Super Bowl LII Building Betting Momentum

Published Monday, January 29, 2018 -
Super Bowl LII Building Betting Momentum

Arguably the biggest sporting event in the USA American football’s Super Bowl LII will be played at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4th 2018. This will be the 52nd Super Bowl and the 48th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game. The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Philadelphia Eagles will play the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the league champion for the 2017 NFL season.

This Super Bowl is an instant success for online gambling fans as the number of things to bet on prior to the game continues to be outstanding. For the third time in four seasons, the New England Patriots will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl after a victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Patriots have won each of the past two Super Bowls they appeared in (Super Bowl 49 and 51) with cliff hanger endings surprising a lot of punters.

The Philadelphia Eagles have not been as successful as the Patriots, with the franchise only competing for the Lombardi Trophy once since 1982. The Eagles’ last Super Bowl was in 2005 at Super Bowl 39, a game they lost 24-21 to the Patriots. The odds changed significantly when quarterback Carson Wentz suffered an injury that ended his season. The Eagles are now considered the underdog for this competition.

The sports books have advanced computer models that they employ to decide on the betting options. The computers look at all the variables and come up with a strategy that the odds are based on although there are always variables and changes that cannot be foreseen.

It is an interesting year especially for fans of New England’s quarterback Tom Brady who is favoured as a first-ballot Hall of Famer. It is hopeful that Brady, if the Patriots beat the Eagles in Super Bowl LII, will become the first quarterback in NFL history to lead the NFL in passing yards and also win the Lombardi trophy in the same year. 


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