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

NFL over/under win totals: Is Vegas souring on the Cowboys as Eagles rise?

NFL over/under win totals: Is Vegas souring on the Cowboys as Eagles rise?

Is Vegas down on the Cowboys?

With the recent release of the over/under win totals for the upcoming season, it sure seems that way.

Bovada has the Cowboys' win total placed at 9.5. That's a serious step back for a team that finished the 2016 season 13-3 and was seconds away from reaching the NFC championship game. 

Vegas gives the Cowboys the sixth-highest win total, behind the Patriots (12.5), Seahawks (10.5), Steelers (10.5), Raiders (10) and Packers (10). The defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons sit at 9.5 wins.

Dallas is tied with Seattle, Atlanta and Oakland for the third-best odds to win the Super Bowl.

While Vegas has the Cowboys taking a step back from 13 wins, Dak Prescott and company are still favored as a whole to make another run at the Super Bowl.

So what's behind the souring on Dallas?

It could be the Eagles.

The Eagles have filled key holes in their roster this offseason with a bolstered receiving corps and the addition of Derek Barnett in the draft. And the sportsbooks have taken notice, setting the Birds' over/under at eight wins, following a 7-9 year.

CBS Sports' Will Brinson is high on the Eagles, urging gamblers to take the over on the Eagles, and the under on both the Cowboys and Giants.

The Giants, 11-5 last year, are poised to take a step back with an over/under set at nine. The Redskins, who finished 8-7-1 in 2016, are sitting on 7.5 wins.