2015/16 NFC East Futures

Who is going to win the NFC East this year? In a division that's seen more ups and downs than a teeter totter, you may as well flip a coin at this point to determine the champion.

Heading into Week 9, the New York Giants sit atop of the division at 4-4 SU. Washington (3-4), Philadelphia (3-4) and Dallas (2-5) round out one of the strangest NFC East division races in recent memory. According to online sportsbook Bovada, it's Philly that has the best odds to win at +140 odds.

The Giants rank slightly behind at +150, meanwhile the 'Skins and Cowboys rank well behind them.

Strap on your seat belts, folks. It's going to be a (not so) wild ride to the end.

2015-16 NFC East Champion

Odds as of November 6 at Bovada

  • Philadelphia Eagles +140
  • New York Giants +150
  • Washington Redskins +500
  • Dallas Cowboys +700

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Led by DeMarco Murray, the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year, the Dallas Cowboys beat the odds last season, winning 12 games to earn their first NFC East title since 2009 after opening the season as longshots.

Murray is gone, but the Cowboys still look toward the 2015 NFL season as slim +140 favorites to repeat as divisional champs at Bovada.

The Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up a disappointing 2014 NFL campaign with 10 wins, missing the postseason for the third time in the last four years.

With a number of offseason personnel changes, including the addition of Murray to the team's backfield and the arrival of quarterback Sam Bradford from the St. Louis Rams, the Eagles closely trail the Cowboys with +150 odds at Bovada to claim their second NFC East title in three years.

Following a dismal 3-9 start last season, the New York Giants ended their campaign on a high note with SU wins in three of their last four outings.

With the addition of free agent running back Shane Vereen, and a highly motivated Eli Manning entering the final year of his contract, the Giants are expected to show improvement. However, the Giants are a +350 bet at Bovada to return to the top of the NFC East.

In 2014, the Washington Redskins endured their fifth losing season in the last six years, winning just four games to finish dead last in the division for the sixth time in seven years.

And the oddsmakers at Bovada expect little improvement from the Redskins in 2015, as they are pegged as +1400 longshots to win the NFC East division title.

2015/16 NFC East Champion

Odds as of August 22 at Bovada

  • Dallas Cowboys +140
  • Philadelphia Eagles +150
  • New York Giants +350
  • Washington Redskins +1400
2015/16 NFC East Champion

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

  • Dallas Cowboys +125
  • Philadelphia Eagles +180
  • New York Giants +300
  • Washington Redskins +1400
2015/16 NFC East Champion

Odds as of May 5 at Bovada

  • Dallas Cowboys +130
  • Philadelphia Eagles +175
  • New York Giants +300
  • Washington Redskins +1400


2014 NFC East Odds Preview

The Philadelphia Eagles ended up as the champions of the NFC East last season, winning their final two games of the season to post a 10-6 mark and become the only team in the division to make the playoffs.

And at Bovada the Eagles are pegged as the favorites on the odds to win the NFC East once again in 2014, with the sportsbook setting them as the +125 chalk on their betting futures. The Eagles went 4-2 against their three NFC East division opponents in 2013.

Philadelphia Eagles Odds to Win NFC East +125
New York Giants Odds to Win NFC East +300
Washington Redskins Odds to Win NFC East +375
Dallas Cowboys Odds to Win NFC East +400

The New York Giants, who went 7-9 overall last season and 3-3 in the division, are then at +300 on those NFC East odds, with the Washington Redskins third at +375 odds despite the fact they were last in the NFC East last season at just 3-13 overall and 0-6 against division opponents.

And rounding out the NFC East odds at Bovada are the Dallas Cowboys, after they ended up 8-8 overall and 5-1 against division opponents last season. The Bovada oddsmakers don't like Tony Romo and company's chances for 2014 - they're set back at +400 odds to win the NFC East.


2013 NFC East Odds Preview

Year in and year out, no division in the NFL is harder to predict than the NFC East. This point is illustrated by the fact that each of the last four years has seen a different team crowned as division champion, with Washington in 2012, New York in 2011, Philadelphia in 2010, and Dallas in 2009.

In 2009 and 2010, the division was decided by tie-breaker as two teams tied for the top spot. Over the last two years, the division has been decided by a winner-take-all matchup in Week 17. No matter how you slice it, you know it will come down to the wire in the NFC East.

