- Super Bowl 53 kicks off at 6:30pm EST on Sunday, February 3rd
- Early money poured in on the Patriots, resulting in the moneyline getting to NE -140
- Rams bettors have finally showed up, tightening up the moneyline back to where it started
We are just over six hours to kickoff of Super Bowl 53, scheduled for 6:30pm EST (Sunday, February 3rd) and it seems Rams bettors have finally showed up to the party.
Just a few days ago, online sports betting sites were having trouble deciding how much they should push the moneyline and spread in New England’s favor.
Yup, still waiting on Rams bettors to come to the party (i know, i know, “move it to 3…”)
78% of $ on Patriots -2.5
75% of $ on Patriots -138
55% of $ on Over 56.5
— Dave Mason (@DaveMasonBOL) January 31, 2019
The fear in continuing to move the odds was heavy sharp money coming in late on the Rams. BetOnline believed those backing the Rams would eventually show up at the current price.
Plus if u move to 3 how much pats action do u miss out on. Majority of players on pats. Why would they bet -3 witj us when they can get -2,5 elsewhere. So now we would be chasing away public action but attracting wise action
— Dave Mason (@DaveMasonBOL) February 2, 2019
And it appears they were right, as the average Super Bowl odds have moved back to where they started on January 20.
Super Bowl 53 Odds
|Team||Odds to win Super Bowl 53 at BetOnline|
|New England Patriots||-122|
|Los Angeles Rams||+102|
*Odds taken at 11am EST on February 3rd
The $2 million Super Bowl bet placed Thursday @MGMRaceSports was on the Rams moneyline at +120. There have been two reported million-dollar-plus bets on the Super Bowl at this point; both on the Rams moneyline. MGM bet was first-reported by @beatingthebook.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) February 2, 2019
On January 29th, the odds had climbed to NE -140 and LAR +120.
If you were hoping for a longer number to bet the Rams, just keep your eyes on the books today. Plenty of money is going to come in late and the odds will be changing rapidly today.
Personally, I see a ton of value in the Patriots at -122 at BetOnline. (Hopefully the line hasn’t moved by the time you get there!)
— Dave Mason (@DaveMasonBOL) February 3, 2019