The New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams are set to do battle in the Super Bowl in two weeks. The line for the game has already moved pretty drastically despite the fact that we’ve only known the matchup for less than 24 hours.
In most sports books, the Rams opened as a slight favorite – around one point. In the time since, the line has swung towards the Patriots. New England is now favored by two points. That’s a three-point swing pretty quickly.
Lines don’t always move because of game-related information. Sports books move lines based on the action they’re seeing in the market too.
As one writer notes, the Patriots may have to ditch the underdog charade if they’re actually favored to win the game.
Unless the line swings back toward the Rams (definitely possible), looks like the Pats will *not* be underdogs back-to-back games. Super Bowl line has swung from Rams -1.5 to Pats -2 in 12 hours: https://t.co/hSQcQW2LQ0
— Ben Doody (@bendoody) January 21, 2019
The Rams, with a 13-3 record, certainly had a better regular season than the Patriots, who posted an 11-5 mark, but as we know, none of that matters in the playoffs. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have more playoff experience than anyone in the NFL.
The Patriots, with Brady and Belichick, have now been to nine Super Bowl contests. The first, ironically, came against the Rams back in 2001.
This year’s Super Bowl will take place on February 3.