It’s safe to say that former second-overall pick Carson Wentz will not be back as the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback in 2021. The 2020 season was tough on Wentz, as he dealt with constant injuries and performance issues that led to Jalen Hurts taking his job late in the year.
The Eagles’ 4-11-1 record wasn’t enough for head coach Doug Pederson to keep his job. The Eagles didn’t do well against the spread either. The NFL betting statistics for the Eagles in 2020 shows how tough the past season was for the Eagles.
The Eagles went 6-10 against the spread. The team had 20.9 points per game and gave up 26.1 points per game for an average spread of -5.2. The team’s struggles on offense hurt their chances, as they played in a division that didn’t perform well.
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The Eagles were the favorites in a few of their games, what with the NFC East having been poor all-around. But Wentz’s poor performance throughout the season hurt the Eagles’ ability to get beyond the spread.
The team was a -5 favorite at a home game with the New York Giants, but they won that match by one point. The Eagles were also a -5 favorite on the road against the Giants a month later, and the Giants won that time by ten points.
The Eagles became the underdog late in the season as it became clear that they weren’t going to reach the playoffs. The sportsbooks were very accurate in predicting what the spreads would be, as the Eagles were within a field goal of the spread in some cases.
The Eagles also lost as favorites to the Cincinnati Bengals early in the season during the only tie in the league this season. The two clubs had 23 points each after overtime.
Most of the Eagles’ games had over/under totals under fifty points. The team still went 7-9 against the total. The team went over in three of their final four matches, as Jalen Hurts reinvigorated the Eagles’ offense and provided an argument for why he should be the starter for 2021.
But the Eagles’ defense allowed enough points to help get some games to go over the total. The Eagles surrendered thirty or more points six times, including 38 in a game with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Where the Eagles Will go in 2021?
Whether Hurts will be the quarterback for 2021 remains unclear, as there’s always the chance the Eagles will go after someone on the free agent or trade market.
The team will also move forward with a new coach, as Nick Sirianni joins the team after being the offensive coordinator for Indianapolis. The team is above the salary cap and will need to cut out a few players to stay under.
The Eagles have poor odds to win Super Bowl LVI. The club has a +5000 line to win the championship. The Eagles also have a +260 line to win the NFC East, finishing in second behind the Dallas Cowboys at -125.
Whether the NFC East will improve or remain a bottom-feeder in the NFL remains unclear. But the Eagles won’t have things easy elsewhere on the schedule. The club will play NFC South and AFC West teams on its schedule, and it will also have matches with the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions.
People can expect the 2021 Philadelphia Eagles to try and improve upon the past season, especially as the team will have a new coach and quarterback. But how the team will look for NFL betting purposes will be hard to figure.
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*Odds correct at time of writing.