Super Bowl 57: Banged Up Kansas City Chiefs Face Uphill Climb vs Philadelphia Eagles

Super Bowl 57: Banged Up Kansas City Chiefs Face Uphill Climb vs Philadelphia Eagles

Well, the odds to win Super Bowl 57 are in, and you know what that means: It's time for some fresh out of the oven, piping hot Super Bowl 57 picks!

Linemakers have initially billed the Philadelphia Eagles as favorites over the Kansas City Chiefs. Is this the right call? That's the question we're here to answer. But first, lets have a look at the latest NFL online betting odds for Eagles vs. Chiefs, courtesy of BetOnline:

Philadelphia Eagles-126+108Kansas City Chiefs

Always remember to double-check these online NFL betting odds before making your picks for Super Bowl 57. Our Chiefs vs. Eagles betting odds are accurate entering Tuesday, January 31. With kick-off scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. EST, this gives linemakers plenty of time to adjust their Super Bowl 57 betting odds based on the initial action. In particular, you should expect to see visible movement on the Eagles vs. Chiefs point spread, in addition to the Chiefs vs. Eagles over/under. Not only do we have nearly two weeks before the game starts, but the markets will deliver adjustments as we learn more about the severity of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' ankle injury.

Of course, any changes to betting odds for Super Bowl 57 won't be a problem if you've linked up with the right sportsbook. That's where we come in. We have in-depth reviews of the top online sportsbooks. These comprehensive evaluations are designed to help you find the best online Super Bowl betting sites with no muss or fuss.

Now, what are the best bets for Super Bowl 57? We have the answers below!

Are the Eagles Clear Favorites to Beat the Chiefs in Super Bowl 57?

It is no surprise the Eagles (-126) are garnering the favorite action to open the Super Bowl 57 betting process. They were dominant in their two playoff wins over the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers and continue to sport the most well-balanced attack in football.

Seriously, Philadelphia has very few weaknesses. They excel at forcing turnovers and getting to the quarterback on defense, where they lead the league in total sacks and games with multiple forced turnovers. The offense is subtly dominant. Quarterback Jalen Hurts can kill you through the air (66+ percent completion rate) and is one of the most dangerous runners outside the pocket. Running back Miles Sanders is not only a low-key Super Bowl MVP candidate, but he can torch defenses with his receiving and yards-after-the-catch ability.

The wide receiver depth, meanwhile, is absurd. Defenses have actually shut down A.J. Brown for most of the postseason, and the Eagles have responded by milking Devonta Smith, the No. 2 receiver, for superstar volume. And then as we already mentioned, Sanders is a threat to get involved in the passing game. The sheer amount of ways in which the Eagles can beat you is overwhelming.

However, the Chiefs aren't just another team. The Eagles need to roll through middling quarterback play to reach this point. Daniel Jones (Giants) and Brock Purdy/injury fill-ins (Niners) are not Patrick Mahomes. And as we've seen in select matchups, Philadelphia can struggle to generate turnovers when opposing QBs know how to control the ball. Heck, they struggled to generate turnovers against the youth-league version of the 49ers offense last week.

Patrick Mahomes' ankle injury looms large in this one, as do injuries to wide receivers¬†Kadarius Toney,¬†JuJu Smith-Schuster¬†and¬†Mecole Hardman‚ÄĒwho all left the AFC Championship early.¬†But the Chiefs have two weeks to get right. And even at half strength, they have the most potent offense in the NFL. That, coupled with Mahomes' experience both in the Super Bowl and winning it, will make all the difference.

OSB Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs (+108)

Kansas City Chiefs To win the Super Bowl

Prepared for the Chiefs vs. Eagles Point Spread to Shift

Below you can see the latest NFL point spread betting odds for Super Bowl 57:

  • Philadelphia Eagles, -1.5 (-115)
  • Kansas City Chiefs, +1.5 (-105)

Expect this point spread to move in the coming weeks. If Mahomes' prognosis is good, it'll be closer to pick 'em territory. If we get wind he's operating at something like sub-80 percent, you'll see it move a point‚ÄĒperhaps more.

Even now, at 1.5 points, this is basically pick 'em territory. You should roll with whichever team you have winning overall.

This is reinforced by historical results. The Super Bowl has never seen a point differential that is smaller than three points, let alone smaller than two points. So, yeah, pick the winner. For us, that's the Chiefs.

OSB Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs, +1.5 (-105)

Kansas City Chiefs To cover the point spread vs the Philadelphia Eagles

Will the "Under" Continue Being the Best Bet for Super Bowl 57?

Here are the latest NFL over/under betting odds for Super Bowl 57:

  • Over 49.5 (-114)
  • Under 49.5 (-106)

Some historical stats for you to consider. The over/under has gone 27/28 through 55 Super Bowls. (There was no over/under line for one of the previous championship games.) However, while it might be a virtual split for the moment, the "under" has hit in four straight Super Bowls as well as five of the last seven. Is this something that should impact how to bet on Chiefs vs. Eagles?

Linemakers apparently don't think so. The "over 49.5" is technically the betting favorite. But remember: This says more about the action than the matchup. In all likelihood, the markets are reacting to people checking out the historical data we just uncorked. The thinking will be: "If the Super Bowl under total has hit for the past four years, surely it's time we see a victory for the over total?"

That's not the most efficient way of looking at things. The past provides context. It is not predictive. And heading into this matchup, we have seen both the Chiefs and Eagles focus more on controlling the pace of play whenever they generate leads. Given how effective the Eagles pass rush is at slowing games down, it wouldn't surprise us to see the Chiefs take more of a short-yardage approach with Mahomes, which would further dwindle the score.

Maaaaybe if we get word that Mahomes' ankle is fully healed, you can expect a shootout. But relative to the injuries plaguing Kansas City's wide receiver core and how much A.J. Brown has struggled to get involved for Philadelphia, banking on this game failing to crack 50 points is the way go.

OSB Prediction: Under 49.5

Eagles and Chiefs To score under 49.5 points combined

Take a look at this list of the top online sportsbooks so you can decide which one to use for all of your Super Bowl betting:

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