The NFL regular season is now just a few short weeks away and the window to get value on betting the Philadelphia Eagles is rapidly decreasing. Their Super Bowl odds have already taken a pounding after their transformative offseason and strong summer, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to find some salivating value. Here are five prop bets all Eagles fans should consider betting this year.
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NFC East Winner: Philadelphia Eagles (+160)
The Commanders are a mess, the Giants are a mess, and the Dallas Cowboys have arguably lost some of the shine that once made them the premier team in the NFC East. Howie Roseman’s stellar job as GM has propelled the Eagles into contention this offseason and while a Super Bowl run may be a little farfetched at this stage, there is absolutely reason to believe that they have what it takes to win the NFC East for the first time since 2019.
At odds of +160, a $100 bet would net you a $260 win.
AJ Brown under 70 receptions -130
If you’re really bullish on A.J Brown, there’s a safer way to play his success. It’s easy to fall into the trap of betting total receiving yards, but going up against guys like Justin Jefferson, who have no 1B partner, is going to make life difficult. The Eagles have two stars on the perimeter and that is likely going to cap the yardage success both have, in a trade-off for a more explosive offense.
Brown and Smitty both commanded 75+ receptions in 2021. Add in Dallas Goedert, a backfield of versatile backs, and a QB who loves making plays on the ground, and it is hard to imagine that number being reached again.
Betting the under on Brown’s receptions isn’t being bearish on his upside as much as it is realistic. His presence opens things up for an offense that all needs a slice of the pie, and as long as he gets his share, he’ll be just fine.
A $100 bet here would net you a $170 return.
Jalen Hurts passing yards 3550+ (+115)
This could be the best play of them all. Hurts recorded 3,144 passing yards in 2021 – a year where he lacked confidence as a passer and a year without A.J Brown. Now, in his second year under Nick Sirianni and a spicy receiving corps, Hurts has all the necessary tools to fly towards the 4,000-yard mark.
After working with a QB coach in the offseason and showing some early progress in his game during Training Camp, this is the bet that I think makes the most sense.
A $100 bet would net a $215 return..
Darius Slay +2.5 INT (-115)
Of his nine years as a pro, Slay has recorded 2.5+ interceptions only 3 times. However, he’s recorded 2 picks in 4. That means there has only been two seasons where that 2.5 total hasn’t been within striking distance. With James Bradberry now in the secondary, Slay may be targeted a little more as opposing QB’s are unable to target weaker corners, veering away from the All-Pro.
With Gannon’s defense now tweaked to the strengths of its biggest stars, this could be a nice opportunity to bet behind Darius Slay ahead of another big year.
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