Eagles open as biggest Super Bowl underdogs since 2009

“The Philadelphia Eagles are the biggest Super Bowl underdogs since 2009,” as ESPN is reporting.

“The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas on Sunday installed the Eagles as 5.5-point underdogs to the New England Patriots for Super Bowl LII.

“Other sportsbooks went higher. The Wynn opened at New England minus-6.5, and Caesars Palace and Station Casinos each made the Patriots minus-6.

“William Hill’s Nevada book went a touch lower, with New England opening as a 5-point favorite. The Super Bowl over/under was set at 47.5.

“Led by quarterback Tom Brady, who was playing with tape on his throwing hand to protect a cut that required more than 10 stitches, the Patriots escaped with a win.

“The Patriots will be looking for their second straight Super Bowl title and third in the past four seasons when they take on the Eagles on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

“The betting favorite has won 33 of the previous 51 Super Bowls.

“Philadelphia is the largest Super Bowl underdog since the Arizona Cardinals were seven-point underdogs to the Pittsburgh Steelersin Super Bowl XLIII.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

One thought on “Eagles open as biggest Super Bowl underdogs since 2009”

  1. Google Cheating, New England Patriots, Brady, Goodell, and Bilichick. From over the salary cap to spying to deflategate-

    GO EAGLES!

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