The NFC East may be one of the toughest divisions to handicap this season based on who is going to win, but their season wins future odds are much more intriguing. Let’s break down the NFL odds and find out which teams should make your NFL picks and which ones to avoid.
The Giants come in with the ‘Over’ priced at even money, and the ‘Under’ listed at -120. Either way, the Giants seem to be the defaulted favorite of this division this season, and while I’m not buying that, their season wins total seems pretty adequately priced at nine wins. They have the 24th ranked strength of schedule, as the NFC East plays the AFC West and the NFC North this season. After a rough start to their season where they play their first three out of four games on the road, the Giants seem like a close call either way you flip it this season.
The biggest chalk award goes to the Cowboys this offseason, as the ‘Under’ comes in at -155 for the Cowboys, and the ‘Over’ is priced at +135. Dallas has the 25th ranked strength of schedule this season, and luckily for them, they get to play the Giants, Broncos and Redskins at home at the beginning of their schedule. If they can get out to a hot start, and win their divisional home games, this team could make a push for that +135 and the ‘Over’ this season. The division has softened just enough with the Giants and the RG3 injury that it might just be worth a shot and not a sucker's bet, but I’m not sold.
Because of the uncertainty with RG3, it’s hard to make a call on this one way or another. Of course the Redskins blew their season wins totals out of the water last season when they won the division, but with the health of RG3 and some of the other key components in question, it’s hard to say. Washington is priced the same on both sides of this bet at -110, but I would caution making any bet on them at this point without first seeing Griffin III in training camp and even some preseason snaps just to make sure.
The Eagles are also priced the same at -110 no matter what side of the total you want to bet at LVH Sportsbook in Las Vegas. Philly has the 20th ranked strength of schedule this season, and with the wildcard of a new head coach coming in, the Eagles seem a bit overvalued here at seven wins. Obviously having the new scheme will be an advantage at first, but it will also be a disadvantage. The Eagles also have a tough opening to their schedule. They play four of their first six games on the road, and those four happen to be against New York, Washington, Denver and Tampa. That’s a tough test for a rebuilding team early in the season.
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