Eagles vs. Cardinals Week 15 Betting Preview: Hurts-Led Birds Head West as 6.5-Point Underdogs

Written By Katie Kohler on December 15, 2020 - Last Updated on May 20, 2021

There are many inhabitants of the Island of Misfit Toys, but none cost $128 million. That’s where Carson Wentz found himself after rookie Jalen Hurts replaced the benched franchise quarterback and then led the Philadelphia Eagles to an upset 24-21 win over the New Orleans Saints.

The win snapped the Saints’ nine-game winning streak and put an end to the Eagles’ four-game losing skid. It also kept the Birds’ slim chances for an NFC East crown alive.

On Monday, head coach Doug Pederson, to the surprise of no one, named Hurts the Week 15 starter when the Eagles (4-8-1) visit the Arizona Cardinals (7-6).

Pennsylvania sports betting apps have the Eagles as 6.5-point underdogs versus the Cardinals, with the total points line at 48.5.

Betting splits for Eagles vs. Cardinals

Sunday morning betting splits from FanDuel for Eagles vs. Cardinals:

  • 58% of the money is on the Eagles (-6.5) to cover the spread.
  • 82% of the money is on the Eagles  (+220) on the moneyline.
  • 72% of the money is on the over (49.5).

Early betting splits from BetRivers

  • The Cardinals have 72% of the ML bets, but the Eagles are backed by 61% of the ML handle. Similarly, the Cardinals are backed by 56% of the spread bets, but the Eagles are backed by 55% of the spread handle.
  • The Eagles are 2-3 ATS in their last five games, while the Cardinals are just 1-4 ATS. The public is backing over 49 with 91% of O/U handle despite the Cardinals being 4-8-1 O/U and the Eagles being 5-8 O/U.

Saints one of most lopsided Week 14 sides

The Wentz-led Eagles were bad for bettors, going 4-8 ATS. Hurts won his first career start, and the Eagles — who were big underdogs — also covered the spread.

Green Bay, Kansas City and New Orleans had the most lopsided betting percentages as of Sunday morning at FanDuel Sportsbook. Betting splits at FanDuel for Eagles vs. Saints:

  • 84% of the money was on the Saints (-7.5) to cover the spread.
  • 65% of the money was on the Saints (-360) on the moneyline.
  • 72% of the money was on the under (42.5).

At BetRivers Sportsbook app, the Eagles were backed by just 8% of the ML handle and 20% of the spread handle.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals odds

Here are the odds at DraftKings Sportsbook, followed by the latest Eagles game odds.

TeamSpreadMoneylineOver/Under
New Orleans Saints+6.5 (-110)+220O 48.5 (-109)
Philadelphia Eagles-6.5 (-110)-278U 48.5 (-112)

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals betting preview

Facing the toughest defense in the league, Hurts sparked the offense, throwing for 167 yards, and added 106 rushing yards. Running back Miles Sanders rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns. It was the first time that a pair of Eagles gained 100 rushing yards in the same game since 2013. Sanders’ 82-yard touchdown run was his third run of at least 74 yards this season.

The Eagles’ defense stepped up, too. Struggling to force turnovers all season, they had an interception and forced a fumble. However, the defense suffered a big loss to their secondary. Safety Rodney McLeod suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season. Also, cornerback Darius Slay has a head injury and is in concussion protocol.

In Week 14, the Cardinals traveled to East Rutherford and easily handled the New York Giants en route to a 26-7 win. Former Temple University star Haason Reddick recorded a franchise-record five sacks and three forced fumbles to lead the Cardinals to the win, which put them back into a playoff spot and ended a three-game losing streak.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals betting stats and info from DraftKings:

  • The Eagles are 5-8 ATS; the Cardinals are 6-7 ATS.
  • Five of the Eagles’ 13 games have hit the over; four for the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals have a 70% implied win probability.
  • Each of the Cardinals’ last nine games against NFC East opponents has gone under the total points line.
  • The Eagles have lost each of their last four road games.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the spread in five of their last six games.

Week 15 promos at PA sportsbook apps

BetMGM

  • Risk-free $500 bet for new users.

DraftKings:

  • New user deposit bonus: Get a 20% bonus, up to $1,000.

FanDuel:

  • Risk-free $1,000 bet for new users: New users at FanDuel can get up to a $1,000 free bet. Register, make a deposit and place a wager on the FanDuel sportsbook app. Then, if the first wager loses, FanDuel will refund your losses in the form of a free bet up to $1,000.

BetRivers Free NFL Profit Boost every week:

  • Log in to BetRivers online sportsbook every Sunday and get a 50% profit boost (max $50 bet).

Fox Bet:

  • Risk-free $500 bet: Place your first bet, and if it loses, the Fox Bet sportsbook app will match it as a free bet up to $500.
  • $1 bet pays $50: New users only. A $1 bet pays $50 in free bets if the Eagles (or Steelers) score.

Unibet:

  • Beat the Spread Bonus: $1 bonus for every point your team beats the spread by.
  • Pigskin Parlay: Instant 50% cash boost when creating an eight-team parlay.

Eagles vs. Cardinals Week 15 bet boosts

BetMGM

  • Jalen Hurts to record two+ passing TDs boosted from (+150) to +200.

FanDuel

(Max bet $50)

  • Eagles to cover (+6.5) boosted from (-114) to +100.

Fox Bet

  • Jalen Hurts 200 or more passing yards and 50 or more rushing yards boosted from (+162) to +200.
  • Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts to combine for more than 150 or more rushing yards boosted from (+250) to +300.
  • Miles Sanders to score a TD in the first quarter boosted from (+700) to +800.
  • Final score: Cardinals 30, Eagles 23 boosted from (+8000) to +10000.

BetRivers

  • Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts to record over 1.5 combined rushing TDs (yes) +200.

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)Dec. 1 (Week 13) Dec. 8 (Week 14) Dec. 15 (Week 15)Dec. 22 (Week 16)
Super Bowl +1900+6500+7000+5000+5000+4700+8500+8500+12000+25000+21000+21000
NFC Championship +1000+3200+2800+2800+1900+1700+2400+3700+4900+13000+8500+8500
NFC East+130+130+140-165-280-350-165+145+230+1400+600+550

Complete Week 15 NFL odds at PA sportsbooks

Lead image credit: AP Photo/Chris Szagola

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist. She is the Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania and covers the Pennsylvania gambling industry with an emphasis on sports betting, online casino/poker and the lottery.

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