New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles: Preview and Pick
6 Replies | 223 ViewsOn 10/22/2013 06:08 PM in NFL
The New York Giants have finally won a football game after trouncing the confused Minnesota Vikings on one of the ugliest Monday night football games to air in a long time. The Giants took advantage of a Vikings team that was making a change at quarterback, but they are hoping that win will spring board this team on a winning streak. It all starts on a short week against a conference opponent as they battle the Philadelphia Eagles.
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Odds
The Giants are off a very ugly game, but getting the win has given the football betting fans some hope. The line opened up with the Eagles listed as (-6.5) point favorites and the early wagering favors the Gmen although they are on a short week. In fact over 60 percent of the wagers are on Big Blue and that has caused a line shift. This line can now be found at (-6) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Giants finally got the win because they protected the football. After an NFL-high 17 turnovers in the Giants' first 6 games, Eli Manning did not commit a turnover Monday. Manning's average pass traveled a season-low 6.6 yards downfield. Coming into the game, Manning's average pass had traveled 10.7 yards downfield, 3rd-farthest among qualified quarterbacks. They also had an improved passing attack.
Rueben Randle has four touchdown catches in his last three games. He had three during the first 20 games of his career. Randle is coming into this own and could be the reason the Giants win.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveals that both teams have some ugly trends going into this event. The Giants are 0-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last 4 road games against a team with a losing home record, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 14 points and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
The Eagles are 6-22-1 ATS in their last 29 home games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game and 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 games overall. In the head to head meetings the Giants are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Philadelphia and the underdog is 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 meetings.
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.