It means that Lincoln Financial Field will be at 100% capacity when the Eagles start their 2021 season.
Week 1 matchups were revealed Wednesday morning on Good Morning America. The Eagles head to Atlanta to face the Falcons at 1 p.m on Sept. 12.
The rest of the schedule is officially being released tonight at 8 p.m. on the NFL Network. However, Twitter is full of NFL schedule leaks.
Pennsylvania sports betting apps already have 2021 NFL Week 1 lines available.
Full capacity at the Linc and fans flocking to Vegas
Last season, the Eagles only played a few home games with about 5,000 fans. Lifting coronavirus capacity limits puts 67,594 spectators back in the seats at the Linc. Philadelphia Eagles President Don Smolinski called it “tremendous news” on Twitter yesterday:
Eagles vs. Vegas Raiders
The Eagles are scheduled to visit the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021. Philadelphia Inquirer Eagles reporter Jeff McLane reported that the game is slated for October 24.
Eagles fans are known to travel well for road games and social media was buzzing with eager fans ready to support the Birds in Sin City. Here are some tips from travel pros for planning your Eagles trip to Vegas.
2021 Philadelphia Eagles Week 1 lines
Pennsylvania online sportsbooks have the Eagles as 3.5-point underdogs versus the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1. At DraftKings, the Eagles are +165 on the moneyline with the total points line at 46.5. See updated Eagles Week 1 lines below.
Eagles 2021 Week 2 odds
Philadelphia hosts the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2 on Sept. 19, as a 5-point underdog in early lines. Eagles are +185 on the moneyline.
Eagles 2021 Week 3 odds
The Eagles’ third game on Sept. 27 is on the road vs. the Dallas Cowboys. Early DraftKings odds have the Birds +6.5 (-110) and +225 on the moneyline.
2021 NFL Week 1 lines
The 2021 NFL schedule starts on Sept. 9 when the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-6.5) host the Dallas Cowboys. Currently, the San Francisco 49ers (-7.5) are the biggest Week 1 favorites against the Detroit Lions. See updated NFL Week 1 lines below:
Super Bowl LVI favorites, NFC winners and a Colts resurgence
During the day after the 2021 NFL schedule was released, the Eagles, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys received the most bets at FanDuel in the Super Bowl LVI futures market.
So far at FanDuel, the most bet games for Week 1 on the spread are:
- Cowboys vs. Buccaneers
- Browns vs. Chiefs
As of May 12 at FanDuel, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (O/U 11.5) are the most popular team by handle in the Regular Season O/U Wins market
Bettors have faith in a rebound season for Wentz in Indianapolis. The Colts (O/U 9.5) are the most popular team by bet count in the regular season O/U wins market. A big majority of the money (92.5% is on the OVER. The Colts are also second in handle (16%) behind the Chiefs to win the AFC Title.
The Top 2 teams by handle and bet count in the NFC Championship market at FanDuel are:
- Bet Count: Washington +2700 (15%) and Buccaneers +310 (13%)
- Handle: Buccaneers (30%) and Rams +650 (11%)
The Top 5 teams by handle to win Super Bowl LVI
- Buccaneers: 23.09%
- Colts: 7.27%
Philadelphia Eagles 2021/2022 odds
Shop early and shop around. Philadelphia Eagles future markets vary at PA online sportsbooks. Most books have the Eagles finishing last in the NFC East. Only BetMGM has the Giants (+500) in the cellar instead of the Eagles.
The Eagles went 4-11-1 last season and missed the playoffs for the first time in three years. Sports betting apps put the Eagles win total at 6.5 in the expanded 17-game season.
Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LVI odds
- BetMGM: +8000
- DraftKings: +6600
- Fox Bet: +7000
- FanDuel: +8500
Philadelphia Eagles NFC Winner odds
- BetMGM: +3500
- DraftKings: +2800
- Fox Bet: +3500
- FanDuel: +4400
Philadelphia Eagles NFC East odds
- BetMGM: +425
- DraftKings: +450
- Fox Bet: +500
- FanDuel: +550
Philadelphia Eagles schedule, win totals and playoff chances
Non-divisional home game opponents for the Eagles in 2021
- New Orleans Saints
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Los Angeles Chargers
- San Francisco 49ers
Non-divisional away game opponents for the Eagles in 2021
- Atlanta Falcons
- Carolina Panthers
- Denver Broncos
- Detroit Lions
- Las Vegas Raiders
- New York Jets
Philadelphia Eagles win totals over/under
- DraftKings: Over 6.5 (-155)/Under 6.5 (+127)
- Fox Bet: Over 6.5 (-143)/Under 6.5 (+110)
Philadelphia Eagles to make playoffs
- DraftKings: Yes (+260)/No (-335)
- Fox Bet: Yes (+275)/No (-400)
You can also bet on what place the Eagles will finish in the NFC East at BetMGM.
- Division winner: +425
- Second place: +300
- Third place: +220
- Fourth place: +170
Philadelphia Eagles player props and MVP odds
PA online sportsbooks have betting markets for MVP, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Comeback Player of the Year.
With exiled once-upon-a-time franchise quarterback Carson Wentz traded to the Colts, second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts looks to be the Week 1 starter.
Jalen Hurts MVP odds
- BetMGM: +8000
- DraftKings: +5000
- Fox Bet: +7000
- FanDuel: +7500
The Eagles selected DeVonta Smith, the Alabama wide receiver and 2020 Heisman Trophy winner, with the No. 10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Smith led the NCAA in receptions (117), receiving yards (1,856), and receiving TDs (23) last season. However, concerns about his size (he’s 166 pounds) caused him to drop a bit. The addition of Smith gives second-year quarterback, and fellow Alabama alum Hurts a viable deep threat.
DeVonta Smith Rookie of the Year odds
- BetMGM: +1600
- DraftKings: +1400
- FanDuel: +1700
- Fox Bet: +1200
BetMGM already has betting markets for receiving touchdowns and receiving yards for some of the top rookie wideouts, including Smith.
DeVonta Smith player props
- Receiving yards Over 749.5 (-110)/Under 749.5 (-110)
- Touchdowns Over 5.5 (+105)/Under 5.5 (-125)
- Receiving yards Over 725.5 (-110)/Under 725.5 (-110)
- Touchdowns Over 5.5 (+110)/Under 5.5 (-150)
The Eagles selected Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell in the fifth round. His Offensive Rookie of the Year odds are +5000 at Fox Bet.
Philadelphia Eagles sports betting partnerships
Many Eagles fans doubt general manager Howie Roseman’s every move. However, there is at least one area the Eagles are ahead of the curve compared to the rest of the league. The Eagles have built a solid roster of sports betting partnerships that includes DraftKings, Unibet and Fox Bet.
When a full stadium of fans return to Lincoln Financial Field, they will notice some added sports betting features.
DraftKings got exclusive naming rights to the field club at Lincoln Financial Field. The premium lounge, the DraftKings Field Club is “a true VIP experience.” Some features of the lounge are exclusive game-day access featuring an on-field viewing area in the north end zone and hospitality arrangements in the private club space.
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