Can they do it again?
The Philadelphia Eagles are in the NFL playoffs once again. And once again, the odds appear stacked against them. In fact, Parx Sportsbook has the Eagles as a long shot to even win the NFC, checking in at +1,400.
But Philadelphia’s fate was somewhat similar two years ago and the birds ended up winning it all. So maybe there’s a little room left for optimism.
DraftKings Sportsbook has certainly gotten into the spirit, offering Pennsylvania players an odds boost of 100/1 on the Eagles to win the Super Bowl. With those odds, a $5 bet could net $500.
It all starts with the Bills and the Texans Saturday afternoon at 4:35 p.m. The Seahawks and the Eagles will close out the weekend a day later.
Here’s a quick rundown of the Eagles/Seahawks matchup and the other playoff games too, complete with all the corresponding odds at our region’s sportsbooks.
Seahawks at Eagles (+1.5): 1/5, 4:40 p.m.
Philadelphia is a home underdog in a rematch of a Week 12 game that the Seahawks won 17-9. Parx has Seattle at -125 on the moneyline. The Eagles are +102. The game’s over/under is set at 45 points, perhaps a result of what appears to be a favorable weather forecast Sunday. There are also a number of alternate spreads and totals available for those seeking different numbers in the contest.
As far as prop bets are concerned, Philadelphia’s Boston Scott (+550) and Mile Sanders (+600) are the favorites to be the first touchdown scorer. Tyler Lockett leads the way for Seattle at +850. There are also bets available for total touchdowns, individual quarters, and halftime as well, giving players a number of different entry points into the playoff action.
FanDuel is also offering blown lead insurance on all of the weekend’s playoff games. Players who opt-in and make a $50 pre-live moneyline bet can receive up to $50 in site credit back if their team leads after any quarter, but ends up losing the game.
Titans at Patriots (-5.5): 1/4, 8:15 p.m.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel returns to meet his former coach Bill Belichick in the Saturday night playoff showdown. FanDuel has the Patriots at -225 on the moneyline, while the Titans are +190.
New England is looking to rebound after losing three of its last five games, including an ugly one to the Dolphins last week that cost them a bye. Saturday’s game’s total is set at 44.5 points. FanDuel has the Titans over/under at 20 points. The Patriots’ number is set at 25.
FanDuel also has bets posted on the first quarter, the first half, and a lengthy list of player props as well.
Vikings at Saints (-8): 1/5, 1:05 p.m.
Sunday’s first action is a rematch of the contest that featured an epic playoff ending two years ago. In that game, Minnesota receiver Stefon Diggs went 61-yards for a score on the final play to lift the Vikings past the Saints.
This time around, the Saints are at home, and are heavier favorites too. BetRivers has New Orleans at -420 on the moneyline. Minnesota is +310. The game’s over/under is set at 50 points. There are a number of alternate spreads and totals available as well.
Michael Thomas is the favorite to be the first touchdown scorer at +550 for the Saints. The Vikings favorite is Dalvin Cook at +850. In all, BetRivers has 180 wagers available for Sunday’s first game, setting players up nicely for an action-packed afternoon.
Bills at Texans (-3): 1/4, 4:25 p.m.
Saturday’s first playoff game features two 10-6 teams. Oddsmakers have installed Houston as a favorite, leaning toward the home team. FOX Bet has the Texans at -143 on the moneyline. The Bills are +120. The game’s over/under is set at 44 points.
Deandre Hopkins and Carlos Hyde check in as the favorites for Houston’s first touchdown scorer, both of whom carry +800 odds. Devin Singletary leads the way for Buffalo at +850. FOX Bet also has odds posted for individual players to score at any point in Saturday’s game. At press time, there are also nine prop bets posted with boosted odds. The most valuable option rewards players who are willing to bet on a final score of Texans 24, Bills 21. That bet returns +10,000, bringing in over $500 on a $5 bet.