Best Bets for Philadelphia Eagles versus Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4
It won’t be long now. Week 4’s Sunday slate of games approaches, and as you may have heard, the Philadelphia Eagles welcome Doug Pederson and his AFC South division-leading Jacksonville Jaguars to Lincoln Financial Field for a 1 p.m. EST kickoff. There are some intriguing and eye-catching wagers surrounding this one.
According to FanDuel, Philly is favored by 6.5 points, and their moneyline is -290. The Jags have a moneyline of +235. The over/under is set at 45.5 points. Who would have thought? A game versus Jacksonville could result in the Eagles’ first loss of the season. In the end, we don’t think it will, but we are expecting a great watch.
We’re split on the point spread. Some of the Inside The Iggles staff believe 6.5 points is too wide of a margin. Others believe it’s right on point. Regardless of where you stand in that discussion, here’s where we can agree. Week 4’s game has some safe bets if you’re looking to make some extra income.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Jacksonville Jaguars alternate point spread: -2.5 (-250)
Obviously, none of us are certain of how this game will turn out, but most of us are, again, expecting an Eagles victory. The margin is slightly more difficult to determine seeing as how the Birds haven’t scored during the fourth quarter of any game all season.
While we’re slightly concerned about that and while they also haven’t produced any points in the third quarter since Week 1, we do believe that Philadelphia will break the second-half jinx this time around. If the 6.5-point line is concerning for you and you’re among the contingent that predicts a closer game, we suggest going with the alternate point spread. This one is set at 2.5.
DeVonta Smith receiving yards total: Over 56.5 (-114)
You can see that things are beginning to settle down with this Eagles offense. Jalen Hurts is becoming more comfortable and better at diagnosing what he’s seeing. He’s also spreading the ball around and getting everyone involved.
After being shut out in Week 1, DeVonta Smith is on fire. He has hauled in 15 receptions for 249 yards since then, and he’s reached the end zone once over the past two weeks.
Jaguars cornerback Shaquill Griffin is questionable, and even if he plays, he won’t be 100 percent. Expect a ton of Jacksonville’s defensive resources to be dedicated to limiting A.J. Brown and Dallas Goedert which means Skinny Batman could have another field day on Sunday. 57 yards receiving should be an easy ask.
Dallas Goedert’s total receptions: Over 3.5 (-144)
One of the more encouraging things that we’ve seen with Shane Steichen’s playcalling has been his obvious commitment to making adjustments. He knows he has a ton of weapons at his disposal, and he likes to get everyone involved, especially if it looks like he’s ignoring someone.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a franchise player and a potentially generational talent in Dallas Goedert sitting right under their noses. All they have to do is take a whiff.
Goedert caught three passes in Week 1 and Week 3. That isn’t enough, and we’re certain that Steichen knows that. Something tells us that Dallas will eclipse the four-reception plateau in Week 4.
Look for some designed calls to get Number 88 involved. If that happens, Philadelphia won’t have to worry about being shut out again in the fourth quarter because the Jags defenders are going to get sick of having to try to bring this six-foot-five, 256-pound monster down.