The low side was definitely the right lean in that game and it looked like a sure thing but that was before New England pulled off the improbable comeback victory in overtime against Atlanta. As we head into the final days of betting, the number has held steady and most shops are holding 48 as of Wednesday afternoon.
According to the latest betting trends at VegasInsider. With assistance from one of the top VegasInsider. Over Trends and Angles to Watch -- The Eagles went both straight up and against the spread versus AFC opponents this season while the offense averaged 29 points per game.
They went in those games despite allowing Since he took over Philadelphia, the Birds have allowed Advertisement -- This will be the third Super Bowl appearance for the Eagles, who allowed 27 and 24 points in their first two trips to the big game.
The Eagles have had two totals fall in this neighborhood and the results ended in a stalemate There was over yards in that game and Jacksonville was in New England territory before going backwards in the final series.
After allowing points in the first four weeks of the season the Patriots allowed just points in the final 12 weeks. Certainly some positive adjustments were made in that span but the schedule played a big role as well as the Patriots played quality teams in that first month including facing three playoff teams. In only four of the final 12 regular season games did the Patriots face a playoff team and two of those games came against a very limited Bills offense. New England allowed 24 points in that game with all common sense pointing to the Patriots actually allowing 31 points in that game.
With points on the season the Patriots were the second highest scoring team in the NFL and only once all season was New England held below 20 points and barely so with a win at Tampa Bay in October.
Since a Week 9 bye week the Patriots have averaged In the regular season Philadelphia scored just one fewer point than the Patriots and keep in mind that is with the adjustment at quarterback. Take out the final two weeks and the Eagles would have led the NFL in scoring with In the divisional win over Atlanta the Eagles scored only 15 points but they missed an extra-point and settled for three field goals including an incredibly short 4th quarter kick of just 21 yards as 15 points came with solid production of yards of offense.
The Eagles also fumbled in field goal range on 1st down early in that game as well to keep points off the board. Many expected the Eagles to be conservative in the postseason behind Nick Foles but Philadelphia has thrown 63 times in two postseason games despite outdoor January conditions in Philadelphia. Foles has delivered with nearly 78 percent completions on nearly 9. The Patriots meanwhile allowed 7. The top two yards per pass attempt defenses in the NFL were both in the conference championship games and neither is playing in the Super Bowl as Minnesota and Jacksonville both allowed just 6.
The Patriots threw for yards on nearly 70 percent completions to beat the Jaguars while Foles and the Eagles torched the Vikings with only seven incomplete passes en route to a passing yards game on Brady actually had some of his biggest passing games against the top rated pass defenses he faced this season.
Given the comeback ability both of these teams has displayed and the general edge that the offenses can get in the NFL rulebook this is rather attainable number for an indoor game with two of the top scoring teams in the NFL.
By Chris David VegasInsider. The Eagles controlled the clock for In the playoffs, they have six touchdowns one defense and five field goals compared to eight offensive touchdowns and one field goal for New England. We saw a combined The NFC East owns an record in these games and the 'under' has gone in those games. All three of those games went 'under' with the totals ranging from The opening week game between the Vikings and the Saints featured a total of Those first four weeks skew a lot of the numbers for New England with the Patriots finishing ranked 29th in the NFL in the regular season in total defense despite being fifth in the NFL in scoring defense at Take away those first four games and the Patriots allowed just The season numbers suggest the Eagles should be able to run the ball against the Patriots as New England has allowed 4.
In contrast the Eagles are among the NFL leaders in most rushing categories and gained 4. In that span the Philadelphia offense has scored just These teams were both top three scoring teams in the NFL regular season at nearly 29 points per game but over the past four games the Eagles have allowed a grand total of just 33 points and eight times this season the Eagles held a foe to 10 or fewer points.
