The NFC East has been a surprisingly good division so far in this Regular Season, but there’s still half a season to go. So who to back now in a division with NFL odds similar to what they were this Spring?
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Value To Be Found in NFC East Futures Market If You Pick the Right Pony
Unlike most Futures Books for Divisional Odds in major sports, the odds to win the NFC East division are still close to what they were this Spring, even with NFL Week 7 approaching, and that's not much of a surprise to the NFL aficionado, even with Rookies starting at QB—Dak Prescott for Dallas and Carson Wentz for Philadelphia—for half of the teams in the division.
And a look at the current NFC East standings makes it seem now's the ideal time to back the Dallas Cowboys (+240 to win NFC East, 5Dimes) as the Cowboys (5-1 SU) are off this weekend while the 2nd-place Washington Redskins (4-2) are in Detroit to face a Lions team which plays better at Ford Field (DET -1 -113, BetOnline), while the 3rd-place Philadelphia Eagles (3-2) face the undefeated Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field (MIN -3 -105, BetOnline). So losses by both could give the Cowboys (+2750 to win Super Bowl, Heritage) a 2-game lead heading into Week 8.
But is Dallas good enough? Certainly. This is a team that has been fantastic on the Road (3-0) in recent years, may have the best Offensive Line in the NFL, is getting WR Dez Bryant back, may end up having the best backup QB in the league with Tony Romo (Shoulder) and has two players—QB Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott—fighting it out for NFL Rookie of the Year. So yes, America's Team is more than good enough and may be in the NFL's top 5 now.
And is it too soon to toss out Eli Manning and the 4th-place New York Giants (3-3 SU)? The G-Men (+548, to win NFC East, BetDSI) have a huge game at Twickenham Stadium in London against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday (NYG -3 +105 at BookMaker—an Offshore sportsbook with an A+ grade and which offers a 50% Free Play Bonus—and a loss to the Rams and NY would fall to 3-4 and with such a poor TO Margin (-1.7 tpg, #31 NFL), with both Kirk Cousins and the Redskins (W4, +500, to win NFC East, Bovada) and Darren Sproles and the Eagles (+614, to win NFC East, BookMaker) playing so well, the Giants would have to be both perfect and lucky from Weeks 8-17 to win the NFC East.
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