Tom Brady of the New England Patriots gestures in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Patriots open as underdogs, now favorites in Super Bowl LIII

The Patriots were underdogs.

But not for long.

Immediately after the Patriots advanced to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta with an overtime victory over the Chiefs Sunday, they were one -point underdogs to the Rams, who advanced with an overtime win of their own against the Saints.

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According to BetOnline, soon after the Rams opened as one-point favorites, early action on the Patriots, at well over 80 percent, flipped the line. The Patriots are now two-point favorites.

The total points over/under number is 58, according to BetOnline. It’s the second-high opening total number in Super Bowl history. The Falcons versus Patriots in Super Bowl LI opened with a total of 59. The total closed at 57 and the teams combined for 62 points in the Patriots’ 34-28 win.

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