The Eagles will have no problem keeping the “nobody believes in us” narrative rolling this week, thanks to oddsmakers who have once again installed the defending champs as heavy underdogs. Of course, there’s no need to fret. You may recall the Eagles won three times as a playoff underdog a season ago on their way to winning Super Bowl 52 before reprising the role this afternoon in their 16-15 upset win over the Bears.
Let me check the math on that real quick. That’s, uh, yep. That’s 4-0 straight-up and 4-0 against the number over the past two postseasons as an underdog. Decent.
As for this week against the Saints, the Eagles are currently an 8.5-point underdog at DraftKings Sportsbook. If you’re looking to grab them on the moneyline, you can do so at +300. Meanwhile, they are a heavy 10-point underdog (10!) at FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Give me those points.
- This is a rather significant point-spread discrepancy between the two sportsbooks.
Interestingly, despite the larger spread at FanDuel, the Eagles are currently only +290 on the moneyline there. The lesson? if you want to lock in the points now–do so at FanDuel. Want to take a swing at a big payout on an outright win? Head to DraftKings. After all, it’s not exactly a bad bet. Nick Foles is now 6-1 against the spread and straight-up as an underdog in his second stint with the Eagles. The lone loss came in the meaningless 2017 regular season finale against the Cowboys in which the Eagles rested several of their starters.
The more you know.