After a 51-23 drubbing of the Denver Broncos, the Eagles’ Super Bowl odds are the best of the season after nine games.
In Bovada’s latest odds, which were released on Tuesday, the Eagles now have a 4/1 chance to get to the Super Bowl. The odds were shortened from 6/1 last week.
The Eagles now have the best odds in the league, just ahead of the New England Patriots (9/2) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (15/2).
The Birds are still favored in the NFC with 2/1 odds, and are a strong favorite to win the NFC East at 1/20. The Cowboys’ odds gained to 8/1 while the Redskins stayed at 25/1.
Carson Wentz maintains his stranglehold on the MVP race now with 1/1 odds after they were shortened from 21/10 last week. Tom Brady has the second-best odds at 21/10.
Wentz has thrown for 2,262 yards, which is the fourth-best in the NFL. His 23 passing touchdowns are the best in the NFL by four. Rookie Deshaun Watson is second with 19 passing touchdowns but is out for the season due to a torn ACL he sustained at practice last week.
It was a beneficial weekend for the Eagles, who got to kick up their feet and rest Sunday following their impressive win in Carolina on Thursday.
The 5-1 Eagles, after making the Panthers 4-2, watched Sunday as two main NFC contenders — the Packers and Falcons — lost. The Eagles are the NFC's only 5-1 team and their 4-0 record within the conference bodes extremely well for tiebreaker purposes moving forward.
The only previously unbeaten team, the Chiefs, lost on Sunday as well, meaning the Eagles are tied for the best record in the NFL.
Vegas noticed. The Eagles are now tied for the third-shortest odds in the NFL to win the Super Bowl, according to OddsShark.
Here's a look at the updated odds:
• Patriots: 9/2
• Steelers: 8/1
• Eagles/Chiefs: 17/2
• Seahawks: 11/1
• Falcons: 14/1
The Eagles have scored the fifth-most points in the NFL, and among teams who have played six games, they've allowed the fourth-fewest. Their plus-43 point differential is third in the NFL to only the Chiefs (plus-47) and Jaguars (plus-46).
Prior to Week 6, the Eagles' Super Bowl odds were 16/1, per Westgate, so the events of this past week cut the Eagles' odds nearly in half. Their season-opening Super Bowl odds, via Westgate, were 60/1.
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.