Football betting has the Philadelphia Eagles favored at home against the Denver Broncos in a game that will impact the playoff race.
The Broncos are 8-6 and in Wild Card position in the AFC but they are only one game ahead of a group of teams. The Eagles are already in the playoffs and they will try and get in position to clinch the NFC East with an NFL betting win over the Broncos.
Football betting favors the Eagles by a touchdown in this matchup against Denver. The Eagles have been rolling in recent weeks led by wide receiver DeSean Jackson who has 1,087 yards and 11 TDs this season. This football betting matchup marks the return of safety Brian Dawkins to Philadelphia. He is leading the Denver defense this season and his leadership has been missed in Philadelphia. The Eagles are still getting interceptions as Asante Samuel and Sheldon Brown have combined for 13 but the team misses the intensity that Dawkins brings. Philadelphia is expected to get running back Brian Westbrook back on Sunday although he probably won’t play more than a few series in this NFL betting game. He is expected to share time with LeSean McCoy and Leonard Weaver in the Eagles backfield.
The Broncos had a chance to basically lock up a football betting playoff spot last week but they laid an egg and lost to Oakland. Now Denver is almost in a must-win situation at Philadelphia. The Broncos still control their own destiny and that is the good news. If they can upset the Eagles and win next week at home against the Kansas City Chiefs they are in the NFL betting playoffs.
Denver has not done well of late in football betting. Here are some stats to show their performance:
The Broncos are 2-6 vs. the football betting pointspread in their last 8 games overall.
The Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a football betting underdog.
The Broncos are 1-6 vs. the football betting line in their last 7 games in December.
The Eagles are 4-0 in NFL betting in their last 4 games in December.
The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite in football betting.
Four of the last five Denver road games have gone over in football betting. Eight of the last ten Philadelphia home games have gone over the football betting total.