Eagles Giants Betting Odds Preview
Will you trust a home favorite that has lost nine straight at home and never covered a single spread during that time?
That is the situation facing Philadelphia Eagles bettors here in Week 8. They racked up 67 points in winning consecutive games against the Giants and Bucs.
Last Sunday, though, Philly and its supposedly super-powered offense scored three points in a key NFC East divisional home loss to Dallas, their ninth straight at home.
The 3-4 Eagles will try to get back to .500 when they host a team they've dominated lately, the no-longer-winless New York Giants, Sunday at the Linc (1 pm ET, Fox).
Philly is now a game (and a tie-breaker) behind the first-place Cowboys in the NFC East, and just 3-4 ATS. The Eagles have lost three times this year outright as favorites on the pointspread.
Philadelphia is also a bit uncertain as to who might start at quarterback Sunday, although Michael Vick, who has missed recent action with a pulled hamstring, has been upgraded to "probable."
New York, meanwhile, just picked up its first victory of the season, beating Minnesota 23-7 Monday night. The G-Men themselves are 2-5 ATS on the season, but as far-fetched as this sounds, only three games out of first place in the NFC East.
In the early betting Philly, which has won nine of the last 11 games in this long-time rivalry, was favored by six points over New York.
Supporters of the Giants have seen them go 1-6 and 2-5 ATS so far this season, while the Eagles are at 3-4 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 5-2, while the Giants are 4-3.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 29-rated Eagles and the No. 30-rated Giants in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 20-11 win for the Eagles on Sunday.
New York was a 23-7 winner in its last match at home against the Vikings. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 30 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, the Eagles were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 17-3 score against Dallas.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 12-ranked offense (24.14 PPG) against a Giants defense that ranks No. 31 at 30.86 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 260.29 yards per game, more than the Giants give up through the air (254.86 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Giants feature the league's No. 24-rated road run defense, allowing 123.25 yards per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.
A few Giants at Eagles trends to consider:
NY Giants is 2-12-1 SU in its last 15 games
NY Giants is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
NY Giants is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of NY Giants's last 14 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-13-1 SU in its last 18 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games at home
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