Super Bowl odds: Patriots favourites to rule again
All eyes will be on the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday night when the New England Patriots attempt to win their sixth Super Bowl title in 17 years against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Patriots are back on the biggest stage in American sport and are preparing for their 10th Super Bowl appearance after a brilliant 24-20 comeback victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game.
The hosts were trailing by 10 points during the final quarter but 40-year-old quarterback Tom Brady stepped up to throw two touchdown passes to Danny Amendola to secure victory and reach his and head coach Bill Belichick's eighth Super Bowl appearance since being drafted by the franchise in 2000.
Standing in their way at Super Bowl LII are the Philadelphia Eagles, who routed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 to capture the NFC title but they are the clear underdogs this weekend, such is the pedigree of the Patriots.
Nick Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns in a standout display for the quarterback, who has shone in recent weeks following a knee injury to regular starter Carson Wentz.
His performance lifted the Eagles into their first Super Bowl since 2005, when they were edged out 24-21 by the Patriots.
In the Super Bowl odds, the Patriots are 1/2 for victory once again while the Eagles can be backed at 17/10, while they have a 4.5-point advantage on the spread.
Team PokerStars pro and NFL expert Chris Moneymaker gives us his verdict on where the match will be won and lost...
BetStars: How will Philadelphia fare with Foles at QB?
"He isn't the best quarterback but he has been soild. Expect the Eagles to repeat Jacksonville's game plan from two weeks ago to run a lot to keep the ball moving. Simplify the game for Foles and ensure he doesn't make many mistakes."
BetStars: How do you stop 'superhero' Tom Brady though?
"The Eagles defense tends to play off the line off the scrimmage but Brady will just pick this apart. So Eagles will have to make adjustments to ensure they slow down the Patriots offense."
BetStars: Who wins Super Bowl LII?
"It will be close and come down to turnovers. But I prefer the offensive and defensive lines of Philadelphia and think they get it done here."
Who you got?? Fly Eagles Fly for me-- Chris Moneymaker (@CMONEYMAKER) February 1, 2018
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