Here’s a Sunday-Monday Double Dip.
Eagles fans can track NFC East rivals, enjoy the league as a whole and spend Sunday letting the Week 3 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys marinate.
And then it’s Monday Night Football. Primetime. Center stage for New Jersey online sports bettors. Full throat.
Because of the Eagles-Cowboys scheduling, the line will move later than normal, if at all.
So far, it has been bottled up at the Eagles +3.5 or Eagles +4 across the major sportsbooks.
One betting pattern emerged, however. The Cowboys obtained 66% of the spread betting at -3.5 at DraftKings. This number will likely fall whenever the line hits -4, but the early consensus is that the ‘Boys will cover “The Birds.”
Eagles bettors are lining up on the moneyline of +160. This is a good value for players, who prefer a nice payout over the standard -110 for the cover and who believe the Eagles can win the game outright.
A full 59% of the DraftKings bettors had taken the Eagles moneyline late in the week.
Although it’s impossible to quantify, some bettors will play both ends of this offer. They will take the Eagles to cover and to win.
If the Birds triumph, it’s a double victory. An Eagles cover with no outright win represents a split.
Going Beyond the Original Betting Line
The over-under opened at 51.5 and went to 52.5, but the bettors have jumped on the “over” to the tune of 72% at DraftKings. Bettors expect a shootout that would reflect Week 1 with these offenses, not Week 2.
Dallas scored 29 points in a season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 20 in a Week 2 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Eagles tallied 32 against the Atlanta Falcons to win Week 1 and only 11 against the San Francisco 49ers in their Week 2 loss, 17-11.
The best from Week 1 with these offenses would drive the total “over.”.
Interestingly, both Eagles games this season have gone “under” and their defense has only allowed 23 points. Dallas is 1-1 on the over-unders.
The prop bets are slowly coming onto the sites.
Can Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts each score a touchdown? That’s +500 at DraftKings if they do.
Will the Eagles score more than two touchdowns? Yes is -165, no is +125.
The Cowboys have an over-under of 3.5 touchdowns. The over is +100 and the under is -140.
At Caesars, the first drive of each team presents a potential bet.
- Punt +140
- Touchdown +180
- Field goal attempt +350
- Turnover +550
- Punt +104
- Touchdown +270
- Field Goal Attempt +370
- Turnover +460
First scoring play of the game
Dallas touchdown +140
Philadelphia touchdown +245
Dallas field goal +375
Philadelphia field goal +410
Dallas safety +2700
Philadelphia safety +2900
Can Iggles Bettors Parlay Good Fortune?
If the Eagles won the kickoff, went down the field and scored a touchdown, bettors could win twice; both with the +270 for the first Eagles drive being a touchdown and +245 because they notched the first score of the game, a touchdown.
History: in the Eagles’ first two contests, the first score of the game has been a field goal.
For the Cowboys, the first in each game has been a TD.
Touchdown and Anytime Scorers
These are popular and go up closer to game time.
Take your pick of an Eagles wide receiver for an anytime score rather than take too many and dilute your odds.
Quez Watkins was electrifying and the Eagles may want to see if they can duplicate his 91-yard reception from last week against the Niners, only this time with a TD.
DeVonta Smith, who scored in Week 1, was a little quiet in Week 2. Is it time to go back to him?
Jalen Reagor tallied in Week 1 and should have in Week 2, but he was pushed out of bounds near the goal line. He has become a big-play receiver for Hurts.
Any of these players is capable of scoring.
Miles Sanders has yet to hit paydirt in the ground game. He’s overdue.
You will see these pop up at different sportsbooks at times that are difficult to predict. But they usually show up.
*Will the score be tied after 0-0? In both Eagles’ games, the answer has twice been no.
*In both Dallas Cowboys games, the answer twice has been yes.
*Will one team score register three unanswered scores? This is a fun one to track, because it pays well on the “no “line.
In both Eagles’ games, there have been three unanswered scores.
In both Dallas games, there have NOT been three unanswered tallies.
Bettors who think the game is close can find something to consider.
The one-day wait provides bettors a chance to examine the NFC East and the rest of the league.
Gamblers don’t have faith in the winless New York Giants. Big Blue was having been either -2.5 or -3 against the Atlanta Falcons but 66% of the bettors back the Falcons.
The under 47.5 is favored 52-48% and the moneyline of +130 for Atlanta appeals to 69% of the bettors.
Both teams are 0-2 and need this win badly.
The Washington Football Team, 1-1, visits the Buffalo Bills in what Eagles fans would hope is a designed “L”. So far, the bettors agree.
Buffalo has 80% of the DraftKings tickets at -7.5 and 88% of the moneyline handle, despite a discouraging price of -380.
The over-under of 46 shows “over” bettors backing this at a 59% clip.
The Confidence Game
Around the league, here is where DraftKings bettors saw key NFL matchups in Week 3:
The most support, 96%, went to Arizona -7 at Jacksonville.
Next came 80% for the Baltimore Ravens, -8 at the Detroit Lions.
Tampa Bay received 75% of the money at -1.5 against the Los Angeles Rams in the potential game of the day.
The Green Bay Packers, at +3, were supported by 74% of the bettors when they visit the San Francisco 49ers. (Wynn Bet added a Triple the Spread promotion for a $20 max bet, putting the Packers at +10.5).
Eagles fans have a lot to unwrap and an extra day to enjoy the process.