Friday, October 9, 2015

NFL Week 5 Parlay Picks

Last week a went out on the limb that the Eagles would cover as three-point road favorites against Washington. I had that game in hand right down to the final minutes of the fourth quarter until the Redskins ripped all out hearts out with that last second score. This was an extremely damaging loss for Philadelphia on a number of levels and a major step backwards after taking a small step forward with the Week 3 win against the New York Jets.

This Sunday, the Birds play host to 1-3 New Orleans as 5.5-point favorites with most of the offshore sportsbooks. Given what I have seen from Chip Kelly's new look lineup, I am not sure this team can beat anyone by more than a field goal right now. They have continually found ways to shoot themselves in the foot and with a really shaky situation with their current field goal kicker there is a good chance they actually lose this game straight-up. I am not officially off of Philly's bandwagon, but I am definitely dragging one foot on the ground.

The following link is to this week's two-team parlay for Every1Bets and I will tell you right now that I am going against the Eagles this time around.

NFL Week 5 Parlay Picks

Saturday, October 3, 2015


The early title race in the NFC East tightened up last Sunday with Philadelphia and New York's first win combined with the Cowboys' first lost. The Eagles were able to snap-out of their two week funk to get past the New York Jets as three-point road underdogs, but at best I would say that they are still a work in progress.

Even though my confidence level in the Birds has not been fully restored I do like them this Sunday against Washington as three-point favorites on the road. This probably has more to do with how bad the Redskins looked their last time out in a 32-21 loss to the Giants that was not as nearly as close as the score might indicate. The other big reason why I made Philly one of my top picks this week is a solid run defense that should be able to neutralize Washington's biggest strength.

The following is a link to all my top picks for Week 4 of the NFL season as previously posted on


Thursday, September 24, 2015

NFC East Week 3 Preview & Predictions

There is just no way to sugarcoat just how bad the Eagles looked in last Sunday's 20-10 loss to rival Dallas. You would probably have to go all the way back to the 1998 season to see the Birds play that bad under the direction of head coach Ray Rhodes on their way to a 3-13 record. The early prognosis of Chip Kelly's new-look Eagles in their first two games makes you wonder if this team can top that mark this season.

I am going to remain optimistic that all of the new faces on this Eagles' roster will be able to eventually gel as a team to still make a title run in what has quickly become one of the weakest divisions in the NFL. That is not the 2-0 Cowboys fault, but with Tony Romo and Dez Bryant set to miss the next few months,they become a very average team. Both 1-1 Washington and the 0-2 New York Giants are very much in the mix and the winner of this Thursday night's showdown probably has the inside track to a NFC East title. The good news for us Philly fans is that this season's title race should remain close. The bad news is that we may have to endure quite a bit of ugly football along the way.

The following is a link to my weekly NFC East preview and pick of the week as originally posted on Doc's Sports

Expert NFL Betting Picks: Weekly NFC East Predictions Week 3

Friday, September 18, 2015

NFC East Week 2 Preview & Predictions

The Dallas Cowboys remain at the top of the NFC East simply because all of the other three teams in the division lost their season opener. New York gift-wrapped the Cowboys' win last Sunday night with some poor clock management in the closing minutes of the game and Washington could not find the end zone in its loss to Miami.

Our beloved Birds did everything they could to lose Monday's night game in Atlanta and they still almost won. You can only shoot yourself in the foot so many times before you blow off all of your toes. The Eagles did just that in a game they should have easily won if they had brought their A-Game to the Georgia Dome. I am putting this one in the vault and moving onto this Sunday's game against Dallas in what is already an early season must-win situation.

The good news is that when the Eagles' offense was clicking last week against the Falcons it looked pretty good. They are going to have to find a way to run the ball, but I was impressed with how Sam Bradford ran the show in three second-half scoring drives. The bad news is that the Eagles' defensive secondary needs to get its act together in a hurry. Maybe it is a case of these guys not being used to playing together or maybe it was a poor defensive scheme by coordinator Bill Davis, but if there is not some significant improvement defending the pass the losses are going to start piling up.

As far as my NFC East "pick of the week" I completely stayed away from Sunday's Cowboys' game. Of course I think the Eagles will win, but that is the fan in me talking. Giving Dallas five points does not make betting sense after watching Monday night's performance.

The following link to Doc's Sports has a brief preview of all three NFC East games on Sunday's slate along with my official pick for one of the other two games.

Expert NFL Betting Picks: Weekly NFC East Predictions Week 2

Friday, September 11, 2015

Eagles at Falcons Preview & Pick

I will be covering every Monday Night Football game this season for so I had the added benefit of posting my preview and pick for this Monday's season opener between Philadelphia and Atlanta. The expectation level for the Eagles has risen dramatically with the betting public over this past preseason to the point where they are now third-favorites behind Seattle and Green Bay to win the NFC this season. The Falcons are coming off back-to-back losing seasons after being a perennial power in the NFC South the prior few years.

One of the biggest story lines for this game is Sam Bradford's regular season debut as the Eagles' new starting quarterback. A close second would be All-Pro running back DeMarco Murray's first game with Philadelphia as well after leading the NFL in rushing yards in 2014 while with Dallas. If both of these players can remain healthy and productive for 16 regular season games, there is a good chance that Philly will still be playing ball into late January.

The Falcons' defense was one of the worst in the league last season which helps explain the team's 7-9 record, but there is still plenty of firepower on the other side of the ball. Veteran quarterback Matt Ryan has consistently been one of the league's top passers over the course of his seven year career and wide receiver Julio Jones is quickly becoming one of the most electrifying playmakers in the NFL.

Not to tip my hand as far as my official pick in this game, it is safe to say that a fair amount of points will be scored by both of these teams in Monday's season opener. The following is a link to my preview & pick as previously posted on