Underdog Eagles Cover (And Win) Vs. Packers

Posted on September 29, 2019
Cover as an underdog? Why not win outright, if you are the Eagles?
The Eagles started off 1-2, but they won a “must win” game on Thursday, when they held off the previously undefeated Green Bay Packers. The Eagles are now 2-2, while the Packers are 3-1.

In a duel of great quarterbacks, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers absolutely gassed the Eagles defense for 458 total yards and 2 touchdowns. However, it was the Eagles defense who had the last laugh when they intercepted Rodgers on the game’s final play.

Carson Wentz didn’t need to do much through the air, but he finished with 160 yards and 3 touchdowns.

A look back at betting on Eagles vs. Packers

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the spread on the game was Packers -4.5 and -200 on the moneyline. It was the Eagles bettors who cashed, though, both on the spread and the moneyline, and a lot of it was in thanks to the running game that finally got going.

Playing in his 4th game for the Eagles, running back Jordan Howard had 115 total yards and three, yes THREE, total touchdowns. Eagles backers are extremely happy that the team now seems to have found their running game, and even tight end Zach Ertz had a solid game (finally). He added seven catches for 65 yards.

The Eagles are now 1-3 against the spread (this was their first cover of the year), and the Packers are now 3-1 against the spread.

Next: Eagles vs. Jets

The Eagles left the game with 10 days to prepare for the New York Jets, who are coming off a bye.

The Eagles are two-touchdown favorites at most books.

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