NFC East Betting Preview: Targeting the Underdog to Dethrone the Dallas Cowboys as Division Champs
The NFC East has been the most volatile division in the NFL for nearly two decades. No team has won back-to-back NFC East titles since the Philadelphia Eagles in 2003 and 2004.
Can the Dallas Cowboys buck the trend and repeat as division champs in 2023? Do any of these four teams present any value in the futures market? We answer those questions and more in our complete NFC East betting breakdown.
NFC East betting odds
To no one’s surprise, the Cowboys will enter the 2022-23 season as the betting favorites to repeat as NFC East champs. Dallas cruised to a division title last year with a 12-5 record, while Philadelphia was the only other team that finished above .500 (9-8).
Check out the betting odds for the division, NFC, and Super Bowl for all four teams in the NFC East below:
NFC East win totals
Dallas Cowboys: 10.5
Philadelphia Eagles: 9.5
Washington Commanders: 8.5
New York Giants: 7.5
Odds to win NFC East
Dallas Cowboys: +125
Philadelphia Eagles: +185
Washington Commanders: +500
New York Giants: +700
Odds to win NFC
Dallas Cowboys: +850
Philadelphia Eagles: +1400
Washington Commanders: +3100
New York Giants: +4400
Odds to win Super Bowl
Dallas Cowboys: +1800
Philadelphia Eagles: +3000
Washington Commanders: +7000
New York Giants: +8000
NFC East best bets
Eagles to win NFC East: +185
When I look at the NFC East as a whole, the Eagles had the most impressive offseason by a wide margin. Not only did they bring in A.J. Brown to give Jalen Hurts a true No. 1 wide receiver, but they also bolstered the defensive unit with the additions of James Bradberry, Kyzir White, Haason Reddick, Jordan Davis, and Nakobe Dean.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys went backward this summer by shipping Amari Cooper out of town and failing to add any impact players in free agency. I want to bet on the no-repeat trend to continue, and I think the Eagles have the best opportunity to keep that alive. At +185, I’ll take my chances on the underdogs.
Giants UNDER 7.5 wins (-165)
I’m sorry, what? A 7.5 win total for a team that hasn’t even reached seven wins in six years? I believe in Brian Daboll turning things around in New York, but it won’t happen overnight. The Giants also start the season with games against the Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers, Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, and Baltimore Ravens in the first six weeks.
I don’t care about the -165 juice. Daniel Jones isn’t leading this team to eight wins.
All betting odds courtesy of FanDuel as of 7/24.
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