Super Bowl Betting

Super Bowl LII Odds Update: Patriots Catch a Break

The defending champion New England Patriots have enjoyed their share of good fortune in recent years, and they were handed another gift last week when the Tennessee Titans came back to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21 as 9-point road dogs. Thanks to that result, New England will face the Titans instead of the Chiefs this Saturday (8:15 PM ET, CBS), improving their Super Bowl LII odds from +220 to +200.

It’s not quite a walk-over for the Patriots (13-3 SU, 11-5 ATS), but it’s close. They’re 14-point home favorites over Tennessee (10-7 SU, 9-7-1 ATS) at press time, and New England is coming off the bye week, while the Titans were in a very physical matchup against Kansas City. Still, anyone can win in the NFL, and Tennessee is available at +5000 on the Super Bowl 52 betting lines after starting the playoffs at +10000.
 

Key Injury Could Doom Saints in Minneapolis

The second favorites on the Super Bowl odds list are the Minnesota Vikings (13-3 SU, 11-5 ATS) at +375. They’re also the second seed in the NFC, and they’ve got one of the tougher matchups in the Divisional Round, taking on the New Orleans Saints (12-5 SU, 9-8 ATS) at 4:40 PM ET on FOX. The Vikings are 4-point home favorites against arguably the best team in the league in terms of efficiency. But it’s still a pretty good situation for Minnesota at home off the bye week, especially with Saints left guard Andrus Peat out for the playoffs following leg and ankle injuries in their 31-26 Wild Card victory over the Carolina Panthers (+7 away).

New Orleans may be the underdog here, but they’re No. 4 on Super Bowl LII futures market at +550. This is one of the most popular teams in the NFL, and this year’s Saints are much more balanced than previous versions. They’ve got talent on both sides of the ball, plus their offense isn’t just quarterback Drew Brees – they’ve also got a tremendous running back tandem in Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, both of whom are going to the Pro Bowl. We’ll see how much headway they make against Minnesota’s impressive run defense without Peat in front of them.
 

Eagles Expected to Lose with Foles

You’d normally find the No. 1 seed in the NFC at or near the top of the Super Bowl futures odds, but the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3 SU, 10-6 ATS) are moving in the other direction. They went into the postseason as +1200 underdogs with quarterback Nick Foles subbing in for Carson Wentz, and despite not playing last week, the Eagles have fallen to +1400 ahead of Saturday’s Divisional Round tilt with the Atlanta Falcons (11-6 SU, 8-9 ATS), who advanced with a big 26-13 Wild Card win as 6-point road dogs against the Los Angeles Rams.

Millions of football fans would like to see Atlanta get some Super Bowl revenge on the Patriots. The Falcons are +650 to atone for last year’s epic collapse, and they’re 3-point road favorites on the NFL odds board for Saturday’s game, beginning at 4:35 PM ET on NBC. However, the Eagles are about more than just Foles – they’ve also got one of the league’s best defenses against both the run and the pass, and they’ll have the edge on special teams, as well.
 

Jaguars-Steelers in Defensive Duel

If stats were all that mattered, the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3 SU, 7-9 ATS) would be the top Super Bowl favorites in the AFC. But they’re taking a back seat to the Patriots instead at +500. It’s very likely these two teams will meet in the Conference Championships; first, the Steelers have to put away the Jacksonville Jaguars (11-6 SU, 9-8 ATS), who will visit a very cold Heinz Field this Sunday at 1:05 PM ET on CBS. The Jags only improved their Super Bowl chances from +2200 to +1800 after putting away the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card round, 10-3 as 9-point home favorites.

There is some hope in Jacksonville. They’ve got the best defense in the NFL, and Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown could be less than 100% after missing the last two games of the regular season with a torn calf muscle. But the Jaguars are 7.5-point dogs for Sunday’s matchup, and if they get past the Steelers, they’ll probably be even bigger underdogs the following week in Foxborough – if the Patriots make it that far, of course.
 


*Odds as of January 11, 2018

 

Everything You Need to Know About Super Bowl 52

When is Super Bowl Sunday?

The 2018 Super Bowl will take place on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Super Bowl LII is the 52nd edition of the annual event and is always held on a Sunday coining the term “Super Bowl Sunday”. Super Bowl Sunday traditionally involves groups of people coming together in a party-style fashion to watch the game. 

What Time Does the Super Bowl Start?

Super Bowl 52 kickoff is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM ET (3:30 PM PT) on February 4, 2018. Pregame coverage for the Super Bowl can be watched prior to kickoff. 

Where is Super Bowl 52 being played?

Super Bowl 52 is being played at U.S Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Previously, Super Bowl 51 was played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. 

Who is doing the halftime show for the Super Bowl?

Justin Timberlake will perform the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Last year’s Super Bowl 51 halftime show was performed by Lady Gaga. 

What Channel Does the Super Bowl Come On?

On February 4, 2018, Super Bowl 52 will be covered by NBC, their 18th Super Bowl coverage since Super Bowl III.