The next best thing to Carson Wentz vs. Peyton Manning. The Philadelphia Eagles and rookie QB Carson Wentz will square against the New York Giants and one of the greatest athletes in sports history’s little brother, on Sunday, November 6th at MetLife Stadium. These are the odds for fans who bet on NFL:
Eagles +2½ (-110) 42½ (-115)
Giants -2½ (-110) 42½ (-105)
The Eagles (4-3) lost 23-29 in overtime to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in a duel of rookie gunslingers. Wentz went 32 of 43 for 202 yards with one TD pass to wide receiver Jordan Matthews, but he was not able to move Philly late in regulation with the game tied at 23. The Eagles did not get the ball in OT. Running back Darren Sproles rushed for a season-best 86 yards on 15 carries for the Philly, while Matthews had 11 receptions for 65 yards. According to Matthews, Wentz-Prescott could be the new Tom Brady-Peyton Manning.
And speaking of the Mannings, Brother Eli and the Giants (4-3) beat the Los Angeles Rams 17-10 on Sunday before last in London, England. Manning threw 24 of 37 for a modest 196 yards with no TDs, but it was the Giants defense that came through big time, intercepting Rams QB Case Keenum four times. Safety Landon Collins returned his first interception 44 yards for a second-quarter touchdown, and his second interception set up the Giants’ winning drive. The Rams’ last two possessions ended in end-zone interceptions by CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Running back Rashad Jennings scored from the 1 for the Giants’ only offensive score.
If you bet on NFL at an online sportsbook, you might want to know about this. The Eagles are averaging 25.5 points and 317.7 total yards (208.3 passing and 109.4 rushing) per game, and allowing 16.7 points and 328.9 total yards (214.1 passing and 114.7 rushing) per game. The Giants are averaging 19.0 points and 345.3 total yards (275.0 passing and 70.3 yards rushing) per game, and giving up 20.1 points and 361.0 total yards (267.4 passing and 93.6 rushing) per game.
Also of interest for people who bet on NFL, the Eagles are 3-7 ATS versus NFC teams, 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games versus the Giants, and 8-1 ATS in New York. The Giants are 1-3-1 ATS versus NFC teams, 1-4 ATS after a bye week, and 3-1-1 ATS after allowing fewer than 90 rushing yards in their previous game. The road team is 15-6-1 ATS in the last 22 encounters between these two teams.
The Eagles have owned the Giants recently, going 13-3 SU and ATS in their last 16 games. Philly has also covered eight of nine on the road versus the New York Giants, who are 2-5 straight up in their last seven following a win. The Giants are 6-2 straight up in their last eight games following a bye. On the one hand, the Giants lack enough weapons to go against a tough pass defense, what with their TO ration and running game issues. On the other, the Eagles are still a little too wet behind the air to be consistent.