Eagles vs. Giants: Over/Unders, Prop Bets for Thursday night’s matchup

With kickoff less than two hours away get yourself ready with a handful of prop picks from the crew here at Full Scale Philly!

Total: UNDER 44.5 (-110)

The matchup opened at 47.5 and was predictably bet down to 44.5 with two of the worst offenses in football facing off on a short week. The OVER is tempting if you like an Eagles blowout, but it’s hard to imagine the offense running up a score with so many injuries on that side of the ball. Pair that with the possibility of a jaded Eagles defense showing out at home against the least efficient offense in the NFL and there are just too many scenarios leading to the UNDER.

Richard Rodgers:

OVER 30.5 receiving yards (-110)

OVER 3.5 catches (+126)

I like both of these, but I would recommend picking the one you’re most comfortable with. Obviously this is an offense that heavily involves the TE, and Rodgers sits atop that depth chart with both Ertz and Goedert out this week. He totaled 31 yards on 3 catches last week after replacing Ertz, and figures to be more involved this week against an easier matchup. Truthfully, I lean toward OVER 3.5 catches because of better value and the possibility of short yardage catches in the flat and involvement in the screen game keeping his yardage low, but both feel like a good play.

Carson Wentz:

UNDER 247.5 passing yards (-110)

The idea here is that the Eagles will lean on a more run-heavy game script both by virtue of their recent issues with keeping pressure off Wentz, and because they’ll likely have a lead. This may be an easier matchup than PIT and BAL, but the Birds weapons on offense didn’t suddenly get better (we’re more hurt than last week)—there’s no reason to think Carson is about to chuck it all over the yard tonight.

Darius Slayton:

OVER 56.5 receiving yards (-110)

A weak secondary is a weak secondary, and the Birds are a safe bet to let the opposing team’s wideout comfortably operate on most days. That becomes even more inevitable when we know that opponent will be playing from behind, which will likely be the case tonight. While Slayton has exceeded this total just twice through six games, it feels a little low in a matchup with this group of DBs.

Daniel Jones:

OVER 20.5 completions (-120)

Jones and the Giants offense have struggled all season long and I don’t think that‘ll change tonight. With that said, I imagine a pass-heavy game plan is in the cards with the Eagles stout run defense and susceptibility through the air. If the Birds jump out to a lead the Giants could very well abandon the run game as early as the second quarter. I’m guessing 35+ pass attempts, and against this secondary 21 completions should be easy.

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