In a division that’s as evenly mediocre as the NFC East, evidenced by the preseason futures odds being so tightly clustered, every intra-divisional game will carry substantial weight in deciding who makes the NFL playoffs from the division.
That being the case, the upcoming Monday Night Game between the Philadelphia Eagles against the Cowboys in Dallas, a traditional fierce rivalry, is certain to attract substantial Pennsylvania sports betting attention.
At BetMGM Pennsylvania, the Cowboys are 4-point favorites (down from 6 points) with the wagering leaning toward Dallas in the early going. For the spread betting, 58% of the handle is on the Cowboys, and 66% of the moneyline cash is with the ‘Boys as of Friday.
At FanDuel Pennsylvania, Dallas (-3.5) is drawing 72% of the spread handle but the Eagles have drawn 56% of the moneyline cash. The FanDuel O/U is 51.5 points and the Over has 59% of the handle money so far.
Both Philadelphia and Dallas are 1-1 in the NFC East. Against-the-spread, the Eagles are 1-1 and the Cowboys are 2-0.
Reliant on the QBs
Philadelphia’s offense sputtered in a 17-11 loss to San Francisco in Week 2. The Eagles defense was stout, but it lost star defensive lineman Brandon Graham for the season (Achilles tendon). Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup is on injured reserve with a calf injury suffered in Week 1. Dallas starting WR Amari Cooper has been nursing bruised ribs suffered in a Week 2 win against the L.A. Chargers but is likely to play Monday.
Both teams are heavily reliant on their quarterbacks. The Cowboys’ Dak Prescott and the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts carry their respective teams’ offense, so the health of each during the course of any game is a primary consideration.
At PointsBet, where Dallas is a 4-point favorite, 60% of the Pennsylvania gambling spread handle is on Philadelphia while 64% of the spread tickets are on Dallas. The moneyline at PointsBet is a different story — it’s all Dallas. The moneyline handle at PointsBet is 89% on the Cowboys (-190). Interestingly, 59% of the O/U (52) bets are on the Over but 68% of the O/U handle is on the Under.