One of the best matchups of the season is upon us and sportsbook US players are dying to wager on it. This weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles will welcome the New York Giants into the Lincoln Financial Field to settle a rivalry nearly as old as the league itself. There’s no question that this is one of the most intriguing matchups of the weekend, despite the low-stakes on the match. Philly will be looking to prove that they are still a dominant team without Carson Wentz. Meanwhile, the Giants will avidly try to get one of their bitter rivals. What are the best sportsbook sites on the web predicting?
Betting New York
The Giants have stumbled their way to a 2-11 record this season to finish dead last in the NFC East. New York had high hopes for 2017 considering that they were coming off an 11-5 season the year before. However, things quickly spiraled out of control since Big Blue opened the season up with a 5-game losing streak. New York never really rebounded from that atrocious start, but they did make some improvements. Most notably the dismissal of general manager Jerry Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo. Good sportsbook players following New York’s ordeal were glad to see McAdoo gone. As for the Giants, it’s really too late in the season to expect anything out of them. And that includes an upset win over the Wentz-less Eagles this weekend.
Even the quickest of looks will reveal that the Giants don’t stand a chance this weekend. New york ranks penultimate in scoring, 29th in total offense, 22nd through the air and 28th on the ground. Defensively the Giants are even more disappointing. New York ranks dead last in total defense, as well as penultimate against both the pass and the run. The Eagles have a dominant defense that should manhandle Eli Manning and the Giants from the opening kickoff. The only question is how well Nick Foles will be able to lead the Eagles offense. But considering the type of defense the backup will be going up against, Foles should have a field day on the road this Sunday.
The Eagles fly into this Week 15 pairing sporting an 11-2 record that pegs them as the winningest team in pro football. The Eagles recently suffered a 24-10 loss to the Seahawks that forced the best sportsbook players on the planet to question whether or not Philly was the true frontrunner in the NFC. There’s no denying that the NFC is stacked this year. Nonetheless, the Eagles’ 43-35 win over the Rams this past Sunday validated this team as the most likely winner of the NFC. But without Wentz, the Eagles know they have to play perfect football to make the Super Bowl cut. Depending on how much the Eagles are favored without Wentz will determine whether bettors should take the Dirty Birds straight up or on the spread.
If NFL bettors want to bet on the spread this one, they’re going to want to take Philly. The Eagles are 10-3 against the spread and 5-3 ATS on the road. Comparatively, the Giants are 5-8 against the spread and 1-5 ATS at home. Lastly, the Eagles should beat the Giants by a lot more than 7 ½.
Best Sportsbook Betting Lines:
New York Giants +7 ½ (-115) 40 (-110)
Philadelphia Eagles -7 ½ (-105) 40 (-110)
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