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Great Philadelphia Flier Bets To Make On Eagles
Man, is it a great time to be a Philadelphia sports fan, huh. The Phillies are in the World Series for the first time since 2009 (and they’re going to win it as major underdogs), the Eagles are the only unbeaten team (6-0) left in the NFL, and the Sixers … well, two out of three isn’t bad.
The Phillie Phanatic’s constant energy has been matched by the fiercely optimistic Eagles fanatics who firmly believe these birds are Super Bowl-bound.
Philly’s bandwagon is becoming full of bettors banking on the team’s future.
There’s a growing belief that the Eagles could match the 1972 Miami Dolphins’ 50-year-old record of an unmatched perfect season (#72Dolphins) which would be incredible considering the regular season is now 17 games instead of what Miami accomplished half a century ago: 14-0 during the regular season, plus two playoff wins followed by a 14-7 victory over Washington in Super Bowl VII.
So what are the chances the Eagles can run the table from here on out? How about going a perfect 20-0, which would be capped by a win in the Super Bowl on February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona? Following their Week Seven bye week, the Eagles look like they’ll be favorites in every remaining game on their schedule and that includes this Sunday’s “Battle of Pennsylvania" when the Steelers visit Philly with newly acquired defensive stud Robert Quinn making his City of Brotherly Love debut after being acquired from Chicago.
We’ll start there with this Week 8 game and look at the best wagers you should be taking right now.
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Mine are in all CAPS with the price in parentheses.
Steelers at EAGLES -10.5 (-105) and Jalen Hurts OVER 229 Passing Yards (-115)
I don’t care that this is an in-state, interconference rivalry. Philly’s home crowd will be wild from the energy of the Phillies splitting with the Astors in the first two games of the Fall Classic (book it) and will result in a carryover effect at Lincoln Financial Field.
Two stats to convince you of these picks: Steeler rookie QB Kenny Pickett might turn into Dan Marino 2.0, but for the time being he has thrown seven interceptions in his first four games. That doesn’t bode well against an Eagles defense that leads the league in takeaways (14).
Meanwhile, Hurts has upped his game considerably since 2021, especially through the air. He’s averaging 305 yards passing a game, almost 100 more than a season ago. Couple that with the fact that Pittsburgh’s defense allows 275 yards passing per game (29th in the league) and Hurts is going over 230.
EAGLES (+200) To Win The NFC
I’m with those experts who believe this team is more talented than the 2017 team that knocked off Tom Brady’s mighty Patriots to give the franchise its first-ever Super Bowl title.
The Eagles, if they stay healthy and have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, look like a solid bet, especially at this price, to get to the big game.
JALEN HURTS (+500) To Win Regular Season MVP
Look, this is clearly a long-shot wager, so just toss a little at it. Oddsmakers see this as a two-man race between Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes and that makes perfect sense, looking at their insane stats as we near the halfway point of the season.
But that’s just it. There’s still a long way to go. Allen best be careful making more running hurdle leaps, as amazing as that was. Mahomes, too, always seems to escape danger by avoiding big hits, but I expect all three of the special QBs to face increased pressure the rest of the way. The healthiest man at the end may win the award.
Plus, if Hurts keeps guiding the Eagles to victories and toward a historic season…
This brings us to the odds of Philadelphia completing a perfect, 17-0 regular season (+1400) and then reeling off three straight victories to capture its second Super Bowl title.
I’d say stay away from those (the league is just too tough now to go wire-to-wire, in my opinion, but the Eagles are a nice +500 to win the Super Bowl – only the Bills have lower odds (+250) – and that’s a more sensible way to go, because, sorry Buffalo fans, the Bills still remain 0-4 when it counts most.