The Philadelphia Eagles are short favorites over the Kansas City Chiefs, according to early Super Bowl 57 odds seen around the sports betting market.
While there was disagreement among sportsbooks as to which team should be the favorite when opening lines were posted, sentiment swung toward Philly as the first wagers came in.
Eagles -2.5 was the prevailing point spread about 30 minutes after the Chiefs’ 23-20 win over the Bengals in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, but by this Monday morning update, there’s been some buyback on the Chiefs. Most sportsbooks are dealing Philly -2, with stray -1.5 or two to be found for bettors looking to lay the points.
In Sunday’s first kickoff, the Eagles (-3) beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 for the NFC title.
Opening totals for the Super Bowl were in the 49 to 50 range, settling into 49.5 market-wide.
Chiefs vs. Eagles Odds: Point Spread, Over/Under, Moneyline for Super Bowl 57
Here are odds from top sportsbook apps on Super Bowl 57 featuring Kansas City and Philadelphia.
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Early Super Bowl Line Moves
The SuperBook opened Chiefs vs. Eagles a pick ’em on Sunday night. FanDuel Sportsbook went Kansas City -1.5, and Circa Sports saw its opener move from KC -2.5 all the way to Philly -2.5.
Super Bowl opener at @CircaSports was Kansas City Chiefs -2.5 with a total of 51. The market disagreed and said our opener was garbage. It will be interesting to see where this number goes in the next two weeks! #SuperBowlLVII pic.twitter.com/61TEytQQf0
— Jeffrey Benson (@JeffreyBenson12) January 30, 2023
If the point spread stays at 2.5 or less, it will mark the ninth time that a Super Bowl betting line has closed inside of a field goal. For what it’s worth, which admittedly isn’t much, the favorite has covered the short number in five of those games, the underdog twice (Seahawks-Patriots in Super Bowl 49 closed as a pick ’em). The Under is 6-2 in the eight previously tightly-priced Super Bowls.
Super Bowl 57 is set for Sunday, Feb. 12 in Glendale, Ariz
The Chiefs return to the Big Game for the third time in four years. They missed last year’s game after being dethroned as two-time AFC champs by Cincinnati. Two years ago, KC was beaten by the Tampa Bay Bucs 31-9 at Raymond James Stadium. The year before that, the Chiefs beat the 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl 54.
The Eagles’ last trip to the Super Bowl was in 2018, when they upset the New England Patriots, 41-33. Andy Reid, now head coach of the Chiefs, brought Philly to Super Bowl 39 in 2005, when they came up short against the Pats, 24-21.
Kansas City Chiefs (16-3 SU, 7-11-1 ATS)
The Kansas City Chiefs head to Super Bowl 57 with a 16-3 record straight up on the season. With their victory over the Bengals, the Chiefs extended their winning streak to seven straight games. The Chiefs’ last loss dates back to NFL Week 13, where they were beaten at home by the Cincinnati Bengals, 27-24. That final score was identical to their loss in the 2022 AFC Championship to, again, the Bengals.
The Chiefs’ record against the spread (ATS) is less impressive. Bettors backing Kansas City this season are in the hole, as the Chiefs sport an uninspired 7-11-1 record ATS this year.
Chiefs Betting Trends, News
Here are the latest betting trends for the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of Super Bowl 57.
- The Chiefs are 7-0 SU in their last seven games
- The Chiefs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games
- The Chiefs have scored 24 points or more in 11 straight games (*)
- The Chiefs have allowed more than 20 points in five or their last seven games (*)
No injury looms larger than Patrick Mahomes’ sprained ankle. The NFL MVP favorite did just enough to gut his team past the Bengals but was clearly not 100%. Still, the two weeks’ rest between the conference championship and Super Bowl 57 will only strengthen the ankle, and a scenario where Mahomes does not play in the Super Bowl is extremely unlikely.
But the Chiefs saw multiple players injured during Sunday’s game: Cornerback L’Jarius Sneed left the game with a concussion, and linebacker Willie Gay hurt his shoulder.
Three wide receivers also went down for KC: JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), Kadarius Toney (ankle), and Mecole Hardman (pelvis).
Mecole Hardman, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kadarius Toney, Willie Gay and L'Jarius Sneed have all missed time today. We know Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are fighting through their own injuries.
— Sam McDowell (@SamMcDowell11) January 30, 2023
Star tight end Travis Kelce was also listed on the injury report ahead of the AFC title game with a back injury but appeared to be fine, scoring a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
— Jim Robinson
Philadelphia Eagles (16-3 SU, 10-9 ATS)
With their win over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, the Eagles have advanced to their third Super Bowl in team history and their first since Super Bowl 52, when they defeated the New England Patriots.
This season, the Eagles were the last undefeated team in the NFL at 8-0 before their first loss of the season to the Washington Commanders back in November. They jumped out to a huge lead in the NFC East and eventually clinched the No. 1 seed in the conference with a Week 18 win over the New York Giants.
Eagles Betting Trends, News
While they are only 10-9 against the spread (ATS), the Eagles have dominated from start to finish this season, and they have one more game standing in their way from achieving their goal of winning the Super Bowl. They have played two postseason games after earning a bye through the Wild Card round, and in the Divisional round, they took down the Giants 38-7.
Before their two playoff point spread wins, the Eagles struggled to cover the spread down the stretch in the regular season.
Here are some betting trends for the Eagles for gamblers to consider.
- Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last six games
- Philadelphia is averaging 31.4 points over its last nine games
- Philadelphia is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
The Eagles have been lucky as they have stayed fairly healthy throughout the season, although Jalen Hurts missed two games with a shoulder injury late in the regular season.
Philadelphia entered the NFC Championship Game with a clean injury report and appeared to have remained unscathed throughout the win.
The best ability is availability, and the Eagles have been fortunate in that department most of the season.
— D.J. Corrigan
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