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Tom Brady #12 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. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

As Super Bowl LIII gets closer, the betting odds continue to move in favor of the New England Patriots. The Los Angeles Rams are decided underdogs with a huge percentage of the public backing the defending AFC champions.

While some places still had the betting line at two points a couple of days after the matchup was made, the point spread is 2.5 points at just about every notable Las Vegas and online sportsbook, per OddsShark. has the line up to a field goal, and one Las Vegas sportsbook even raised the spread to three points briefly.

FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey appears to be the one major exception. They’ve only got the Patriots favored by 1.5 points.

The 2019 Super Bowl line could potentially reach a field goal next week when the game is only a few days away. New England is, not surprisingly, a popular bet in their ninth trip to the Super Bowl since 2002. This is the Rams’ first Super Bowl appearance since they were defeated by the Patriots for the first championship of the Brady-Belichick era.

Los Angeles wasn’t an underdog when the matchup became official Sunday night. The opening point spread was either a pick’em or had the Rams favored by a point, depending on the sportsbook.

New England was favored by 4.5 points over the Philadelphia Eagles in last year’s Super Bowl, though the betting line opened at six points at some sportsbooks. The Patriots were three-point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons in the 2017 Super Bowl.