Super Bowl 52 is set with the New England Patriots battling the Philadelphia Eagles. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET on Sunday, February 4 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.
The Las Vegas oddsmakers have listed the Super Bowl 52 game total at 48-points when the New England Patriots battles the Philadelphia Eagles. Now should you bet the over or the under in Super Bowl 52? Let’s find out.
Philadelphia Eagles Vs New England Patriots Super Bowl 52 Over/Under Pick
In the regular season, the Patriots had an 11-5 record against the spread and a 7-9 record against the over/under. The Eagles had a 10-6 record against the spread with an 8-8 record against the over/under.
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
Bet on Over 48.5 because…
Both the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots are high-scoring teams. Both the Eagles and Pats average 28.6 points per game. That ranks third in the NFL. If those betting trends hold people who bet the over have an 8-point buffer. I like those odds.
Bet on Under 48.5 because…
Both defenses are rock solid and have played lights out during the playoffs. The Philly D has given up a total of 17 points in their two playoff games this season while the New England D has given up 34.
For season long betting stats, the Patriots’ D allows 18.5 points per game while the Eagles’ D gives up 18.4. That ranks them 5th and 4th respectively.
Eagles Vs New England Super Bowl 52 Over/Under Pick
There’s a chance both teams move the ball a ton, but neither team scores a lot of points, right? I don’t think so. The Patriots are plenty good enough to score 24 to 30 points in this game.
The Eagles? Philly could be good for close to 40 points in this game. Sounds crazy, but I just don’t feel that either team’s defense is set up to stop the other team’s offense.
The Patriots are a much better rushing team than people give them credit for being. Dion Lewis is a good running back. Not only that, but any issues QB Tom Brady had with his wrist will be long gone by Feb. 4. That means Brady should have no trouble slinging it all over the field.
Philly’s got a couple of excellent running backs in LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi. Plus, QB Nick Foles has settled down. He made no mistakes versus Atlanta’s surging defense in the Divisional Round. He took apart Minnesota’s top-ranked defense in the NFC Championship.
Also, let’s be honest, there’s no way Doug Pederson at Philadelphia and Josh McDaniel at New England don’t figure out how to exploit the other squads’ D in two weeks? Yeah, right!
Both teams should score at will with Philadelphia’s better overall defense being the difference. In any case, I am betting the over.