NFL Betting Odds for Week 3 Favors the Eagles Over the Giants

NFL Betting Odds for Week 3 Favors the Eagles Over the Giants

Written by on September 22, 2017

Hitting the panic button after just 2 weeks of the NFL season seems a bit drastic, but when you look at the history of this league, it’s easy to understand why so many teams feel that stress. Specifically, we are talking about the teams who have started the season 0-2, because despite the NFL betting odds they are the ones who find themselves in a must-win situation heading into Week 3.While this may seem as though we are trying to build some early drama, the numbers are with us on this one. If you go back to 1980, you will find that 164 teams have made an 0-3 start to the season, and of that number, only 5 have made it into the playoffs. You can bet that the New York Giants, who are in the winless category heading into Week 3, will be more than aware of this stat, but the big question is whether they can do anything about it. They have not looked very good, and they now need to go on the road to face a Philadelphia Eagles team that looks to be improved this season.The Eagles are a 6-point home favorite, and the O/U for this one has been set at 42.5 points.

NY Giants at Philadelphia NFL Betting Odds & Game Analysis for Week 3

When: Sunday, September 24 at 1 PM ESTWhere: Lincoln Financial Field, PhiladelphiaTV: FOXRadio: WFAN 660 AM (New York) / 1490 AM (Philadelphia)Live Stream: NFL Game PassNFL Betting Odds: Philadelphia Eagles -6 (42.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 28°C/83°F
  • Humidity: 44%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Cloud Cover: 2%
  • Wind: 10 mph NNE
  • Stadium Type: Open

How to Bet on Cincinnati at Green Bay NFL Odds & Game Pick for Week 3

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Eagles lead 7-3
  • Score: Giants 20.5 / Eagles 23.9
  • Rush Yards: Giants 100.1 / Eagles 134.5
  • Pass Attempts: Giants 41.6 / Eagles 35.9
  • Completion Percentage: Giants 57.6% / Eagles 62.4%
  • Passing Yards: Giants 274.9 / Eagles 249.8
  • Total Yards: Giants 375 / Eagles 384.3
  • Turnovers: Giants 1.7 / Eagles 1.6

Why Are the New York Giants a Good Bet?

Eli Manning’s place in New York Giants lore is safe, as he has taken this team to a pair of Super Bowl victories during his career. This may explain why so many people were upset that coach Ben McAdoo threw his QB under the bus following a 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 2. Sure, the Giants have now only managed 13 points in their 2 games this season, and Manning has not looked particularly sharp, but there is a lot of blame to go around on this team. Let’s also not forget that the best player on the Giants roster, Odell Beckham Jr., has not been available due to injury. That said, even with OBJ back in the fold, this team will likely still struggle.The Giants have not been good against the Eagles, and are just 3-7 against them in their last 10 meetings. Overall, the Giants are just 1-4 SU and ATS in their last 5 road games, and have only won once in their last 5 visits to Philadelphia.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 6.50
  • Total Yards: 251.5
  • Rush Yards: 48.5
  • Passing Yards: 203
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 21.5
  • Total Yards: 324.5
  • Rush Yards: 133.5
  • Passing Yards: 191

Why Are the Philadelphia Eagles are a Good Bet?

Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles thought that they were onto a winner last season, as this team burst out of the gate and looked like an offensive juggernaut. Teams quickly caught on to what the Eagles were doing, though, and rookie QB Carson Wentz, who had started the season so well, very quickly became ineffective as the season wore on. There is reason to believe that Wentz will have learned from that experience, and that the Eagles will be in this one for the long haul. They got the season rolling with a big win over the Washington Redskins in Week 1, and gave the Kansas City Chiefs all they could handle at Arrowhead last weekend before falling to defeat.The NFL Betting Odds favors the Eagles by 6 points.The Eagles are back home this Sunday, and home is where they do their best work, as the NFL Betting Odds suggests. Philly are 6-2 SU and ATS in their last 8 games at home, and they have won 4 of their last 5 meetings against the Giants at Lincoln Financial.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 25
  • Total Yards: 381
  • Rush Yards: 82.5
  • Passing Yards: 298.5
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 22
  • Total Yards: 304
  • Rush Yards: 88
  • Passing Yards: 216

NY Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Latest Betting Trends

  • Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Giants are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Giants’s last 11 games
  • Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games at home
  • Eagles are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 8 games at home

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Giants are a mess, and I think things are about to get a whole lot worse before they get better. I don’t see them being able to go into Philly and defy the NFL Betting Odds for this game, which is why I am taking the Eagles to win and cover. The UNDER has hit in 6 of the last 7 games these two have played in Philadelphia, so let’s stick with that trend.Score Prediction: New York Giants 10 – Philadelphia Eagles 24

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