The New York Giants fresh off their first win of the season travel to the City of Brotherly Love to take on their divisional rival Eagles. Somehow both of these teams have only won one game and yet are only a game behind in the race atop the NFC East that’s how bad that division is!
The Giants finally got off the marks last week with a win other another divisional rival, beating Washington in a close one but even though they picked up the dub it was far from convincing from Daniel Jones even if he did manage to throw his first TD pass since the opening day a strike to Darius Slayton, all three of Jones’ TD passes have gone to Slayton this season and Slayton does have two TD’s in two career games against Philly so could be a cheeky anytime TD bet although the inconsistency of Daniel Jones is a worry as is the lack of run game without Saquon Barkley. Davonta Freeman was brought in off the street to fill the void and it hasn’t really gone to plan so far as he has posted under 4 YPC and just a single TD.
The Eagles are missing their three top offensive weapons in this one with Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz joining Dallas Goedert in the medical room so it’ll be up to Carson Wentz and his very patched up offense to get it done here, luckily for Wentz this season has seen the emergence of young pass catcher Travis Fulgham who has played three games this season and has not only impressed but scored in all of them. Carson Wentz has been poor this year but maybe found something like his old self on the 4th quarter last week against the Ravens in the first game this season he didn’t throw and INT he rallied his Eagles to score 22 4th Q points and Eagles fans will be hoping they bring that momentum into this game.
I like the Eagles here and I think the price (4/9) isn’t bad but the injuries to key offensive weapons and the unpredictability of the NFC East mean I’m not making it a best bet instead I’m going to ride the hot hand of the aforementioned Travis Fulgham who as well as scoring in every games he’s played in this year also has back to back double digit reception games and with the line at 4.5 here I’m taking that with confidence.
PREDICTION: EAGLES 34 – 17 GIANTS
BEST BET: Travis Fulgham over 4.5 receptions – 8/11 with SkyBet. 2 point bet.
NEXT BEST: Travis Fulgham anytime TD – 6/4 with SkyBet. 1 point bet.