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A look at Eagles' final odds to win Super Bowl LII before 2017 season begins

A look at Eagles' final odds to win Super Bowl LII before 2017 season begins

The Eagles' odds of winning the Super Bowl have improved.
 
But they still aren't looking too great.
 
Bovada on Thursday released its final future team odds before the 2017 season begins and had the Eagles at 40/1 to win the Super Bowl, a shortening from 50/1 since Bovada's last update. Still, the Eagles are tied with the Titans and Colts for the 16th-longest odds of capturing the Lombardi Trophy. 
 
The Patriots (13/4) and Packers (9/1) were given the best odds of winning the Super Bowl. 
 
The Eagles' odds of winning the NFC (20/1) and NFC East (11/4) have shortened as well, but they still are tied for the 10th-longest odds to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl and trail both the Cowboys (9/5) and Giants (2/1) to win the division. 

Bovada's final over/under on the Eagles' 2017 win total came in at eight. The odds of the Eagles finishing with above eight wins have shortened from -130 to -150, while the odds of them finishing below .500 have lengthened from even to plus-120.

Carson Wentz's odds of winning MVP have shortened as well. Wentz has gone from 100/1 to 33/1 to win the MVP. He has the same odds as Marcus Mariota, Andrew Luck and Cam Newton.

So while Bovada's view of the Eagles has improved over the course of the offseason, the sportsbook still isn't expecting them to be serious contenders in 2017.

NFL odds: Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery among prop bet favorites

NFL odds: Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery among prop bet favorites

Everyone loves some good prop bets, right?

Bovada released its latest odds Monday afternoon for a handful of different NFL stats projections and there are a few Eagles in the mix. Most notably, Carson Wentz is tied for the 13th-best odds to lead the league in passing yards at 40/1 — the favorites among that group of quarterbacks include Drew Brees (3/1) and Tom Brady (6/1).

Wentz, however, is also listed as one of the more likely candidates to top the NFL in interceptions thrown this season. He's 10th at 20/1, but fortunately for Eagles fans, Bovada has Eli Manning at 6/1 behind only Blake Bortles (the favorite at 9/2).

The Vegas sportsbook also isn't all that high on Wentz's new top target, Alshon Jeffery. The sixth-year wideout is tied with a handful of guys — including Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas — at 50/1 odds to lead the league in receiving yards. Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown and Atlanta's Julio Jones are the leaders in that category at 4/1, followed by Odell Beckham, Jr. at 5/1.

And about running back? Well, Bovada doesn't expect there to be any true bell cows in the Birds' backfield given their running-back-by-committee setup. 

Somewhat charitably, LeGarrette Blount has 100/1 odds to finish as the NFL's top rusher, but given that he's rushed for more than 1,000 yards in a season only twice in his seven pro seasons, even that seems too low. Le'Veon Bell is the favorite on the ground at 3/1, followed by Ezekiel Elliot at 7/2.

Final look at Sixers' Rookie of the Year odds with awards announced tonight

Final look at Sixers' Rookie of the Year odds with awards announced tonight

NBA awards will finally be announced tonight during a special ceremony at 9 ET on TNT.

The Sixers have two of the three finalists for Rookie of the Year in Dario Saric and Joel Embiid.

But it's Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon who enters tonight as the favorite.

Brogdon is 1/4 to win Rookie of the Year, meaning it would require a $400 bet to win $100. 

Saric is next at 3/1, while Embiid is 9/1, per Bovada. 

Both Saric and Embiid made the All-Rookie First Team (see story).

Embiid obviously would have won the award had he stayed healthy this season. He averaged 20.2 points. 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks but played just 31 games.

Saric took off during the second half with Embiid sidelined and Ersan Ilyasova traded. Over his last 30 games, Saric averaged 17.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

For the season, Saric averaged 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists. 

Brogdon averaged 10.2 points and 4.8 assists and shot 40.4 percent from three for a playoff team. His second-half surge coincided with Milwaukee's improved play, which is why he's the favorite. It should be noted, though, that Embiid won Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in November, December and January, and Saric won in February and March. The only other player to claim the award was the Knicks' Willy Hernangomez in April.

Here are the odds for the rest of tonight's awards:

MVP odds
Russell Westbrook (Thunder): 1/50
James Harden (Rockets): 6/1
Kawhi Leonard (Spurs): 33/1

Coach of the Year
Mike D'Antoni (Rockets): 1/11
Gregg Popovich (Spurs): 7/1
Erik Spoelstra (Heat): 7/1

Sixth Man
Eric Gordon (Rockets): 1/7
Andre Iguodala (Warriors): 6/1
Lou Williams (Lakers/Rockets): 6/1