Place Your Bets: Eagles 2014 Player Props

Place Your Bets: Eagles 2014 Player Props
August 27, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Think LeSean McCoy can reach his goal of 2,000 yards rushing this season? Probably not? Well, how ‘bout 1,250?

That’s where the over/under has been set by oddsmakers, courtesy of Bovada.lv, or some 350 yards less than what the NFL’s reigning rushing champion posted for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.

Granted, you can understand the concern when you start digging into the reasons why the bar is set so low for McCoy. Starting right tackle Lane Johnson will miss the first four games with a suspension, maybe more. The Eagles play all four teams from the vaunted NFC West, where defense rules the day, not to mention a tough Carolina Panthers D as part of a first-place schedule. Could Darren Sproles take touches away, too?

Oddsmakers also don’t seem to like McCoy to have nearly as many receiving yards—400 would be nearly 150 less than last year’s total—although 11.5 touchdowns are exactly in line with what he posted in ’13.

McCoy’s props weren’t what stood out to me, though. If Jeremy Maclin can stay healthy for 16 games or close, he should blow away the numbers listed.

The over/under for receiving yards (900) and touchdowns (6) are very low for a No. 1 receiver, particularly in an offense that runs as many plays as Chip Kelly’s. Those don’t even reach Maclin’s career highs of 964 and nine, and if last season was any indication, he should eclipse those with little problem.

Again, you’re banking on Maclin’s health, which not a lot of people around Philly seem willing to do right now. If he does make it, though, seems like easy money to me.

Here’s more Eagles player prop bets from Bovada.lv.

 

Nick Foles - Total Passing Yards in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           4200             

 

Nick Foles - Total Passing Touchdowns in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           29½

 

Nick Foles - Total Interceptions thrown in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           9½

 

LeSean McCoy - Total Rushing Yards in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           1250½

 

LeSean McCoy - Total Receiving Yards in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           400½

 

LeSean McCoy - Total Touchdowns in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           11½

 

Jeremy Maclin - Total Receiving Yards in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           900½

 

Jeremy Maclin - Total Receiving Touchdowns in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           6

 

Riley Cooper - Total Receiving Yards in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           800½

 

Riley Cooper - Total Receiving Touchdowns in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           5½

 

Trent Cole - Total Sacks in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           7

 

Brandon Boykin - Total Interceptions in the 2014 Regular Season

Over/Under                                           2½