Eagles vs Patriots Week 1 Prediction & Picks: Philly Starts Off Right

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Football fans can breathe a sigh of relief now that the 2023 NFL season is here. One of the biggest matchups of the week takes place Sunday afternoon when the Philadelphia Eagles pay a visit to Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.

It’s far from surprising that there are a plethora of betting markets worth exploring this week when it comes to this showdown. However, that can be overwhelming to some bettors.

Fortunately, your pals at Betting News have done all of the heavy lifting by preparing everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming matchup. So continue reading for the latest Eagles vs Patriots odds, as well as the best betting options for the Week 1 game.

Eagles vs Patriots Week 1 Preview

PHI vs. NE Game Information

  • Matchup: Philadelphia Eagles (0-0, 0-0 Away) vs. New England Patriots (0-0, 0-0 Home)
  • Venue & Location: Gillette Stadium (Foxboro, Massachusetts)
  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:25 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Where to Watch Eagles vs Patriots: CBS

Eagles vs Patriots Odds

NFL game odds courtesy of Bovada as of Sunday, Sept. 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Odds from other sportsbooks may also be mentioned in this article.


  • Philadelphia Eagles -3.5 (-110)
  • New England Patriots +3.5 (-110)


  • Over 44.5 Points (-110)
  • Under 44.5 Points (-110)


  • Philadelphia Eagles -195
  • New England Patriots +165

Eagles vs Patriots Betting Trends

  • Philadelphia is 2-5 straight up in its last seven games against New England.
  • New England is 1-9 straight up in its last 10 games as the underdog.
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last five road games.
  • New England went 7-9-1 ATS in 2022.
  • The total has hit the over in 11 of Philadelphia’s last 20 games.
  • The total has hit the under in nine of New England’s last 17 games.

Eagles vs Patriots Matchup Preview

The Eagles and Patriots begin a new schedule after undergoing vastly different 2022 campaigns.

The Eagles played like one of the best teams in the NFL last year, boasting a plus-29.1 average scoring margin (No. 2). They were elite on both sides of the ball and rode their talent-rich lineup all the way to Super Bowl LVII. Even though they wound up losing to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Birds solidified themselves as championship contenders.

Although the Eagles lost some key players during the offseason, most of the 2022 roster is returning. There’s also some fresh blood in the lineup, including the dynamic rookie trio of Jalen Carter, Nolan Smith, and Kelee Ringo, who all played at Georgia together.

Meanwhile, QB Jalen Hurts continues to lead the charge on offense after generating over 4,400 yards and 35 touchdowns between the ground and air last year. The 25-year-old gunslinger currently has the second-best 2023 NFL MVP odds (+700) on BetOnline.

eagles vs patriots week 1 prediction & odds
Can Jalen Hurts lead the Eagles to another successful campaign? They’re 23-11 when he’s started over the last three seasons.

Meanwhile, the Patriots left much to be desired by going 8-9 in 2022 — their second losing record in the last three seasons.

The issue with the Patriots is that their offense was just average last year, averaging 21.4 PPG. It didn’t help that key offensive players like Jones, Damien Harris, and
Ty Montgomery reached missed significant periods.

Having said that, New England looks poised for better results this fall. The roster is healthier and it’s going to be interesting to see what Jones is capable of now that he has new weapons like JuJu Smith-Schuster, Ezekiel Elliott, and Mike Gesicki to work with.

The Patriots defense also must prove that it can be as strong as it was last year (20.4 PPG, No. 11). The main issue to overcome is the retirement of long-time safety Devin McCourty, who racked up three All-Pro and two Pro-Bowl appearances since 2010.

On top of that, although they’re the underdogs, the Patriots have won five of their last seven meetings against the Eagles. In other words, it’s best if Philadelphia doesn’t underestimate its opponent too much this weekend.

Eagles vs Patriots Prediction and Picks

Eagles vs Patriots Prediction: Eagles 27, Patriots 20

Eagles vs Patriots Picks: Eagles -3.5 (Best Value: -110 on Bovada ) & Over 44.5 Total Points (-110 on Bovada)

Even though the Patriots will put up a fight, this game is the Eagles’ to lose. Philadelphia is on a mission after coming up short in the Super Bowl and has more than enough talent to put the league on notice by picking up the win at Gillette Stadium.

In addition to the Eagles covering the spread, I like the over on the 44.5-point total. Philly already has one of the best offenses in the NFL while New England’s should be better than it was last year.

Throw in the fact that four of the last five Eagles vs Patriots games went over 44.5 points and it’s easy to like the over again on Sunday.

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Devon Platana
Devon Platana

Devon is a Master of Journalism graduate who joined the sports betting world in 2020. His favorite leagues to cover are the NHL, NBA and NFL, and has a soft spot for fantasy football specifically. Outside of sports, he enjoys the finer things in life like pasta, live music and getting even more tattoos.

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