Another year, another Eagles roster decimated by injury. Key pieces Miles Sanders, Zach Ertz, Lane Johnson, and K’Von Wallace have all battled injuries and the Eagles are struggling to find wins. The NFC East is one of the worst divisions in recent memory and is quickly becoming a punchline of the 2020 NFL season. Thanks to that, Philadelphia has remained near or at the top of the division standings despite remaining below 0.500.
Carson Wentz has been widely criticized for poor play and the Eagles will need to start finding the win column soon. Otherwise, Doug Peterson might be facing the hot seat. Below is a comprehensive guide to betting the Philadelphia Eagles for the 2020 NFL season complete with live odds tables and weekly analysis.
Philadelphia Eagles Week 13 odds
It was an ugly loss for Philadelphia, who kept the score closer than the game was against Seattle. Carson Wentz has more combined sacks, interceptions, and missed throws than any quarterback through the first 11 weeks in NFL history. The ball will have to be trusted to the quarterback in the Eagles’ upcoming matchup with the Packers– be it Wentz or backup Jalen Hurts.
The Eagles are against the NFC North-leading Packers.
Coming off a game with just 15 yards on six carries, Miles Sanders gets a tough test to get right against a Packers’ defense that’s 13th in the NFL in rush yards allowed (114.5). However, to keep up with the scoring ability of the Packers, the Eagles will have to return to the passing game– a facet in which they’ve struggled mightily this year. The Eagles are 27th in the league in pass yards per game (206.4) despite also ranking eighth in pass attempts per game (38.6).
Defensively, the Eagles need to slow down the NFL’s most efficient passer in Aaron Rodgers (117.6). Rodgers is hitting career highs in yards per attempt (8.1) and has a 33-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Philadelphia has played well against the pass this season, sitting eighth in pass yards allowed (210.7). They also boast one of the NFL’s best pass rushes behind Brandon Graham; their 9.1% sack rate this year ranks third in the league.
When Rodgers avoids being sacked, the Packers are 3-0 with a +13.3 point margin. He’s only been sacked more than one time once this season (four times in their 38-10 loss to Tampa Bay). They to Philadelphia keeping this game within a score correlates to their ability to get to Rodgers.
Eagles futures odds
Eagles Super Bowl odds
Thanks to a weak division, the Eagles remain in theoretical contention for Super Bowl LV. Philly’s odds sit at +15000 after Week 12.
NFC East odds
Nobody’s really ever out of the NFC East race that should last through Week 17. Currently, the Eagles sit in a slim third at +250.
2020 Philadelphia Eagles schedule and odds
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 13||at Washington||1:00 p.m. ET||Eagles -6.5|
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept. 20||vs. LA Rams||1:00 p.m. ET||Eagles -4|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 27||vs. Cincinnati||1:00 p.m. ET||Eagles -12|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 4||at San Francisco||8:20 p.m. ET||49ers -4.5|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 11||at Pittsburgh||1:00 p.m. ET||Eagles -0.5|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 18||vs. Baltimore||1:00 p.m. ET||Ravens -2.5|
|Week 7||Thursday, Oct. 22||vs. NY Giants||8:20 p.m. ET||Eagles -8.5|
|Week 8||Sunday, Nov. 1||vs. Dallas||8:20 p.m. ET||Eagles -2|
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 8||BYE|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 15||at NY Giants||1:00 p.m. ET||Eagles -5|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 22||at Cleveland||1:00 p.m. ET||Eagles -2|
|Week 12||Monday, Nov. 30||vs. Seattle||8:15 p.m. ET||Eagles -2.5|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 6||at Green Bay||4:25 p.m. ET||Eagles -0.5|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 13||vs. New Orleans||4:25 p.m. ET||Saints -0.5|
|Week 15||Sunday, Dec. 20||at Arizona||4:05 p.m. ET||Eagles -4|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 27||at Dallas||4:25 p.m. ET||Cowboys -1.5|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 3||vs. Washington||1:00 p.m. ET||N/A|
How to bet on the Eagles
A moneyline bet is defined as a wager on which team will win a game outright, regardless of margin of victory. An example of a moneyline bet would be as follows: Say the Eagles and Cowboys are facing off at Lincoln Financial Field, with the home team carrying moneyline odds of -120 and the visitors’ moneyline odds sitting at +110. A bettor placing a wager on an Eagles win would therefore cash in $100 for every $120 wagered if Philly prevailed, while one placing a bet on the underdog Cowboys notching a victory would get back $110 for every $100 they risked if Dallas pulled the upset.
A point spread in an NFL game is defined as the predicted minimum margin of victory for the favored team. Therefore, a point-spread wager on a favored team is successful when that team wins by more than the point spread at the time the bet was placed. Conversely, a point-spread wager on an underdog team is successful when that team either loses by less than the point spread at the time the bet was placed, or when it wins the game outright. As is the case with moneyline bets, a point spread bet has specific payout odds for either outcome.
An example of point spread bet would be as follows: The Eagles are favored over the Giants by 9.5 points, and that bet pays out at a rate of -115 if successful. Meanwhile, as underdogs, the Giants have odds of +130 of beating that spread. Philadelphia then topples New York by a 34-17 score, a margin of 17 points. Consequently, bettors who placed a wager on the Eagles to cover the spread will have a winning ticket and earn $100 for every $115 they wager.
A totals bet is one of the more straightforward wagers available at regulated sportsbooks. In this type of bet, oddsmakers set a number for the total number of points that will be scored by both teams by the end of a game. Bettors can place a wager on whether the final score will either exceed or fall short of that total. As with moneyline and point-spread bets, a totals bet has specific payout odds for either outcome, although they’re very often set at -110.
