The Eagles and the Patriots will face off in a rematch of Super Bowl LII. The Patriots are fresh off the bye week so they should be able to put up at least 24 points. The Eagles have had an up-and-down season yet they appear to have found their identity on both sides of the ball. This will likely be a close matchup decided in the final minutes of the game.
The Patriots have had an entire week to rest up for this game. Mohamed Sanu and Tom Brady likely spent the week developing their chemistry in hopes of putting up 40+ points against the Eagles. Though this a home game for Philly, no gambler should feel confident betting against the Patriots.
Pick: Patriots -3.5
If the Patriots were nursing numerous important injuries, it might make sense to consider the Eagles moneyline. However, the Pats are healthy. New England wide receivers N’Keal Harry and Mohamed Sanu are ready to roll. Furthermore, the Pats have one of the best defenses in NFL history through the first half of the season. Bet against the former champs at your own peril.
Pick: Patriots moneyline -188
This matchup’s over/under is quite intriguing as both teams are fairly healthy and clicking on the offensive side of the ball. Look for Jordan Howard to put up 75+ yards on the ground, helping Philly hit 20+ points. The Pats should top 24 points, sending this game slightly over the anticipated 44.5 points.
Pick: Over 44.5
The Patriots should squeak out a win in a close game. Even if the Pats are firing on all cylinders, it will be difficult to top the Eagles by more than 10 points. A Patriots winning margin of 1 to 6 points pays quite nicely as does an Eagles victory between 1 and 6 points.
Pick: Patriots winning margin 1-6 +350 and Eagles winning margin 1-6 +440