After a very successful run in 2013 picking my "game of the week" in the NFC East, Doc's Sports has invited me back to do this year's weekly preview and pick for my favorite division in the pros. Everyone knows what a huge Eagles fan I am, but I also fancy myself as a subject expert for the division they play in. If you were the betting type, you could have made over $2500 on last year's picks with an overall record of 12-5. Enough of living in the past as in this game you are only as good as your last correct play!
Last week I released my predictions for the season and, as expected, I have the Eagles repeating as NFC East champs. That is not a real stretch when you consider that every major sportsbook's futures odds and most football experts are predicting the same thing. Coming into Sunday's season opener, the Birds are the only double-digit favorite on the board in a matchup against Jacksonville. I stayed away from this game only because it is tough to lay that many points against any NFL team in the first week of the season. If I had to make a pick for Sunday, I would probably go with the OVER 52 on the total line. Philadelphia is going to put up more than 30 points because that is what Chip Kelly does and I think that the Jaguars will score enough points to help the total eclipse this number.
I like the Giants to cover with the 5.5 points against Detroit on Monday night, but I do not love that pick. I completely stayed away from the Dallas game since there are just too many question marks with both the Cowboys and the 49ers. That leaves me with Washington at Houston as my NFC East "Pick of the Week". Since I do not want to spoil the surprise here (or jinx myself bragging about it) please check out Doc's at the link below for my complete preview of all the games in the division for opening day as well as my official selection for the Redskins' game.
Expert NFL Betting Picks: Weekly NFC East Predictions Week 1