The odds for betting on the Philadelphia Eagles imply that they will narrowly defeat the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl 57. Here are five reasons that back up the unanimous opinions of online Super Bowl betting sites.
5 Reasons To Bet On The Eagles To Win Super Bowl LVII
1. Quarterback Jalen Hurts
Much of what makes the Eagles’ rushing offense so dominant is Jalen Hurts. When Hurts keeps the ball, defenses have to remain honest or he will punish them with long runs.
Because of the hesitancy that Hurts causes in opposing defenses, they are unable to wholly commit to stopping the run or the pass. The opposition has to gamble against the Eagles, while Hurts gets to operate with open throwing lanes.
Here is what Hurts stats could look like this Sunday based on current Super Bowl player prop bets:
- Jalen Hurts Super Bowl 57 Stats: 21-32, 270 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 51 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown
2. The Eagles Defense
The defense of the Philadelphia Eagles finished second overall in the regular season behind the San Francisco 49ers. They only allow 301 total yards per game on average, shutting down the passing game of the other team.
In the regular season, they allowed 20.2 points per game. That average has dropped to 7.0 per game allowed in the 2022-23 NFL Playoffs, as they were able to easily stifle the 49ers and New York Giants in consecutive weeks.
We don’t expect Philly to hold KC’s offense to under 301 yards or 20.2 points. At the same time, the Eagles’ D sounds like the type of unit you’d want facing Mahomes for the best chance at success.
3. Philadelphia’s Wide Receivers
The Eagles don’t throw as often as other teams. That’s because of their rush-focused offense, which is enhanced by the attention that defenses must pay to receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.
The rushing game of Philly lulls defenses to sleep, allowing Hurts to hit his wide receivers deep. Check out the stats that were posted by Brown and Smith during the regular season.
- DaVonta Smith Regular Season Stats: 95 receptions, 1196 yards, 12.6 yards per catch, 7 touchdowns
- A.J. Brown Regular Season Stats: 88 receptions, 1496 yards, 17.0 yards per catch, 11 touchdowns
4. Head Coach Nick Sirianni
In two years as head coach of the Eagles, Nick Sirianni has led them to the playoffs on both occasions. In his second year as a head coach, he earned Philadelphia a number-one seed in the NFC and a Super Bowl 57 berth.
Sirianni’s exponential level of success in year two is impressive, but have they now run into a buzzsaw in the Chiefs? The Super Bowl odds lean toward Sirianni having prepared just the right recipe to hoist his first Lombardi.
5. Linebacker Haason Reddick
Eagles’ LB Haason Reddick is currently ranked sixth in the Super Bowl MVP odds. That makes him the top defensive contender for the Most Valuable Player honors.
Reddick will certainly keep KC quarterback Patrick Mahomes busy looking over his shoulder in the Chiefs’ offensive backfield on Sunday. With Mahomes not at 100% health, Haason could be in line for a Von Miller-level impact in SB 57.
Super Bowl LVII Betting Odds – Bovada.LV
Sources – ESPN, Pro Football Reference