Each week, Steve Maltepes, known as “The Philly Godfather,” will impart his gambling wisdom on the Eagles and where the smart money is going on various pro football games. Maltepes is one of the nation’s hottest sports betting experts who appears weekly on national radio and has his own website, thephillygodfather.com.
Eagles game props
Jalen Hurts scoring a rushing TD/Hurts passing over 225 yards passing
What is the line telling you: We like both of these, with Hurts scoring a rushing touchdown and with all of the weapons Hurts has at his disposal, and the Lions pass defense not exactly being able to stop many teams, we see that happening. Hurts can throw over 225 yards easy.
NFL Week 1 Teasers
Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets, 1:00 p.m. Sunday
The Line: Ravens minus-7/Total: 44.5
With: San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears, 1:00 Sunday
The Line: 49ers minus-7/Total: 40
What is the line telling you: Baltimore is a 7-point favorite, tease them down to a pick’em with San Francisco, which is also minus-7 teased down to a pick ‘em. Both Baltimore and San Francisco could win straight up. Both the Ravens and 49ers are road favorites that are supposed to make the playoffs against two of the worst teams in the NFL.
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m. Sunday
The Line: Packers minus-1.5/Total: 47
With: Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m. Monday
The Line: Broncos minus-6.5/Total: 44.5
What is the line telling you: Tease Denver down to a pick’em and combine that with the Minnesota Vikings getting 7 on the teaser, so the Vikings are getting 8.5. The Broncos have to win the game straight up and the Vikings are getting 8.5 at home against Green Bay.
Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sportswriter based in the Philadelphia area who has written features for SI.com, ESPN.com, NFL.com, MLB.com, Deadspin and The Philadelphia Daily News. In 2006, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for a special project piece for ESPN.com called “Love at First Beep.” He is most noted for his award-winning ESPN.com feature on high school wrestler A.J. Detwiler in February 2006, and his breaking story on Carson Wentz for PhillyVoice on January 21, 2019. In 2015, he was elected president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.