Philadelphia Eagles Top Betting Favorites for NFC East

June 26, 2024 by Staff

The Philadelphia Eagles have only missed the playoffs one time since 2017, and that was the Covid-impacted season of 2020. Over the past 3 seasons, Philadelphia has gone 34-17 in the regular season, but only managed to go 2-3 in the playoffs. The Eagles made the Super Bowl in 2022, losing to the Kansas City Chiefs 38-35, but had Wild Card exits in 2021 and 2023.

Defense was Philly's problem this past season as the team allowed the third-most points, and had the 6th-worst turnover margin. The team finished the regular season at 11-6, then got bounced 32-9 in Tampa in the Wild Card round.

As you can imagine, that led to massive changes in the defensive coaching staff which is now led by Vic Fangio after neither Sean Desai or Matt Patricia panned out.

It's also noteworthy that Kellen Moore is the 3rd offensive coordinator in 3 seasons as Nick Sirianni has replaced both coordinators for the second straight season. This season, those changes came out of some necessity to improve the team, unlike the moves made after the Super Bowl season as both of those coordinators landed head coaching gigs with Shane Steichen going to the Colts and Jonathan Gannon going to the Cardinals.

Center Jason Kelce and DT Fletcher Cox are both gone after spending their entire careers in Philadelphia. Kelce had 13 seasons in the midnight green, silver, black and white uniforms while Cox had 12.

RB Saquon Barkley was picked up as a free agent, as was edge rusher Bryce Huff.

After all of the changes, Philadelphia's over/under win total is 10.5, but favored to win the NFC East. The Eagles have the 6th-best odds of making it to the Super Bowl.

The Eagles' 2024 draft was graded very high by many respected pundits.

Round 1, Pick 22: Quinyon Mitchell, cornerback, Toledo

Round 2, Pick 40: Cooper DeJean, defensive back, Iowa

Round 3, Pick 94: Jalyx Hunt, edge, Houston Christian

Round 4, Pick 127: Will Shipley, running back, Clemson

Round 5, Pick 152: Ainais Smith, wide receiver, Texas A&M

Round 5, Pick 155: Jeremiah Trotter Jr., linebacker, Clemson

Round 5, Pick 172: Trevor Keegan, guard, Michigan

Round 6, Pick 185: Johnny Wilson, wide receiver, Florida State

Round 6, Pick 190: Dylan McMahon, center, North Carolina State

2024 NFL Wagering

38 states permit some form of sports betting, but only 29 allow sports betting on-line. FanDuel is legal in some form in 25 states and the District of Columbia. See List.

In May 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the doors for sports gambling expansion through the Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association ruling. Justices deemed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional. PASPA had prohibited states from legalizing gambling on professional and college sports.

Congress enacted the 1992 law to prevent the expansion of sports wagering beyond Nevada, citing the potential of money laundering and other nefarious activities. Nevada effectively had a monopoly on single-game wagering.

Despite the popularity of illicit sports gambling, the prohibition persisted for decades.

In the six years since the the Supreme Court nullified the law, operators have generated $30 billion of gross revenue from over $360 billion in total handle. New Jersey passed Nevada in 2021 as the state with the largest handle, while New York has passed Nevada as the state with the most revenue generated. Nevada has fallen to 3rd with Illinois and Pennsylvania sitting respectively at 4th and 5th.

2024 Philadelphia Eagles Schedule

Home Games in Bold (Network, Approximate Kick-off Eastern Time)

9/6 (Fri.) vs. Green Bay (at Sao Paolo, Brazil)(Peacock, 8:15 p.m.)
9/16 (Mon.) Atlanta (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.)
9/22 at New Orleans(FOX, 1:00 p.m.)
9/29 at Tampa Bay (FOX, 1:00 pm.)
10/6 BYE
10/13 Cleveland (FOX, 1:00 p.m.)
10/20 at NY Giants (FOX, 1:00 pm.)
10/27 at Cincinnati (CBS, 4:25 p.m.)
11/3 Jacksonville (NBC, 8:20 p.m.)
11/10 at Dallas(CBS, 4:25 p.m.)
11/14 (Thurs.) Washington (Prime Video, 8:15 p.m.)
11/24 at LA Rams (NBC, 8:20 p.m.)
121 at Baltimore (CBS, 4:25 p.m.)
11/8 Carolina (FOX, 1:00 p.m.)
12/15 Pittsburgh (FOX, 4:25 p.m.)
12/22 at Washington (FOX, 1:00 p.m.)
12/29 Dallas (FOX, 4:25 p.m.)
Week 18: NY Giants (Date, Time, Network TBD)