The Super Bowl is a game that has many iconic moments. A number of Hall of Famers has made their mark on the game. These include Lynn Swann, Santonio Holmes, and David Tyree.
There are several statistics that can be used to assess a team’s performance. Those statistics include rushing yards, passing yards, and time of possession. Teams that run the ball are typically more successful, but those teams are also more likely to lose. In fact, teams with fewer rushing yards have gone 5-1 in the last six Super Bowls.
Since 2005, teams that are more likely to run the ball have been 6-11 ATS. However, teams that are more efficient at stopping the run are 5-2 ATS in the last 12 Super Bowls. And, in the last 20 Super Bowls, teams that convert third-down opportunities better in the regular season have a bad trend.
Teams that score more points per game are averaging 36-18 in the last 54 games. Their average winning score is 30.1 points, while their average losing score is 16.0. In the last 17 years, however, 14 of the games have been decided by less than a touchdown.
Teams that average more passing yards are 37-15-3 ATS. Meanwhile, teams that rush the ball for more yards are 41-14 SU. But, a team with more rushing yards allows fewer yards per rushing attempt, which is important for the team to be successful.
In addition, the Rams and Bengals both ranked seventh in the NFL in scoring with 460 total points. This is a good sign, since both teams have been able to generate a lot of offense. Both teams also ranked eighth in the league in the red-zone touchdown percentage.
Cincinnati ranked ninth in the NFL this season in rushing yards, allowing only 0.7 more yards per game than the Rams. Although they ranked second in rushing yards in the Super Bowl stats, they were unable to get the job done. They had one touchdown and failed to complete a two-point conversion.
The Rams had a good amount of pressure on the quarterback. Tom Brady was sacked more than 45% of the time in the loss. He finished with 16 completions and 27 attempts. Even though Tom Brady’s numbers do not jump off the page, they do show that he is a strong and durable quarterback.
The Patriots are another team that have been able to score more than their opponents. They were averaging 613 total yards of offense. This was the most in the history of the Super Bowl. However, their average play was 8.5 yards. One of those possessions ended in a missed 26-yard field goal. Another possession ended in a fumble that was recovered by Seattle. That was the difference in the game.
If you’re looking to bet on the Super Bowl in 2019, you’ll need to find a team with a top-notch defense. While you’ll have a hard time finding a team with a stellar record, you can bet on a team that can limit mistakes.