Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Preview and Pick

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Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) -2.5 o/u 47.5 at New York Giants (1-2), 8:15 p.m. Eastern Sunday September 30, NBC Network
by Jerald of

The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants meet Sunday at Giants Stadium in key divisional matchup. Both of these teams have struggled to a 1-2 record but both teams are coming off a win last week.

The Eagles are 1-2 against the spread this season; they are 0-1 straight up and 0-1 ATS on the road.

The Giants are 1-2 ATS this season, and they are 0-1 SU and 0-1 vs. the number at home.

Philadelphias starting QB, Donovan McNabb, has thrown for 805 yards, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. His QB rating is 96.7 with a completion rate of 61.0%. The ground game is led by Brian Westbrook who has rushed for 291 yards (5.7 yards per carry) and 2 touchdowns.

New York is led by QB Eli Manning. Manning has thrown for 755 yards, 6 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. His QB rating is 86.0 and he has completed 61.3% of his passes. The Giants starting RB Brandon Jacobs is out for this game. Derrick Ward will again be the starting RB, he has rushed for 273 yards (5.1 yards per carry) but has not found the endzone.

The Eagles are outrushing their opponents this season by a 130-72 yards-per-game average, while the Giants are outrushing their opponents by a 105-102 YPG margin.

Philadelphia is averaging 6.2 yards per play on the season while New York is averaging 5.7 yards per play. The Eagles defense has given up an average of 5.5 yards per play while the Giants have given up an average of 6.1 yards per play.

Philadelphia ranks 7th in total offense averaging 286.3 yards per game. New York ranks 10th with 259.4 yards per game.
In scoring offense, the Eagles rank 8th averaging 27.0 points per game and the Giants rank 12th averaging 24.0 points per game.

the defensive side of the ball the Eagles rank 18th in total defense giving up 328.0 yards per game while the Giants rank 25th giving up an average of 368.6 yards per game.

In scoring defense Philadelphia ranks 14th and New York ranks 30th giving up 19.0 and 32.3 points per game, respectively.

These two teams have last met on 01/07/07 in the playoffs last year with the Eagles winning in Philadelphia by a score of 23-20.

The Sagarin PREDICTOR ratings at ranks Philadelphia #7 at 23.08, New York is #5 at 24.91.
The Over/Under is 1-2 in Eagles games this season, 2-1 in Giants games.

Philadelphia opened up as a 3 point favorite with a total of 48. The line has dropped to Philadelphia -2.5 at most sportsbooks and the total has dropped to 47.5. At the time of this writing, the betting public was backing the Eagles 57%-43%.

The Predictem Prediction: We apologize! Our analysis said to take
the Eagles while our score prediction said to take the Giants. Please let
us explain: Our writer posted his selection as the eagles. I as the editor
overruled that and changed his pick to the Eagles lol. I did not read the
analysis and edit it properly like I should have though. The editors pick
was indeed made 2 hours before gametime, so no issues there. Just looked
a little hokus pokus as I forgot to change out the analysis that in all
candidness I never thought to read! Sorry if we confused our readers!

New York Giants 35 Philadelphia Eagles 33