Why, Eagles, Why? Slim Hope for Eagles Futures, But Hold Those NFC East Tickets

Posted on November 6, 2020 - Last Updated on November 27, 2020

The Philadelphia Eagles approach the halfway mark of the NFL season, and it’s a good time to look back at their preseason futures markets. Hindsight is 20/20, and much like 2020, most of the bets on Eagles’ futures are a mess.

The Eagles are 3-4-1. They have been decimated by injuries, and Carson Wentz leads the league in interceptions with 12.

But hold those tickets.

Despite the Eagles’ struggles, they are in first place in the NFC East and are the favorites at PA online sportsbooks to win the division.

Bettors had high hopes for Birds, Chiefs living up to big backing

The Philadelphia Eagles started the 2020 NFL season with the seventh-best odds (+2000) at most Pennsylvania sportsbooks to win Super Bowl LV. At the midway point of the season, they are +5000.

Bettors in Pennsylvania had high hopes for the Birds before Week One. In early September, DraftKings released Philadelphia Eagles futures betting splits.

Here’s a breakdown:

Also, the majority of bettors at DraftKings believed the Eagles would hit the Over 9 win total (-134), with 72% of the handle and 70% of bets.

The reigning Super Bowl champs Kansas City Chiefs started their campaign to repeat with the best odds to win the AFC in addition to the highest handle and most bets.

Philadelphia Eagles 2020 odds tracker

(Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook)

 Sept. 1, 2020Oct. 16 (Week 6) Oct. 20 (Week 7)Oct. 28 (Week 8)Nov. 3 (Week 9)Nov. 10 (Week 10)Nov. 17 (Week 11) Nov. 24 (Week 12)
Super Bowl +1900+6500+7000+5000+5000+4700+8500+8500
NFC Championship +1000+3200+2800+2800+1900+1700+2400+3700
NFC East+130+130+140-165-280-350-165+145

NFL 2020 player awards futures betting update

(Odds via DraftKings)

Preseason NFL MVP odds:

  • Patrick Mahomes: +400
  • Lamar Jackson: +700
  • Russell Wilson: +800

NFL MVP odds after Week Eight:

  • Russell Wilson: -182
  • Patrick Mahomes: +350
  • Aaron Rodgers: +1000

Week 8 Philadelphia Eagles MVP Futures

  • Carson Wentz: +15000

Preseason Rookie of the Year:

  • Jalen Reagor: +4000
  • Jalen Hurts: +6000

Week Eight, no Eagles listed 

Offensive Player of the Year:

  • Carson Wentz: +3300
  • Miles Sanders: +8000
  • Zach Ertz: +10000

Week Eight Offensive Player of the Year not listed

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year:

  • Fletcher Cox: +10000
  • Darius Slay: +15000

Week 8 Defensive Player of the Year

  • Brandon Graham: +10000

Philadelphia Eagles individual player betting markets update

Carson Wentz player specials:

  • Total passing yards: Over/Under 3900.5 (2019 passing yards: 4,039)
  • Passing touchdowns total: Over/Under 27.5 (2019 passing touchdowns: 27)
  • Total interceptions thrown: Over/Under 9 (2019 interceptions: 7)

Carson Wentz through eight games: 1,883 yards, 12 TDs, 12 INTs

Dallas Goedert player specials:

  • Total receiving yards: Over/Under 475.5 (2019 receiving yards: 607)

Goedert through eight games (injured, only played four): 153 yards

Zach Ertz player specials:

  • Total receiving yards: Over/Under 850.5 (2019 receiving yards: 916)
  • Total receiving touchdowns: Over/Under 6 (2019 receiving touchdowns: 6)

Ertz through eight games (injured, only played six): 178 yards, 1 TD

NFL Season Leader betting markets update

(Odds via DraftKings)

Injuries for Zach Ertz, DeSean Jackson, Dallas Goedert and Miles Sanders have ruined their hopes of leading any statistical categories. Their absence, combined with his sporadic play, also dashed Wentz’s hopes of winning.

Sacks leader:

Brandon Graham (preseason odds +6600) is ranked third in the league with seven sacks.

Most interceptions thrown:

Carson Wentz (preseason odds +4000) leads the league with 12 interceptions. Kirk Cousins is behind him with 10.

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