Eagles see majority of early action as Super Bowl spread shifts to -2
The early returns show that football bettors are lining up behind the Philadelphia Eagles to win Super Bowl LVII.
After emerging as the slight favorites Sunday night after the conclusion of conference championship weekend, the Eagles have solidified as two-point favorites over the Kansas City Chiefs at some major sportsbooks.
DraftKings Sportsbook revealed Monday evening that 70 percent of the total bets and 72 percent of the handle are backing the Eagles at -2. On the moneyline (-130), 57 percent of the handle is with Philadelphia.
The story was similar at BetMGM, which opened Sunday night with the Chiefs as a -1.5 favorite before the odds swung the Eagles’ way. Philadelphia enjoyed a -2.5 spread Monday morning, a number that has since settled back to -2.
At BetMGM, the Eagles raked in 66 percent of the tickets and 69 percent of the handle. The moneyline still leaned Philadelphia’s way as well, as the Eagles (-130) had earned 43 percent of the bets but 68 percent of the handle.
The over/under stood at 49.5 points at BetMGM and an even 50 at DraftKings. Bettors figure the battle between Patrick Mahomes’ aerial attack and Jalen Hurts’ run-first machine will be a high-scoring one; 54 percent of the handle at BetMGM and 57 percent of the handle at DraftKings was bet on the over.
The Eagles and Chiefs both entered the playoffs as their conferences’ respective No. 1 seeds. Philadelphia beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 in the NFC Championship Game, and Kansas City followed that with a much more entertaining affair in beating the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 on a field goal in the final seconds.
–Field Level Media