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Halfway via the NFL common season, the Eagles personal the NFL’s finest file in opposition to the unfold. Philadelphia has coated the unfold in seven of its 9 video games this season.
While the additional change within the pocket is good for some, the Eagles’ file in opposition to the unfold is a pleasant barometer for a way the crew is performing in opposition to market expectations.
In the 2 video games that Philadelphia didn’t cowl, each margins have been by below a subject purpose (at Kansas City as an underdog, and in opposition to NY Giants as a favourite). In the seven video games that Philadelphia has coated the unfold, they’ve achieved so by a median of 11.three factors/recreation.
So what do professionals in Vegas suppose? Is this run fools-gold, or do the Birds have an opportunity at making it to Minneapolis in February? At the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Philadelphia is the two/1 favourite to win the NFC.
Jeff Fogle from the Vegas Stats & Information Network has Philadelphia tied with New England and Pittsburgh on the high of his energy rankings.
Prior to final week’s win over Denver, back-to-back winner of the Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest, Steve Fezzik, had the Eagles because the second-best crew within the league – A half-point behind New England.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, if bettors need to again the Eagles within the second half of the season, they’re going to pay a premium to take action. But in case you’re searching for an under-the-radar play, control this: Dating again to the tip of the 2014 season, the OVER is 13-2 in Eagles street video games.