Given the recent improvement for the New England run defense and the strong pass defense numbers for the Eagles both defenses should be in position to thwart the best options for the opposing offenses. Most expect Gronkowski to play but should he be limited the Patriots might have to change the offensive plan and pace. The worst thing that happened, losing future Hall of Fame left tackle Jason Peters, did provide a major obstacle they still have to clear one last time. Kansas City defeated Philly in Week 2 and was the only team who had done so until December rolled around.
Unfortunately, he also tore his ACL, putting the Eagles in a position where they were likely to be swallowed up by adversity. Foles came through with a three-touchdown night in the NFC Championship, helping them rally from a deficit and ultimately closing out a run of 38 consecutive points through the air. Philadelphia has allowed just His group has surrendered nine second-half points over the last four games, including none this postseason.
Philadelphia has an elite playmaker up front in Fletcher Cox and multiple options to deal with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been cleared to play and will therefore be the focal point in the passing game.
Safety Malcolm Jenkins is likely to be the most effective option and would be a smart longshot to bet for Super Bowl MVP since a big game shutting down Gronk would be a major theme that would draw major notice. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson can certainly help his defense by shortening the game via his prolific rushing attack. Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement will all get touches behind an offensive line that has been able to survive the loss of Peters thanks to Lane Johnson moving over and thriving.
With Jason Kelce and guard Brandon Brooks thriving inside, the Eagles should be able to move the ball and move the chains like they want to in order to control time of possession.
To that end, even when Wentz was still in the mix, the defense began to take over and set the tone. Yes, Foles will have to deal with a defensive game plan Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia have put together to ensure he never gets comfortable, but so long as he avoids being confused into turnovers, the Eagles will have an opportunity to gain revenge for Super Bowl XXXIX.
If this line gets back up above 4. Philadelphia went straight up and ATS when catching points. It is already accustomed to winning when few believe. It has already proven capable of overcoming injuries that seemed insurmountable, doing so impressively enough that it has drawn true believers.
Special teams, an area where New England has typically excelled, could also be an area where the Eagles can make inroads. Philadelphia stopped foes on more than 67 percent of 3rd down tries in the regular season," Nelson said.
He also missed a field goal in the playoff win against Tennessee. Offensively, the rushing attack must handle their business and Foles needs to continue to avoid miscues and keep defenses honest, but Philadelphia has a chance to celebrate finally breaking through and making history with its first Super Bowl triumph.
By Tony Mejia VegasInsider. Brady captured his fourth Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award by throwing for a SB record yards and overcoming a second-half deficit. Brady has racked up multi-touchdown performances in five of seven Super Bowl appearances, while the Patriots are in those games.
In the regular season, the Patriots led the league in yards per game The defense struggled to start the season by allowing points in the first four games 32 ppg , but tightened up by yielding points in the next 12 contests 14 ppg and compiling an mark in that stretch.
In two playoff victories over the Jaguars and Titans, New England gave up 34 points, including one touchdown in the second half. The AFC West is one of the most well-rounded divisions over the past 20 years. The Chargers finished their last season with 9 wins out of their last 12 games after going at the start of the season.
The Raiders are up and down throughout the season, whether it being game schedules or starting their season with 4 games out of Oakland. A year after playing a franchise record five prime-time games, the Raiders are under the lights four times in With the return of Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins look to bounce back from a lost season, the Dolphins feel like a middling team teetering on another rebuild. Late-season games against the Patriots, Jaguars, and Minnesota could determine their season.
If everything goes as planned the New England Patriots will be able to make their patented late-season push. While still rebuilding the New York Jets are heading into their third consecutive losing season and eight consecutive years out of the playoffs, in other words, when do they start playing in ?
The AFC South has had trouble performing at the same level as the other divisions. With the returns of J. The Jacksonville Jaguars are predicted to become the AFC South Champions for a repeat of last season, the offense has been improved with the addition of Andrew Norwell and ranked as the fifth highest scoring of the season.
