NFL experts are overwhelmingly picking the Patriots to win the Super Bowl

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  • The New England Patriots are slight favourites over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53.
  • Experts feel that way, too, as 71 of 112 experts we surveyed picked the Patriots.
  • The Rams still have some backers, as 41 picked the Rams to win the big game.
  • Check out all of our coverage of Super Bowl LIII here >

Super Bowl 53 will pit the enduring New England Patriots against the upstart Los Angeles Rams.

The game features plenty of exciting matchups: Tom Brady and Jared Goff, Aaron Donald vs. Brady, Bill Belichick vs. Sean McVay, to name a few.

Both teams are talented and well-coached, and it should be a close game.

We surveyed NFL writers from several big outlets to get an idea of who they are predicting to win the Super Bowl.

It may not come as a shock, but the Patriots are favoured.

  • ESPN: 45 picked the Patriots, 27 picked the Rams
  • Sports Illustrated: 10 picked the Patriots, 4 picked the Rams
  • 11 picked the Patriots, 9 picked the Rams
  • USA Today: 5 picked the Patriots, 1 picked the Rams

Total, that’s 71 for the Patriots, 41 for the Rams.

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