Eagles-Patriots Is Biggest Super Bowl Mismatch on Advanced Lines

Kevin Stott

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:29 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 7:29 PM UTC

SBR's top-rated sportsbooks have updated look-ahead odds for the four potential Super Bowl LII matchups on the first Sunday of February at U.S. Bank Stadium. Also, a prop on who might be the replacement for Jon Gruden in the ESPN Monday Night Football booth. Let's examine.

The Wild Card and Divisional rounds of the NFL Playoffs are all done, and we’re now down to the final four teams in the postseason, with a surprise (Jacksonville Jaguars) team and a surprise ending (Minnesota Vikings) to go along with those obligatory defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, who will be participating in their 7th straight AFC Championship Game (3-3 SU). SBR's top-rated sportsbooks have released updated advanced lines Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, Feb. 4 (NBC, 6:30 pm ET/3:3o pm PT).

Heading into this weekend at Intertops, Tom Brady and the Patriots are 1/1 to win Super Bowl LII, Case Keenum, Stefon Diggs the would-be host Vikings are priced at 27/20 to become NFL champions, Nick Foles, LeGarrette Blount and the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles are 7/1, with Blake Bortles, Rookie sensation Leonard Fournette and the upstart AFC South champion Jaguars at 8/1. The AFC Championship between the Patriots and Jaguars at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough kicks off Sunday’s super two-fer at 3 pm ET on CBS, followed by the Vikings and Eagles in the NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia at 6:30 pm ET on FOX.

Super Bowl LII Look-Ahead Odds

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Minnesota Vikings -6

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars -2½

New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings PK

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots -6½

Gruden Replacement & Raiders Props

Sportsbooks also have Oakland Raiders 2018 Props odds up, including Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and the Silver and Black’s odds to win next year’s Super Bowl (20/1), as well as “Will the Raiders Qualify for the NFL Playoffs in 2018-19?” (Yes +150, No -190), the team’s Regular Season Win Total (9, Over +100, Under -130) and Oakland’s finishing position in the AFC West (1st place: +200, 2nd place: +180, 3rd place: +175, 4th place: +300). The Raiders signed former Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden to a 10-year, $10 million contract that will see the former Raiders (1998-2001) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-2008) coach help the franchise relocate from Oakland to Las Vegas, where the Raiders plan to move in 2020 pending the completion of a new stadium.

With the 54-year-old Gruden’s move back to the NFL, a void in the Monday Night Football announcer’s booth popped up. Here are the betting options to replace "Chucky":

Steve Young +250

Matt Hasselbeck +350

Kurt Warner +500

Tim Tebow +750

Louis Riddick +800

Rex Ryan +900

Ronde Barber +1000

Ron Jaworski +1000

Randy Moss +1250

Peyton Manning +1500

Jay Cutler +2000

Bruce Arians +3000

Joe Thomas +5000

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