- Jalen Hurts Must Take His Game to Next Level
- Eagles Pro Bowl Addition Should Allow the Offense to Improve
- Brown’s Reception Total should cash an over
- For the First Time in his Career, Dallas Goedert is the Top Option at TE
- Eagles Receiving Corp Maturing Together
- Can the ‘Slim Reaper’ Break the 1,000 Yard Mark in 2022?
- Can’t Count on Consistent Commitment to Running Game
- Philadelphia Eagles Future Betting Odds FAQs
After a one-year absence, the Eagles returned to the postseason in 2021 before losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-15. Will their offseason moves be enough to push them deeper into the postseason? Let’s look at the Philadelphia Eagles future betting odds in Pointspreads.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ future betting odds will start the new campaign with the confidence that they can take the NFC East from the Dallas Cowboys, but NFL future betting odds show that the Cowboys (+105) are still the team to beat. The Eagles are the second choice at +180, followed by the Washington Commanders (+400), and the New York Giants (+800).
The Eagles improved on a 4-11-1 2020 season, to earn a wild-card berth in 2021 on the back of a 9-8 record that saw them win 7 of their last 10 after a 2-5 start. Nick Sirianni’s team went 8-9-1 against the spread to produce a losing season for bettors. 10 of their 18 games went over the total. The Eagles must improve on their record as an underdog, finishing 3-5 ATS last season. Since 2012, Philadelphia is just 28-37 (43.08%) -1066 units as a dog.
Currently, NFL future odds show the Eagles at 9.5 wins at most Philadelphia Eagles future betting odds boards. The Eagles need to improve statistically in a few different categories, but that improvement has to start with quarterback Jalen Hurts who leads an offense that finished 25th in passing yards in 2021. Hurts must learn to deliver the ball quicker, including getting the ball to his receivers in a spot where they can make plays. We know the danger he presents with his legs, now he must add to his arsenal using his arm.
Jalen Hurts Must Take His Game to Next Level
- Passing Yards: 3600.5 (over -115)
- Touchdowns: 22.5 (over -115)
- Interceptions: 10.5
Currently, Hurts’ passing yards prop has him doing something he’s never done in his career, that’s thrown for over 3600 yards. That number seems right with the books anticipating that Hurts will play a full season after getting 15 starts in 2021. In those starts. Hurts averaged just under 210 yards passing. A full season will put his numbers at 3,570 yards. Ultimately, you have to decide two things. Do you think Hurts will stay healthy, which is always a question with a quarterback who uses his legs, and if you don’t, then you’d be betting that Hurt’s numbers will improve so much that even if he misses a couple of games, he’ll improve enough to throw for 240 yards a game if he misses two games like he did this past year.
Hurt’s touchdown total sits at 22.5 after a season where he found the end zone 16 times with his arm and 10 times on the ground. With the addition of A.J. Brown, Hurts will have a pro-bowl weapon but one thing to consider is that the Eagles will likely be better on defense, leaving Hurts with less field to work with unlike last season when Philadelphia managed only 16 takeaways.
The third-year quarterback from Oklahoma, threw nine picks last season in 15 starts. This number seems to offer very little value either way because it’s right on what his pick total would be based on current Eagles stats and projections.
Overall, Hurts is listed 18th among NFL quarterbacks to lead the league in passing (+3000). He is also good enough to make the list of MVP candidates at +3500. The expectations that are on the Eagles and Hurts must be met in order for the Eagles to take their anticipated jump in the NFC.
Eagles Pro Bowl Addition Should Allow the Offense to Improve
From day one of camp at NovaCamp Complex, the Eagles’ newest pro bowl addition, A.J. Brown, has been all-in with Jalen Hurts as his quarterback. The Eagles are coming off a season where their offensive game plan wasn’t hard to figure out. For bettors to cash their futures wager, the Hurts/Brown combo must be one of the top tandems in the league.
Brown’s Reception Total Should Cash an Over
- Receptions: 70.5 (over -120)
- Touchdown Receptions: 7.5 ( under -115)
- Receiving yards: 1050.5
It would be fair to predict that this will be the best year for A.J. Brown and the Eagles statistically. Brown, 25, is entering his fourth season after a small drop-off in his yards/game average (66.8 yards/game). His expected reception total will require him to do something he hasn’t done in his career, although he did have 70 catches in 2020. For his career, Brown has averaged 62 catches per season.
