As legions of Eagles fans and bettors alike are crawling out of the pit of misery that is a loss to the Washington Football team, we arrive at another weekend of NFL football. This week we see the Eagles taking on the LA Rams in an empty Linc.
Week Two vs LA Rams
Spread: PHI -1
ML: Eagles -115; LAR-105
Total Points: o/u 45.5
Just before I started writing this on Friday, the spread went from pick'em to PHI -1. One could assume this is related to the news that RB Miles Sanders says he's "100% healthy" and the high probability of RT Lane Johnson returning. Whatever the reason, Philly is now a slight favorite. Even though it's been only a week, the Eagles are 0-1 ATS, and LA is 1-0 after their win against Dallas last week.
Smart Money: o45.5
A wise man once said "life's too short to bet the under" and this game has some serious 28-24 vibes. I like both of these team's chances to strike a lot early and give the over a good chance. This game is still a pick'em in my book.
SF @ NYJ u41
Unless the 49ers put up 40 themselves, it's hard for me to see this game going over. New York put all of their offensive weapons on the shelf when RB Le'Veon Bell was placed on IR with a hamstring issue. That leaves their run game solely in the hands of "former Eagles great" Frank Gore, who's no spring chicken. Go ahead and wrap this one in a parlay with SF -7.
BAL -7 @ HOU
The Texans got cup checked last week by an explosive offense led by a young former league MVP. This week they're going up against an explosive offense led by a young former league MVP (with a better defense). My money says Houston will continue to miss DeAndre Hopkins.
PIT, BAL, SF, KC, NO
Be careful this week.