Betting NFL Online Odds Siding Against Philadelphia
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Before the 2017 betting NFL online season commenced, most football betting sportsbooks had a feeling that the NFC East would be one of the toughest divisions in the league. Three weeks into the season, and it’s clear that the NFC East is living up to its preseason expectations. Right now three teams are tied for the lead in the division; the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins, all of whom are sitting on a 2-1 record.
This Sunday, the Eagles will travel to California to take on the Los Angeles Chargers. It’s going to be a tough game despite the fact that the Chargers have failed to win a game this season. Let’s see what kind of turnout NFL betting sites are predicting.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Chargers – Sunday, October 1st
When: 4:05 pm ET
Where: StubHub Center, Carson
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Betting NFL Online Odds:
Philadelphia Eagles +1 (-107) 47 ½ (-110) +105
Los Angeles Chargers -1 (-113) 47 ½ (-110) -125
Surprisingly enough, football betting sportsbooks are pegging the Eagles as underdogs. Sure, Philadelphia’s lone loss of the season came on the road but it seems unlikely that Los Angeles will get their first win of the season against a team against a team as consistent as the Eagles. Philadelphia enters this weekend’s matchup sporting the league’s 10th best scoring offense, with an average of 25.7 points per game. The Chargers on the other hand, are only averaging 16 per outing and are giving up an average of 22.3 per game. Bottom line, take the Eagles on the money line this weekend.
Not just for Philly’s record but also for the improvements Carson Wentz has been making. The second year veteran finished his rookie season with a 79.3 passer rating but is looking like a seasoned passer this year. Wentz has 5 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 816 yards and a praiseworthy 90.3 passer rating to his name. However, Wentz will certainly be put to the challenge this weekend as the Chargers wield the NFL’s 5th best pass defense.
Los Angeles Chargers
The winless Chargers will be bringing their A-game this Sunday. Already Los Angeles has suffered 2 losses to divisional opponents. It’s still a little early but it’s hard to imagine an 0-3 team coming back and winning a division that contains the Kansas City Chiefs, the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders.
The Chargers have had two problems this season and they both involve the running game. Simply put, Los Angeles can’t run the ball and they cannot stop the run either. LA currently ranks 27th in the league in terms of run offense, averaging a meager 70.7 yards per outing. Defensively, the Chargers rank penultimate against the run. Considering that the Eagles have the league’s 9th best rushing offense, it’s safe to assume they’ll have little trouble setting up the play action this weekend.