Super Bowl LVII Betting Analysis: Eagles vs. Chiefs Odds and Best Bets
The Eagles opened as one-point favorites for Super Bowl 57 in Arizona at NFL gambling sites.
For the first time since the 2017 season, the Super Bowl includes the top team from each conference. The Kansas City Chiefs will be facing the Philadelphia Eagles in a matchup of 16-3 teams.
Kansas City has been winning seven straight games in a row and 9 of 10 going back to the regular season.
Philly has been winning 16 of 17 games this year with QB Jalen Hurts in the starting lineup. Kansas City has won and covered the point spread in each of the last 3 meetings. That includes a 42 points to 30 points victory against the Eagles last season in Philadelphia.
Super Bowl LVII Eagles vs. Chiefs Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Chiefs||+2 (-110)||49½ (-110)||+110|
|Eagles||-2 (-110)||49½ (-110)||-130|
Betting Kansas City Chiefs
Most teams that are riding a 7-game winning streak do not want to have a lot of time off, but the Chiefs are thankful for the two-week layoff heading into the Super Bowl.
Injuries are KC’s major concern going into the game, and not only the ankle sprain that Patrick Mahomes had to play through to lead the Chiefs to a 23 points to 20 points win over Cincinnati in the AFC championship game.
Kansas City went on to finish that game without 3 of its lead receivers in Kadarius Toney, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman. Moreover, superstar tight end Travis Kelce was dealing with back spasms that almost forced him to withdraw from the game.
The Chiefs are also undermanned in the secondary, where they had no choice but to use three rookie corners and a first-year safety versus the Bengals.
Not only is the extra time off going to help the Chiefs to heal up, but head coach Andy Reid is known for how well his teams tend to play after a bye week.
KC is also traditionally dangerous in the role of the best online sportsbook’s underdog, with a record of 12-4-1 ATS against the spread in its past 17 games when they are catching points.
If Mahomes’ ankle is in good health come kickoff, his moving in the pocket will be great against a Philadelphia passing rush that led the league during the regular season with 70 sacks. That is 15 more than any other NFL team.
KC also has to run the ball in a better way than they did against Cincinnati when it managed just 42 rushing yards on 20 rushing attempts.
On the Defense, the Chiefs’ 8-ranked run defense is on par with Philly’s 5-ranked rushing attack. Expect that the Chiefs will force Hurts to best them through the air, which is something that the Eagles’ MVP candidate QB has yet to show an ability to do as of late.
Philadelphia’s 16-3 SU record this year is impressive in and of itself, but the Eagles have gone 16-1 this season with Hurts in the starting lineup.
The QB has not had to log big numbers in the postseason with his team getting big leads, so do not be surprised should Hurts have a much more productive output through the air versus the high-scoring Chiefs.
In particular, if KC keeps dealing with injuries in the secondary.
Philadelphia’s skill at running the ball effectively has resulted in the Eagles averaging nearly 10 more minutes of ball possession than their opponents in their past 3 games.
This is a strategy that Philly should look to resort to again in the Super Bowl to decrease Mahomes’ chances to touch the ball.
Philadelphia has been spending the past few weeks demonstrating that its 14-3 SU regular-season record is not a fluke. They routed the Giants and 49ers by a total score of 69-14 in its first two playoff games.
Linebacker Haason Reddick did lead the way in last week’s vise-like defensive showing against San Francisco. They forced a fumble, they recovered another and they contributed two sacks as Philly went UNDER the NFL gambling sites’ total for the fourth straight time in a row.
Despite Philadelphia being dominant in this postseason, QB Jalen Hurts has not put up big numbers since he injured his shoulder in mid-December versus Chicago.
Hurts passed for just 121 passing yards through the air against the 49ers, a week after he collected just 154 passing yards against the Giants.
Super Bowl LVII Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs Pick
Philadelphia will Win the game, Cover the point Spread, and the Total will be going Under.