Tue, Feb 6, 1:41am by Staff Writer
The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles went toe to toe for four closely contested quarters and after an offensive game for the ages, the Eagles secured a 41-33 victory to claim their maiden title.
For any punters who read our preview to the big game, our suggested bet of taking the Eagles with a 4.5-point start at $1.95 was a winner, so congratulations to all who took up that option.
Nick Foles, backup quarterback for the Eagles, played an exceptional game, with his 28/43 passing completion rate for 373 yards topped off by catching a touchdown pass himself in the second quarter. Foles was awarded MVP and was available at $4.50 pre-game.
Superstar Patriots quarterback Tom Brady accumulated a record breaking 505 yards, converting 28 of his 48 passes. However, the Eagles were able to orchestrate a game winning turnover off the quarterback late in the fourth quarter which ultimately proved a game winning play.
Despite the defeat, New England is priced as $6.00 favourites for next season in the outright betting market for Super Bowl LIII.
Their AFC rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers are second favourite at $9.00 with new champions the Eagles third favourite at $11.00, who lead the betting from the NFC.
For those looking for value, there are some playoff teams from this season you can get at long priced odds with AFC teams the Tennessee Titans at $51.00 and Buffalo Bills at $67.00.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, who fought an awfully close battle with the Patriots in the AFC championship game, are priced at $21 for next season.
In the NFC the Dallas Cowboys are at $26 after a disappointing 2017-18 season, which is the same price as the Cam Newton led Carolina Panthers.
NFC finalists the Minnesota Vikings are an equal fourth favourite at $13 for next season alongside divisional rivals the Green Bay Packers.
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