If you’ve noticed recently that you’ve been tuning in for some Philadelphia Eagles football and you’ve experienced a few more stressful moments during game days (or nights), fear not. You, sir or ma’am, are not alone. It’s hard to determine what we’ll get from this team from one week to the next. As you might imagine, that’s made wagering on Philly quite the chore.
They aren’t covering the spread recently, but aside from that hiccup on Monday Night Football versus the Washington Commanders, Philly keeps on winning. How they’re winning varies from one game to the next.
One week, Jalen Hurts is leading his team to victory with his arm. Two weeks later, he’s winning with his legs. Again, as one might imagine, that’s made wagering on this team difficult, but that won’t stop us from doing so.
The Green Bay Packers visit Lincoln Financial Field with hopes of saving their season. We expect the Eagles to win. Here are three wagers that will hopefully, make you feel like a winner as well.
Eagles WR A.J. Brown Alternate Receiving Yards: Over 50 (-330)
It hasn’t been A.J. Brown‘s best two-week stretch. An ankle injury limited him tremendously versus Washington before Week 11 was partially highlighted by his first fumble of the season. In total, he’s hauled in six receptions for 67 yards over the past two weeks. At home versus Green Bay, we expect that he’ll get back on track.
In the days leading up to this one, A.J. dealt with an illness, but we expect him to play on Sunday Night Football and play well. The OVER/UNDER on his expected receiving total is set at 71.5 yards. If you aren’t comfortablee with that take the safer play, his alternate expected receiving yards total. It’s safe to assume that eclipsing 50 yards will be a relatively easy day for Number 11.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts Alternate Rushing Yards: Over 40 (-188)
After settling in and becoming more comfortable in the pocket following Philly’s bye week, Jalen Hurts ran more than we’ve become accustomed to seeing as of late in Week 12. Try 16 carries for 86 yards on for size.
Still, as spectacular as his most recent performance was, no one wants to see QB1 carry the ball that much. Expect the Birds dial it back with some of the designed runs, but whether by play call or out of necessity, it stands to reason that he’ll eclipse the 40-yard threshold.
Eagles Score First and Win (-108)
Philly loves getting the ball first in the second half, so it’s safe to assume that, even if they win the coin toss, they’ll defer and put their defense on the field to begin this one. Isn’t that the business model?
It would appear that doing so has bitten them in the rear end occasionally. They’ve given up opening-drive touchdowns versus both the Houston Texans and Colts in Week 9 and Week 11 respectively. In Week 8, Philadelphia scored first versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they allowed them to answer with a touchdown drive of their own. Then, there was Week 10. No one will forget how that one played out.
The Eagles defense forced an early turnover on Washington’s first drive and scored a touchdown, but they allowed the Commanders to answer with a touchdown drive of their own. Still, despite the expected ebbs and flows that occur during every game, more often than not, Philly has made the appropriate adjustments.
With that being said, we expect a faster start by both the Eagles offense and defense. We’ll take the odds at -108 of Philadelphia being the first team that scores and the team that comes out on top. Final score: Eagles 24, Packers 17