Saturday, May 19, 2012

NFC Divisional Futures Odds Update recently released odds for all 32 NFL teams in terms of their chance to win their division this season. The good news is that the Eagles have been opened as +140 favorites to win the NFC East. The bad news is that we went down this road last season and we all know how that worked out.

The other good news this week is that running back LeSean McCoy agreed to a long-term contract extension that will keep him in green for at least five more seasons. This also means that heading into this season, the Birds have their top-three offensive weapons (McCoy, Michael Vick, and DeSean Jackson) all fat and happy in the wallet.

The following is link to a quick synopsis of the NFC divisional 'futures' odds as originally posted on Bang the Book. Be sure to check back next week, when I take a look at the odds for the AFC.

NFC Divisional Futures Odds Update

Monday, May 7, 2012

NFL Super Bowl XLVII Futures Update

A week after the New York Giants knocked-off the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI Bovada opened the Eagles at 14/1 odds to win it all this season with five other teams having lower odds. After two full months of free agency and last month's college draft, the Birds remain right where they started as the sixth-favorite at 14/1 to finally bring home a Super Bowl title to a city that is starved for a championship. Overall, Philadelphia has done a good job at filling some holes on both sides of the ball with its offseason acquisitions, but it will still need to prove that even with a roster filled with a ton of individual talent that it can play and win as a team over the entire course of a 17-week regular season.

Green Bay remains the odds-on-favorite to come out of the NFC and New England remains the favorite to win the AFC. The Packers have a slight edge at 13/2 to win it all with New England at 8/1 to snap a two-game losing streak in the Super Bowl. The following is a link to a look at which team's stock is rising in the eyes of the betting public and which teams are headed in the wrong direction over the past three months in terms of its 'futures' odds. This article was originally posted on Bang the Book.

NFL Super Bowl XLVII Futures Update