The culmination to the 2018/2019 football season is only a few days away, the 2019 Super Bowl, and today we will take a look at the point spread posted by the sportsbooks on the final game of the NFL postseason. The Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, GA, will match up the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. The Patriots, long deemed by the talking heads on TV to be in decline, faced minimal adversity on their road to the 2019 Super Bowl, beating the Chargers in the divisional playoffs, then the Chiefs in the AFC Championship finals. The LA Rams had a tougher time, eliminating the Cowboys at home, then traveling to beat the Saints with a 57-yeard field goal in OT. But at the end of the day, most people (sans Saints fans) would agree that both football teams are deservedly in the Super Bowl LIII.
To find out what the sportsbooks think about the possible Super Bowl 53 winner, we have to take a look at the point spread posted by the odds makers on the Championship game in February. As many of you already know, the point spread is a very good indication on which team has the best chance to win the game, and a quick look at the Super Bowl point spread tells us that the New England Patriots are the favorite team throughout.
Starting with the most popular online sportsbook, Bookmaker, we find that the Patriots are -2.5 points against the spread at this time. The payout on the Pats beating the spread are -106, compared with the -114 on the Rams, which suggests that there is a good chance the spread will change soon, possibly going down by a half point to just -2 points chalk New England. Of course, at this time a very small portion of the spread betting on the Super Bowl has commenced, therefore this should be taken with a grain of salt. We expect a definite movement of the Super Bowl point spread during the weekend leading up to the game, so lock those lines early, if they work in your favor. The odds makers at another popular sportsbook, 5Dimes, seem to agree with their counterparts at Bookmaker, and have also set the point spread at -2.5 chalk the Patriots. At Bovada Sports, however, things are looking a bit different. This sportsbook has opened the Patriots -3 points against the spread on the Super Bowl game, with payout at -105 on the Pats and the Rams are +3 points with a -115 payout. Clearly the point spread on the 2019 Super Bowl is in its opening stages with the sportsbooks and as noted earlier – it is certain to change as game time nears. We will continue to monitor both the spread and the betting odds on the game and bring you the latest changes in the numbers, as they happen.