7 Reasons Why New England Should Be Your Super Bowl 52 Betting Pick
Focusing on Philly: pic.twitter.com/ub2VH6Z3op— New England Patriots (@Patriots) 24 de enero de 2018
- When: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 6:30 PM ET
- Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
- TV: NBC
- Radio: 94.1 FM (Philadelphia) / 98.5 FM (New England)
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- Super Bowl 52 Betting Odds: New England Patriots -5 (Over/Under at 48 points)
Tom BradyWhether you love him or loathe him, Tom Brady is almost assuredly going down as the greatest quarterback in NFL history. He’s a 13-time Pro Bowler and three-time First Team All-Pro (say what?) that has won five Super Bowl titles and engineered 33 game-winning drives and 42 comebacks. He’s also played in an NFL record 36 playoff games while going 27-9 in those postseason contests (damn!). You know what? I’m just gonna’ stop. You get the damned idea! He’s freaking incredible!
Bill BelichickSure, Bill Belichick has the personality of a pet rock, but there’s no denying that he’s arguably the greatest head coach that has ever lived and I mean no disrespect to Vince Lombardi, Don Shula and any other legendary head coach you can think of. Belichick has compiled an insane 250-118 career record in the regular season and 27-10 mark in 37 postseason games. He’s a five-time Super Bowl champ and three-time Coach of the Year – and oh yeah, he also won two Super Bowls as a defensive coordinator, so there’s that!
Rob GronkowskiSure, Rob Gronkowski is clearly not the game-changing player he used to be a few years ago before injuries robbed him of some of his explosiveness, but make no mistake about it, Gronk is still very, very good as evidenced by the fact that he caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns this season. If Gronkowski can make one or two huge plays, he could be the difference-maker in Super Bowl 52 and the first tight end to ever win a Super Bowl MVP.
Their OffenseOutside of Brady, Gronkowski and maybe, wide receiver Brandin Cooks, New England just doesn’t have any elite, ‘big name’ players on the offensive side of the ball – and that’s what makes them scary in my opinion. New England ranks first in total offense (394.2 YPG), first in passing and second in scoring (28.6 ppg) and they somehow manage to get the job done with seemingly ‘average’ players like Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola, James White, Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis and James Develin. If Brady had more Pro Bowl talent to work with, the Patriots might never lose a game!
Their Problem SolvingThe Patriots and Bill Belichick are the best problem-solving team, possibly ever! Time and time again, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady just find a way to get the job done, whether they’re going up against a powerful offense or one of the league’s best defenses. When their opponents make a mistake, the Patriots capitalize on it and if you have any chinks in your armor, they find it and exploit it!
Their DefenseOutside of cornerback Malcolm Butler and safety Devin McCourty, New England has a nondescript bunch of guys they rely on to get the job done defensively. Despite ranking an awful 30th against the pass (251.2 YPG) and slightly less uninspiring 20th against the run (114.8 YPG), the Patriots managed to finish a stellar fifth in points allowed (18.5 PPG).
The Unknown SoldierSomehow, someway, you should expect some ‘unknown soldier’ to make a significant and possibly game-changing contribution that either puts New England into position to win or lifts them to victory.
- Average Score For: 28.72
- Total Yards: 393.78
- Rush Yards: 113.11
- Passing Yards: 280.67
- Average Score Against: 18.33
- Total Yards: 360.94
- Rush Yards: 111.22
- Passing Yards: 249.72
Latest Super Bowl 52 Betting Trends
- New England is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
- New England is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New England’s last 7 games
- Patriots are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
- Patriots are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of New England’s last 5 games when playing Philadelphia