NFL Week 3 Pick: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

Matthew Jordan

Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:58 PM UTC

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 8:58 PM UTC

How embarrassing would it be for Giants fans if the Jets get win No. 1 this season first? Could happen in Week 3 if Big Blue loses again in Philadelphia.

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (-6, 43)

The NFC East looks incredibly mediocre through two weeks with the Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins all at 1-1 and the Giants in the basement at 0-2. They'll stay there. Survivor Pick: Philadelphia.

Entering this season, a New York coach was the betting favorite to be the first fired in the NFL this season. Who would have thought it might be the Giants' Ben McAdoo over the Jets' Todd Bowles? Well, Bowles is a goner after the season at a minimum, but McAdoo might not make it much longer if the Giants don't start scoring. They are at a disadvantage here, too, on the short week off Monday's boo-filled home loss to Detroit. The Eagles are the only team in the division with a positive points differential (plus-6) and look like the East's best team thus far with an easy win in Washington and a very competitive loss in Kansas City. So this is the team's home opener. These clubs split last season, each winning at home.

  • Giants are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
  • Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Free NFL Pick: Eagles -6Best Line Offered: SportsBetting

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If you aren't betting on a Giants game going under right now, you simply aren't paying attention. They have just 13 points in losses to Dallas and Detroit -- 19 fewer points than the Jets. It's also the Giants' fewest points scored in their first two games since 1947. Big Blue has also gone eight straight games scoring fewer than 20 points. McAdoo got the head coaching job because the Giants were so good offensively when he was the OC in 2015. They haven't been close to that level since. The offensive line is a major issue just like last year. The Giants can't run the ball, which puts Eli Manning in third-and-long and often ends up with Manning on his back. The Eagles can't run the ball much, either, but Carson Wentz is off to a good start and is among the passing yardage leaders. Philly's defense was much better at home than on the road in 2016. That should continue.

  • Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia.
  • Under is 8-2 in Giants last 10 road games.
Free NFL Pick: Under 43Best Line Offered: BetDSI

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