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Super Bowl 2018: Opening Odds for Eagles vs. Patriots, Top Prop Bets History

Richard Janvrin@@RichardJanvrinFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2018

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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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

The current over/under of 48 is nearly 10 points lower than Super Bowl LI. 

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.

        

National Anthem

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Singer-songwriter Luke Bryan sings the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl 51 between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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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.

         

Coin Toss

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?

       

Gatorade Shower

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Denver Broncos is splashed with Gatorade in the final moments their Super Bowl 50 win at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina
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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.

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