“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.
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