NFL betting lines could be impacted by the news that the Philadelphia Eagles will have running back Brian Westbrook in the starting lineup.
The Eagles host the Cowboys this week in NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Philadelphia is a three-point football odds favorite.
NFL betting lines can definitely move based on the presence of Westbrook for the Eagles. He missed last week’s game against the New York Giants but the Eagles rolled anyway in NFL betting lines as they won going away. Philadelphia definitely needs Westbrook to win though. He has averaged 4.1 yards per carry against the Cowboys in his career with seven touchdowns as football odds numbers show. This NFL betting lines game is huge since both teams are tied at 5-2 in the NFC East. Getting Westbrook back is very important for the Eagles. "Brian’s OK." head coach Andy Reid said. "He’ll practice, no symptoms. He should be fine." It is really important for the Eagles to get Westbrook back since backup running back LeSean McCoy has had the flu this NFL betting lines week and may not be at full strength.
While Westbrook is a big key for the Eagles, he is not the only weapon. DeSean Jackson has been huge for the Eagles this NFL betting lines season. He has six touchdowns of 50 yards or more this season. That is just three away from the NFL football odds record in a season. "I’ve just been put in some great positions to score long touchdowns," Jackson said. "Whatever we need to do to make it work, that’s what we’re going to do. I want to keep winning, keep making plays and hopefully make it to the Super Bowl."
The Eagles are 3-1 against the NFL betting lines at home this season. They may be able to handle the Cowboys even though Dallas is playing well of late. The Eagles are third in scoring this season as NFL betting lines show. The Eagles can also play defense as they are 8th best in terms of points allowed as NFL betting lines stats have it.
Dallas is just 1-2 versus the NFL betting lines on the road this season. Dallas is 5-2 overall but they have had a pretty easy schedule with wins over Seattle, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Kansas City. The Cowboys are just 4-3 against the football odds in those games. The level of competition definitely goes up for Dallas this week in this key NFL betting lines matchup against the Eagles.