NFL Betting: Giants vs. Eagles

September 28, 2012 NFL Football

Sunday Night Football features the New York Giants making a short trip to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles. The game is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 PM ET in Lincoln Financial Field in Philly, PA, and you can watch all of the action nationally on NBC.

The Giants have had a long break after their Thursday night rout of the Panthers in Carolina. In a 36-7 victory, the New York defense kept Carolina scoreless in all but the third quarter, forcing 5 Panthers turnovers. The Giants offense was just as impressive in the win, holding a 405-327 edge in offensive yards, including a 125-60 edge in rushing yards. The Giants also kept possession of the ball for 13 more minutes than Carolina. QB Eli Manning threw 27-of-35, for 288 yards, and 1 touchdown, while RB Andrew Brown ran for 113 yards and 2 touchdowns on 20 carries. Since their Week 1 loss to the Cowboys, the Giants have scored 41 and 34 points, and covered against the Panthers by 31 ½ points. Start your NFL Betting on Giants vs. Eagles Game.

The Eagles come into this game after losing thei r first game of the season to the Arizona Cardinals, 27-6. The Eagles offense struggled, scoring only in the third quarter on two field goals. They held a 307-292 edge in offensive yards, but the tough Cardinals defense would not allow them to capitalize, as the Eagles were sacked 5 times and lost 3 fumbles. QB Michael Vick threw 17-of-37, for 217 yards, with no touchdowns, but at least no interceptions. Although they hold a 1,250-827 edge in total yards overall, Philly’s 12 on the season have been costing them. They have stumbled into two wins by a single point each, and a 21 point loss. Spreadwise, they are 0-3 on the year and at -34 points ATS.

The Giants are 1-2 ATS on the season, and 1-0 ATS as the away underdog. The Eagles are 7-1 ATS in this series, and 10-1 ATS when hosting an opponent from their division after suffering a double-digit loss spreadwise. They are 0-3 ATS on the year, and 0-1 ATS as a home favorite.

These two teams have met 24 times since 2001, with the Eagles leading the series 16-8. Their last meeting, in November 2011, resulted in a 17-10 Philadelphia victory, in a game where the Giants were 6 point favorites. In a September 2011 matchup, the Giants won 29-16, after the Eagles were favored by 8 points.

For this Sunday’s game, the oddsmakers from SBGGlobal Sportsbook have it listed as a pick’em. The line had opened up with the Eagles listed at -2 ½. The over/under is set at 47 ½ points.

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