Super Bowl LVII: Preview and Specials

A betting preview with odds, insights and analysis for Super Bowl LVII.

The Philadelphia Eagles first three Super Bowls came at least 13 years apart. Their first Super Bowl was SB XV in January of 1981. Their second was Super Bowl XXIX in February of 2005. Their third Super Bowl was SB LII in February of 2018. Eagle fans had to wait a long time to return to the big game.

Super Bowl 57 previewThis time, the wait has been much shorter. The Eagles got back to the Super Bowl only five years after their previous trip. Coach Nick Sirianni and quarterback Jalen Hurts have authored a rapid revival of the Eagles, who pounded the Minnesota Vikings early in the season and never really looked back. The Eagles lost only three games on their way to the Super Bowl, and two of those losses came when they had already established themselves as the best team in the NFC and the likely No. 1 seed in the NFC postseason.

The Eagles now meet the ultimate test: the Kansas City Chiefs, making their third Super Bowl appearance in the past four seasons. BetAnySports and Lucky99 have the big game covered from top to bottom, with hundreds of prop bets, alternate lines and live betting. Let’s take a closer look at the game and all of the specials happening around Super Bowl LVII.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023 – 6:30 PM ET
Location: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Odds at Eagles -1.5

SBLVII Game Analysis

It is true that the Eagles’ NFC Championship Game win didn’t really turn out to be much of a test, due to the injury to San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy. The Niners' injury to Trey Lance put him out of the question as an alternative shortly after. And Jimmy Garoppolo, who Joe Montana thinks should be the 49ers starter in 2023, was not healthy enough to come in as a backup. The Niners had to go to a fourth-string QB who had absolutely no chance to throw the ball down the field or offer a remotely balanced and unpredictable offense. The Eagles’ task was made so much easier by the injury to Purdy.

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl previewNevertheless, when given an advantage, the Eagles didn't just win, they dominated. Crucially, they were physically superior to the 49ers in the trenches, and the Niners had established themselves as one of the most physically punishing and imposing teams in the NFL during the season and the playoffs. The Eagles do have legitimately strong line play which held up really well against the bruising Niners. Philadelphia will count on its play in the trenches to become Super Bowl champs.

The counterbalance – and obviously the big worry for the Eagles – is that after winning playoff games against Daniel Jones of the Giants and then a 49er fourth-string quarterback, Philadelphia must face the best quarterback in the league, Patrick Mahomes. It's a journey from one end of the spectrum to the other, and that’s a level of talent and explosiveness which could catch the Eagles off guard. Mahomes also gets two whole weeks to rest for this game and nurse his ankle injury suffered in the divisional playoff round against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Kansas City Chiefs SBLVII previewThe Eagles' pass rush versus the Chiefs' offensive line is probably the most important matchup. Remember that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sacked Mahomes multiple times and pressured him multiple dozens of times two years ago in Super Bowl LV. Mahomes never really had a chance to look down the field in the pocket and find receivers. The Bucs smothered him and the Chiefs' offense. That's what the Eagles' front four and linebackers will try to do in this game.

Super Bowl Prop Bets

The natural prop bet which first comes to mind in the Super Bowl is who will score the first touchdown. This depends in part on who wins the coin toss, which top online sportsbook BetAnySports offers at some of the lowest odds anywhere (-101), and which team gets the ball first. You can break this down into which player will score the first touchdown for each team. That presumes each team will score a touchdown. 

In this game, one should expect a fair amount of offense from both sides, because the quarterbacks are so good and mobile that they can extend plays outside the pocket. The Chiefs are probably more likely to score passing touchdowns, which is why Travis Kelce is the favorite for first touchdown. And the Eagles are more likely to score rushing touchdowns, since Philly uses his running game as a core part of its offense. Jalen Hurts loves to run the ball in the red zone and is at -126 to score a TD using the BetAnySports prop builder.

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