The Philadelphia Eagles officially opened training camp today. The first game of the regular season is still more than a month away.
And the high expectations surrounding the team are clearly evident among PlaySugarHouse customers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Rush Street Interactive indicated via a press release that Eagles fans “are already putting money down on how they think the season will shake out.”
Betting breakdown at SugarHouse Sportsbook
The pull of the Eagles, of course, includes Super Bowl betting.
And the futures market has the Eagles listed at +500 to make it to the big game — the third lowest on the board.
|New England Patriots||+315|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+400|
|Los Angeles Rams||+400|
|New Orleans Saints||+400|
As far as winning the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami goes, the early line on Philadelphia is +1300. Tom Brady and the defending champs lead the field of contenders:
|New England Patriots||+700|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+850|
|Los Angeles Rams||+1000|
|New Orleans Saints||+1000|
Betting on a healthy Carson Wentz
Of course, one of the big questions heading into Eagles training camp is the health of starting quarterback Carson Wentz.
He has shown glimpses of being an elite NFL quarterback, but has faced his share of injuries, too.
Two seasons ago, Wentz was recovering from a torn ACL while Nick Foles led the team to its first Super Bowl title in franchise history.
Foles, a fan favorite, stepped back into the starting role again last season when Wentz suffered a fractured vertebra. But Foles, the new starting quarterback in Jacksonville, is no longer around to play the postseason hero.
The Eagles added several key additions during the offseason, including bringing back former star wide receiver Desean Jackson.
Along with other new additions on the offensive side of the ball, Wentz may just have the pieces he needs to give Eagles fans another parade.
But could Wentz end up leading league MVP honors?
He is certainly worth considering from a wagering standpoint. At +1400, he has the fifth-lowest odds among all players.
Here are the others in the mix:
In terms of over/under for touchdown passes for the season, that number is 28.55.
Trying to figure out which side to play? He threw 31 touchdowns during the Super Bowl season prior to his ACL injury.
Philadelphia Eagles and total wins in 2019
The Eagles are currently a heavy favorite heading into Week One of the NFL season.
They are hosting the rival Washington Redskins on Sept. 9. The home team is a 9-point favorite at SugarHouse Sportsbook as camp begins. The moneyline is -110.
One of the other popular future markets is total wins. That number, of course, fluctuates among sportsbooks. SugarHouse has the number listed at 10 wins.
If you think the Birds are going to win 10 or more games, then it’s a wager worth considering. The Eagles went 9-7 in the regular season last year.
|Total Wins for Eagles||10||10||9.5||9.5|