An example of a totals bet would be as follows: The Eagles and Redskins face off and oddsmakers set a projected total of 48.5 points. Ultimately, Philadelphia notches a 31-17 victory. Bettors who placed a wager on the Under will narrowly cash their tickets, winning $100 for every $110 risked.
A prop bet is one that’s based on a statistical benchmark set by oddsmakers on either a team or individual-player level. As with totals wagers, bettors can put their money on either the Over or Under hitting. As with other types of wagers already discussed, a prop bet has specific payout odds for either outcome, although they’re often set at -110.
An example of a player-based prop bet would be as follows: Oddsmakers set the odds for first-round pick Jalen Reagor to lead the NFL in receiving odds at +15000. If Reagor then finishes the season at the top, the bet pays out at 150 times the original bet. For example, a $10 bet would pay out $1,500 (plus the original $10 wager). Here are some examples of Reagor props for the 2020 NFL season.
Futures bets are those placed on events or contingencies that do not yet have a final outcome/result. For the NFL, futures bets are available throughout the offseason, and those that can only be settled at or past the conclusion of the regular season are typically available on an in-season basis as well.
There are a wide variety of futures wagers available at any given time. During the offseason, wagers centered on team outcomes – such as Super Bowl winner, conference winner and division winner – are particularly prevalent. Futures on projected regular-season team win totals are also popular. Player-level prop bets can fall under the umbrella of futures wagers as well when placed in the offseason or preseason. Multiple Eagles-based player prop futures and their corresponding odds are listed below.
Teaser wagers are a slightly more sophisticated type of bet, as they allow the bettor to manipulate the point spread a certain amount in either direction. Teaser bets involve two or more sporting events, and each sporting event in the teaser must have a successful outcome for the teaser bet to pay off. Teaser bets can be based on both point spread and totals. In an NFL teaser, a bettor can manipulate a spread in either direction by between four and 10 points, and a projected total by 6, 6.5 or 7 points. Odds vary depending on the amount of the movement chosen.
Eagles 2019 season in review
Eagles record: 9-7
2019 Regular-Season ATS: 7-9 (43.8 percent)
2019 Over/Under: 8-8 (50.0 percent)
With a healthy Carson Wentz, a returning DeSean Jackson and a mostly stacked roster on both sides of the ball, the Eagles were viewed as Super Bowl contenders coming into the 2019 season. Ultimately, the familiar theme of injuries, particularly on the offensive side of the ball, did in Doug Pederson’s club. Before their season-ending NFC wild card loss to the Seahawks, Philadelphia went through a rollercoaster of a campaign that featured one three-game losing streak and a pair of two-game skids interspersed with two sets of back-to-back wins and four consecutive victories to end the season.
Wentz did manage to play his first full season since his rookie 2016 campaign, throwing for a career-high 4,039 yards and posting an impressive 27:7 TD:INT. All the more remarkable was the fact Wentz accomplished those statistical feats with Alshon Jeffery and Jackson missing a total of 19 complete games, and Jackson never really being truly healthy except for Week 1. That was only part of the team’s disastrous health landscape. Rookie running back Miles Sanders suited up for all 16 regular-season games but was dealing with ankle and knee injuries by the aforementioned loss to Seattle. Backfield mate Jordan Howard missed the last six games of the regular season and the wild card defeat with a serious shoulder stinger.
Additionally, rookie receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside delivered next to nothing (10 receptions over 16 games) and the now-departed Nelson Agholor seemed to regress back to his 2016 form. The Eagles’ pass defense also set the team back at times. It didn’t seem to truly hit its stride until the team’s late-season run to the playoffs, with multiple early-season injuries at corner and safety to blame. When Wentz then went down in the first half of the wild card game versus the Seahawks, Philly – also playing without Howard and a hampered Zach Ertz – was no match for Russell Wilson-led Seattle.
Eagles 2020 off-season moves
Key trade (acquisition): Darius Slay, CB (from DET); Marquise Goodwin, WR (from SF)
Key re-signings: Rodney McLeod, S (two years); Corey Clement, RB (one year, $825,000)
Key trade acquisition: Marquise Goodwin, WR (from SF)
Key free-agent losses: Jordan Howard, RB (to MIA); Malcolm Jenkins, S (to NO); Nelson Agholor, WR (to LVR); Ronald Darby, CB (to WAS); Timmy Jernigan, DT (to HOU)
Key free-agent signings: Javon Hargrave, DT (from PIT); Will Parks, DB (from DEN); Jatavis Brown, LB (from LAC); Nickell Robey-Coleman, CB (from LAR)
Key draft picks: Jalen Reagor, WR (1st round); Jalen Hurts, QB (2nd round)
While the list of Philly’s free-agent departures is lengthy, many of those players, such as Agholor, were intentionally allowed to walk. Meanwhile, the acquisitions through trades, the draft and free agency could mostly be upgrades over the players they’re projected to replace. Slay is expected to significantly up the level of play in the secondary, which struggled at times last season. Moreover, both Reagor and Goodwin could find solid 2020 roles, considering the age and injury history of top incumbent wideouts Jeffery and Jackson. Hurts may be one of the more intriguing second-day picks, as questions abound as to how the Eagles will utilize the highly versatile Oklahoma product. Philadelphia has confirmed Wentz is the unquestioned starter, but Pederson has already alluded to plans of possibly utilizing both players at the same time on occasion.