NFL betting expectations are confusing as far as the prospects of the new look Philadelphia Eagles who have gone with a youth movement for the 2010 NFL gambling campaign.
On Sunday the Eagles will host the Packers in a matchup of NFC playoff teams from last year with kickoff at 4:20 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling.com opened with Green Bay as a 3-point favorite and with an over/under of 47.5.
The Green Bay Packers enter the 2010 season with one of the most prolific offensive attacks in all of football that ranked 3rd overall for scoring last year. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has developed into a near machine as well as an All Pro QB. The big question for Green Bay remains special teams and defense.
Green Bay has lost with the NFL odds in just 1 out of their last 7 NFC conference games and has gone 20-8 against the spread on the road. The Pack has trended over the total in NFC action with just 9 out of their last 33 conference games going under the number.
The new look of the Eagles begins at QB where Kevin Kolb takes over for “the franchise” and face of the organization Donovan McNabb. Head coach Andy Reid was fed up with the Eagles after their blowout playoff loss at Dallas and moved out a lot of veterans.
The Eagles have plenty of young talent and a fine receiving corps but the question is whether it will jell quickly. Defensively the Eagles were impressive in training camp although the offense was inconsistent. Kolb did not toss a TD pass in preseason but remains confident.
“It’s not weighing on me at all,” said Kolb about the lack of scoring in preseason. “We always try to focus on the red zone. I’m just looking forward to saving them all for the season, hopefully.”
The Eagles have gone 18-10 with the NFL lines in conference games since 2008 and have gone under the total in just 2 out of their last 12 home games.
In this head to head series the home team has beaten the spread 4 consecutive times and the teams have gone under the NFL betting total in 6 out of their last 7 matchups.