First place in the NFC East is on the line Monday night as the Giants (3-2) visit the Eagles (2-3) looking for payback after getting swept last year. Let examine some MNF Props.
|Giants Score First +120 (best line at BetOnline)
Eagles Score First -140 (best line at 5Dimes)
|Longest TD 47½ Ov -110 (best line at SportsBetting)
Longest TD 48½ Un -115 (best at Bookmaker)
|Total Field Goals 3½ +120 (best line at 5Dimes)
Total Field Goals 3½ -130 (best line at Bovada)
|1st Score TD -1650 (best line at GTbets)
FG or Safety +155 (best line at 5Dimes)
Eli Manning 'Over/Under' 25.5 Completions, 280.5 Passing Yards, 2 TD Passes
Will Manning Throw A Pick? Yes -185, No +150
Before examining any Manning props on NFL odds you have to consider whether Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will play. He left last Sunday's win over San Francisco with a hamstring injury. Beckham didn't practice at all this week but did make the trip to Philadelphia. Beckham will be a game-time call. Manning remains without his other projected starting receiver, Victor Cruz. He hasn't played since blowing out his knee against these Eagles in Week 6 last year, a 27-0 Philly rout. It was the Eagles' first shutout in 18 years, which seems rather hard to believe. Manning is coming off one of the better game of his career as he set a franchise record with 41 completions against the Niners and threw for 441 yards and three touchdowns -- his fourth straight game with at least two TD passes. Manning did have an interception for the second straight game, but he's having a strong season and certainly a better one than his brother Peyton is. Eli's 66.5 completion percentage is the best of his career. His 10:2 touchdown:interception ratio would be, too. The Eagles rank No. 16 against the pass. In that 27-0 loss in Philly last year, Manning wasn't very good, completing 13-for-23 for 151 yards and was sacked six times. In the Giants' 34-26 Week 17 home loss to the Eagles, Manning was 28-for-53 for 429 yards, a TD and a pick.
NFL Free Picks: 'OVER' all and yes. I expect Manning to attempt at least 40 passes as the Giants aren't running the ball very well this year.
Sam Bradford O/U 24 Completions, 275.5 Passing Yards, 1.5 TD Passes, .5 INTs
Like Manning, Bradford is a former No. 1 overall pick, but Bradford hasn't had anywhere near the success that Manning has in his career yet. Bradford has been rather inconsistent in his first season in Chip Kelly's offense. Bradford is completing 63.2 percent of his throws for eight scores and six picks. He does come off a pretty good game in a win over New Orleans, completing a season-high 71.1 percent for 333 yards, two touchdowns and two picks -- his third game of the year with multiple interceptions. The Giants are No. 8 against the pass in yards allowed per game. But they will be without starting cornerback Prince Amukamara for the next month or so with a torn pectoral muscle. Injuries have been a problem throughout his career. Bradford will be down one key receiver as rookie Nelson Agholor will sit this one out with an injury. He has eight catches for 105 yards this season.
NFL Free Picks: 'UNDER' completions and yards, 'over' TDs and picks.
DeMarco Murray O/U 61.5 Rushing Yards, 3.5 Receptions
Of course Murray was last year's rushing champion for the Dallas Cowboys and was used more than any other player in the NFL with 392 carries and 57 receptions. He got a huge free-agent deal to leave for Philly this past offseason and had been largely a bust. It didn't seem like Kelly was using Murray correctly as he hadn't had more than 13 carries or five catches in a game. That is until last week when Murray had 20 carries for 83 yards and a score along with seven receptions for 37 yards. That's the Murray the Eagles were expecting and Kelly clearly altered his offensive game plan to use Murray more. And Murray could be used even more in this one because his very good backup, former Charger Ryan Mathews, is questionable for the game with a groin injury. Mathews also had his best game of the season against the Saints. Murray had a 128- and 121-yard game against the Giants last year with Dallas. But that Cowboys offensive line was also better than this Eagles version.
NFL Free Picks: 'OVER' both.