Super Bowl LIII score predictions: ESPN staff picks Patriots-Rams

How will Patriots' RBs be used in Super Bowl LIII? (1:40)

Damien Woody, John Fox and Field Yates discuss which Patriots running back will be used most in Super Bowl LIII against the Rams. (1:40)

On Sunday, the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII. Will Tom Brady win his sixth championship? Can Sean McVay become the youngest coach ever to win the Super Bowl?

Ahead of kickoff, ESPN.com's writers, editors, analysts, columnists and pundits make their predictions for the big game.

The tally

  • Of 97 experts who weighed in, the Patriots were favored by 60 of them (61.9 percent), while the Rams claimed 37 votes.

  • The most common predicted final score was 31-27, picked by nine of our experts. The lowest combined total was 37, chosen twice via 20-17 final scores. The highest combined score was 41-40 for a total of 81 points.

The picks