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Wells Fargo’s Quants Pick the Patriots to Win the Super Bowl

  • Formula says New England will cover point spread over Philly
  • Firm has called 10 of the last 14 winners against the spread
The New England Patriots on Jan. 21.

The New England Patriots on Jan. 21.

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Picking a winner in the Super Bowl can feel like a crap shoot, but if you ask Wall Street’s rocket scientists they’ll tell you the smart money’s on the New England Patriots.

Wells Fargo Asset Management’s Analytic Investors LLC, the Los Angeles-based quant shop that’s beaten the point spread in 10 of the last 14 Super Bowls, says gamblers should take the favored Patriots over the Philadelphia Eagles.