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Jeopardy’ champ Holzhauer picks Patriots, Rams for 2020 Super Bowl


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Jeopardy!” champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer plays in a tournament at the World Series of Poker, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Las Vegas.

It might be time to go all-in on the New England Patriots' odds to make another Super Bowl.

"Jeopardy" champion and Las Vegas professional sports gambler James Holzhauer sat down with NBC Sports' Peter King to discuss the upcoming season when the discussion turned to Super Bowl picks.

Who does Holzhauer think is going to make it to Super Bowl LIV? He's got a rematch between what he calls the NFL's two best teams.

"If I had to pick a team or two to make it to the Super Bowl, win the Super Bowl, the boring answer is the Patriots and the Rams," Holzhauer told King. "Everyone knows these guys are the best teams out there."

Holzhauer has a reputation as a winning bettor in Las Vegas when it comes to betting on football. He rose to national recognition earlier this year when he racked up $2,462,216 in winnings during a 32-show winning streak on "Jeopardy."

Holzhauer stood out as a contestant by applying gambling tactics to the game show, particular in the form of high-stakes gambles on questions -- shifting the odds in his favor.

If the Patriots are the one of the NFL's best bets, then who's the worst? Right now, Holzhauer says to avoid the Cleveland Browns.

"But if you're looking to invest in a futures ticket, I would say that the big thing to avoid is look away from the teams that have all the hype surrounding them. I can't believe we live in a world where the Cleveland Browns are the most hyped team in the preseason. But I would say they're probably the single worst bet to win the Super Bowl right now."

The defending Super Bowl champs return to action Thursday, July 25 as they open up their first public training camp practice.