Dave Staley of sportsbook.com breaks down the line and over/under for Sunday's Eagles-Giants game:
Q: What's the line for Sunday's matchup?
A: We opened the line at a pick 'em, and it just (Thursday) moved to Giants (minus-1). This line actually surprised me a little bit, as I thought the Eagles would be favored by a point or two. So far, 87 percent of the betting public is on the Giants. I am shocked that this game is so one-sided right now, but I am confident that these numbers will even out a little bit as we get closer to kickoff, especially since the Eagles are now 'dogs.
After five straight wins -- both straight-up and against the spread -- the Giants are coming off two very disappointing losses. Losing a third straight would be quite costly so I think that contributed to this game being closer to a ‘pick’ than I originally thought.
Interesting trend to note: The Giants are 18-4 ATS in their last 22 road games.
As everyone probably remembers, these two teams played three times last season, with Philly winning the last two games, including the 23-11 playoff victory. In both of those victories, the Eagles won despite being underdogs.
Q: What about the over/under?
The total currently sits at 44 after opening up at 43.5. With 95 percent of the action on the over so far, it is obvious why this number has moved, and I think it could easily jump another half-point.
Both teams can put points on the board in bunches as they combine to average 55.1 points per game. However, both teams’ defenses can be very stingy. Take away each team's game against New Orleans, and they combine to give up just 29.4 PPG.
Something potential total bettors might find interesting: the last six times these two teams have played, the over/under has been less than 44.