Now that the Super Bowl’s “bye” week is in the rearview mirror, the props for Sunday’s LIII from Atlanta between the AFC champion New England Patriots and NFC champion Los Angeles Rams are really rolling out.
Odds courtesy of OddsShark.com
This year’s Super Bowl is televised by CBS, and that means the biggest stage for second-year analyst Tony Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback who never got to the big game as a player.
Romo has been nothing short of brilliant as an analyst, continually accurately predicting a play an offense is going to run based on formations. He did it numerous times in the AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. You can bet on how many plays Romo predicts ahead of time in Super Bowl LIII with an over/under of 7.5.
There’s even a prop on where Romo is at the start of 2019 as he has acknowledged that some NFL teams have reached out to him. However, CBS is going to back up the Brink’s truck to make sure Romo stays, and that he’s a TV analyst again next season is a heavy -500 favorite. Playing in the NFL is +300.
Two Super Bowls ago, noted Boston sports fan and actor Mark Wahlberg was in attendance in Houston and he left in the third quarter with his beloved Patriots getting smashed by the Atlanta Falcons. Of course, the Patriots staged the biggest rally in the game’s history. Wahlberg claims he left because his young son was going bonkers with anger. Sure, Marky Mark. That he attends in Atlanta and leaves early again is +550.
The Patriots had the No. 4 scoring offense in the NFL during the regular season and have averaged 39 points in two playoff games. The Rams had the No. 2 scoring offense and are averaging 28.0 points in these playoffs. That the teams exceed the Super Bowl record of 75 combined points is +450 with no at -850.
That record was set in Super Bowl XXIX with the San Francisco 49ers beating the San Diego Chargers 49-26 behind six Steve Young TD passes.
That either the Patriots or Rams (or both) go through the entire game Sunday without punting is +650. There was just one punt in last year’s Super Bowl between the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, which Philly won 41-33 in the second-highest scoring Super Bowl ever.