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ESPN Releases Early Prediction For Patriots-Rams Super Bowl

Todd Gurley runs the ball for the Rams.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams carries the ball against the Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots are set to face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

The Rams secured their first Super Bowl appearance since 2001 with an upset win over the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome in the NFC title game.

The Patriots punched their ticket to a third straight Super Bowl appearance with their win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.

ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the game.

ESPN’s computer model believes that Los Angeles has a narrow edge in this game. The computer model gives the Rams a 52.4 percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.

On paper, the Rams would appear to have the edge with Jared Goff and Todd Gurley leading one of the best offenses in football. Defensively, the team has two of the most dominant defenders in the league with Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh on the defensive line.

But as the Kansas City Chiefs learned the hard way this weekend, you can never count out Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Of course, we all remember the last time the Rams were the favorite against the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

The game will be played on Sunday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.