New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams
Date and Time: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Opening Super Bowl Odds: New England PK, 58.5
Super Bowl LIII TV Coverage: CBS
Super Bowl Coin Toss: Tails -103
Tails never fails! So long as you take the end result of last year’s coin toss out of the equation. Tails had enjoyed a four-game win streak up until it landed heads in Super Bowl LII between the Eagles and Patriots. New England went on to win the toss but ultimately lost the game. Since 1998, tails has been the winning result in 13 of the last 21 Super Bowls. If not for a five-year win streak from 2009-13, tails would’ve dominated. While not nearly as superstitious as I was in my early days of wagering on sports, I’m still of the belief that if I don’t cash a ticket on the coin toss, the rest of my bets over the course of the game won’t pan out favorably. It’s been like that ever since I started getting heavily involved with betting on the Super Bowl from my college days. Here’s to hoping tails does in fact no fail on Sunday!
Will a FG or PAT Hit the Uprights?: Yes +716
As bad placekicking has been this season, I can’t help but throw some beer money on this big payoff prop. We’ve already seen a number of miscues in the playoffs. None more crucial than Cody Parkey’s doink of the game winning kick against the Eagles that cost the Chicago Bears a trip to the Division Round. Stephen Gostkowski has proved to be one of the best in the business at kicking field goals and converting extra points throughout his career. He only missed one extra point and nailed 27 of 32 field goal attempts. Greg “The Leg” Zuerlein has also been an accurate kicker throughout his career, and solidified that stance by converting 27 of 31 field goal attempts as well as all but one of his 36 extra point attempts. There’s a reason why the payoff on “Yes” is so big! Even so, I’m going to gamble and hope one of them shanks a ball that ricochets off the upright to bring home the bacon.
Which Commercial Will Appear First: Doritos -135 or Pringles +105
I’m pretty shocked Doritos is only installed marginal favorites in this matchup with Pringles. I mean seriously, who the heck likes Pringles? The first few are good, but then they suck. The cans themselves are good to make incense steamrollers out of, but other than that, they’re not good. Doritos has put forth countless ads on Super Bowl Sunday that still has people that saw them talking about them. Who will ever forget the Doritos time machine, Doritos ultrasound, Doritos funeral, Chrissy Teigen eating Dorito dust, and the now defunct Doritos 3D add in the laundromat that turned heads with Ali Landry’s nimbleness. I seriously can’t even peg a Pringles commercial that was memorable.
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The one that does strike a chord is the most recent Super Bowl release that involved flavor stacking with a device in the background eerily reminiscent of the Google Home and Alexa devices found in homes across the world. While impactful and a harbinger of things to come, nobody tunes into the Super Bowl looking forward to see the new add Pringles is bringing to the table. That’s not the case with Doritos and I’m sure TV execs know this. For those reasons, I’ll be making a small investment on Doritos and hope to see those delicious orange chips hit the screen of my supersized HDTV before the chips with a terrible aftertaste make an appearance.