Super Bowl 2023: Initial Odds, Final Score Prediction for Chiefs vs. Eagles

Maurice Bobb@@ReeseReportFeatured Columnist IJanuary 30, 2023

Super Bowl 2023: Initial Odds, Final Score Prediction for Chiefs vs. Eagles

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    Kansas City Chiefs place kicker Harrison Butker, right, watches his game-winning field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half of the NFL AFC Championship playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 23-20. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

    Ain't that a kick in the Arrowhead?

    After Joseph Ossai's late hit on Patrick Mahomes resulted in a 15-yard penalty, Harrison Butker stepped up and booted the game-winning field goal to give the Kansas City Chiefs a 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game.

    That means the Chiefs are going to their third Super Bowl in four years.

    That also means Joe Burrow is not Mahomes' father after all.

    Sorry, Mayor Aftab Pureval.

    Now that Kansas City has punched its ticket to Super Bowl LVII, it will be gearing up to face the Philadelphia Eagles, who beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 in the NFC Championship Game earlier Sunday.

    This is the kind of Super Bowl that would be easy to predict, if the decision were based on how things looked on paper.

    The Chiefs and Eagles did finish the regular season tied for the best record in the league at 14-3, and both teams feature quarterbacks who are finalists in the MVP voting in Mahomes and Jalen Hurts.

    But none of what's on paper matters anymore.

    So it's on to Glendale, Arizona to see which one of these two teams will earn the right to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

    Ready to place those bets? Here are the initial odds and an early final score prediction for Super Bowl LVII.

Game Info and Odds

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    Football: Philadelphia Eagles Kenneth Gainwell (14) in action, rushing vs Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia, PA 10/3/2021 CREDIT: Simon Bruty (Photo by Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X163819 TK1)
    Set Number: X163819 TK1

    Date: Sunday, Feb. 12

    Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

    TV and Live Stream: Fox, NFL+

    Moneyline: Chiefs +115 (bet $100 to win $115), Eagles -135 (bet $135 to win $100)

    Line: Eagles -2.5

    Over/Under: 49.5

    Odds via DraftKings Sportsbook.

Final Score Prediction

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts in action before an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
    AP Photo/Matt Rourke

    The Eagles won the Super Bowl in 2018 and the Chiefs won it in 2020.

    Now both are back in the big game, but only one can bring home the hardware.

    Vegas has already made its choice: Philly.

    But why?

    What's so special about the Eagles?

    The easy answer is they're the real deal and they've been playing up to that standard all season long.

    They showed it in every game that Hurts has suited up in, except one. And they just put it on display against perhaps the best defense in the NFL.

    Philly was dominant and sure of itself against San Francisco, and there's no reason to think the Eagles won't bring that same energy to Glendale.

    As for Kansas City, the Chiefs needed a banged-up Mahomes to summon all he could on that sprained ankle to put them in position to kick a winning field goal.

    Fortunately for the Chiefs, Mahomes will have time to rest that ankle before he has to play again.

    But even with the break, Mahomes will be limited when it comes to being able to scramble, which means the Eagles defense will zero in on him all night.

    The Texas Tech alum was built for that kind of pressure, though, so look for him to still pull off some miracle throws to Travis Kelce and the receiver corps.

    That won't be enough to stop Philadelphia.

    Hurts has this team running like a well-oiled machine, and from the looks of it, this is just this team's year to go all the way.

    The Eagles won't dominate the Chiefs like they did the 49ers, but they'll still go out on a high note.

    Super Bowl LVII score prediction: Eagles 24, Chiefs 21