Giants battle Eagles in Week 5 odds
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Through all the New York Giants success and through all the Philadelphia Eagles struggles, one fact has held up when these NFC East rivals meet - Philly wins.
The Giants are just 2-8 SU & ATS in their past 10 games overall vs the Eagles and its even worse at home, where the Giants have lost 8 of 11 to the Iggles.
The 0-4 Giants shoot for their first victory of this season when they host the 1-3 Eagles for an NFC East scrum Sunday afternoon in New Jersey (1 pm ET, Fox). Sadly, the game is still relevant because of the weakness of the division. Either team could still win the division.
As of early this week the G-Men, who are also 0-4 ATS, were favored by a field goal over Philly, which has lost three straight and just gave up 52 points to Denver.
The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 1-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Giants are 0-4 ATS. Philadelphia is 3-1 against the total, while New York is 2-2 versus the number.
Sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag, had set the Giants as -2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 53.5 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines).
The Giants sit at No. 24 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Eagles are at No. 31 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Eagles will win this game 17-6.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 52-20 loser on the road against the Broncos. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (72) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New York lost its last outing 31-7 against Kansas City on Sunday, getting a 164-yard receiving performance from Victor Cruz in a losing cause at Arrowhead Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 30-ranked offense (15.25 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 31 at 34.5 PPG. The Giants passing attack has averaged 267.75 yards per game, less than the Eagles give up through the air (325 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 22-rated road run defense, allowing 127.67 yards per game. New York, meanwhile, ranks No. 32 in rushing offense at home.
A few Eagles at Giants trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing NY Giants
Philadelphia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing NY Giants
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing NY Giants
Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Giants
NY Giants is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
NY Giants is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Giants's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
NY Giants is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, Sunday, October 13th
New York at Chicago, Thursday, October 10th