New York Giants (Odds to Win Division at Bovada +200)

New York’s title defense got off on the right foot with a 6-2 SU record over the first half of the season, but a 3-5 SU and ATS slide down the stretch left the Giants on the outside looking in come playoff time.

Eli Manning and the defense weren’t sharp in the second half, which is uncharacteristic of this Giants team. The defense should bounce back to form in 2013, and Manning will have new tight end Brandon Myers and young running back David Wilson to help lessen his load on offense. For the Giants, it simply comes down to playing to their potential.

Dallas Cowboys (Odds to Win Division at Bovada +210)

The Dallas Cowboys have been on the wrong end of two straight Week 17 losses that spelled the difference between being NFC East champion and missing the playoffs entirely.

While it must be heartbreaking, all the Cowboys can do is keep their heads up and try again. All eyes will be on Tony Romo, who must not only be the focal point of Dallas’ offense, but shake his reputation as a choke-artist in the process. Without question marks surrounding the defense and the running game, the team will go as far as Romo can take it; which, over the last two seasons, has been right to the wire.

Washington Redskins (Odds to Win Division at Bovada +250)

Robert Griffin III was nothing short of sensational last season, winning rookie of the year while leading the Redskins to a 7-0 SU and ATS finish to the regular season with five wins against division rivals. Unfortunately, Griffin’s season ended in the first game of the playoffs with a brutal knee injury.

If Griffin III were 100% healthy and was guaranteed to play all 16 games this season, the Redskins would likely be favored to win the NFC East. He is set to start the season, but fans and bettors alike will be holding their breath with every hit he takes.

Philadelphia Eagles (Odds to Win Division at Bovada +375)

Chip Kelly led the Oregon Ducks to multiple Pac-12 championships with an exciting and lightning-fast spread attack. Will his scheme work in the NFL, or will NFL defenses be able to solve it?

If the success of the read option around the league is any indication, Chip Kelly’s offense could fit right in in the NFL. Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson, and LeSean McCoy all seem like great fits in theory. Logic dictates that it will take some time for the team to get acclimated to the new coach and system, but logic doesn’t always prevail in the NFC East.


2012 NFC East Odds Preview


2011 NFC East Odds Preview

The Eagles are Super Bowl contenders, an alleged Dream Team in Green and stacked with talent and depth on both sides of the ball. Small wonder the Philadelphia Eagles are a prohibitive favorite on the odds to win the NFC East at every sportsbook on the planet. They boast potential Pro Bowlers at every skill position and have improved the defense that was leaky at times in 2010.

Philadelphia Eagles (Odds to Win Division at Bovada -140)

Betting on the Eagles could prove an expensive and risky proposition in 2011. Expect them to be favored heavily in the early going as the preseason hype goes strong in the media. But with every team that is stacked on paper, they need to prove it on the field.

That could generate some profitable situations in 2011 where betting NFL underdogs against the much-hyped Birds will pay off nicely. It could also lead to a situation like the 2007 Patriots where they easily covered double-digit spreads for the first half of the season.

Dallas Cowboys (Odds to Win Division at Bovada +300)

The Cowboys are not nearly as deep as the 2010 version but shedding talented underachievers like Roy Williams and Marion Barber (both of whom take their Jekyll and Hyde performances to Chicago) opens the door for steadier duty for others.

That means more Felix Jones and Tashard Choice in the backfield and more Dez Bryant and Miles Austin at wideout. A full season of Tony Romo should get the Boys off to a better start and make them more friendly to Dallas bettors in 2011.

New York Giants (Odds to Win Division at Bovada +300)

Free agency chipped away their depth, and injury and discontent have chipped away at their Osi Umenyiora. Can the Giants hang with the competition and be legitimate NFC East odds threats in 2011?

The WR lineup is talented but young and the TE position is even less experienced. The Giants could be an OVER waiting to happen all season long with a potentially awesome offense and potentially awful defense.

Washington Redskins (Odds to Win Division at Bovada +2000)

Can addition by subtraction help the Redskins improve in 2011? Gone are controversy lightning rods Donovan McNabb (to Minnesota) and Albert Haynesworth (to New England), but they were also veterans who could play.

With John Beck threatening to win the starting QB role, the Redskins' odds to win the NFC East are long (but maybe not long enough). The receiving corps looks solid, but if neither Beck nor interception expert Rex Grossman can get them the ball it could be a long season in Washington despite a softy schedule.

Betting on the Redskins could be profitable if you get great underdog value at shops like Bovada.