Another week means another NFL division to look at. Today, we take through the project over/under win totals for the NFC East!
Before we start, let’s take a look at the other NFL divisions we have discussed to this point:
- AFC West Future Betting Odds: Win Totals for 2018
- NFL Win Totals: AFC South 2018 Betting Odds and Preview
- NFL: AFC North Win Totals and Betting Predictions for 2018
- NFL: AFC East Win Totals and Betting Predictions for 2018
Eagles (10) OVER… 12-4
Coming off accomplishing the greatest feat in football, winning the Super Bowl, expectations are high for the Eagles. They are also interesting because it was backup QB Nick Foles who helped the team to the title, and now he will be replaced by Carson Wentz, who is expected to be healthy for the opening week.
Bringing back most of the core players of their offense, things are once again looking up. They have a tremendous WR corps and great depth at the RB spot. With DB’s who can pick off passes like its nothing, and linebackers who can sack the QB easily, the sky is the limit. We’re going 12-4 for Philly.
Cowboys (8) OVER… 9-7
Coming off a year where they were at Ezekiel Elliot’s mercy, they will have their star back for the whole season, and that should immediately improve them. They cut Dez Bryant, and in return, they added Tavon Austin, Deonte Thompson, and Allen Hurns to their WR corps. Whether it turns out to be an upgrade or downgrade remains to be seen.
Dallas’ pass rush has the ability to really bring the pressure, but in a lot of cases, they have shown inability to finish defensive plays. Their secondary leaves a lot to be desired, though they have a lot of potential to be better. Dak will not be leading his team to the playoffs, but to a winning record.
Giants (7) EVEN
After a very rough year last year where Eli was benched, OBJ was hurt, the they had a horrible coach with an even worse mustache, the Giants hope to have solved all of their problems. Eli is back under center, they have a capable coach in Pat Shurmur, OBJ is healthy, and they added Penn State star RB Saquon Barkley to the roster.
There are a number of big playmakers on the defense, who should be able to help things. A possible bounce back from Eli Apple, would be fantastic, as he has struggled both on and off the field the past few years. Janoris Jenkins and Landon Collins have a lot of potential. Their pass rush though has a lot to show. 7-9 sounds about right for these guys.
Redskins (6.5) UNDER… 6-10
They added Alex Smith to be their new QB, but that will not take this team to the playoffs, or even above last place in the division. The Redskins lack a good WR corps, and especially considering that new signing Paul Richardson is listed as their #1 guy. New RB Derrius Guice though should immediately improve the run game.
Smith is looking forward to the challenge in a new city.
“You’re in the weight room, you’re on the field, you’re working on what you need to work on. For me, there’s a throwing element, a moving element, running. Everything that goes into playing quarterback.” – Alex Smith
The pass rush for the Redskins is composed of older players, who do not have as much quickness or talent at this point. The return of Josh Norman should help the secondary, which will need all the assistance it can get. 6-10 is the prediction due to lack of receivers and inconsistent defense. Oh, and a coach who is a little overrated.
Full NFC East Betting Odds
The NFC East Betting Win Totals are listed at BETDSI and are as of August 9, 2018
- Philadelphia Eagles 10
- Dallas Cowboys 8
- New York Giants 7
- Washington Redskins 6.5