Patriots Primed to Close as Most Popular Super Bowl Bet Ever Tracked

Here is his prediction and analysis for the Super Bowl 53 over/under between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.

The NFL introduced three men before the season began a year ago with the news that for the first time in its history, "there will be male cheerleaders on the sidelines". We'll start with a look at the AFC Champions, the New England Patriots. For the first time since 2002, the Rams are in the big game, and they'll face the New England Patriots - the same team they played 17 years ago - in the last meaningful National Football League game until September.

As members of the Rams cheerleading squad, the two will become the first male cheerleaders to appear at a Super Bowl. Next year's Super Bowl LIV will air on FOX, while Super Bowl LV will air on NBC in 2021.

The Kansas product played in just eight games for the Rams due to injuries, but he's looked completely healthy during LA's run to the Super Bowl.

At +2.5, the Rams have the third-shortest odds of any underdog going into the Super Bowl since the turn of the Millennium.

Seattle thrashed the two-point favorite Denver Broncos 43-8 in one of the biggest upsets in the history of the game to clinch Super Bowl XLVIII. Or will the Los Angeles Rams stop the Patriots dynasty from another win?

Adam Kilgore from The Washington Post joined CBSN to preview Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

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