Super Bowl LVII Winner
The two best teams in the regular season will face off in a highly-anticipated Super Bowl matchup on February 12, 2023.
The Kansas City Chiefs got here behind a dominant offense, while the Philadelphia Eagles might have the best collection of talent of any team in the NFL. Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts are both MVP candidates, and the showdown is expected to be a competitive one.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have looked like a juggernaut all season long, as the defection of star wide receiver Tyreek Hill this offseason did not slow down the offense one bit. Mahomes is a shoo-in to win the MVP and remains the best player in the NFL. He was slowed by a high ankle sprain in the AFC Championship Game against the Bengals but still made enough plays to will his team to victory.
It is the type of injury that generally keeps players out of action for a few weeks, but there is no doubt Mahomes will be ready for the Super Bowl. The Chiefs opened as slight favorites against the Eagles, but money immediately poured in on Philadelphia. The Eagles are now the favorites.
Kansas City has a mediocre defense and has always relied on Mahomes to carry it, but defensive lineman Chris Jones was a menace against Cincinnati. The Eagles have a much better offensive line and run game, so it will be a different type of challenge for Kansas City.
The Eagles have been the class of the NFC all year long, and while they experienced a hiccup down the stretch when Hurts was injured, they are back to firing on all cylinders now.
The run game has been dominant in the playoffs, as Hurts and Miles Sanders are getting big holes to run through consistently. Hurts was the MVP favorite before getting hurt, and in addition to a potent run game, Philadelphia boasts the elite receiving duo of A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith on the outside, along with Dallas Goedert at tight end.
The Eagles have a devastating pass-rush led by Haason Reddick and a great secondary. Philly bottled up San Francisco in the NFC Championship Game, though quarterback injuries to Brock Purdy and Josh Johnson skewed the numbers.
Mahomes is the ultimate test, and if the pass-rush revs up, the Eagles have the players to slow down Kansas City.
The Chiefs have the best player in this game, but the Eagles are the more well-rounded team. It was a surprise to see Kansas City open as favorites, and bettors quickly jumped all over that line.
The Eagles should be able to move the ball on the ground against the Chiefs, which will open up easy downfield throws for Hurts. Mahomes will be able to keep up for awhile, but once Kansas City falls behind, the Philadelphia pass-rush will shine.
The Eagles have a dominant group of talent and will come away with the championship.
Final Score: Eagles 27, Chiefs 23
Where You Can Bet on Super Bowl LVII
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Super Bowl Prop Bets
Prop bets, or proposition bets, are a type of bet where you’re wagering on a specific aspect of the game rather than the final outcome itself. As you might imagine, there’s an enormous array of markets when it comes to Super Bowl prop bets, with some sportsbooks offering thousands of possibilities. You can bet on individual player statistics like total passing yards or longest completed pass. Or, why not make a prop bet on an aspect of the game itself? First touchdown scorer and number of penalties are a couple of popular options.
If you fancy something more exotic, there are many other aspects of the Super Bowl to bet on. Think the President will be in attendance, or reckon you can guess the outcome of the coin toss? You can even bet on the color of the Gatorade shower. Keep in mind, though, that these sorts of prop bets are entirely down to chance — no amount of studying the stats will help you here!
Super Bowl Parlays
Parlay bets can be one of the most exciting ways to get involved with the Super Bowl. Essentially, they combine multiple bets into one, multiplying the odds together for some massive potential payouts. The trade-off? Each leg of the parlay needs to come good for you to win — so your overall chances of a win could be quite slim.
Most sportsbooks let you mix and match markets to construct your own parlay betslip. For example, a three-leg parlay could involve an over/under on the total number of penalties, the player to be crowned MVP, and the outcome of the game itself. You’ll need to win all three bets to take home a payout. It’s worth looking out for parlay insurance promotions too — these usually refund your bet stake if just one leg fails.