Philadelphia Eagles Betting Odds

Philadelphia Eagles Betting Odds

Eagle pride

Coming off a championship season, expectations for the Eagles are obviously high. The good news for Philadelphia fans is that the team is coming back to the field in 2018 healthy and intact and ready for another run at the Vince Lombardi Trophy. If the Philadelphia Eagles are betting on winning again, they will want to follow the same formula that they did last year. Fortunately, the leadership of this team is still very much in place. Carson Wentz, Jason Peters, Jordan Hicks, Chris Maragos, and Darren Sproles are all back and plan on contributing to another Super Bowl run. As far as Eagles betting odds on our NFL sportsbook, they are still the favorite to win the NFC this year, and the only team with better odds to win the Super Bowl are the New England Patriots.

Something old, something new...

The offseason did not go by without some subtractions to the roster, however. The Eagles lost defensive end Vinny Curry, linebacker Mychal Kendricks and tight end Brent Celek. The decision to forgo resigning these players was mostly financial and while all three were major contributors in 2017, replacing them should not be too difficult. The Eagles will look to offseason addition Michael Bennett to make up for some of the loss on the defensive side of the ball. Bennett is a 3-time pro bowl defensive end who recorded 8.5 sacks for the Seattle Seahawks last season. There were also some minor additions that might end up making an impact this season; cornerback De’Vante Bausby has been seeing some time in training camp and quarterback Christian Hackenberg adds competition among those already at that position.

Flight plan

On the subject of quarterbacks, Carson Wentz has begun practicing again after a six-month rehab from his ACL surgery. There is still no timeline for his full recovery, but things look good for making the roster on opening day when the Eagles play Atlanta. If he can't make that date, the Eagles still have a very deep reserve of QBs. Nick Foles is still in the fold after taking over for Wentz last year on the way to the Super Bowl, and he is backed up by Nate Sudfeld, Joe Callahan and Hackenberg, giving the Eagles what may be the deepest QB situation in the league.

Office Space

There were also front office personnel changes in the Eagles offseason. Head Coach Doug Pederson is back for another go, but the Eagles did lose some of his staff support. Former Offensive Coordinator Frank Riech, who took a head coaching job with the Indianapolis Colts, will be replaced by Mike Groh and former Quarterback coach John DeFilippo took a job as the Offensive Coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. He will be replaced by Press Taylor. Meanwhile, former running backs coach Duce Staley was promoted to an assistant coach during the offseason.  Even with an understandable amount of turnover, the Eagles should expect to win at least ten games this year. The only team that might give them trouble in their division is their rival Dallas Cowboys. Outside their division, few teams have the firepower that the Eagles still possess.