The NFC East has been one of the best divisional races to watch so far this NFL season, and bettors will get a great matchup on Sunday Night Football when the Philadelphia Eagles host the upstart New York Giants. The Eagles may be 2.5-point favorites, but the Giants are the hotter team right now, riding a three-game winning streak both straight-up and against the spread following an 0-2 start.
New York is coming off a 30-20 home victory against the Atlanta Falcons last week as a four-point favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. While the Giants lost running back Rashad Jennings to a sprained knee, rookie replacement Andre Williams filled in nicely with 65 yards rushing on 20 carries and one touchdown. Another heralded rookie, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., made his NFL debut for New York with 44 yards and his first career score after sitting out with a hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 34-28 home win over the St. Louis Rams, who scored three late touchdowns to nearly cover the four-point spread. The Eagles jumped out to a 34-7 lead behind two touchdowns on special teams and defense and two more from quarterback Nick Foles. Philly improved to 4-1 ATS this season, and all three of the team’s home games have gone OVER the total. The Eagles are 0-1 ATS in divisional games this year, beating Washington 37-34 at home in Week 3 but failing to cover the four-point spread.
The Giants also won their only NFC East game so far in Week 4 on Thursday Night Football 45-14 against Washington, who the NFL odds pegged as three-point home favorites. New York improved to 5-2 SU and ATS in its last seven games as road dogs and 3-0 SU and ATS in its past three away from home against divisional opponents with the victory. However, Philadelphia has dominated the Eagles-Giants matchup recently, going 9-3 SU and ATS in the last 12 meetings.