NFC East Preview: Win Totals, Weird Giants’ Odds

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Andrew Doughty Jul 30, 2021, 7:31 PM

The New York Giants have the lowest win total of any NFC East team (7) and the worst odds to win the division (+500). They do, however, sit alongside the Dallas Cowboys in straight forecast divisional odds – i.e., pick the first- and-second place teams in exact order – with the best odds for a Cowboys-Giants 1-2 finish (+350).

Why?

And why do the Philadelphia Eagles have the NFC East’s lowest win total but rank third in divisional odds? Why is a 1-2 finish for the Cowboys and the Washington Football Team – the teams with the two best divisional odds – buried at +575 but their dual forecast divisional odds – i.e., pick the first- and second-place teams in any order – lead the East at +170?

The NFC East, one year removed from a miserable season in which they produced the third-ever sub-.500 division champion, is the only division without a team at 10 or higher in win totals and one of only two divisions with two teams (Eagles and Giants) at +2500 or greater for fewest regular-season wins. And while divisions typically rebound from a miserable season in the form of at least one team winning 11, 12 or 13 games, the NFL odds suggest that’s unlikely.

This week on High Motor by BetMGM, in the second NFL divisional preview episode, we discussed the NFC East, breaking down win totals, divisional odds, and more.

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Andrew Doughty is a writer for BetMGM and host of High Motor by BetMGM, an NFL and college football podcast available on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else.

Andrew Doughty is a writer for BetMGM and host of High Motor by BetMGM, an NFL and college football podcast available on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else.