Super Bowl 53 Lookahead Lines: Odds for All Four Potential Matchups
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- The conference championship games are set, leaving four potential Super Bowl 53 matchups remaining.
- Odds for all four games are up, and all are expected to be close, high-scoring affairs.
- The Saints are favored in both their matchups by 1.5 points, while the Rams are a pick 'em against the Patriots and Chiefs.
The NFL season is almost over, as just four teams remain. That also means that just four potential Super Bowl matchups remain, and of course, there are odds for each one.
Luckily for us fans, all four matchups look excellent. Want to see veterans Tom Brady and Drew Brees duke it out for potentially one last Super Bowl? Want to see likely-MVP winner Patrick Mahomes take on Jared Goff and Sean McVay in another potential 100-point combined effort? Want to see one of the old bulls take on a young calf? There’s something for everyone.
Barring any major injuries, no team should be favored by more than three points and all should be high-scoring. Here are the odds:
Super Bowl Lookahead Lines
Chiefs vs. Rams: Pick ’em, 63.5
I’m sure folks wouldn’t mind watching a rematch of these two teams. Their Week 11 showdown was probably the most entertaining game of the season.
The Rams wound up closing as 3-point home favorites in that game and won by three, 54-51. The over/under of 63.5 was the highest in NFL history and this early line mirrors it. If it goes up to 64, we’d have the highest over/under in history in a Super Bowl. Yes, please.
Chiefs vs. Saints: Saints -1.5, 59.5
Patrick Mahomes vs. Drew Brees — the top two MVP candidates. The winner will actually be announced the day before the Super Bowl, but both guys will be looking to add the Super Bowl MVP to their hardware cabinet.
Patriots vs. Rams: Pick ’em, 57.5
Tom Brady’s legacy began with a Super Bowl win over the Rams, but things have changed mightily since then. Other than the Brady-Belichick duo, in fact, essentially everything has changed. The Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Patriots are led by their offense, not their defense.
If there’s one similarity, it’s that the Pats could be underdogs again depending on how the market swings this number, but it’ll be nowhere close to the line in Super Bowl XXXVI when they were 14-point dogs — Chihuahua vs. mastiff.
Patriots vs. Saints: Saints -1.5, 52.5
Brady-Brees: Battle of the old men. These two quarterbacks’ careers have largely overlapped, but there has not been much of a rivalry whatsoever.
They’ve played each other five times during the regular season, with Brees actually having the upper hand with a 3-2 record. The most recent meeting between these two teams came early in the 2017 season when New England won 36-20 on the road.