Eagles’ Super Bowl and Division Odds Skyrocket as Jalen Hurts Enters MVP Territory

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Our friends at Sports Betting Dime do a great job of parsing and analyzing data, and after Monday night’s big win over the Vikings, the Eagles are looking really good in a lot of departments.

Here’s some of the stuff they’ve pulled together by taking odds from the various sports books out there and combining it all into a singular model:

1) Eagles now have the fourth-best odds to win the Super Bowl

They improved from +1500 to +1300 after last night’s win, jumping the Chargers, Packers, and Rams. They sit behind only the Bills, Bucs, and Chiefs.

2) NFC East odds improved from -145 to -210 

Believe it or not, they’ve got the Giants at +525 right now, ahead of the Cowboys at +550. Carson Wentz and the Commies are sitting at +1000. The Eagles odds were +350 at the end of the winter, then started to climb slowly as Howie Roseman improved the roster. A.J. Brown’s trade resulted in a swing from +320 to +185, and with Dallas starting 1-1 with Dak Prescott injured, the Eagles have swung from +130 to -210 in the span of just eight days.

3) Jalen Hurts’ MVP odds improved from +1400 to +800

He now has the third-best odds to win MVP, behind only Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes.

For what it’s worth, the Eagles do not have a single MVP winner. Going back to 2000, 19 of the 23 winners have been quarterbacks and that doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon. Carson Wentz came close in 2017, and probably would have won the award if not for the ACL tear.

4) Nick Sirianni’s Coach of the Year odds improved from +1400 to +700

He has the second-best odds to win the award.

Here’s the latest blurb:

[September 20] Mike McDaniel is the new favorite to win NFL Coach of the Year, after his Dolphins took down the Ravens in Week 2 to start the season 2-0. McDaniel’s odds improved from +1100 to +600. Nick Sirianni, the Eagles head coach, saw his odds improve from +1400 to +700 and now has the second-best odds on the board. Nathaniel Hackett has seen his odds plummet from +1800 to +7500 after another game full of embarrassing coaching mistakes.

Andy Reid won this award twice in Philly. Ray Rhodes won it in 1995 and Dick Vermeil back in the 70s.