Editor’s update No. 2: Wow, that was a heck of a game. The Eagles stunned the Patriots, winning by a final score of 41-33. The point spread had the Patriots as 4.5-point favorites, but instead, the Eagles won this game outright. They were at +176 on the moneyline, and I imagine plenty of Philly fans were betting on that. A lot of money came in on the Eagles early in the Super Bowl week, so it is safe to say Las Vegas was not pleased with this outcome.
Editor’s update: Super Bowl 52 blew past the over/under with relative ease. The point total was set between 48 and 48.5 points, depending on your sportsbook of choice. This game went past the number late in the third quarter on a Tom Brady touchdown pass to Chris Hogan. With the score, the Patriots cut the Eagles lead to 29-26.
Neither defense has really shown a whole lot of much in this game. The Eagles have led since kicking a field goal on their opening drive. They have pushed the lead to double digits three different times, but the Patriots keep clawing back as Brady is on pace to surpass his own record for passing yards.
The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will collide on Sunday for the NFL's richest prize: a Super Bowl crown. Super Bowl 52 will take place in Minnesota, and many analysts and fans believe the Patriots will walk away with their sixth Super Bowl victory.
Odd Shark's predicts New England will win the game, 29.3--16.9. They also favored the Patriots by 4.5 points. The best over for Super Bowl 52 is 48 (-105), and the best under is 48.5 (-105).
New England’s Tom Brady-led offense will score points, so the Eagles will have to match that. Of course, the Eagles' defense must generate tons of pressure on Brady. But they cannot simply rely on their defense to win this game. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, stepping in for the injured Carson Wentz, has to play mistake-free football and take some chances.
For the Patriots, their game plan is to score points and make Foles beat them. Philadelphia wants to run the ball to control the clock. Look for New England to take away Philadelphia's powerful rushing attack. Foles and Brady will play huge roles in this game.