The 2019 Super Bowl also known as Super Bowl LIII (or Super Bowl 53 for those of you who, like me, don’t do Roman numerals) will take place on Sunday 3rd February at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
There are few arguments that this year’s Super Bowl features the season’s best two teams in the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, though these are two very different teams in terms of Super Bowl experience.
The New England Patriots are the most experienced NFL team of recent times and their 66-year-old coach Bill Belichick is regarded as one of the greatest coaches of all-time, and even the best by some revered pundits. The Patriots also have one of the best and most experienced quarterbacks of all-time in Tom Brady, and he and Belichick both have eight Super Bowls behind them.
By contrast, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay is 34 years younger than Belichick at the tender age of just 32 but, as the youngest ever head coach to take his team to the Super Bowl, he has plenty of years to establish his reputation. The same goes for 24-year-old Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who has been influential in steering the Rams to the final game of the season. However, the only Rams players with any Super Bowl experience are C.J. Anderson and Aqib Talib, though defensive coach Wade Philips has also been in this position before.
The bookies have the New England Patriots as outright favourites at 10/13 with the Los Angeles Rams at 6/5, and everyone expects it to be a close match. That’s clarified with a points spread of just 2.5, which means you can get slightly bigger odds about New England Patriots if you think they can concede the spread to the Rams.