Boston-native Mark Wahlberg is confident that his city will be celebrating yet another championship next February, courtesy of the New England Patriots. According to the New York Post, Wahlberg was recently spotted placing a “hefty bet” on the Pats to win Super Bowl LIII, though it’s unclear exactly how much “hefty” really is.
But that’s not the only NFL team Wahlberg has action on heading into the new season.
As The Post reports, Marky Mark has also placed a bet on the Eagles at the William Hill Sports Book at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey – just in case his hometown teams comes up short again. Of course, Wahlberg has love for the Eagles since starring in the 2006 film “Invincible,” based on the true story of Vince Papale, who signed a contract with the Eagles at the age of 30 despite never having played college football. When the Patriots and Eagles squared off in Super Bowl LII last season, the Eagles came out on top 41-33.
Heading into the 2018 NFL season, Tom Brady and the reigning AFC Champion Patriots are currently listed as the favorites to win Super Bowl LIII, with odds of 6-1, slightly ahead of the defending champion Eagles at 8-1, according to Vegas Insider. Other teams with favorable Super Bowl odds include the Minnesota Vikings (10-1), Los Angeles Rams (12-1), Pittsburgh Steelers (12-1), Green Bay Packers (14-1) and New Orleans Saints (16-1).