With 4 going to the Green Bay Packers who supposedly have the toughest schedule this season on paper. Tough start to the season facing Green Pay and Seattle, but their schedule lightens up considerably starting Week 3 predicted record The Detroit Lions have taken under a new coaching staff under Matt Patricia, however, are still expected to deliver the same mediocre results Detroit has seen over the past few years.
The Lions still face too many holes in the offense the line and run game and far too many questions in their defensive line pass rush and interior line for them to be anything special this year, but the draft could change this predicted record Bank Stadium since it opened in predicted record The Dallas Cowboys have won the most Super Bowl titles with 5, however, their offseason has not been great with free-agent losses and the release of Dez Bryant.
The New York Giants have a brutal seven-game stretch to open the season which will be tough to navigate. The defending Champions return with 19 of 22 starters and will be fueled by a talented group of players coming off injury led by Wentz and Jason Peters who stress that Super Bowl hangover is not an option. The Eagles begin their title defense against the Atlanta Falcons , their schedule is no cake walk as they face seven teams that made the postseason last year.
To improve overall, the Redskins need better health for key young players to develop such as Josh Doctson , if these happen they could perform decently this season.
The Atlanta Falcons have a tough start to the season facing the defending champions in Philidelphia. They turn around with back-to-back home games against the Panthers and Buccaneers, followed by another home game against the Bengals.
The main focus for the Falcons seems to be the division race as they close the season at Carolina and Tampa Bay predicted record The two meet in Charlotte during Week 15 and then conclude the season in New Orleans in Week 17 , these games could be the difference between which team goes and predicted record for the Panthers.
Expectations remain high for the New Orleans Saints , as long as they can buck their trend of slow starts over the past four years. New Orleans must take advantage of their early schedule because their final 10 weeks are loaded with playoff contenders predicted record The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost seven games last season in a one-score game with five decided by three points or less in overtime. With Jameis Winston healthy and improved chemistry with DeSean Jackson, and a fully revamped defensive line this draft could go a long way predicted record The West division has seen its fair share of Super Bowl experience, the division combines 13 Super Bowl appearances and a total of 7 Super Bowl Championships.
They have stretches of difficulty in both halves of their season, with their late stretch containing; Green Bay, Atlanta, Los Angeles Rams, and the Seahawks. It will be a tough finish to the season for Arizona predicated record Los Angeles Rams are looking great as they start their season with five prime-time games and 3 of out 4 of their first games at home. San Francisco 49ers have the buzz going for them due to their finish last season, which lots to prove the 49ers have a manageable schedule and one that is particularly team-friendly on the back end of the season.
With the Rams as a clear favorite to win the division, the Seattle Seahawks are not to be forgotten of what they have — such as Super Bowl winner Russell Wilson QB , all pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, and one of the best safety in the league Earl Thomas predicated record Tom Brady and Bill Belichick prove an amazing history with New England, making them one of the top three teams in the league. With their previous track record in the recent years, why would they not be one of the first predictions for Super Bowl 53?
The Defending Champions naturally have to be considered as one of the favorites to give the championship another run.
But especially this year as the Eagles are returning with 19 of 22 starting players from their Championship season, and will once again have that depth in the quarterback position. At this point, we can only assume that the Eagles regardless of which quarterback will play will find success between them.
When you hear the word underrated think Minnesota. They have Dalvin Cook healthy returning to the backfield and are definitely being slept on right now by the community.
They have one of the most well-rounded teams in the league and are going to prove it to everyone. Rumor has it the Rams are building something special down in Los Angeles!
The Rams are looking very good this year and are estimated to be one of the most valued teams in the league. As seen in Super Bowl LII it is possible to build a winner without the star quarterback everyone expects, it just requires an infrastructure. Both teams benefited from a collection of dangerous pass catchers and the innovation of standout play-callers. The Eagles shored up the corner spots by trading Darby and signing Patrick Robinson to a one-year deal, as well as picking up both Sidney Jones 43rd overall and Rasul Douglas 99th overall.
No one would have guessed the Eagles success prior to the season, or have any clue on how much influence those picks would have towards the teams season.