If you still don’t know the answer to the question, maybe reading the rest of this article is a good idea!
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
While there’s always live betting to take advantage of to help get you out of a hole or dig it even deeper, online sportsbooks give you an opportunity to invest in an entirely new market once the first 30 minutes of a football game concludes. This more or less wipes the slate clean and allows novice and pro bettors to bet into an entirely new game. Instead of being locked into the end results of the full 60 minutes and overtime, second half betting allows you to concentrate solely on only the third and fourth quarters provided the game doesn’t go into an extra session. If the game does in fact end up tied at the end of the fourth quarter, you better hope you’re not holding an under ticket should Tom Brady and company get the ball first. Just check the end result of the AFC title game against the Chiefs as solid proof of that statement.
So let’s go back to the original scenario bantered about in the opening paragraph. We’re locked into the Patriots -2.5 and the under 56. Unfortunately, the Rams showed up to play in a big way as they went all-out to avenge the shocking outright defeat suffered back in Super Bowl XXXVI. They lead New England 28-14 at the break and the second half line at BookMaker.eu comes out as New England -7.5 with a second half total of 27.5. Make it a point to keep track of how all those points LA tallied in the first half were scored. Did they come with long sustained drives, or did the Patriots offense set them up with short fields due to turnovers. Were any of the touchdowns scored via special teams by way of a blocked punt and or field goal, or did the special teams or defense get in the scoring act?
It makes a big difference knowing exactly how points were put on the board. If the Rams simply dominated, you might want to think about calling it a day and backing them plus the touchdown in the second half since it just might not be the Pats’ day. But if a bulk of the Rams points were put on the board in a flukish manner and New England still managed to go about its business with only one poor turnover being the lone blemish, you should without a doubt fire back on the Pats minus the touchdown and hope they can somehow find a way to reel the game back in.
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Should it be the former and LA simply owned New England through the first 30 minutes, you can bet your bottom dollar Sean McVay will be looking to bleed the clock as much as possible throughout the second half in order to keep the Brady Bunch on the sideline as much as possible. If that turns out to be the case, LA would be in excellent shape with the 1-2 punch of Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson coming out of the backfield. The Pats run defense would likely be worn down by then, and it entered Super Bowl LIII giving up nearly 5.0 yards per carry. If this scenario ultimately comes to fruition, I’d be all over the second half under like white on rice.
The main point to take away from this piece is that you don’t have to just sit back and take your lumps if your pre-game wagers aren’t going as planned. You’ve got the second half to make things right! So, once the first 30 minutes of the game expires, get to a computer or login to the BookMaker.eu mobile betting platform and make an attempt at improving your bottom line with some halftime wagers.