Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots
Sunday, Feb. 4 6:30 p.m. (ET) NBC
BetAnySports Pointspread: New England -4.5
BetAnySports Total Line: 48
Philadelphia vs. New England Game Overview
The Eagles’ bandwagon cleared out some serious space when MVP candidate Carson Wentz was lost for the season in a Week 14 win against the Los Angeles Rams, but it is starting to fill back up with Nick Foles at quarterback given the way he lit up Minnesota’s secondary in Philadelphia’s 38-7 rout in the NFC title game as a three-point underdog at home. The Eagles were able to cover against the spread in 12 of 18 games played so far and they are 4-2 ATS when closing as underdogs.
Foles ended that game against the Vikings with 352 yards passing and three passing touchdowns. He has not thrown an interception in two postseason games while completing 49 of his 63 passing attempts. Philadelphia can also move the ball on the ground as the third-best rushing team in the NFL this season and its defense was ranked fourth in the league in both yards allowed (306.5) and points allowed (18.4).
Most bettors expected New England to be in this game as the clear favorite out of the AFC while all 32 teams were busy getting ready for the 2017 season in training camp. The Patriots’ eclipsed their 12.5-game win total projection at 13-3 straight-up while going 10-2 ATS in their last 12 regular-season games. They did fail to cover against Jacksonville in a 24-20 victory in the AFC title game as eight-point home favorites with BetAnySports.
Going back to last year’s stunning come-from-behind victory against Atlanta in Super Bowl LI after trailing 28-3 in the third quarter has only added to the legend of Bill Belichick as New England’s head coach and to Tom Brady as a future Hall of Fame quarterback. No lead is safe against this team and good luck trying to play from behind if the deficit reaches double figures. The team was built to win world titles coming into its fourth Super Bowl appearance in the past seven seasons.
Philadelphia vs. New England Free Game Prediction
There is quite a bit to like about the Eagles’ chances to cover in this game and possibly even win SU, but you bet to win and my confidence level going against New England is not that high. What I do love in this game is the OVER on VietBet’s 48-point total line with each team scoring at least 24 points on Sunday.