The conference championships have yet to be played but bettors can already bet on the matchup and early odds for Super Bowl 52.
With four teams left in the running for the Super Bowl, that means there are four possible matchups for the big game. We do the tough math so you don’t have to. The favorite on the matchup prop is the New England Patriots vs the Minnesota Vikings at -110. That should come as no surprise as both are favored in their conference championship matchups. New England is a 9-point home favorite versus the Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota is a 3.5-point road favorite versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
Next on the Super Bowl matchup prop odds is New England vs Philadelphia at +210. That would be a rematch of Super Bowl 39 which the Patriots won 24-21 as a 7-point favorite. Despite the fact the Eagles are the underdog against Minnesota this week, recent trends back this matchup. In the last eight conference championship games, the home team is 8-0 straight up. Full disclosure, though: We should probably also point out that the favorite is 7-1 SU in the last eight conference championship games.
The other two matchups are Jacksonville vs Minnesota at +550 and the long shot, Jacksonville vs Philadelphia at +950. Both the Jaguars and Eagles won their divisional round matchups as underdogs. If they can both do it again this week, a bet on their Super Bowl matchup prop would pay a nice profit.
The other Super Bowl prop the sportsbooks are offering right now is an early line on the game. Right now they’re listing the AFC as a 2.5-point favorite with +130 odds. The NFC is a +2.5 underdog at even money odds.
If you think New England is destined to roll past Jacksonville this weekend en route to another Super Bowl title, taking those odds might be worth it. If the Patriots do end up facing Minnesota or Philadelphia in Super Bowl 52, they could be favored by more than 2.5 points. So by taking the early odds, not only might you get a better and easier-to-win spread, the +130 would also provide a better payout. Even a 3-point spread could end up costing you as during the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era, three of their five Super Bowls have come by only three points.
The AFC representative has won the last three Super Bowls and in all three wins would have covered a 2.5-point spread. The Super Bowl hasn’t been decided by less than 2.5 points since Super Bowl 25 when Scott Norwood was wide right and the New York Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19 as a 6.5-point underdog.