Super Bowl 53 Sharp Money: Late Professional Action Hitting Los Angeles Rams

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  • After moving to Patriots -2.5 shortly after opening, the Super Bowl 53 (6:30 p.m. ET, CBS) spread has finally ticked back toward the Rams.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we've identified what caused the line movement.

Two weeks ago, the opening line flew toward the Patriots after an absurd percentage of bets and dollars hit New England. Ever since then, the line has essentially been stuck at NE -2.5.

Though many folks have been waiting for the line to hit the key number of three, it doesn’t look like that will be happening. After a couple long weeks, sharp action has finally bought back the Rams.

On Sunday, a Reverse Line Move on Los Angeles struck the market at 9:31 a.m. ET per Sports Insights’ Bet Signals. Several sportsbooks that take high-limit bets have moved the line from Patriots -2.5 to -2.


Though some more casual shops remain at -2.5, it’s quite possible they begin to follow suit in the near future.

As recently as Tuesday, the Rams were receiving just 20% of spread dollars. That number just hit 30% for the first time since odds opened. Given the massive number of bets on this game, it takes some serious action to boost those percentages more than just a couple of points.

There’s still more than eight hours remaning for last-minute bettors to get their wagers down, so don’t be shocked to see some more line movement despite the quiet market for most of the past two weeks.