Sport Vegas loses big on Eagles win, but Patriots open as Super Bowl 53 favorites

17:05  05 february  2018
17:05  05 february  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Patriots open as 9/2 favorites to win Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta despite Sunday's setback in Minneapolis.

Sports books around Las Vegas opened the Patriots around a 6-point favorite Sunday to win their second straight Super Bowl . They also made New England a big favorite to win the Super Bowl next year in Atlanta.

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What happened in Vegas? Well, for one thing, millions of dollars didn't stay there.

In fact, William Hill Sports Book by itself suffered multimillion-dollar losses Sunday with the Eagles' upset victory over the Patriots.

According to WagerTalk.com, three bets alone, all seven-figures, cashed for a total $4,634,782.

In addition to those three big tickets, the majority of bettors (by number of tickets) wagered on the right side of the point spread (54 percent of tickets on the Eagles), money line (75 percent of tickets on the Eagles) and total points (56 percent of tickets on the over), WagerTalk.com noted.

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And according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook (per ESPN.com), Belichick's Patriots — despite Sunday's loss — open as the favorites (9/2) to win Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3, 2019 in Atlanta. The Eagles open at 6/1 to go back to back.

Moreover, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was a 50/1 shot to win Super Bowl MVP and did just that.

But that's so last night.

Now, as Bill Belichick might say, we're on to the 2019 Super Bowl.

And according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook (per ESPN.com), Belichick's Patriots — despite Sunday's loss — open as the favorites (9/2) to win Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3, 2019 in Atlanta.

The Eagles open at 6/1 to go back to back.

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook's top Super Bowl 53 odds:

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The New England Patriots are the favorite once again in this city’s sports books to win the Super Bowl . They’re a lopsided pick to win the one after that, too.

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Patriots 9-2

Eagles 6-1

Steelers 8-1

Vikings 12-1

Packers 12-1

Saints 16-1

Falcons 16-1

Cowboys 20-1

Rams 20-1

Jaguars 20-1

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook's top Super Bowl 53 odds:

Seahawks 20-1

49ers 20-1

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the Browns — 0-16 this season — join the Bears and Jets as 100/1 long shots.

Lane Johnson would rather have fun with Eagles than play for 'fear-based' Patriots .
"I’d much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl than be miserable and win five Super Bowls," Johnson said.During his Friday interview with Barstool Sports’ "Pardon My Take" podcast, the Eagles offensive tackle didn't hold back his harsh feelings towards the Patriots after Philadelphia upset New England last Sunday in Super Bowl 52.

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