Top online sportsbooks have already started taking bets on Super Bowl LVII, which will feature the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs in the 57th iteration of the championship game. Let's look at Super Bowl LVII betting odds, matchups and more.
Top online sportsbooks have already started taking bets on Super Bowl LVII, which will feature the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs in the 57th iteration of the championship game. Can NFL bettors ask for anything more than a fantastic Super Bowl matchup between Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts? Even if there is still plenty of time until kickoff, there is a lot to analyze, including Super Bowl LVII betting odds. Let's dive in and examine the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LVII game.
At top online sportsbooks, the Philadelphia Eagles opened as small 1-point favorites. When the betting odds were made public, Philadelphia received 70% of the wagers, and the linemakers have subsequently increased Nick Sirianni's team's odds to 2-point neutral field chalk. Mahomes will be participating in a Super Bowl for the first time in his last three appearances as an underdog.
Early Super Bowl LVII wagering records indicate that there are various opposing perspectives regarding the total even if the point spread initially had a one-way flow. Given how strong each offensive has shown to be up to this point in the season, the number to beat initially appeared on the board at 49.5. Leading online bookmakers haven't changed their initial predictions, with 56% of wagers predicting that the points will be contained. However, 68 percent of the money anticipates a performance from Mahomes and Hurts. However, the total remains at 49.5. Nine out of Kansas City’s 17 regular-season games were low-scoring affairs, and the Kansas City Chiefs added two more unders in the postseason by keeping the Bengals and Jaguars to a combined 20 points. Over the course of its 18-week regular season schedule, Philadelphia went over in 10 of their 17 games, yet went under in both playoff games after limiting the Giants and 49ers to a combined total of 14 points.
Matchup for Super Bowl LVII
In this clash, two quarterbacks who were heavily involved in the MVP competition throughout the entire NFL betting season will square off. Mahomes seems to become better as he gets older. In a year where many anticipated his performance to decline due to Tyreek Hill taking his skills to South Beach in the offseason, he just finished his regular season campaign by throwing for the most yards (5,250) of his five-year starting career. Since the offense's aerial attack helped the team to butter its bread and punch another ticket to a Super Bowl, it can be inferred that Kansas City will use its top-ranked passing attack but the Eagles feature a defense that gives up just 179.8 passing yards per game, tops in the NFL. The winner of this game and whether or not it turns out to be a high or low scoring affair will be heavily influenced by how Mahomes puts the ball into the hands of Travis Kelce and his teammates.
Jalen Hurts would probably be the current favorite to win the first MVP Award of his three-year career if it weren't for a shoulder injury sustained in week 16 against Chicago. The Eagles' starting quarterback, who threw for just over 3,700 yards and a 22:6 TD/INT ratio during the regular season, will play in his first Super Bowl following his best performance. In addition, he gained 760 more yards and 13 more touchdowns on the ground, making him the top dual-threat quarterback in the NFL. It will be intriguing to watch how Philadelphia can run into the power of a Chiefs defense that only allowed 107.2 rushing yards per game (No. 8) during the regular season. Steve Spagnuolo will undoubtedly game plan for Hurts’ rushing prowess. The weak spot for Kansas City is their pass defense so the Eagles may look to the air on Super Bowl Sunday with Hurts throwing to A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert.
The Chiefs are 5-4 all-time in the nine previous meetings against the Eagles. Four of the last five meetings between the teams have gone over the total. Kansas City will be playing in their fifth Super Bowl. They lost the first Super Bowl to Green Bay but came back to beat the Vikings in Super Bowl IV. In more recent history, the Chiefs beat the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV but lost to Tampa Bay in Super Bowl LV. This will be the fourth Super Bowl for Philadelphia. They lost to the Raiders in Super Bowl XV, lost to New England in Super Bowl XXXIX but won Super Bowl LII against the Patriots.
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