12/30/2012 10:56 AM
Matchup: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
Spread: Giants minus-7.5
Public consensus pick: 52 percent picked Eagles
Public perception: The Giants need to win to keep their playoff hopes alive, but the public isn't buying it as they're backing the Eagles (slightly).
Wiseguys' view: The Giants are in a tailspin, failing to cover three of their last four and five of their last seven games. They wouldn't be getting any support at all if they weren't facing the Eagles, who are a league-worst 3-11-1 ATS.
Tuley's Take: Despite their record, the Eagles have been competitive of late (well, except for the second half against the Bengals), and I expect the same effort here in trying to knock off their rival. I also think Michael Vick will have something to prove. The Eagles should keep this game close and may pull off the outright upset. The pick: Eagles.