The AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs will play the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The Kansas City Chiefs will play in their third Super Bowl in four seasons. The Chiefs are a budding dynasty in the NFL with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Kansas City could be the team of the 2020s just as the New England Patriots were the team of the 2000s and 2010s with Tom Brady as the quarterback.
The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl in 2017, defeating the Patriots 41-33. Philadelphia has won one Super Bowl in franchise history. Super Bowl LVII will be the Eagles' fourth appearance in the NFL’s marquee game having previously played in the championship game in 1980, 2004, and 2017.
The Chiefs will play in their fourth Super Bowl as well. Kansas City has won two Super Bowls previously, as they claimed the fourth edition of the championship game back in 1969 before lifting the trophy again in 2019.
The Eagles go into the game as the bookmakers’ favourite to win Super Bowl LVII. After smashing the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game 31-7, bookmakers expect Jalen Hurts to lead the team to the ultimate NFL prize.
Super Bowl 2023 Betting Odds
Kansas City overcame last season’s Super Bowl runners-up, the Cincinnati Bengals, in the AFC Championship Game thanks to a last-second field goal, 23-20. Now, head coach Andy Reid will lead the Chiefs into the Super Bowl as the underdog.
The moneyline market has Kansas City at 21/20 to win the game at the end of regulation. The Chiefs are a 1.5-point underdog to the Eagles, with spread betting odds set at 10/11. Bookmakers have set the over/under at 51.0 points, with odds of 10/11. Three of the last four Super Bowls ended with under 51.0 points, while one of the last four championship games finished with exactly 51 points.
Bookmakers know the offences for both teams are capable of piling on the points. Mahomes led the NFL in 2022 with 41 passing touchdowns. Meanwhile, Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts tossed 22 touchdown passes. Both players experienced injuries during the latter stages of the regular season and into the playoffs. With a week off to prepare for the Super Bowl, both sets of fans will hope the signal callers’ bodies have healed.
Kansas City was a perfect 5-0 against teams from the NFC this season. The Eagles posted a record of 5-0 against AFC teams.
Super Bowl Team News
Both teams are dealing with injuries to key players ahead of Super Bowl LVII. The Chiefs are hoping wide receiver JuJu Smith is available following a knee injury. Cornerback L’Jarius Sneed is questionable after sustaining a concussion.
Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney could miss the game due to a combination of an ankle injury and a hamstring problem. Outside linebacker Willie Gay Jr has a shoulder issue which could keep him on the sidelines.
The Chiefs got some good news in the injury department this week, as running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire declared fit to potentially play. Edwards-Helaire hasn’t played since November 21 against the LA Chargers. He was out of action following a high ankle sprain.
The biggest issues for KC are the possible loss of both starting wide receivers. Mahomes started the AFC Championship Game despite suffering a high ankle sprain against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the playoffs. He wasn’t listed on Kansas City’s injury report and will be able to play.
For Philadelphia, Guard Landon Dickerson is nursing an elbow injury. Offensive tackle Lane Johnson has a groin strain and centre Cam Jurgens has a hip issue. Cornerback Avonte Maddox is recovering from a toe injury. Defensive end Robert Quin has a foot problem. Philadelphia’s medical department has not released whether any or all of the team’s currently injured players will miss the game.
Jalen Hurts missed the Eagles' Week 16 and 17 games due to a shoulder injury. He should be fit to start Super Bowl LVII.
Super Bowl H2H
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles play in different conferences, which means games over the years between them have been few and far between. Indeed, the Chiefs and Eagles have only played nine times since 1972.
The Chiefs edged the series of head-to-head games versus the Eagles with five wins and four losses. Between 2013 and 2021, the Chiefs and Eagles played three times during the NFL regular season. Kansas City won all three of those games.
The teams’ most recent regular-season meeting was in 2021. The Chiefs went to Philadelphia and won 42-30.
The Chiefs go into Super Bowl LVII as the underdog with Philly a 1.5-point favourite. The Eagles crushed the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. However, the Eagles won the game against a team playing with a backup quarterback.
Philadelphia’s defence knocked the 49ers’ starting quarterback Brock Purdy out of the game in the first quarterback. Purdy suffered an arm injury and backup Josh Johnson came on to play. Johnson threw for just 74 yards. Had Purdy not been knocked out of the game, the Eagles may not have dominated as they did.
Mahomes is a completely different quarterback from anything the Eagles have seen in the playoffs so far. The Eagles gave up just 14 points in two playoff games to reach the Super Bowl. You can expect the team’s defence to be stretched far more by Kansas City’s offence than the New York Giants or San Francisco 49ers pushed it.
It is important to watch the injury situation surrounding Kansas City’s wide receivers. If Mahomes’ playmakers can play and catch his passes, then the Eagles will rule the day. However, if the Chiefs’ wide receivers are fit, Mahomes could have a field day against a defence that experienced two relatively easy playoff games to reach the Super Bowl.
Our betting tips prediction is for Kansas City to cover the point spread. The Chiefs should win Super Bowl LVII and lift a second Vince Lombardy Trophy in four seasons.