Long pictures to start out the season, the Philadelphia Eagles have emerged because the clear-cut favorites within the NFC and are closing in on the New England Patriots on the high of the Las Vegas sportsbooks’ odds to win the Super Bowl.
The Eagles, who had odds as excessive as 65-1 within the offseason to win the Super Bowl, at the moment are Four-1 on the Westgate SuperE-book, behind solely the Patriots at 7-2.
Philadelphia has received seven in a row and separated itself from different contenders within the NFC. The Eagles are 2-1 to win the convention and overwhelming -1,200 favorites within the NFC East.
“They’re legit, well-coached, well-quarterbacked,” mentioned South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews, who final week moved the Eagles (7-2) forward of the Patriots (Four-1) in his Super Bowl odds.
Few bettors noticed the Eagles’ rise coming within the preseason. At William Hill’s Nevada sportsbook, the San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers had been amongst 17 groups that attracted extra bets to win the Super Bowl.
But the betting public is clearly on board now, and it is beginning to take a weekly toll on sportsbooks. Philadelphia is Eight-1 straight-up and 7-2 in opposition to the unfold.
“I’m pretty sure we’ll see strong play on the Eagles from here on out,” Jay Rood, vp of MGM race and sports activities, instructed ESPN on Sunday afternoon.
The Denver-Philadelphia sport was the most-heavily-bet sport of Sunday at a number of sportsbooks, with the majority of the cash wagered on the Eagles.
Behind 4 landing pbades from quarterback Carson Wentz, Philadelphia blew out the Broncos and simply lined as a 7-point favourite in a 51-23 rout. It was the most expensive determination for a number of sportsbooks, which received off to a rocky begin Sunday.
“The only game that saved our day from being a total disaster was the Panthers busting up the Falcons,” Rood mentioned, because the afternoon video games had been coming to an finish. “Otherwise, we’d be stuck probably double what we are now.”
“It could have been a lot worse,” Ed Salmons, badistant supervisor on the Westgate, mentioned of the early slate. “The Atlanta game was the only one we really won on.”
The Panthers, who had been Three-point underdogs, beat the Falcons 20-17.
The books recovered within the late kickoffs, primarily due to the underdog Washington Redskins’ 17-14 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Bettors sided closely with the Oakland Raiders within the Sunday evening sport with the Miami Dolphins, however the sport was a push, with the Raiders, who had been Three-point favorites, profitable 27-24.