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Thread: Super Bowl LII odds: Eagles have the lowest odds of any NFC team in spite of first seed

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    The loss of Carson Wentz has bettors disillusioned with the Eagles

    The Patriots enter the Divisional Round as heavy favorites, as all roads will be going through Foxborough in the AFC. The opposing first seed, the Eagles, have the lowest odds of any team in the NFC due to the loss of Carson Wentz and a brutal 6-0 loss to the Cowboys to close out the season that people clearly haven't forgotten. The Saints earned some good faith with a solid win against the Panthers, but the Vikings remain the favorites in the NFC. The NFC sports an incredibly deep remaining field, and the AFC has the potential for a team like the Jaguars to play spoiler.
    Super Bowl LII odds

    Team Vegas SB odds SB% Vegas conference odds CONF%
    New England Patriots 8/5 35.14% 4/9 52.40%
    Minnesota Vikings 3/1 15.11% 11/10 33.61%
    Pittsburgh Steelers 5/1 13.87% 9/4 25.48%
    New Orleans Saints 6/1 8.57% 13/5 21.04%
    Atlanta Falcons 8/1 7.15% 4/1 20.29%
    Philadelphia Eagles 14/1 9.73% 5/1 25.05%
    Jacksonville Jaguars 20/1 7.83% 10/1 15.49%
    Tennessee Titans 80/1 2.59% 35/1 6.63%
    The favorites

    After taking a week off, the Patriots are back in action against the Titans as heavy favorites, both in that game and the Super Bowl betting. With a projection to win the conference of 52.4 percent and a 35.14 percent simulated Super Bowl win, the Patriots are the favorites by an incredibly wide margin. However, the Vikings have something to say about that. There's a nonzero chance that the Vikings will be playing three games at home this postseason, although of course the Eagles would have to lose to the Falcons. But with Case Keenum playing out of his mind all season and one of the best defenses in football, the Vikings have shown themselves to be a force to be reckoned with.


    The other contenders

    However, if the Vikings are to play another game this season, they'll have to get through the Saints. The Saints are coming off of a three-game sweep against the division rival Panthers, and they're riding high. With Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram sputtering in the wild card, the Saints went to the Drew Brees well, and it went just fine. However, the Vikings' defense is as stout as it comes, and more often than not the defense wins those battles. The Steelers are playing against the Jaguars at home, another example of an extremely potent offense facing off against a stout defense. In the AFC, no remaining teams can be overlooked, but the Titans are real longshots. The Jaguars crushed the Steelers earlier this year, hence their heightened odds, but the Patriots are largely expected to dominate Tennessee.


    The Falcons and Eagles is an intriguing match-up, as the Eagles are missing their MVP candidate in Carson Wentz. The Eagles are the first seed in the NFC, but they're being given the worst odds to win the Super Bowl out of the entire conference. That's a tough pill to swallow for Eagles' fans, but the team will just have to prove people wrong as they did to close out the season. A 6-0 loss to the Cowboys in Week 17 didn't exactly inspire confidence among bettors, and they do not forget that. Mix the Eagles' slump with a Falcons' team that seemed to catch fire against the Rams, and it makes sense that the Falcons are getting the respect that they are as a sixth seed.
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    Regardless of the outcome, I don't think this surprises anyone with Nick Foles as QB.
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    I think Philly's D will handle Atlanta...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodyforlife View Post
    Regardless of the outcome, I don't think this surprises anyone with Nick Foles as QB.
    Nick Foles should make Atlanta great again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hache Man View Post
    I think Philly's D will handle Atlanta...
    Whether or not that happens doesn't really speak to the odds and why they're what they are (which I thought was the point of the initial post).
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    Philly will come out like rabid dogs
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodyforlife View Post
    Whether or not that happens doesn't really speak to the odds and why they're what they are (which I thought was the point of the initial post).


    Everyone already knows the odds stand as they are because Wentz is out.

    And my post is relevant by means of Philly's defense negating Carson's absense & Foles presence...
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    I don't know how Atlanta is favored over Philly.For one the Falcons are a bad team out of the dome,and especially in Philly,and second Foles is a veteran QB who is not as bad as people are doubting him,i would rather have him in my playoff game instead of some second or third year guy who has never been i situations like this,....also this Philly defense will shut down the up and down Falcons offense,....Philly wins this game straight up
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHOPTALK View Post
    Winner of saints Vikings wins it all
    Pretty sure huh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hache Man View Post
    Everyone already knows the odds stand as they are because Wentz is out.

    And my post is relevant by means of Philly's defense negating Carson's absense & Foles presence...
    Actually the original posts reads..."Eagles have the lowest odds of any NFC team in spite of first seed"s have the lowest odds of any NFC team in spite of first seed"

    So no, it's not really relevant. The post deals with the odds, not your opinion on who's going to win the game. We can agree to disagree.
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    I think the Saints represent the NFC

    Brees will win it for them


    I think the Falcons may have some problems in frigid conditions in Philly

    Saints > Minn
    Saints > Phil

    Saints < NE
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    Wentz was a big part of the running game numbers heck that's how he got hurt

    Philly is dead in the water
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    Happen to think Foles comes out on fire in this one. He’s not THAT bad. Beyond this game I don’t know but he’s had two weeks to get ready and prepare. That’s a long time for him and his receivers to get dialed in on timing.

    Count me as one out on the limb here. Home playoff underdog gives them the extra motivation.

    A take at least in a tease.
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    Falcons D has been playing really well for a little while now against some very good offenses.

    Much better QB's than they will see today. Held down Car/NO/Minn/LAR pretty well recently. Young unit that is healthy at the right time.

    I think Minnesota is the best team top to bottom in the NFC but Keenum might hold them back. Certainly be the year to make it as they would have a home game in the superbowl vs every AFC team but perhaps the Steelers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFan1283 View Post

    I think Minnesota is the best team top to bottom in the NFC but Keenum might hold them back. Certainly be the year to make it as they would have a home game in the superbowl vs every AFC team but perhaps the Steelers.
    Not sure what you mean here. The SB will be at US Bank Stadium regardless of the teams.
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    Steelers travel really well. Tenn/Jville not so much.

    And NE I don't think would travel well. 9th SB in 22 years, 8th SB in 17 years. Most NE fans that wanted to go to the SB to see them play already have gone. And Minn is absolutely freezing in early Feb.
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    I don't know if any team can travel well if the Vikings are in the Super Bowl
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapshot View Post
    Wentz was a big part of the running game numbers heck that's how he got hurt

    Philly is dead in the water
    Sorry.....you obviously meant that the Eagles walk on water....
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekeyman View Post
    I don't know how Atlanta is favored over Philly.For one the Falcons are a bad team out of the dome,and especially in Philly,and second Foles is a veteran QB who is not as bad as people are doubting him,i would rather have him in my playoff game instead of some second or third year guy who has never been i situations like this,....also this Philly defense will shut down the up and down Falcons offense,....Philly wins this game straight up
    great take..
    altho.....
    Think Phila will be in trouble next week Reguardless of who win Minn vs. NO
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMadMan View Post
    great take..
    altho.....
    Think Phila will be in trouble next week Reguardless of who win Minn vs. NO
    Without Wentz, they will struggle....but will give it their best shot.....just like yesterday
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    With Wentz, they would have faced New England or Pitt without a doubt....
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