We’ve reached the run-up to Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. Player injuries and other factors can upend betting lines. But for now, here are the early NFL betting odds for picks against the spread, moneylines, and over/unders based on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Super Bowl Odds for Eagles vs. Chiefs
Eagles -1.5 (-115) / Chiefs +1.5 (-105)
Eagles -126 / Chiefs +108
49.5 (Under -106 / Over -114)
For the first time in a long time, two No. 1 seeds with elite offenses will face off in the biggest football game of the year. Let’s dive into three sets of betting lines.
The Eagles were the final undefeated team this season. The last final undefeated team to win the Super Bowl was the Colts 16 years ago. Like this year’s Eagles, that Indy team had one of the league’s most prolific offenses. But the comparisons largely end there.
This Philly squad had a much better running game, led by perhaps the most talented dual-threat QB in history, as well as one of the most underrated RBs of this era. Despite missing two games and looking rusty in his first game back from a two-week absence, Jalen Hurts finished 10th in passing yards and fourth in both QB rushing yards and quarterback scores.
Meanwhile, Miles Sanders possesses a sterling 5.0 career yards-per-carry mark and finished this season fifth in rushing yards and seventh in rushing touchdowns. The Eagles are favored, in part, because of their elite rushing attack that few teams have slowed down.
Philly also boasts one of the league’s top defenses, backed by a league-high 70 QB sacks and league-low 3,057 passing yards surrendered. So why aren’t these Eagles bigger favorites?
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Perhaps because the Chiefs pair a capable backfield with an elite aerial attack that made them the league’s No. 1 scoring team in the regular season. Additionally, they’re No. 2 in QB sacks.
And then there are the intangibles. Only a handful of current Eagles were around for their last Super Bowl victory five years ago. But this marks the Chiefs’ third trip in their last four tries. Kansas City’s roster is stocked with players who’ve played on the biggest stage and won . . . and lost.
The current point spread and moneyline odds assume KC’s experience and offensive dominance should keep this game close. The rest is up to Philadelphia’s stars on both sides of the ball — whether they can continue to dominate like they have for most of the season.
No doubt, the Eagles have the edge, in large part because their defense can wreak more havoc than KC’s. But the Chiefs’ experience and quick-strike abilities on offense are X-factors that bettors should consider.
As for the over/under, three of the last seven Super Bowls hit 50+ combined points. Even more interestingly, six of the preceding seven Super Bowls hit 50+ combined points.
The Eagles’ vaunted defense is a true wild card in this calculation. If they can somehow contain the Chiefs, then picking the under would seem sensible. And if they can’t? Well, that’s the rub.
What Were the Opening Odds for the Eagles and Chiefs?
On the eve of the AFC and NFC Championship games, FanDuel released early betting lines if the favored Chiefs and Eagles won their respective contests and advanced to the Super Bowl. They listed the Chiefs as one-point favorites. However, both KC and Philly commanded -110 odds to cover the spread.
Reinforcing how close these two teams are perceived in most betting markets, FanDuel’s early moneyline odds listed the Chiefs at -112 and the Eagles at -104.
Right after Kansas City’s victory over the Bengals, FanDuel posted that the Chiefs were 1.5-point favorites in the Super Bowl. In an unusual occurrence for a major betting service, FanDuel promptly shifted the points spread three points (to the Eagles -1.5), which was more in line with other betting services.