Philadelphia has held a hex on its divisional rivals from New York, beating them eight out of the last 10 times they've met and covering the spread in seven of those games.
Point spread: Eagles opened as four-point favorites; the total was 54. (Line updates and matchup report, via OddsShark.com)
Computer Prediction: 20.5-7.7 Eagles
Why the Giants Can Cover The Spread
New York just picked up its first victory of the season by beating Minnesota on Monday night, and the team probably feels like it's on a roll. One in a row! Hey, it almost sounds ridiculous, but the Giants are only three games out of first place in the NFC East, and they've covered two spreads in a row.
Also, in that loss to the Eagles three weeks ago, the G-Men rallied to take a lead late in the third quarter before literally giving it away.
Why the Eagles Can Cover the Spread
Philadelphia has had its ups and downs already this season. The Eagles looked great in winning their season opener against Washington, then lost three games in a row, and then they looked great again by winning two straight. Finally, in last week's matchup against Dallas, they laid an egg at home.
So, based upon this pattern, they're due for a good performance, right?
They have also dominated the Giants lately, going 9-2 ATS in the past 11 clashes between these NFC East foes.
OddsShark's NFL computer is calling for an Eagles victory and cover, and an UNDER.
But bettors will want to keep a close eye on the Eagles' quarterback situation. Michael Vick is still dealing with a sore hamstring, and Nick Foles suffered a concussion against the Cowboys. If neither can go, former USC Trojan Matt Barkley will get his first NFL start.
While several trends point the other way, the Giants are probably the smart bet for this game.
The Giants are 0-5 SU in their last five games on the road.
The Eagles are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against the Giants.
The Giants are 1-5-1 ATS in their past seven seasons before a bye week.
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