The Super Bowl will offer the combination of a tried and true champion against a surprise upstart. The Five Time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots will face the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles last championship was in 1960, six years before the Super Bowl was created. The Patriots have opened as a six-point favorite with the NFL Games Odds and that number is now down to 5. The total opened at 48. The Patriots are the no doubt public choice and with good reason, but the Eagles success is no accident as you can see.
New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Date and Time: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NFL Betting Lines at SBG Global:
Eagles +5 (-105) 48 (-110) +184
Patriots -5 (-115) 48 (-110) -220
Patriots vs. Eagles TV Coverage: NBC
The New England Patriots are the AFC champions for the tenth time in franchise history. To illustrate, the Pats have won eight AFC championships in the Bill Belichick era. Actually, what has been most interesting about New England is their ability to sustain success with the NFL Games Odds as one of the most public teams on any board in sports. The Patriots were 13-3 straight up and 11-5 against the spread in the regular season. They split their two playoff wins against the spread. New England was at their best away from home with a mark of 6-2 against the spread. Furthermore, the Patriots went under the total in nine out of 16 regular season games. They split their two playoff games with totals.
The Patriots won the AFC championship in classic New England fashion. Quarterback Tom Brady engineered a patented comeback drive to save the season. Brady threw two touchdown passes to rally New England from a 20-10 deficit midway through the fourth quarter. Like a fine wine the 40-year-old Brady gets better with age. Brady finished the season with a 102.8 passer rating with 32 touchdown passes and just eight interceptions. Additionally, in the playoffs he took it up a notch with a 105-passing rating. Brady threw five touchdowns with no interceptions in the playoffs.
The NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles could not be more of a Sportsbook online opposite to the Patriots. The Eagles have never won the Super Bowl. This is just the third Super Bowl appearance in Eagles history. Their last Super Bowl season was in 2004 when they, ironically enough, lost to the New England Patriots. Also, the Eagles destroyed the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game 38-7. Backup quarterback Nick Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns in the win. In just his second year as head coach Pederson has led the Eagles to an unexpected Super Bowl berth. A closer look at the Eagles reveals that their success was no accident. Finally, Philadelphia ranked fourth in the NFL for scoring defense and third for scoring offense.
Matchup to Watch.
In all honesty, this matchup offers a stark contrast with NFL Games Odds. As a matter of fact, the Patriots are the machine-like champion with the game’s greatest coach and quarterback. The Eagles are the new kids on the block that came out of nowhere. It is impossible to compute championship experience. As you can see, it is also impossible to ignore it.
Patriots vs. Eagles Prediction
To sum in all up, The Patriots are tried and true old pros at the Super Bowl. They also boast the proven commodity of the best coach and quarterback in history.
Online Football Betting Pick: New England Patriots
Online Football Betting Score Prediction: Patriots 30, Eagles 21