Super Bowl LVII Point Spread: Eagles Favored Over Chiefs
After an exciting NFL season, only two teams remain standing, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles. With the Chiefs the #1 seed in the AFC and the Eagles the #1 seed out of the NFC, one can reasonably assume that this year’s Super Bowl point spread does not heavily favor either team.
That is indeed the case, as the game opened as a pick’em before shifting in favor of the Eagles.
With Sunday’s showdown at State Farm Stadium drawing closer, here’s a look at this year’s Super Bowl point spread odds from several regulated sportsbooks.
Super Bowl 2023 Point Spread Odds
Odds are as of Sunday, February 12, 2023.
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NFC Champion Favored in the Big Game for the Second Straight Year
If the Eagles can beat the Chiefs and cover the spread, they will become the first Super Bowl betting favorite from the NFC to win the title since the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV in 2011.
As it is, we rarely see an NFC team favored in the Super Bowl in recent years, with the AFC champion favored in eight of the past 11 Super Bowls.
And since the Rams were a two-touchdown favorite over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002, only five NFC teams have been favored in the big game:
- the Green Bay Packers over Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV,
- the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens,
- the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos,
- the Rams last year against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI,
- the Eagles this year.
Do Super Bowl point spread history and recent spread results turn up anything positive for the Eagles?
Super Bowl Point Spread History
Did the Los Angeles Rams Cover Last Year?
Down 20-16 late in the fourth quarter, the Rams drove down the field and took the lead with a late touchdown, then stopped the Bengals on their final drive to secure a 23-20 win. The Rams hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time since the 1999 season, but they did not cover the spread as a 4.5-point favorite.
The Super Bowl point spread favorite also didn’t cover the previous year, as the favored Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55.
But while the favorites have not covered in each of the last two years, Super Bowl favorites continue to have an all-time edge.
All-Time Super Bowl Point Spread History
- Favorites vs. the Super Bowl Point Spread: 28-25-2 ATS
- Longest ATS Win Streak for Favorites: Five (Super Bowl V to Super Bowl IX)
- Longest ATS Win Streak for Underdogs: Four (Super Bowl XXXVI to Super Bowl XXXIX)
- Favorites Straight Up: 37-18 SU
- Longest SU Streak for Point Spread Favorites: Ten (Super Bowl V to Super Bowl XIV)
- Longest SU Streak for Spread Underdogs: Three (Super Bowl XLVI to Super Bowl XLVIII)
To date, only one Super Bowl matchup has closed as a pick’em. That occurred in Super Bowl XLVIII between the Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.
And the game memorably came down to the waning moments, with the Patriots holding on for a 28-24 win when the Seahawks inexplicably threw the ball at the 1 instead of hand the ball to Marshawn Lynch.
In the other 55 Super Bowls, favorites have a substantial edge in terms of Super Bowl moneyline wins. However, there is much less of a gap against the spread.
Recent Super Bowl Point Spread Results
2022 (SBLVI) – Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Spread: Rams -4.5
Result: Rams 23, Bengals 20 (Super Bowl LVI Point Spread Result: Bengals +4.5)
As mentioned above, the Rams were favored, and while they made winners out of moneyline bettors, they couldn’t do the sane for spread bettors.
2021 (SBLV) – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Spread: Chiefs -3
Result: Bucs 31, Chiefs 9 (Super Bowl LV Point Spread Result: Bucs +3)
Kansas City, who was seeking back-to-back Super Bowl wins, was favored at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. But the Bucs shut down Patrick Mahomes and dominated to make Super Bowl history.
The result of the big game wasn’t the only underdog win in Tampa. In a Super Bowl Gatorade color upset, blue Gatorade got the honor of drenching Bucs coach Bruce Arians for the celebratory shower.
2020 (SBLIV) – San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Spread: Chiefs -1
Result: Chiefs 31, 49ers 20 (Super Bowl LIV Point Spread Result: Chiefs -1)
Playing in their first Super Bowl in 50 years, the odds were slightly in Kansas City’s favor. But the 49ers were bound for their first title in 25 years until the Chiefs scored three unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter to overturn a 20-10 deficit.
Mahomes threw two interceptions but received Super Bowl MVP honors after leading the fourth-quarter rally.
2019 (SBLIII) – New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams
Spread: Patriots -2.5
Result: Patriots 13, Rams 3 (Super Bowl LIII Point Spread Result: Patriots -2.5)
In the lowest-scoring Super Bowl of all time, the Patriots produced the game’s only touchdown in the fourth quarter on the way to capturing their sixth title. The less said about this game, the better.
2018 (SBLII) – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots
Spread: Patriots -4
Result: Eagles 41, Patriots 33 (Super Bowl LII Point Spread Result: Eagles +4)
After losses in their two previous Super Bowl trips, the Eagles finally got over the hump by upsetting the Patriots in Minneapolis. Nick Foles cemented his place in Eagles lore with an MVP-winning performance.
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