Carson Wentz has yet to play in an NFL playoff game.

That will change on Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles host the Seattle Seahawks in a Wild Card game.

Yes, the Birds are battered and bruised, but for the first time in his career, the starting quarterback is ready to go.

William Hill NJ and DraftKings sportsbook both have Philly  as a 1.5-point underdog. But would you bet on Wentz?

If wagering via NJ sportsbook apps, the NFL betting scenario looks more appealing with odds boosts.

Wentz + total touchdowns

Sunday’s game (4:40 p.m. kickoff) will be a rematch of the Nov. 24 game that Seattle won 17-9. In that one, the Eagles lone touchdown didn’t come until there was 2:03 left in the game.

Wentz finished the game with 256 passing yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

DraftKings sports betting customers can bet that the result will be better the second time around. Wentz to record two or more passing touchdowns and Eagles to win has been boosted to +400.

Based on his performance over the last four weeks, the wager has winning potential. The Birds head into this one as the winners of four straight. Wentz is averaged just under 300 yards in those games.

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PointsBet + passing yards

PointsBet NJ has Wentz in the spotlight, too. He is the subject of this week’s Fade Darren Rovell booster.

Those who think Wentz will throw for more than 265.5 yards against Seattle, there is an odds boost of +110 (boosted from -115).

The number is close to the yardage he put up in the first meeting against the Seahawks.

The max bet is $100.

And in this particular case, the final score will not impact the payout.

Super Bowl odds at NJ sportsbooks

Obviously, all 12 playoff teams have one goal: Win Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

For the Eagles, it will require winning four games. The franchise has thrived as underdogs, including the Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots.

That would certainly be the case again this time around.

Futures at FanDuel sportsbook have Philly as +3400 to win the Big Game. The Houston Texans are +3500.

By comparison, the Baltimore Ravens, who are the No. 1 seed in the AFC, are +220.

The San Francisco 49ers lead the NFC field at +400.

So for Wentz and the Eagles, the road to Miami starts at Lincoln Financial Field.

Bill Gelman

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Bill Gelman is a veteran sports writer based just outside of Philadelphia and not too far from the Jersey Shore. Bill spends time in Atlantic City writing about casino openings and expansions, special events and world championship boxing at Boardwalk Hall. He is now adding NJ sports betting and online gambling to the mix.