The Eagles and Bengals each enter Week 3 without a win and are desperate to avoid a potentially disastrous 0-3 start. Which team will get on the board with its first win of the season? Here are the current odds, spread and total for Eagles vs. Bengals as of October 26, 2020 12:35 PM.
The Eagles vs. Bengals line for Week 3 is currently set at Eagles -6.5 with an over-under of 46. The Eagles are -295 on the moneyline, with an implied win probability of 74.7%.
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Despite suffering a miserable blowout loss at home in Week 2, the Eagles are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Bengals. Both teams come into this one at 0-2, but the Eagles currently hold one of the NFL’s worst point differentials (-28). Meanwhile, there is growing optimism in Cincinnati as rookie quarterback Joe Burrow looks worthy of his status as the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Eagles welcomed the return of several key players a week ago and cleaned up the pass protection issues that plagued them in their opening loss, but Carson Wentz struggled once again, and Philadelphia’s defense was gashed for 37 points and 449 yards. Its glaring inability to disrupt the quarterback was on full display in Sunday’s loss, and thus presents what would appear to be a favorable matchup for a young Cincinnati offense.
Most concerning for the Eagles, however, is the play of Wentz. His 27.9 QBR through two weeks ranks 32nd in the NFL. After being outplayed by 2016 NFL top pick Jared Goff last week, Wentz looks for a rebound against 2020 the No. 1 overall selection in Burrow.
Conversely, while expectations for the Bengals are relatively low, Burrow has impressed in the early going, completing 60.7% of his passes for 509 yards and three touchdowns to only one interception.
As for the Eagles vs. Bengals spread, the early reaction in Philadelphia has been one of surprise that oddsmakers have installed a team playing such poor football as such a significant favorite.
The fact that the Eagles are 6 1/2 point favorites next week is a joke
— Kevin Cooney (@KevinCooney) September 21, 2020
We will see if bettors feel the same way throughout the week, consequently moving the Eagles vs. Bengals odds.
The Eagles opened as a fairly sizable -295 moneyline favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, which upon first glance seems high given their struggles. Still, they are traditionally a team backed by the public, so perhaps that plays a role here.
That being said, a look at current market prices shows that the early-week value is on the Eagles at -270 FanDuel Sportsbook. Meanwhile, bettors backing the Bengals to win are best served by locking them in at with DraftKings at +235.
The over-under for the Eagles vs. Bengals odds is 46 at DraftKings and FanDuel. So far this season, the over has hit in both of Philadelphia’s games, while it is 1-1 in Cincinnati’s two contests.
Where Is the Money Going?
Who is the public backing early on following the initial release of Eagles vs. Bengals Week 3 odds?
Currently, the pessimism in Philadelphia has not translated to the overall betting market as 68% of point spread bets and 90% of the point spread money is on the Eagles.
Meanwhile, 75% of all totals bets are on the over.
In both cases, it is still very early in the week, but the initial response suggests that the current odds will trend in the favor of the Eagles and the over.
Be sure to check back as we’ll keep this updated throughout the week as more info comes in on the game.
Eagles vs. Bengals Props
Typically, props are not released until later in the week, which is the case with this Week 3 game, so be sure to check back here later in the week for a comprehensive look the available Eagles vs. Bengals props. FOX Bet is outstanding when it comes to props and boosts, so bettors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey should be on the lookout for the release.
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