Oddsmakers have priced up the NFC East as a two-horse race this season, and bettors have signalled who they think will come out on top.
The Dallas Cowboys currently sit atop the market with odds of +100, indicative of a 50% chance of winning. Right on their tails come the Philadelphia Eagles - their odds of +140 imply a 41.67% chance - while the Giants and Redskins lag behind with +900 (10%) and +1500 (6.25%) respectively.
However, despite the fact that is it Dallas who the oddsmakers perceive to be the strongest team in the division, sports bettors are apparently seeing superior value in putting their money on the Eagles.
47% of the bets placed on the ‘NFC East' market have been on Philadelphia, putting them clear of Dallas who account for 38% of the total share. The Giants and Redskins have been largely neglected by gamblers, splitting the remaining 15% between them.
Oddschecker spokesperson Pete Watt: “Doug Pederson has very quietly gone about his business and somehow continues to be unappreciated by many outside of Philadelphia for the incredible job he is doing.”
“In Carson Wentz, the Eagles possess the only QB in the league to throw a touchdown in every game of last season and he’ll be looking to match that this year. Couple that with an exciting rookie class and it’s clear to see why plenty think that the Eagles are a good bet for the NFC East."