In a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX, we'll get the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
After the Eagles crushed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC Championship and the Patriots edged past the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC title game, we're going to get a quarterback matchup of Tom Brady versus Nick Foles.
Just like we all thought at the beginning of the season.
Right now, the props aren't available. So, we'll look at past props and the current odds, courtesy of OddsShark.
Let's dive in.
Quick Odds Breakdown
As a 5.5-point favorite, this is the largest point spread in a Super Bowl since Super Bowl XLIV.
That was the Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts (who were the favorites) and the New Orleans Saints, who went on to win by two touchdowns.
This will mark the third postseason game in a row in which the Eagles are underdogs, so expect to see more of those dog masks running around Minneapolis.
Prop Bet History
This applies to the usuals—coin toss, Gatorade shower and even the national anthem.
Here, we will examine some trends from the past.
In Super Bowl LI, country star Luke Bryan sang the anthem in 2:04. Over the past five years, this time was tied for the second-shortest, according to OddsShark.
In Super Bowl LII, Pink will be singing the anthem.
As of now, the current time over/under is 2:00. Over is at -140 (bet $140 to win $100), whereas under is at even odds.
Not only does a coin only have two sides, but in the history of the coin toss, it's broken down to virtually being a 50-50 proposition, with tails being slightly more likely to happen at 53 percent, per OddsShark.
In fact, the last four years have been tails, but the four before that were heads.
However, in each of the Patriots five Super Bowl victories, they've lost the coin toss.
Maybe it's time for heads to make a comeback?
Of their five victories, the Patriots have had just two Gatorade showers—clear and blue color. The other three resulted in no shower, according to OddsShark.
So, if the Patriots were to win, there appears to be a good shot of there being no shower.
The color orange has come back in two of the last four years, too.
It's safe to say that if you think the Patriots will be victorious, take the "none" option.