The Philadelphia Eagles approach the halfway mark of the NFL season and it serves as a good time to look back their preseason futures markets. Hindsight is 20/20 and much like 2020, most of the bets on Eagles’ futures are a mess.
The Eagles are 3-4-1. They have been decimated by injuries and Carson Wentz leads the league in interceptions with 12.
But hold those tickets.
Bettors had high hopes for Birds, Chiefs living up to big backing
Bettors in Pennsylvania had high hopes for the Birds before Week 1. In early September, DraftKings released Philadelphia Eagles futures betting splits.
Here’s a breakdown:
Also, the majority of bettors at DraftKings believed the Eagles would hit the Over 9 win total (-134) with 72% of the handle and 70% of bets.
Philadelphia Eagles 2020 odds tracker
(Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook)
|September 1, 2020||Oct. 16 (Week 6)||Oct. 20 (Week 7)||Oct. 28 (Week 8)||Nov. 3 (Week 9)|
NFL 2020 player awards futures betting update
(Odds via DraftKings)
Preseason NFL MVP odds:
- Patrick Mahomes: +400
- Lamar Jackson: +700
- Russell Wilson: +800
NFL MVP odds after Week 8:
- Russell Wilson: -182
- Patrick Mahomes:+350
- Aaron Rodgers:+1000
Week 8 Philadelphia Eagles MVP Futures
- Carson Wentz: +15000
Preseason Rookie of the Year:
- Jalen Reagor: +4000
- Jalen Hurts: +6000
Week 8 no Eagles listed
Offensive Player of the Year:
- Carson Wentz: +3300
- Miles Sanders: +8000
- Zach Ertz: +10000
Week 8 Offensive Player of the Year not listed
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year:
- Fletcher Cox: +10000
- Darius Slay: +15000
Week 8 Defensive Player of the Year
- Brandon Graham: +10000
Philadelphia Eagles individual player betting markets update
Carson Wentz player specials:
- Total passing yards: Over/Under 3900.5 (2019 passing yards: 4039)
- Passing touchdowns total: Over/Under 27.5 (2019 passing touchdowns: 27)
- Total interceptions thrown: Over/Under 9 (2019 interceptions: 7)
Carson Wentz through 8 games: 1883 yards, 12 TDs, 12 INTs
Dallas Goedert player specials:
- Total receiving yards: Over/Under 475.5 (2019 receiving yards: 607)
Goedert through 8 games (injured, only played 4): 153 yards
Zach Ertz player specials:
- Total receiving yards: Over/Under 850.5 (2019 receiving yards: 916)
- Total receiving touchdowns: Over/Under 6 (2019 receiving touchdowns: 6)
Ertz through 8 games (injured, only played 6): 178 yards, 1 TD
NFL Season Leader betting markets update
(Odds via DraftKings)
Injuries for Zach Ertz, DeSean Jackson, Dallas Goedert, and Miles Sanders have ruined their hopes of leading any statistical categories. Their absence, combined with his sporadic play, also dashed Wentz’s hopes of winning.
Brandon Graham (preseason odds +6600) is ranked third in the league with 7 sacks.
Most interceptions thrown:
Carson Wentz (preseason odds +4000) leads the league with 12 interceptions. Kirk Cousins is behind him with 10.
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