Philadelphia Eagles Betting Favorite Against Familiar Foe in NFC Divisional Playoff

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  • Eagles are 1.5-point favorites over the Chiefs in Super Bowl 57
  • Both teams finished with 16-3 records in 2022 when combining regular season and playoffs
  • Wall Street Journal reporting over 50 million Americans expected to bet on Super Bowl 57

Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, a favorite of Pennsylvania bettors for Super Bowl MVP, plays in his first Super Bowl on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs and their all-world QB Patrick Mahomes.

Although both quarterbacks are dealing with injuries sustained over the last several weeks, Pennsylvania sportsbooks expect fireworks on the field and within legal betting apps when the two teams face off for the NFL title.

In the days leading up to the big game, the Wall Street Journal reported that sportsbooks, such as online outlets found in Pennsylvania, such as FanDuel and DraftKings, expect 50 million Americans to wager on the NFL title game.

Super Bowl 57, played in Glendale, Arizona, marks the first time that the final game of the NFL postseason is played in a state with legalized sports betting. BetMGM opened a sportsbook on the stadium’s property last year.

“The fact that the Super Bowl is being played in a legal sports-betting state was almost unthinkable five years ago,” Bill Miller, chief executive of the American Gaming Association, told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s a testament to the progress we’re making.”

Philadelphia’s Defense Must Stop Potent Chiefs Passing Attack

While Hurts and Mahomes have stolen the headlines leading up to Super Bowl 57, the game’s most significant battle will be in the trenches as the top-rated Eagles’ defense looks to contain the prolific passing attack of the Chiefs’ offense.

With a point total hovering around 51 points, bookmakers are leaving plenty of room for both teams to light up the scoreboard.

After Kansas City’s dramatic win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game, sportsbooks installed the Chiefs as 2-point favorites, but professional bettors quickly pounced on the Eagles. The sportsbooks changed course as the spread swung into Philadelphia’s favor, eventually settling on the Eagles over the Chiefs by 1.5 points in Super Bowl LVII.

Neither team did well against the spread in 2022, with the Eagles posting a 10-9 record and Kansas City only covering in seven of 19 games. In games with both teams having equal rest, the Chiefs and Eagles posted a 5-6 ATS record.

When it comes to reaching the point total and going over, both teams were below average. The Eagles hit the over in ten of their 19 games, while the Chiefs only surpassed the point total in eight of 19 games.

Super Bowl 57: Chiefs vs Eagles Betting Notes

Kansas City Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles (-1.5)
50.5 Over/Under Point Total
Moneyline: Eagles (-122), Chiefs (+104)
Sunday February 12th at 6:30pm EST


2-5 ATS as road favorite
3-2 ATS against AFC teams in 2022 
4 of 8 in reaching the over point total on the road


4-5 ATS on the road in 2022
4-0-1 ATS against NFC teams
4-10-1 ATS coming off a win

Derek Blake is a freelance writer that has covered the expansion of legal sports betting in America and the regional casino business for several well-known industry websites. During his writing career, he has written profiles on dozens of athletes and focused on the collision of sports and politics.