2018 record: 9-7
Key Offseason Additions: RB Jordan Howard (trade), RB Miles Sanders (draft), WR DeSean Jackson (trade), WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (draft), DT Malik Jackson (free agency)
Key Offseason Departures: QB Nick Foles (free agency), WR Golden Tate (free agency), LB Jordan Hicks (free agency), DE Michael Bennett (free agency), DE Chris Long (retirement)
Where to bet on the Eagles this season
All regulated Pennsylvania sportsbooks will offer a wide variety of bets on the Eagles this coming NFL season. That includes DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook, and BetRivers Sportsbook.
What bets can you place on the Eagles?
Regulated Pennsylvania sportsbooks are offering a comprehensive array of wagers on the Eagles this coming season. These include a full selection of bets on each of the Eagles’ regular-season games based on both end-of-game results and in-game scenarios. Additionally, there are already a number of team- and player-based futures available.
Below are some of the bet types available to Pennsylvania customers involving the Eagles during the 2019 season:
- Point spread
- Over/under point totals
- Eagles Super Bowl winner futures
- Eagles NFC Conference Champions futures
- Eagles NFC East division champions futures
- Eagles number of regular-season wins futures
- Eagles to make the playoffs futures
- Eagles division finishing position futures
- Most passing yards futures (Carson Wentz +2500 at PlaySugarHouse)
- Most rushing yards futures (Miles Sanders +6600/ Jordan Howard +12500 at PlaySugarHouse)
- Most receptions futures (Zach Ertz +2000/ Alshon Jeffery +10000 at PlaySugarHouse)
- Most kicking points futures (Jake Elliott +1600 at PlaySugarHouse)
- Most sacks futures (Fletcher Cox +5000/ Derek Barnett +10000 at PlaySugarHouse)
- Carson Wentz Total Passing Yards futures (Over 3950.5/ Under 3950.5 at Play SugarHouse)
- Carson Wentz Total Passing Touchdowns futures (Over 28.5/Under 28.5 at Play SugarHouse)
- Zach Ertz Total Receiving Yards futures (Over 875.5/Under 875.5 at PlaySugarHouse)
- Zach Ertz Total Receiving Touchdowns futures (Over 6.5/Under 6.5 at Play SugarHouse)
Philadelphia Eagles season preview
The Eagles have already delivered one Super Bowl in the Carson Wentz era. Ironically, by the time the confetti came down, it just wasn’t with Wentz under center. Head coach Doug Pederson and many of Wentz’s teammates have proven they’re capable of reaching the highest pinnacle of the NFL. Yet for all his talent, the 2016 first-round pick still has major unfinished business.
With season-ending injuries the last two campaigns, Wentz missed out on the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory following the 2017 season over the Patriots. He was also absent for Philadelphia’s shorter playoff run last season due to back fractures he suffered in December. But the way the pieces have aligned over the offseason, Wentz may have a chance to make up for previously lost opportunities.
Philly was busy in the offseason. A trade with the Bears brought running back Jordan Howard. Another with the Buccaneers resulted in the return of DeSean Jackson to the team that drafted him in 2008. The draft netted a potentially explosive complement to Howard in Miles Sanders. An already solid defense also saw the arrival of stud defensive tackle Malik Jackson.
But key cog in the engine is Wentz. That’s especially true now that the security blanket of Nick Foles is in Jacksonville. Having a healthy Wentz for all 16 games for the first time since his rookie 2016 season makes this Philly squad a legitimate Super Bowl contender, especially considering the offensive arsenal he now has at the skill positions.
The Eagles should be the class of the NFC East. Even the Cowboys are at least a notch below when both teams are at full health. They drop several below in the event of a potential Ezekiel Elliott holdout that extends into the season. Therefore, the Eagles certainly have six winnable division games from the jump. However, the non-division conference schedule will be far from a cakewalk. There are visits to the Falcons, Packers, and Vikings, as well as a home date with the Seahawks. On the interconference end of things, an epic home showdown against the Patriots looms as by far the biggest challenge on Nov. 17.
However, Philly should have the talent and depth to match up with anyone if they can enjoy relatively good health. Additionally, the schedule makers seemingly did them a favor in December. They’ll finish with the Dolphins and then four division games, including both of their season meetings with the Giants.
Below is a look at the Eagles’ schedule along with opening spreads courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
|Sun, Sep 8||vs Washington||PHI -9|
|Sun, Sep 15||at Atlanta||PHI +1.5|
|Sun, Sep 22||vs Detroit||PHI -8.5|
|Thu, Sep 26||at Green Bay||PHI +1.5|
|Sun, Oct 6||vs New York||PHI -6.5|
|Sun, Oct 13||at Minnesota||PHI +3|
|Sun, Oct 20||at Dallas||PHI +1.5|
|Sun, Oct 27||at Buffalo||PHI -3.5|
|Sun, Nov 3||vs Chicago||PHI -3|
|Sun, Nov 17||vs New England||PHI -1|
|Sun, Nov 24||vs Seattle||PHI -3.5|
|Sun, Dec 1||at Miami||PHI -6|
|Mon, Dec 9||vs NY Giants||PHI -8|
|Sun, Dec 15||at Washington||PHI -4|
|Sun, Dec 22||vs Dallas||PHI -4|
|Sun, Dec 29||at NY Giants||TBD|
Philadelphia Eagles 2019 Best Futures Bet
Zach Ertz Under 875.5 receiving yards: -110 at Play SugarHouse
Ertz has missed only five games in his six-season career and broke out for a career-best 116-1,163-8 line in 2018. The athletic tight end won’t even turn 29 until November of this season and has demonstrated excellent rapport with Wentz when the latter has been on the field. He’s also seen over 100 targets for four consecutive campaigns. However, for the purposes of this prop, it’s worth noting 2018 was the first time Ertz eclipsed the 875-yard mark in a season.
As outstanding as he was last season, Ertz could well be due for a slight downturn in 2019. The Eagles now have three highly viable wideouts when factoring in the arrival of Jackson alongside Jeffery and Agholor. Additionally, Arcega-Whiteside is expected to contribute early. The likes of Howard, Sanders, Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, and Darren Sproles can all catch out of the backfield as well. But one of the more direct hits to Ertz’s targets could come from his promising understudy—Dallas Goedert. The second-year pro brought in 33 of 44 targets during his rookie season and should see a bump this season as Philly begins the earliest stages of torch-passing at the position.
Finally, it’s worth considering the Eagles will have their best 1-2 punch at running back in some time. Last season, they had no true lead back after Jay Ajayi went down with an ACL tear in Week 5. They attempted to mix and match as best they could from that point forward. However, the lack of depth led to a heavy reliance on the passing attack. That should change this season if Howard and Sanders remain upright.