Super Bowl LVII is days away, and anticipation for the Sunday showdown at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, is ramping up. Ahead of the big game, experts are scratching their heads and crunching statistics in an effort to predict the outcome of the big game. So far, over 70 experts have weighed in, with a little over half predicting a big win for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Additionally, betting venues have the Eagles up 1.5 points, giving a preliminary survey as to who Americans are picking as their Super Bowl favorite. Chiefs fans are worried their star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, who is recovering from a high ankle sprain, won’t have the gusto to stand strong against the Eagle’s defense. The most common consensus for the final score is either a 27-24, or 31-24 Eagles victory, but at the end of the day, it’s anybody’s football game.
ESPN: Super Bowl predictions: Experts pick Chiefs-Eagles score, MVP
By ESPN Staff; February 8, 2023
The season finale has arrived. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will square off this Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, for Super Bowl LVII. Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts face off in a much-anticipated battle of quarterbacks. Will Eagles receiver A.J. Brown catch the game-winning touchdown, or will Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce dominate the fourth quarter? Can Haason Reddick pressure Mahomes, who is recovering from a high ankle sprain? And who will win MVP?
Ahead of the 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff, we asked ESPN’s analysts, writers, commentators, columnists and pundits to make their predictions for the big game. More than 70 experts so far have weighed in on the winner of Chiefs-Eagles, the final score of the game and who will earn the MVP award. We’ll add more predictions leading up to the game.
Here is how they picked, along with some breakdown of the numbers. And be sure to check out all of our Super Bowl preview content.
Of 71 experts who weighed in, the Eagles were favored by 45 of them (63.4%), while the Chiefs claimed 26 votes (36.6%).
The most common predicted final scores were 27-24 and 31-24, each picked by seven of our experts. The lowest combined total was 38 (24-14). The highest combined score was 72 (38-34). The largest margin of victory predicted was 13 points (34-21). And 62 of the experts said this game will be decided by a touchdown or less.
Betting context: Caesars Sportsbook currently favors Philadelphia by 1.5 points. Forty-one of the 71 experts have Philadelphia covering that spread, while 27 say Kansas City will cover. The over/under is 51 points at Caesars Sportsbook. Forty-four of the experts in this pool have the game going over that total, while 17 like the under.
ESPN’s Football Power Index: The FPI likes the Eagles (51%) by an average of 0.1 points.
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