Brown’s touchdown prop may be a little advantageous after a five-touchdown performance in 2021. It’s difficult to get an understanding of how a player’s numbers will equate to a new team. Last season, Brown had a three and four-game streak where he failed to find the endzone.
Brown will stretch the field but for the public to take advantage of these props, Hurts must find consistent accuracy. The Eagles’ statistics show that Philadelphia relied on its running game more than any team should that has dreams of going deep into the postseason. There has been much talk about the Eagles’ offseason but the running backs and the offensive line must find themselves improving so Sirianni doesn’t have to ask his offense to throw 40 times a game.
For the First Time in his Career, Dallas Goedert is the Top Option at TE
- Receptions: 61.5 (-120u)
- Touchdown Receptions: 4.5 (-140o)
- Receiving Yards: 700.5 (-115 o)
Last season, Goedert received the second highest ranking according to Pro Football Focus, behind mark Andrews from the Baltimore Ravens. He will play a big role in cashing in on an Eagles futures Bet. At 6-5, 256, Goedert played in 15 games in 2021, totaling 830 receiving yards, a career-high. His 56 receptions were just two off a high of 58 in 2019. His stats for the Eagles may fall short of his projected 61.5, because of their addition of A.J. Brown; but a great argument would be that he may find himself with more space because opposing defenses will be in a position where double-teaming is an option because of the variety of ways the Eagles will be able to hurt their opposition. His targets may be down but his yardage may see a boost.
Goedert’s future odds on touchdown receptions don’t offer much value considering the 5th year NFL player from South Dakota State averages 4 touchdowns a season. Too many other options to get involved with this prop.
Last season, Goedert averaged just under 11 yards per target with an average depth of target of 8.5. Couple that with the ability to create yardage after the catch and Goedert may have his targets go down.
Eagles Receiving Corp Maturing Together
When the Eagles selected Jalen Hurts in 2020, the goal was always to give him enough offensive options to ensure the load wouldn’t be on the young quarterback’s shoulders. One of the centerpieces of their arsenal came last season when they drafted DeVonta Smith (10th overall, Alabama). Smith and Brown could easily form one of the top pass-catching tandems in the National Football League.
Can the ‘Slim Reaper’ Break the 1,000 Yard Mark in 2022?
- Receptions: 62.5 (-120o)
- Receiving Yards: 850.5 (-125o)
- Receiving Touchdowns: 5.5 (-115o)
In his first season with the Eagles, the former Heisman Trophy winner proved why he was the first wide receiver to win the award since Desmond Howard in 1991. His first catch in the league was a touchdown in week one against Atlanta, setting the tone for a season where he set the team’s rookie receiving record with 916 yards.
Smith may have struggled statistically in his first taste of the NFL postseason against the Buccaneers but sportsbooks are anticipating that he is going to have a breakout season. There isn’t much value with a prop that offers 62.5 as his anticipated receptions because he should be in the range of 60-65 catches in 2022.
As for his receiving yards, I suspect that the plus money side is the way to go on Smith’s receiving yards prop. There are too many mouths to feed now which means fewer balls going his way.
Most sportsbooks do not have Smith listed among the receivers they feel will lead the league in receiving but the third choice on that prop is the field (+900) and you can bet it’s because dangerous targets like Smith are involved.
Can’t Count on Consistent Commitment to Running Game
- Rushing Yards: 900.5 (-120o)
- Rushing Touchdowns 6.5
2021 had to be a trying year for Sanders in some ways after starting the season as the Eagles feature back but then losing his grip on his place in the offense; after Sirianni decided to abandon the run as the focal part of the offense, sending Sanders to the bench. In addition, he suffered an ankle sprain against the Las Vegas Raiders in week 7. After missing three games, the offense was back to an emphasis on the running game allowing Sanders to finish strong including a 120 effort in week 13 at the New York Jets, and in week 14 against the Washington Commanders with another 131 yards. Then he broke his hand in week 15, ending his season.
The future props odds on the Eagles’ fourth-year back seems a little lofty. A perfect example is how easily Sirianni fell in love with his passing game in 2021, imagine what he might do this season.
When betting Philadelphia Eagles future betting odds, it will be tough to overlook what the Eagles bring to the table. At +2500 it would be the worst futures wager, but at the end of the day, the Dallas Cowboys are still the class of the division no matter how many big stats the Eagles put up on offense.
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