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Super Bowl Odds 2018: Latest Vegas Lines Before Eagles vs. Patriots Media Day

David McCracken@crackemcFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21:  Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles in action against the Minnesota Vikings during their NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Now that the Pro Bowl is out of the way, it's time to officially announce the arrival of Super Bowl week.

As the days inch closer and closer to Super Bowl Sunday, the bookmakers in Las Vegas are scrambling to put together viable betting odds between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots.

When the betting opened on Super Bowl LII immediately after the conference championship games, the Patriots opened at a respectable -5.5 favorite over the Eagles. But since then, they've dropped to -4.5 favorites.

In fact, the Patriots—who were listed at -225 opening favorites to win the Super Bowl on January 22—are now just -175 favorites to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, according to OddsShark.

So what does this all mean if you're interested in throwing some money down on the game? Let's break it down. 

      

2018 Super Bowl

Date: Sunday, Feb. 4

Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

TV: NBC

Odds: Patriots -4.5, Over/Under 48

           

Odds Further Explained/Prop Bets

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 26:  Some of the more than 400 proposition bets for Super Bowl LI between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots are displayed at the Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on January 26, 20
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As the days have gone along since the opening bet lines were released, bettors have placed some heavy, downright ludicrous wagers on the Eagles to win it all with quarterback Nick Foles under center.

These type of bets have changed the odds in many Vegas sportsbooks, as the Eagles are now listed as +4.5 underdogs (+155), making that difficult for future bettors to find value in.  

Last Wednesday, the money line on the Eagles dropped from +180 to +170 after an influx of big-money bets, including one multi-million wager on the Eagles to upset New England.

MGM vice-president of race and sports Jay Rood said in an interview with David Purdum of ESPN.com that the undisclosed bet is one of the largest reported bets in recent years in the state of Nevada.

But that brave and mysterious gambler isn't the only one putting money where his mouth is on the Eagles.

Per Purdum:

"As of Wednesday night, MGM had taken twice as many point-spread bets on the Eagles as it had the Patriots, and eight times more money-line bets on Philadelphia than New England.

"In addition to the multimillion-dollar bet, Rood said he had taken a couple of six-figure wagers and several five-figure bets ranging from $10,000 up to $80,000. He said the majority of the larger bets had been on New England, but some were placed on the Eagles as well.

"'I've had inquiries for some big bets,' Rood said. 'Last year, on Saturday and Sunday, we took probably a record number of six-figure wagers. I'm thinking the same kind of thing is going to happen this year.'"

While it's becoming increasingly difficult for bettors to make money on the Eagles this Sunday, it's still possible to do so if the money lines don't drop over the next couple of days.

But if you're interested on betting on the game but aren't in love with these specific odds, there are plenty of other things to bet on during the Super Bowl that have little to do with the actual outcome of the game.

Here's just a handful of some prop bets one could make on this Sunday's game:

       

Will Any QB Throw for More Than 400 yards?

Yes: plus-300

No: minus-500

         

Who Will Be Shown 1st During National Anthem?

Tom Brady: minus-200

Nick Foles: plus-150

         

How Many Times Will Carson Wentz Be Mentioned During the Super Bowl?

Over 3.5: minus-150

Under 3.5: plus-110

          

If the Patriots Win the Game, Will Brady, Belichick or Kraft Be Seen shaking Roger Goodell's Hand on TV?

Yes: minus-150

No: plus-110

      

Gatorade color:

Lime/green/yellow: plus-225

Orange: plus-250

Red: plus-275

Clear/water: plus-375

Blue: plus-1000

Purple: plus-1000

        

For more prop bets, visit OddsShark's official prop bets page. All odds are courtesy of OddsShark.

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