Why Wait? Get the Best Numbers Right Now on Super Bowl LII

Swinging Johnson

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 1:48 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 1:48 PM UTC

The wise guys know when to pounce, and it certainly isn't five minutes before game time when the NFL oddsmakers have adjusted to all the betting action. Let's take a look at what the numbers are saying a little less than two weeks away from Super Sunday.

Super Bowl LII: Eagles vs. Patriots

The Super Bowl is always bittersweet for football fans as it is their biggest day of the year, yet also marks the end of their favorite season. But that's exactly where we are, and instead of engaging in melancholy we will do what we always do and look for ways to get an edge on the NFL odds makers. Let's see what the top online sportsbooks such as BetOnline are dealing in the early going and if it makes sense to get down now vs. later when all the squares will be sending it in. There's no need to wait, so time to roll out!

As of this writing, the line has already dipped from Patriots -6 to -5 at most of the major sportsbooks. However, if your opinion reflects what the line is telling us, then you must be looking to bet the Eagles, at the best price, in your NFL picks. If that is indeed the case, look no further than top books like Pinnacle, The Greek, Betphoenix and Skybook. All of these offshore shops are offering Philadelphia at +5½, but that line may not last if they follow the lead of most of the other top bookmakers like 5Dimes, Bookmaker and BetOnline to name just a few, all dealing New England at -5.

Like the point spread, so too has the money line dropped on Philadelphia. The books were hanging the Eagles at +205 (Patriots -225) when the betting opened but that number has plunged to as low as +165 at Bovada. Therefore, if you're a Pats fan and want to play them on the money line, Bovada has to be your book of choice as they are dealing New England at -190, which is about a dime lower than their closest competitor. If you believe Philly is a team of destiny and won't need any of the points they are getting as the underdog then shop on over to Pinnacle, offering +195 on the Eagles.

Apparently, squares and sharps alike took a look at the opening total of 46½ and licked their chops on the 'over' because as of this writing that number has been bumped to as high as 48½ at well-respected books 5Dimes and Heritage. Thus, if you're a contrarian and believe that defenses will rule on Super Sunday, then those are your optimum outs.

The rest of the majors are holding fast at 48, so get on the 'over' now if you're so inclined because if this continues to trend up then you will be ruing your decision to stay still. Paralysis by analysis is real so don't become a victim. Be the hunter, not the prey, and pounce on these opening numbers before they disappear.

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