With the NFL Schedule now finalized, we have all the major catalysts for setting betting markets out of the way. The teams are set, the draft is over, and all eyes are now on preparing for what promises to be a very entertaining season of Eagles football. But where can bettors find value on the Philadelphia Eagles this season?
Super Bowl odds
While the odds are quite lofty, there’s definite value here. The Eagles do have one of the easiest schedules in the entire league and we all know that if they can capture lightning in a bottle, magic can happen.
Definitely not a bet to empty your 401k into, but a light flutter here could well be worth it if you believe in Jalen Hurts and this very young Eagles team.
NFC Championship odds
If you’re betting this, you may as well just bet them to win the Super Bowl and avoid this market altogether. The odds are halved and if they win the NFC title, chances are you’re going to bet them to go all the way anyway.
Jalen Hurts for MVP
Jalen Hurts isn’t going to lead the league in passing touchdowns and if he’s going to win MVP, he’s going to have to put on a Lamar Jackson (2019) like performance. That is a lot more plausible now with A.J Brown joining the offense, but throwing for 3,000 yards and rushing for 1,000 yards in the same season is no easy feat. This would be a longshot, but hey, stranger things have happened…and if the Eagles do catch fire, he’s going to be burning the brightest.
NFC East odds
I actually really like these odds. The schedule is light, Dallas have taken a step back, the Commanders are a mess, and the Giants are the Giants. So long as the Eagles can get one win over the Cowboys and sweep the rest of the division, then the NFC East should be well within reach.
Most receiving yards
A.J Brown +3500
DeVonta Smith +7500
I find it really interesting that Smitty is more than double the odds of A.J Brown. I can’t really see either of them being the NFL’s top receiver, purely because they’d need to be bonafide WR1’s for that to happen, whereas this pairing is more 1A/1B. However, the value is absolutely on DeVonta Smith, who broke the Eagles rookie receiving record last year.
Defensive rookie of the year
Jordan Davis +1600
Nakobe Dean +2000
Davis has shorter odds due to the fact he was a first-round pick, btu his style of play isn’t going to give you 10 sacks in his rookie season, at least, on paper. As for Nakobe Dean, he’s in a much better position to put up the kind of numbers that the defensive rookie of the year winner would need to. There’s some definite value there if you believe he’ll be able to play the full 16 games.
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