There aren’t too many league championships to highlight over the past 87 years of the Philadelphia Eagles’ existence but there is a passionate nationwide fanbase, and a good bunch of them reside in New Jersey.
Many of them are likely talking about how Philly can rally from its last place finish in the NFC East in 2020, or if they have what it takes to make a run at the NFC championship. Whether or not they are good bets in the NJ online sports betting world will be determined over the next several months.
This Philadelphia Eagles betting page provides a rundown of what to expect this NFL season, including:
Want the best odds for this week’s Eagles’ game? Below you’ll find the best available betting lines direct from NJ online sportsbooks including this week’s spread, current Super Bowl odds and selected Eagles player props. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and start making your bets.
In the days leading up to Eagles games, there will be plenty of chatter about which the way the game is likely to swing. Sportsbooks enter the debate by releasing odds for each game early in the week and adjust as the money comes in. Here’s an example of an Eagles betting line you may see:
From left to right next to the Eagles and Giants are the odds and lines for the following: moneyline, spread, and totals. All three bets will be heavily bet for each NFL game all season long. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about these ways to wager.
Moneyline betting is very straightforward as it’s all about winners and losers. Just click on the odds for which side you think will win, add in your wager amount, and click submit.
While simple to place, that doesn’t mean that it’s easy to win on the moneyline as anything can happen in the NFL. Over the course of a season, favorites and dogs will both win their fair share.
For spread betting, you can pick the favorite minus the points or the underdog plus the number. In order to win the wager, the side you select has to cover the spread.
In this fictitious matchup, the Eagles would have to win by four points or more to cover, while the Giants can do so by keeping the margin to a field goal or less or by winning the game outright.
Also known as totals betting, oddsmakers set the bar with an estimated number of points scored in the game. Bettors then get to make the call on Over or Under that amount.
When scrolling through the weekly slate, totals odds give you a quick glimpse into what kind of game oddsmakers are expecting: defensive, offensive, or somewhere in between.
NFL betting is about much more than whether or not the Philadelphia Eagles come out on the winning side of the moneyline or covering the over. These are the basics.
Props and futures add an extra layer of excitement to the NJ sports betting experience.
Sure, Eagles’ bettors will likely immediately jump to the Super Bowl market (or futures). The odds will shift throughout the season, so finding the best value is key. For example, the Birds +2000 will result in a bigger payout than say +800.
And the options expand far beyond which team will win the Big Game. Wagers linked to the outcome of a future sporting event fall under the futures category. Here are some of the NFL futures available at NJ sportsbooks:
Focusing on total wins, DraftKings Sportsbook has set the Eagles line at 6.5. The bettor decides whether to take the over (-130) or under (+116). The negative number indicates that the over is favored.
Another option is putting some cash down on what a particular player will do in a specific game or season. These are known as player props, and sportsbooks roll out extensive offerings.
For instance, let’s say you sign into your DraftKings Sportsbook account. As the season gets closer, the NFL menu will include a page of options, from team futures to player futures and props and beyond.
Here are a few examples of player props:
|Sunday, Sep. 12||at Atlanta Falcons||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Sunday, Sep. 19||vs. San Francisco 49ers||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Monday, Sep. 27||at Dallas Cowboys||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sunday, Oct. 3||vs. Kansas City Chiefs||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Sunday, Oct. 10||at Carolina Panthers||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Thursday, Oct. 14||vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8:20 p.m.||FOX|
|Sunday, Oct. 24||at Las Vegas Raiders||4:05 p.m.||FOX|
|Sunday, Oct. 31||at Detroit Lions||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Sunday, Nov. 7||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||4:05 p.m.||CBS|
|Sunday, Nov. 14||at Denver Broncos||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|Sunday, Nov. 21||vs. New Orleans Saints||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Sunday, Nov. 28||at New York Giants||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Sunday, Dec. 5||at New York Jets||1 p.m.||CBS|
|TBD||vs. Washington Football Team||TBD||FOX|
|Sunday, Dec. 26||vs. New York Giants||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Sunday, Jan. 2||at Washington Football Team||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Sunday, Jan. 9||vs. Dallas Cowboys||1 p.m.||FOX|
It was an offseason of change in Philadelphia. In spite of leading the team to victory in Super Bowl LII just a few short years ago, head coach Doug Pederson was wished well in future endeavors. Not too long after that, QB Carson Wentz was shipped off to the Indianapolis Colts for draft picks.
Nick Sirianni, former offensive coordinator of the Colts, takes over as head coach. Jalen Hurts has the keys to the offense after showing some promise at the end of his rookie campaign. According to the futures market at DraftKings, the team’s regular season win total is set at 6.5, while they’re the fourth choice to win the NFC East at odds of +500.
Looking ahead to the schedule, there’s only a pair of two-game road trips to deal with, but the team doesn’t receive its bye until Week 14. On the bright side, they get to close out the year with three of four at home following some time off. As for the divisional race, it should be a competitive one.
The Dallas Cowboys are the favorites, while Washington Football Team and the New York Giants aren’t too far behind. Among the schedule highlights, the team will welcome both of last year’s Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to Lincoln Financial Field this season.
A new coach at the helm and a starting signal caller entering his second year points to the potential for growing pains. If the club can do a serviceable job on defense while getting up to speed with a new offensive system, then it’s possible to hit a stride as the season moves along. For now, it looks like oddsmakers have nailed it, as 6-7 wins seems realistic.
