Can Eagles Pull Off the Upset at the Super Bowl 52 Betting Lines?

Can Eagles Pull Off the Upset at the Super Bowl 52 Betting Lines?

Written by on January 30, 2018

After watching Nick Foles and the high-flying Philadelphia Eagles overcome their status as home underdogs in both of their playoff games this postseason, NFL bettors now have to wonder if the Super Bowl 52 betting underdog-relishing Birds can pull off the huge upset against Tom Brady and the perennially-powerful new England Patriots? The Pats are favored, but that status might not mean much against an Eagles team that could have a date with destiny. Let’s find out right now which team is offering the best value against their Super Bowl 52 betting odds. The big-game goes down live from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, February 4 at 6:30 PM ET.

Philadelphia Eagles (15-3) vs. New England Patriots (15-3) Super Bowl 52 Betting Lines & Preview

  • When: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 6:30 PM ET
  • Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
  • TV: NBC
  • Radio: 94.1 FM (Philadelphia) / 98.5 FM (New England)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • Super Bowl 52 Betting Odds: New England Patriots -4.5 (Over/Under at 48 points)

Sports Illustrated Expert Super Bowl LII Betting Picks

Why Consider Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles at +4.5?

Why should you consider betting on Philadelphia as a 5-point underdog? Well, as I previously mentioned, because the Birds have already overcome their odds as underdogs twice this postseason, plus they looked absolutely phenomenal in their NFC Championship game win over Minnesota. After getting past Atlanta 15-10 in the NFC divisional round as 3-point home dogs, Nick Foles and the Eagles reached Super Bowl 52 in stunning fashion by laying an emphatic 38-7 smackdown on the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship to cover the chalk again as a 3-point home dog. However, it’s not just that they beat the Vikings, it’s how they did it! Foles played his best game since taking over for an injured Carson Wentz in Week14 by completing a blistering 26 of 33 passes for 352 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the win, Not only that, but Philadelphia’s defense also played outstanding for the fourth consecutive game dating back to Week 16 of the regular season. The Eagles’ have not allowed more than 10 points during the four-game stretch and put Vikings quarterback Case Keenum on lockdown by picking off the veteran signal-caller twice while holding the Vikings to 70 rushing yards.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 28.33
  • Total Yards: 369.00
  • Rush Yards: 128.94
  • Passing Yards: 240.06
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 17.33
  • Total Yards: 306.56
  • Rush Yards: 79.06
  • Passing Yards: 227.50

Why Consider betting on the New England Patriots at -4.5?

Why should you consider betting on Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots as a 5-point favorite in Super Bowl 52? That’s easy. Because they’re the best problem-solving team in the NFL. After laying a 35-14 smackdown on Tennessee in the AFC divisional round, the Patriots were at their problem-solving best in their AFC Championship game win over Jacksonville. After falling into a 14-3 hole at one point and 17-10 deficit after three quarters against the feisty Jaguars, Tom Brady and company managed to figure out the Jags and take control by outscoring Jacksonville 14-3 in the final quarter en route to a hard-fought 24-20 win. Tom Brady is one of the reasons why the Patriots come in as the Super Bowl 52 Betting favorite. Brady passed for 290 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the win and the Patriots defense held powerful Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette to a modest 76 yards rushing while sacking Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles three times in the win.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 28.72
  • Total Yards: 393.78
  • Rush Yards: 113.11
  • Passing Yards: 280.67
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 18.33
  • Total Yards: 360.94
  • Rush Yards: 111.22
  • Passing Yards: 249.72

Latest Super Bowl 52 Betting Trends

  • Eagles are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games on the road
  • Eagles are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing New England
  • Patriots are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games
  • Patriots are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New England’s last 7 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction

I know the New England Patriots are the defending champs and that they just manage to solve virtually any problem thrown at them, but right now, I genuinely believe that Philadelphia has a date with destiny! For Super Bowl 52, I’m going to advise you to back the high-flying Eagles to pull off the huge upset for two very good reasons. First, Philadelphia’s defense is playing out of their collective minds and I believe they will find a way to keep Tom Brady in check, especially after seeing the way Jacksonville did just that in the AFC Championship. Second, I also believe that head coach Doug Pederson is going to come up with another masterful game plan that both, maximizes Nick Foles chances for success while simultaneously hiding his deficiencies. The Patriots may be a near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last five playoff games and robust 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record, but the Eagles have gone 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record and a bankroll-boosting 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. After going against the Birds in both of their playoff games this postseason, I have seen the light and I believe that Philly will get the outright win against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52! Super Bowl 52 Betting Pick: Philadelphia Eagles +4.5