Super Bowl 57 is just around the corner. It’s must-see TV for football fans across the country and great for Virginia Super Bowl betting.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs — both No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences — battle for NFL supremacy on Sunday.
MVP frontrunner Patrick Mahomes leads the Chiefs. He’s gunning for his second Super Bowl win in three appearances. Meanwhile, Jalen Hurts and the Eagles aim to play spoiler and win their second in six years.
Here’s an unofficial Virginian’s fan guide to Super Bowl 57, whether you’re placing bets or just watching.
How to watch Chiefs vs. Eagles in the Super Bowl
- What: Super Bowl 57
- When: 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 12.
- Viewing: FOX will televise the contest. The network’s pregame coverage starts at 1 p.m. ET
- Streaming: Fans can use the FOX Sports app, but they must log in with a cable TV provider. The FOX Sports app is available for Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, Roku Smart TVs and all Android and Apple mobile devices.
Virginia Super Bowl betting odds
If you’re looking to bet on the game, Virginia has no shortage of sportsbook options. In total, the state boasts 15 legal sportsbooks for prospective bettors to choose from.
Looking specifically at FanDuel Virginia, the sportsbook gives first-time bettors a great opportunity to get their feet wet.
FanDuel offers a no sweat first bet, where users can receive up to $3,000 back in bonus bets. Simply sign up for a FanDuel account, deposit at least $10 and place a bet of at least $10 on any Super Bowl 56 market. Should your first bet with FanDuel lose, it will credit your account with 100% of your stake (up to $3,000) in bonus bets within 72 hours.
Virginia sportsbooks list the Eagles as favorites for the Super Bowl. Philadelphia is to win outright, while Kansas City is to do the same.
Virginia Super Bowl betting trends
Sportsbooks in the state set the point total at .
The point total will be something to watch. The over hit in 10 of the Eagles’ 19 games, including the playoffs. The under hit in 11 of Kansas City’s 19.
It’s worth noting that neither of these teams jumps off the board when it comes to covering the spread. Philadelphia is the better of the two, with a 10-9 record ATS this year. Kansas City is 7-11-1 in that department.
Keep in mind that Mahomes is 7-1-1 ATS as an underdog in his NFL career. Over the last 20 years, Super Bowl underdogs are 14-6 ATS. They’ve covered in 10 of the last 13, too. Trends are interesting, but each Super Bowl offers a distinct set of betting factors, of course.
Super Bowl 57 players with Virginia ties
There’s no shortage of Virginia connections to keep an eye on during the big game. And Philadelphia has six of them.
The biggest Virginia name competing in the Super Bowl is Philadelphia Eagle Josh Sweat. The Chesapeake native dominated this season, tallying 11 sacks, 15 tackles for a loss and 23 quarterback hits. Sweat forced a fumble and also returned an interception for a touchdown in his 16 games this season. A pro bowler in 2021, Sweat quickly blossomed into a key piece in this fortified Philadelphia defense.
Old Dominion alum Rick Lovato is looking for his second Super Bowl win with the Eagles. The long snapper previously secured a ring in 2018, when Philadelphia defeated New England in the championship. He was a pro bowl selection in 2019.
Dalton Keene (Virginia Tech), Anthony Harris (Virginia), Zach Pascal (Old Dominion) and K’Von Wallace (Highland Springs native) are on the roster, too.
On the opposing sideline, Chiefs’ safety Juan Thornhill (pictured) is the team’s lone Virginia Cavalier. The former AP All-ACC First Team member started 16 games for Kansas City this season. Thornhill intercepted three passes and defended nine.
Derrick Nnadi, who grew up in Virginia Beach, is on the roster as well, along with Nansemond-Suffolk Academy graduate Cole Christiansen.