For a team that’s entering the new season with lots of questions swirling in the air, there are several games that can quickly provide some answers. Naturally, games with the NFC East favorite Dallas Cowboys in Weeks 3 and 18 will be solid benchmarks to use to assess where things stand, but there are additional games on the docket that really stand out.
Entering the 2020 campaign, the Eagles had been to the postseason for three straight seasons. After the thrilling Super Bowl LII win in 2017, the club was knocked out in the Divisional Round the following year, and bounced in the Wild Card game the season after that. For the new season, the goal was a division crown and the playoffs.
It wasn’t meant to be. The Eagles stumbled right from the start, dropping the first two games, and winding up in a tie in the third contest at home. The club picked it up a bit from there and managed to get to the Week 9 bye with a record of 3-4-1, but the time off led to additional air coming out of the balloon.
Philadelphia wrapped up the regular season by losing seven of its final eight games. Jalen Hurts took over at QB along the way and showed some promise, but that didn’t mitigate the sting of a final mark of 4-11-1. The poor season inspired an offseason of change, so we’ll see if that inspires a better showing in the coming year.
Some winds of change have blown through Philadelphia, and there remain additional questions to be answered. Below are the projected starters for the Eagles in the 2021-22 season on both offense and defense.
|97||Javon Hargrave ||DT||5|
|96||Derek Barnett ||DE||4|
One of the great things about a new season is seeing how quickly the latest NFL Draft picks adjust to the pro game. Here is a look at the 2021 class:
The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys is one of the greatest rivalries in all of pro sports. It’s such a big deal whenever these two teams meet that South Jersey and the Philadelphia area refer to it as Dallas Week.
And for good reason. Check out this list of top 10 memorable moments in the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry.
The two franchises are constantly battling it out for NFC East bragging rights. Over four of the last five seasons alone, the two teams have alternated as division champs, with the Eagles claiming the most recent crown in 2019-20.
The teams split the two meetings in 2020.
Overall, this is a rivalry that dates back to the 1960 season. For the trivia buffs out there, the Birds won that meeting 27-25. Philly went on to win the NFL championship that season (before the Super Bowl was a thing).
In total, the Eagles and Cowboys have played each other 124 times, with Dallas holding a 70-54 advantage.
The television networks are well aware of the nationwide following these two storied franchises have, as at least one meeting every season makes the primetime TV schedule. This year it’s Monday Night Football on Sep. 27th.
The Philadelphia Eagles have called Lincoln Financial Field, or The Linc for short, home since the 2003 season.
It’s located in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex and is walking distance from Citizens Bank Park (Phillies) and the Wells Fargo Center (Sixers and Flyers). And this year, it has a new neighbor in Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia (with a retail sportsbook).
Thanks to the NFL’s national TV contracts, it’s hard to miss a Philadelphia Eagles game. And for Birds fans that’s a pretty big deal, as the team is currently booked for two primetime appearances. CBS, FOX, and NBC are the top over-the-air channels followed by cable bigwigs ESPN and the NFL Network.
Fans can listen to the games on the Eagles Radio Network, which includes SportsRadio 94 WIP on he FM dial. Merrill Reese and Mike Quick are back in the booth. Howard Eskin will handle the sideline reporting.
Streaming services are another way to watch. Those apps include:
Want to grab a table at a South Jersey sports bar? Well, after months of waiting and waiting, indoor drinking and dining is back. For those skipping the trip to your Atlantic City casino sportsbook of choice, there are several other options.
Here are four places to consider grabbing a table at this season:
1. Chickie’s and Pete’s Marlton offers a great viewing experience for all NFL football fans. We’re talking 60-plus large-screen TVs (60-inches is the smallest) to enjoy every Eagles (or dare we say Cowboys) game.
2. Landmark Americana Glassboro is a popular spot to catch the NFL games with more than 40 TVs.
3. PJ Whelihan’s Pub + Restaurant offers an enjoyable game day experience with more than 60 large screen TVs, including some on the covered outdoor patio.
4. Philly Diner and Sport Bar has expanded outdoor seating with a covered patio and rooftop deck along with an outdoor tent area. As far as the Eagles viewing experience goes, there are 40-plus plasma and HDTVs.
One. The Birds have made three appearances, but Super Bowl 52 in 2018 marks the one-and-only time the franchise raised the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Let’s just say it was a Philly Special in more ways than one.
Before the Super Bowl, however, the Philadelphia Eagles won three NFL championships in 1948, 1949, and 1960.
With, Carson Wentz’s off-season trade to the Indianapolis Colts, Jalen Hurts is expected to take over for his first full season as starting QB.
Hurts was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2020 NFL draft. He played the final 4 games of the 2020 season, finishing with 1,061 passing yards, 6 touchdowns versus 4 interceptions.
Miles Sanders is a third-year running back out of Penn State University. As a rookie, he wasted little time proving he has what it takes to be an NFL star as a running back and reliable receiver out of the backfield. Sanders racked up more than 1,300 scrimmage yards of offense to go along with six touchdowns and earned All-Rookie recognition.
And the great news for Eagles fans is Sanders is just getting started.
Wide receiver Vince Papale made the Eagles roster after new head coach Dick Vermeil held an open tryout in 1976. He went on to play from 1976 to 1978 as wide receiver and special teams.
In 2006, the Disney movie Invincible was released and based loosely on Papale’s story. Mark Wahlberg played the role of Papale while Greg Kinnear played the role of Vermeil.