The Divisional Round of the 2023 NFL Playoffs has arrived, and suddenly the New York Giants are playoff darlings while the national media claims the Philadelphia Eagles are kicking frauds.
While we wait to see how Jake Elliot’s future plays out, our team went deep into the annals of the sportsbook world to look for some exciting bets that could land you an unconventional way to cash in.
Without further ado, let’s get wacky with some wagers. Go Birds.
New York Giants (10-7-1) v. Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) Game Info
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Time: 8:15 pm EST
Wacky Wagers & Super Specials for Giant v. Eagles:
Daniel Jones & Jalen Hurts combine for 500+ yards passing & 4+ passing touchdowns
If you’re taking o/48.5 total points, you might as well throw some chips on big passing numbers from Daniel Jones and Jalen Hurts.
Over the last three weeks, Jones has averaged 270 yards through the air. Although two of those appearances were against the 31st-ranked passing defense of the Minnesota Vikings, the passing game may have just enough confidence to throw the ball 35 times again, even against the NFL’s top-ranked passing defense.
Even Hurts, whose injury status remains a question mark, could surprise a rowdy Eagles’ home crowd. A once-healthy QB1 only threw for 217 yards in their initial defeat of the G-Men and followed that performance up with 229 and an interception.
I’m not good at gambling, but I have a calculator and (Jones w/ 270 + Hurts w/ 229 = 499). It could be close, even if those numbers look intimidating on your little iPhone.
Where to find: you can get this special on FanDuel Sportsbook at +310 or $100 to win $310. I won’t twist your arm on this one, it’ll be tough but crazier things have happened at the Linc in January.
A.J. Brown scoring the first two touchdowns
If you believe Hurts is banged up, and it seems he must be, he could look for his security blanket early and often. Although Brown has two multi-touchdown games in 2022, he’s never had them consecutively. That’s why these are wacky.
The odds on this one will make your eyes bulge, but if you’re hanging around Live! Casino with a couple of cocktails in your belly. . . I think I can talk you into this one.
In his two games against the Giants this season, Brown has averaged 20.9 yards per catch for the Eagles, including one score. Those are at least healthy numbers, and I know you’ll say jimmies, but I’ll give this one a little sprinkle. Go Birds.
Where to find: one more visit to FanDuel Sportsbook and you’ll find Brown to notch the first two scores for +5000
Most Rushing Yards – Jalen Hurts
This one isn’t all that wild. Here’s why and it begins with the Eagles.
Hurts has more rushing yards than Sanders four times this season. That means in 26% of the Eagles games this season in which Hurts was available, he outrushed the halfback. That shouldn’t happen once but ask the Giants’ quarterback.
For the past two weeks, Danny Dimes has run for more yards than Saquon Barkley. That’s what you have to worry about for this bet: another mobile quarterback.
If you’re basically assuming one of these quarterbacks will have the most rushing yards and that Boston Scott won’t screw it up, there are only four culprits, and unfortunately, three of them aren’t Hurts.
No matter, we ride in the cold dark of night. Hurts by 90.
Where to find: we’re not going to ignore DraftKings Sportbook (although they always have worse odds than FanDuel), so you can get Hurts as the leading rusher for +450
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