Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants - 11/6/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Philadelphia Eagles (4-3) at New York Giants (4-3)

NFL Football: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)

The Line: New York Giants -2.5 -- Over/Under: 43 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants renew their rivalry for the 169th time in an NFC East matchup at the Meadowlands in week 9 NFL action. 

The Philadelphia Eagles lost their 3rd game in the last 4 weeks following a 29-23 defeat at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football to fall to 4-3 on the season Carson Wentz completed 32 of his 43 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown on the evening while being sacked 3 times. Darren Sproles led the Eagles ground game with 86 yards on his 15 carries, however he was also one of three Eagles who fumbled the rock, and one of two who did so multiple times on the night. Jordan Matthews led Philly with a team-high 11 receptions for 65 yards and Philadelphia's lone touchdown through the air. Defensively, the Eagles did manage to snap Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott's consecutive 100-yard games streak at 4 games, however it just wasn't enough as the Eagles fell to 0-3 this season when allowing 20+ points, giving up 29 points and 460 yards of total offense to the Cowboys. 

The New York Giants had a much deserved bye week in week 8 after playing in England in week 7. The Giants won that game overseas by a score of 17-10 over the Los Angeles Rams to improve to 4-3 on the season. The Giants fell into a quick hole down 10-0 after the 1st quarter, but rallied with 17 unanswered points down the stretch to pull out the win. Eli Manning threw for 196 yards on 24 of 37 passing while managing to avoid the sack for the first time since week 4. Rashad Jennings led a lacklustre effort by the Giants ground attack as a whole, as he racked up 25 yards on 13 carries, but did help his cause by punching in a 1-yard touchdown, the G-men's lone offensive touchdown on the day. Victor Cruz was one of three Giants receivers with a team-high 5 receptions, however Cruz used his to lead the team with 55 receiving yards, while Odell Beckham Jr. turned his 5 catches into 49 yards on the day. Defensively, the Giants had a solid game, forcing Rams QB Case Keenum to throw a season-high 4 interceptions, one of which went the other way for a touchdown courtesy of safety Landon Collins. 

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Philadelphia is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. the NFC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 road games. 

New York is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. the NFC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. Philadelphia is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New York. 

Philly has had the Giants number over the years in New York, however these teams appear to be heading in two different directions with Philly losing 3 of 4 since starting 3-0 while the Giants have righted the ship, winning 2 straight. These two teams play each other tight, but I think the Giants will win by a touchdown, so take the low line while you can. 

Lay the points with New York. 

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Chris’s Pick New York Giants -2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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