After winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history last season, the Philadelphia Eagles look like a team that is going to have an excellent chance to defend their title with gifted star quarterback Carson Wentz back in the saddle following his late regular season ACL tear a year ago that cost him the entire postseason.
No matter how the Birds make out this coming campaign, there are a ton of must-see, must-bet matchups that are offering NFL betting enthusiasts a ton of value. Here’s my expert betting analysis on those matchups!
Philadelphia Eagles 2018 NFL Betting Guide
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Week 1: Sept. 6 vs. Atlanta Falcons, 8:20 PM ET.
The Eagles will kick off their 2018 campaign with a prime time rematch of their divisional round win against the Falcons and I expect them to get another big victory whether Carson Wentz is ready to start this opener or not. You had best believe the Birds are going to be emotionally fired up for their home opener.
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 24 Falcons 21
Week 2: Sept. 16 at TB Bucs, 1 PM ET
Jameis Winston will be out of the lineup for Tampa Bay as part of his league-imposed three-game suspension. I don’t think it would matter much if he did start for the Bucs. Philadelphia is the better team in all three phases and definitely have a huge edge at head coach.
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 28 Buccaneers 17
Week 3: Sept. 23 vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 PM ET
Carson Wentz will light up Indy’s porous defense and Philly’s own D will keep Andrew Luck largely in check!
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 35 Colts 21
Week 4: Sept. 30 at Tennessee Titans, 1 PM ET
The Titans will still be learning the way of new head coach Mike Vrabel when they host the Eagles in this Week 4 Inter-Conference clash. Marcus Mariota versus Wentz will be a good one, but the Birds get the hard-fought road win in this one!
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 27 Titans 24
Week 5: Oct. 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 PM ET
The Eagles blasted the Vikings off the field in their stunning 38-7 NFC Championship win over Minnesota the last time these two Super Bowl hopefuls met, but I’m thinking the Vikes get a bit of revenge in this one in a nail-biter because Kirk Cousins has performed well against the Birds throughout his career.
NFL Betting Pick: Vikings 23 Eagles 21
Week 6: Oct. 11 at NY Giants, 8:20 PM ET
The Giants will definitely be a lot better than they were when they went 3-13 a year ago, but the G-Men has a ways to go before they get back to being at the level their NFC East rivals are now at. The Eagles swept the Giants last season and will do the same in 2018. The Birds cover the chalk as a touchdown road fave!
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 31 Giants 21
Week 7: Oct. 21 vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 PM ET
The Eagles’ beat the Panthers 28-23 in Carolina in Week 6 last season and I’m expecting a virtually identical result in this Week 7 matchup against Cam Newton and company.
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 27 Panthers 24
Week 8: Oct. 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars, 9:30 a.m. ET
The Jaguars have won three straight at Wembley Stadium, but I’m going with the confident-laden Birds to snap that streak in this contest in a matchup that looks like a North Philly street brawl just waiting to happen!
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 28 Jaguars 20
Week 10: Nov. 11 vs. Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 PM ET
The Eagles mauled the Cowboys in their 37-9 Week 11 road win before losing their meaningless regular season finale against the Boys 6-0. This Week 10 home date looks like another beatdown just waiting to happen for Dallas. Philly covers the spread as a touchdown home favorite.
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 31 Cowboys 21
Week 11: Nov. 18 at New Orleans Saints, 1 PM ET
I’ve got the Eagles getting the super narrow road win against Drew Brees and the Super Bowl hopeful Saints, but I’m going to be honest for a minute and admit that New Orleans could very well come out on top at home in the Big Easy. I almost literally gave myself a headache trying to make this pick. Philly wins but less than a field goal. The again…
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 30 Saints 28
Ive got the Eagles smacking the Giants and Redskins around at home in Weeks 12 and 13 while winning both contests by at least a touchdown.
Week 14: Dec. 9 at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 PM ET
The Birds get the regular season sweep because of Dallas’ awful pass defense and this loss sends Jerry Jones into a fit that garners national publicity.
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 27 Cowboys 24
Week 15: Dec. 16 at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 PM ET
Carson Wentz injured his knee in last year’s Week 14 showdown, but the Birds still managed to get the 43-35 win before going on to win it all. The Birds get another incredible win in a contest that looks like it could be the Game of the Year in 2018!
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 31 Rams 28
Week 16: Dec. 23 vs. Houston Texans, 1 PM ET
Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson will be two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL for the next decade at the very least. Philly wins this late season matchup because they’re playing at home and will want to get some momentum prior to the playoffs.
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 28 Texans 24