5* NFLX Monday Night Football Game of the Year
Philadelphia vs. New England,
08/20/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 27 - 17
Point Spread: +1½/-110 Philadelphia
5* NFLX Monday Night Football Game of the Year on Philadelphia Eagles +1.5
We started Week 2 of the preseason with a nice 5* winner on the Browns +3. They crushed Green Bay 35-10 on the road. Cleveland treated that game as its regular-season dress rehearsal because it opens up the regular season against its Week 3 preseason opponent (Philadelphia).
The Eagles are in the same boat as Cleveland. They don't want to show anything next week against a team they will be playing a meaningful game against on Sept. 9. This game will be Philly's regular-season tune up where the starters should see significant playing time. New England, meanwhile, has no incentive to play their starters as much. Because it is so reliant on its offense, it can't afford any injuries on that side of the football.
Going against preseason home teams when the line is +3 to -3, provided they are coming off one or more consecutive straight up wins and have a winning record in the preseason, are 20-5 ATS the last 3 seasons. Take the Eagles.