Empress of Soul” takes the top spot with a prop bet on the over/under 1 minute 50 seconds for the length of her rendition of the National Anthem.
“The National Anthem is the prop getting the highest bet count, with action split 50/50 on the over/under,” said Mason.
The coin toss is as popular as ever and this year, it seems as though most bettors believe “tails always fails.” Additionally, the possibility of the Super Bowl going to overtime or having a safety scored makes Mason a bit nervous—even if both are unlikely to happen.
“The game going to OT is going to be its annual sweat with 95% of bettors on Yes,” said Mason. “The same can be said for a Safety with 96% on Yes. Both opened at +850 and have been bet down to +800.”
He added: “As always, the coin toss is getting a ton of bets, with 55% of bettors on Heads,” said Mason.
Most Popular Prop Bets for Super Bowl LIII
Length of National Anthem by Gladys Knight
- Over 1 Minute 50 seconds -120
- Under 1 Minute 50 seconds -120
Coin Toss Result
- Heads -105
- Tails -105
Will the game go to Overtime?
- Yes +800
- No -1250
Will the game feature a Safety?
- Yes +700
- No -1000
With only a few days left before Super Bowl Sunday, the clock is ticking if you want to bet on the final NFL game of the season.
Super Bowl LIII featuring the Rams and Patriots will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.