The NFC East is typically either one of the worst divisions in the NFL or one of the best, without much middle ground. Currently, this division resides as the former, as it is the home to multiple playoff teams from 2022, including the reigning NFC champions. Here, we look this year’s NFC East futures odds and give our NFL betting picks for this division in 2023.
NFC East Futures Betting Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles have become the clear favorites to win the NFC East this season. Philly hangs its hat on playing defense and running the football, a formula that opponents have not found a way to thwart on a consistent basis. It would take a lot for any team to unseat the Eagles in this race, especially after the Eagles went into Arrowhead Stadium and knocked off the Kansas City Chiefs in their rematch from last season’s Super Bowl.
The Dallas Cowboys are still in the race for the NFC East title, which is more than the Giants and Commanders can say at this stage of the season. Dallas’ defense is excellent, while Dak Prescott has done a better job of limiting his turnovers than he did a season ago. If the Cowboys can get a win over the Eagles in Week 14 of the regular season, we could have an interesting NFC East title race on our hands heading down the stretch.
New York Giants
After the Cowboys and Eagles, there is a significant drop-off in terms of chances to win the NFC East. The New York Giants made the playoffs last year, but have looked like one of the worst teams in the NFL this season. Quarterback injuries, the result of a dismal offensive line, have torpedoed this team’s chances of success this season. But it wasn’t likely that Daniel Jones was going to pull this year out of the fire for New York anyway.
The other team without a chance to win the NFC East this season is the Washington Commanders. They had some optimism around Sam Howell at quarterback early this year, especially after a 2-0 start. But the Commanders have fallen apart since then and have traded Montez Sweat and Chase Young away from their defensive line. The Commanders are once again looking forward to a year that is not this year.
2023 NFC East Futures Prediction
For now, our pick to win the NFC East is the Philadelphia Eagles, who should build nicely on their accomplishments from a season ago. Jalen Hurts is a legitimate star in this league, while the physicality of the Eagles will be hard to match for Dallas, New York, or Washington. Their season may not end in another trip to the Super Bowl, but that remains to be seen, as the Eagles should make the playoffs as division winners after building a nice early lead over the Cowboys.