Yes, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are favored to win their second straight Super Bowl title when they take on Nick Foles and the high-flying Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52 this weekend.
However, the Pats have had some chinks in their armor this season and Philly’s defense is playing out of its collective mind right now. Which brings us to the question…are Brady and the Pats ripe for the picking against an Eagles team that is reveling in its underdog status?
Let’s find out right now. Super Bowl 52 goes down live from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, February 4 at 6:30 PM ET.
Latest Super Bowl 52 Spread & ATS Pick
Philadelphia Eagles (15-3) vs. New England Patriots (15-3)
When: Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM ET
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Spread: New England -4
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Why Bet The Eagles ATS in Super Bowl 52
Nick Foles and the Eagles reached Super Bowl 52 in stunning fashion by laying an emphatic 38-7 smackdown on the Minnesota Vikings as a 3-point home underdog in the NFC Championship after getting past Atlanta 15-10 in the NFC divisional round. More importantly, Foles played his best game since taking over for an injured Carson Wentz in Week14. Foles completed an efficient 26 of 33 passes for 352 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the win and now heads into Super Bowl 52 with a ton of confidence.
Philadelphia’s defense also looked absolutely phenomenal for the fourth straight game dating back to Week 16 of the regular season. The Eagles’ defense picked off Case Keenum twice while holding the Vikings to 70 rushing yards to get the win.
Why Bet The Patriots ATS in Super Bowl 52
As far as the Patriots are concerned, they reached Super Bowl 52, by doing what they always do – problem solved!
After falling down 14-3 at one point and 17-10 after three quarters against the feisty Jacksonville Jaguars, Tom Brady and company managed to take control of their AFC Championship by outscoring Jacksonville 14-3 in the final quarter to record a hard-fought 24-20 win. Brady passed for 290 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and the Patriots defense held Jaguars powerful rookie running back Leonard Fournette to a modest 76 yards rushing while sacking Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles three times in the win.
Super Bowl 52 ATS Pick
For Super Bowl 52, I’m going to advise you to back the high-flying Eagles to pull off the huge upset for a couple of reasons. First, Philadelphia’s defense is playing lights out football and I believe they will at least, keep Tom Brady in check, especially after seeing the way Jacksonville did just that in the AFC Championship.
Second, I also believe that head coach Doug Pederson is going to come up with another masterful plan that both, maximizes Nick Foles chances for success while simultaneously hiding his deficiencies.
I know the Patriots are 4-1 ATS in their last five playoff games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record, but the Eagles have gone 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
After going against the Birds in both of their two playoff games this postseason, my eyes have been opened and now I can clearly see Philly getting the outright win against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots!
My Super Bowl ATS Pick: Philadelphia +4