Three Super Bowl Predictions You Can Bet On
The most anticipated sporting event of the year is quickly coming up as the Philadelphia Eagles take on Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.
An easy Eagles victory over 49ers and a dramatic finish between the Chiefs and Bengals set the stage for February 12, with the game set to play out at the State Farm Stadium in Arizona.
While many of the millions of viewers may watch it more for the Rihanna-powered half-time show, true fans of the NFL will be more interested in what happens on the actual field on Sunday.
With that in mind, we took a look at the betting odds bookies are offering on some major markets and compared how the two sides are looking ahead of the big game. To make the best of the odds, we also recommend checking out Promoguy for Super Bowl promotions and extra bets.
The “Easy” Way to Super Bowl for the Eagles
Both Eagles and Chiefs were #1 seeds in the playoffs and managed to make their way to the Super Bowl, but the actual draw and other factors certainly favored the Philadelphia side a lot more.
The first round bye was the first stroke of good luck for the Eagles, followed by a matchup with the declining Giants in the Divisional Round game, and 49ers who have been a shadow of their older selves and lacking a real quarterback to handle the kind of game the NFC Championship is, along with Brock Purdy’s injury in the first offensive series.
All of this has meant a fairly easy way to the Super Bowl for Eagles, who have been very good but not at their peak, especially with Jalen Hurts openly talking about not being fully ready to play just yet.
With that in mind, Eagles may be in a slightly worse position heading into the big game, simply because they were not really put to the test in several recent games.
Chiefs Claw Their Way to the Super Bowl
Unlike the Eagles, Chiefs had to fight tooth and nail in the playoffs to get to where they are today. Both the Jaguars and the Bengals gave them grief and winning the AFC title for the third time in last four years came at quite the cost.
Hardman, Toney, and Smith-Schuster were all injured in the Championship game, giving the receiving squad quite a big hit. With Patrick Mahomes also injured and under question for the Super Bowl, Chiefs will not have an easy task at hand.
The Chiefs’ offence may benefit from an extra week of rest, and should their players be fit to play the contest will certainly be closer.
However, the defensive gap between the two teams is quite large and the Eagles defense is clearly superior, which is exactly why the bookies favor them and why Chiefs will have an uphill struggle to get things going on Sunday.
Which Bets to Pick
Standing at -125, the Moneyline bet on the Philadelphia Eagles may look like too good to back away from, considering their impressive form and the easy way they cruised to the Super Bowl. However, keep in mind that their track to the finals was also relatively easy compared to the one Chiefs had to face.
Looking at the Over/Under market, Under 50.5 total is priced at -111, another bet that looks like a bit of a steal, especially if we consider the incredible defensive numbers that Eagles have been producing. It’s hard to expect this to be a high-scoring game.
If you are looking for a slight boost to your winning odds on Eagles, going against the spread and betting Eagles at -1.5 will win you $100 for every $111 wagered, making your returns better and being nearly as likely to come in as the Moneyline bet.