Eagles Open as Massive Online Football Betting Favorites
Posted by: Mike Davis
The Philadelphia Eagles are starting to emerge as the team to beat in the NFC. The Eagles, who are currently the winningest team in pro football, have accrued quite a noteworthy record so far this season. Philadelphia has already beaten the Carolina Panthers, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Washington Redskins twice this season. Although they haven’t faced Dallas yet this season, the Eagles have built such a prominent online football betting lead in the division that they are the team most players who bet on NFL games online are picking in the NFC East. This Sunday, the Eagles will be hosting the Denver Broncos, giving us one of the best matchups of the weekend if not the year. Let’s take a look at what kind of day NFL bookmakers are predicting for Philly’s offense against a top-rated unit like Denver’s.
Denver Broncos vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Sunday, November 5th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online Football Betting Lines:
Denver Broncos +8 (-110) 43 ½ (-110) +317
Philadelphia Eagles -8 (-110) 43 ½ (-110) -400
The Broncos got off to a great start in 2017, posing a 2-1 record in their first three games of the season. However, since that, Denver has sputtered out and has slid into a 3-4 record. With that disappointing record, the Broncos currently rank 2nd in the AFC West behind the 6-2 Chiefs – one of the best online football betting teams in the American Football Conference. The Broncos have lucked out by the Oakland Raiders stumbling recently as well. Had the Raiders found success, maybe by not suffering an injury to their quarterback, the Broncos would be ranking even deeper in the division.
Earlier this season, we saw the Cincinnati Bengals make a change at the offensive coordinator and find a big difference in terms of results from their offense. Denver, who’s own offense has been struggling all season long, is taking a page out of the Bengals’ playbook and has decided to shake things up a bit by swapping out Trevor Siemian for Brock Osweiler. Osweiler’s journey has been a wild one and while he did find some success the last time he went in for a starter, there’s no guarantee that he’ll hit the ground running this Sunday. Bottom line, stick with the Birds on this one.
Eagles fans are ecstatic about the season the team is having and rightfully so. Last year, the Birds found plenty of success in the first part of the season, but as the season wore on Philadelphia lost steam and couldn’t find ways to win games alter on in the year. Judging by how the team has been performing so far in 2017, last year’s experience is going a long way for Philly. At 7-1, the Eagles are not only the best team in the NFC East, they currently rank as the best team in the entire NFC. The Eagles’ only loss of the season has come against the Kansas City Chiefs, which is not a bad team to lose to. Philadelphia comes into this weekend’s contest riding a 6-game win streak and the betting on NFL online odds are predicting that that win streak will be extended to 7 this Sunday.