The Eagles host the Giants on Monday Night Football yet there is not much excitement surrounding this game after the Eagles terrible performance last week. Though Philly is one game behind the Cowboys in the NFC East division race, there is little hope remaining for what looks like a failure of a season. However, it is quite possible Dallas falls to the Bears and the Eagles beat a Giants squad led by Eli Manning, resulting in a two-way tie for the division lead with three weeks to go. Let’s take a look at how this week’s Eagles/Giants game is likely to shake out.
Eli Manning will start in place of Daniel Jones due to Jones’ foot injury. At this point, Eli is washed up so it makes sense for SugarHouse to have the Eagles listed as 9.5 point favorites. Ideally, you will tease the Giants up to 10 or 10.5 rather than taking 9.5 points. Even if Eli does not throw that much, the Giants still stand a chance of keeping the game close with Saquon Barkley in the backfield.
Picks: Eagles moneyline -420 and Giants +9.5
Injured Eagles running back Jordan Howard is week-to-week. The same is true of Giants tight end Evan Engram. Both offenses are likely to struggle in this cold Monday night contest. There is a good chance Eli throws 3+ picks, sending this game under FanDuel’s anticipated total of 45.5
Picks: Under 45.5
Look for the Eagles to get out to an early lead in an attempt to shut the door on their embarrassing loss to the Dolphins. Though FanDuel has the Eagles first quarter winner prop at -215, it is worth at least a small play. This is the perfect situation for Philly to come out with guns blazing as their back is against the wall in the playoff chase and the team is looking to save face following the Miami debacle last week.
Picks: Eagles first quarter winner -215