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NFL Futures: NFC East Win Totals Betting Picks (2021)

by August 4, 2021
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NFL training camps are open, so we can begin to focus on futures bets. With more information becoming available daily, we can formulate an informed opinion on our respective bets. Below, we’ll analyze wins totals for the NFC East.

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook

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Dallas Cowboys

Over 9 wins: (-140)
Under 9 wins: (+115)

After posting their worst record since 2015 (6-10), Dallas will look to rebound in 2021 and avoid being under .500 yet again.

When franchise quarterback Dak Prescott went down in Week 5 with a gruesome season-ending ankle injury, the wheels fell off this Cowboys team.

Without Dak, the offense sputtered. Star running back Ezekiel Elliott averaged 107.4 total yards and six touchdowns with Prescott at the helm. Without him, he averaged 78 total yards and scored just twice over the final 10 games of the season.

Vegas believes the offense will be the driving force of this team, as they currently have seven 50-point-plus totals on the lookahead lines. Not to mention, they have one of the easier schedules as their opponents had a combined win percentage less than .500 in 2020.

The defense will be an issue, especially the pass rush, as this team ranked 23rd in defensive DOA last season.

With a slight improvement in defense, healthy Prescott, rejuvenated ‘Zeke, and the continued development of CeeDee Lamb, look for this team to squeak over 9 wins.

PICK: Over 9 wins (-140)
CONFIDENCE LEVEL: High

New York Giants

Over 7 wins: (-130)
Under 7 wins: (+110)

New York missed the playoffs again last season, posting a 6-10 record, and suffered a major loss when stud running back Saquon Barkley went down with an ACL injury.

Barkley’s injury made an already inept offense even worse – finishing 31st in points per game in 2020.

Second-year quarterback Daniel Jones threw a mere 11 touchdowns, averaging a paltry 210.2 passing yards per game. In fairness, he didn’t receive much help from his putrid defensive line that game up the second-most sacks league-wide.

If there was a positive for this team in 2020, the defense ranked 9th in points allowed per game.

To help Jones, the team signed stud wide receiver Kenny Golladay in free agency, who will give the young quarterback a legitimate deep threat and a big body to throw to.

Additionally, the team signed cornerback Adoree Jackson to bolster this already strong defense and secondary. They also extended Leonard Williams, who looked rejuvenated after his trade from the Jets, posting a career-high 11.5 sacks.

Like any NFL team, their success will be predicated on the play of the quarterback. Though Jones has had little help in his first two seasons, his decision-making and ball security have been poor – with little reason to believe these issues will dramatically improve in year three.

PICK: Under 7 wins (+110)
CONFIDENCE LEVEL: Medium

Philadelphia Eagles

Over 6.5 wins: (-130)
Under 6.5 wins: (+110)

Since their 2017 Super Bowl Championship, the Eagles have yet to return to prominence.

Entering last season, many touted them as a playoff contender and to win the NFC East. However, after ranking top-10 in games lost to injury, the team faltered as Miles Sanders, Zach Ertz, and Alshon Jeffery all missed four-plus games throughout the year. Not to mention the poor play of starting quarterback Carson Wentz, who was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in the offseason.

One bright spot was the play of rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts who took over after Wentz was benched. The dual-threat QB threw for 1,061 yards and six touchdowns while also rushing for three – showing glimpses of major upside along the way.

Another issue that plagued the offense was the offensive line, as veteran stalwarts Jason Kelce, and Lane Johnson had uncharacteristic down years. If this unit does not improve in 2021, it will be a lot for Hurts to handle, despite his athleticism.

Though they possess a solid defense that posted the third-most sacks in 2020, the division will be much more competitive this season – not to mention having to play the Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49’ers, and defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With a second-year quarterback and difficult schedule, I don’t foresee the Eagles getting to 7 wins.

PICK: Under 6.5 wins (+110)
CONFIDENCE LEVEL: Medium

Washington Football Team

Over 8.5 wins: (-115)
Under 8.5 wins: (-105)

I’m very bullish on the Football Team this season. Click here to find out why.

PICK: Over 8.5 wins (-115)
CONFIDENCE LEVEL: High

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