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Super Bowl Betting: Eagles vs Patriots Super Bowl Odds

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With the Super Bowl fast approaching, it’s time to discuss the last opportunity to bet on NFL action this season. The Eagles and the Patriots are the last teams standing after a long and exhausting 2017 campaign, which culminates in a clash of two superb rosters at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. As usual, we’ll get you ready for the exciting contest by delving into Super Bowl 2018 odds and the matchup between these excellent squads.

 

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots   

NFL Odds: Patriots -4.5
Moneyline: Eagles +155; Patriots -175

After an incredible comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in last year’s Super Bowl, everyone expected the Patriots to make it this far. The Patriots were +325 to hold the Lombardi trophy for the second year in a row. They’re now a clear favourite to be crowned league champions on Sunday at -175 odds.

The Eagles were a different story. Starting the 2016 season red hot by winning the first three games, rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and company quickly came down to Earth before finishing with a modest 7-9 record. After such a disappointing end to 2016, it’s no surprise that the Eagles were at +5000 odds to win the Super Bowl during the preseason this past fall. How things change. Now they’re just one game away and their odds look much more attainable at +155.

A year older, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz looked like a man on a mission this season, forcing a two-way race for MVP between him and Tom Brady before going down with a season ending injury in Week 14. It seemed like all hope was lost for Philly, but head coach Doug Pederson has done a fantastic job motivating his team to keep grinding. Backup quarterback Nick Foles has stepped in nicely and looked especially comfortable throwing the ball in his last game – the NFC championship against the Vikings.

Patriots vs Eagles odds favour New England by 4.5 points due to their superior coaching (Bill Belichick), quarterback play (Tom Brady), and a rich history of playoff experience (five Super Bowl wins). Should the Patriots win on Sunday, they will tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most league championships in history at six.

The Eagles hold a slight all-time record edge against the Patriots, having won 7 out of the 13 meetings with New England. However, they’re just 1-4 against the legendary Pats this millennium, which included a close 24-21 loss in Super Bowl 39. Thirteen years later, Philly gets a shot at avenging that loss.

If the Eagles come out with a creative game plan and are able to execute it successfully by making Brady uncomfortable, they’ll be competitive on Sunday. New England doesn’t typically blow out opponents in the Super Bowl, which bodes well for a productive Philly squad. We’ll see if they can get close enough to cover the spread. Enjoy the show, it should be a great one.

 

Odds as of February 2, 2018