By Michael Donovan
So, how has Sam Bradford’s trade to Minny been viewed by the ultimate arbiters — the Vegas sports books?
Check it out:
SB odds: 100-1 (opened 40-1)
O/U win total: 6.5 (O +130/U -150)
FPI Projection: 6.4 | MLE: 6.4 | W/L/T: 3-11-2
Overview: The Chip Kelly era came in with a roar three years ago and went out with a whimper.
Doug Pederson takes over after being the offensive coordinator in Kansas City and is expected to slow down things quite a bit. This will help make the Eagles more of an under team with a solid defense led by Fletcher Cox. Sam Bradford was slated to start the season at QB but was traded to Minnesota last Saturday. No. 2 overall draft choice Carson Wentz was sidelined during the preseason with a hairline fracture in his ribs but is expected to be the starter if cleared by doctors, otherwise journeyman Chase Daniel will get the nod. That uncertainty on offense should also help lead to more unders.
Future-book odds: The Eagles’ Super Bowl odds had already drifted from 40-1 to 80-1 before the Bradford trade, but now have been increased to 100-1.
Over/under win total: Make the Eagles under 7 (-110). The number had been bet down to 6.5 at the Westgate even before the Bradford trade. The over was favored then, but now it’s flipped to -150 on the under so I’ll pass.