Rams vs Patriots : The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Ramshave spent the last 24 weeks preparing for what they hoped would be a trip to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for the 2019 Super Bowl. And after impressive wins as road underdogs on Championship Sunday, both teams will make that a reality on Sunday, Feb. 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET and you can only catch the action on CBS.
After taking similar paths through the playoffs, the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will play for a championship when the two teams face off on Sunday evening in Super Bowl LIII.
This year’s big game is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI, which the Patriots won 20-17. That was the first of the five Super Bowls that New England has won since the 2001 season.
The Patriots are in the Super Bowl for the third straight year, and they will look to bounce back after losing last year’s game to the Philadelphia Eagles. Meanwhile, the Rams haven’t been to the Super Bowl since that loss to the Pats at the end of the 2001 season.
The Patriots are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Super Bowl odds. That line has swung dramatically after the Rams were briefly one-point favorites at several books in the moments after lines were announced last Sunday. The total has also been on the move, and it’s down to 56.5 after opening at 59 in some markets. Before you make your 2019 Super Bowl picks, check out the latest Patriots vs Rams predictions from SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL handicapper, R.J. White.
White again emerged as the top pro football handicapper on SportsLine this season, hitting an astounding 62 percent of his spread selections and netting $100 bettors a profit of nearly $2,000. The stats guru also cashed big last season in the world’s most prestigious sports handicapping tournament, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, where he has driven deep two of the past four years.
White is on a rock-solid 56-36 run on NFL picks against the spread. What’s more, White has a strong record of success in handicapping these teams, the Rams in particular. He boasts an impressive 20-6 spread mark in games involving the Rams over the past two seasons.
Two weeks ago, White advised SportsLine members that Los Angeles (-7) would have success running the ball against Dallas, which would be the difference-maker. The Rams piled up 273 ground yards in their eight-point victory. Anyone who followed White’s advice booked another win.