Each day until the start of the 2015 NFL season, LT Profits will provide a team profile that can be referred to when making NFL picks. Today they look at the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 2015 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, September 10th, but before we get to Kickoff Weekend, we will be here presenting advance daily team profiles in an attempt to assist you with your NFL picks. Today we are profiling the Philadelphia Eagles, who finished 10-6 in 2014 and in second place in the NFC East, but failed to qualify for the NFL Playoffs.
For starters, here is a summary of the Philadelphia betting statistics over the past five seasons. Please note that all of these statistics are for regular season games only.
Philadelphia Eagles Betting Stats, 2010 through 2014
|Over – Under||23-16-1||24-16||47-32-1|
|Avg. Total Score||47.9||51.2||49.5|
The Eagles have held their own on the road the last five years, but they are only 40.0 percent ATS at home including an abysmal 1-7, 12.5 percent ATS as home underdogs! They have also been a very good ‘over’ team at 59.5 percent overall and that does not figure to change much with Chip Kelly as head coach.
Key Trend: Philadelphia is 4-18, 18.2 percent ATS as a favorite when coming off of a home game.
Next, we take a look at the Eagles’ statistical summary for the 2014 season.
2014 Philadelphia Eagles Team Statistics (Per Game)
|Offense||Off. Rank||Defense||Def. Rank|
|Yds. Per Rush||4.2||15th||3.7||5th|
|Yds Per Pass||7.0||12th||7.2||23rd|
|Yds. Per Play||5.8||11th||5.6||21st|
The Eagles seemed to have control of the NFC East last year, leading the division heading into Week 15. But then came a home loss to the Dallas Cowboys followed by a terrible road loss to the last place Redskins in Week 16, and just like that Philadelphia went from leading the division to being eliminated from the playoffs even before their Week 17 finale took place.
Now, we shall tale a peek at various Philadelphia Future Odds for this 2015 season from several sportsbooks. You can view these and other future and prop odds on the Sportsbook Review Futures and Prop Bets Directory.
2015 Philadelphia Eagles NFL Futures
|Super Bowl Odds||+2400||+2011||+2000||+2300|
|NFC Conf. Odds||+1100||+980||+1100||+1000|
|NFC East Odds||+150||+159||+180||+140|
|Win Total||9½ un-150||9½ un-144||9½ un-155||9½ un-150|
The Eagles are the fourth choice to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl this season behind the Seahawks, Packers and Cowboys, as well as obviously the second choice behind Dallas to win the NFC East. Curiously though, that is with their 9½ win-total being heavily juiced on the ‘under’, meaning books are only expecting a 9-7 season.
Philadelphia Eagles Key Additions
Where do we begin here? After all, no team made more transactions this off-season than the Eagles did. Among the veteran additions were quarterback Sam Bradford, running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, wide receiver Miles Austin, linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerbacks Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond. Philadelphia may have also snared a go-to wide receiver in the NFL Draft in Nelson Agholor.
Philadelphia Eagles Key Losses
Since the Eagles made a ton of trades, that means they had a lot of departures also. Among those were quarterback Nick Foles, running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Polk, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, guard Evan Mathis, defensive end/linebacker Trent Cole, cornerback Bradley Fletcher and safety Nate Allen.