The Philadelphia Eagles are set to take on their hated rivals, the New York Giants, for the first time this year on Sunday. This rivalry may not carry the same weight it once did — mostly because the Giants have been a dumpster fire for the past five years. But it’s still on of the most storied and classic rivalries in NFL history.
The Eagles can’t afford a let down in this contest. They’re on the cusp of really getting on a roll here. A loss to a bad Giants teams would be deflating.
As we do every week, let’s take a look at some prop bets to consider throwing cash on before the Eagles kickoff at 1 p.m.
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Boston Scott anytime touchdown scorer (+310)
Boston Scott (AKA The Giant Killer) has made a living off beating up the Giants. In four career games against NY, Scott has touched the ball 58 times, totaling 432 yards and five touchdowns.
He’s become a focal point for the Eagles rushing attack over the past month. And with Jordan Howard officially out for Sunday’s game, Scott should see an increased workload behind Miles Sanders. Scott may be the smart choice to give goal line carries to with Howard out of the lineup as well. His small stature makes him hard to find in the crowd near the goal line, and he’s proven throughout the years to be a capable short yardage back when need be. There’s no reason to think Scott won’t find the end zone again in this contest.
Daniel Jones OVER 0.5 INTs thrown (-130)
If there’s one thing we know for certain when it comes to Daniel Jones, it’s that he’s a turnover machine. It’s been the only constant of his career. One could argue Jones is in the midst of his worst professional season to date. He’s tossed nine touchdowns to seven interceptions, while posting the worst QBR of his career, 40.6. And once again, the fumble monster is haunting Jones in 2021. He has seven fumbles on the year. Per Pro Football Focus, Jones has accounted for 12 turnover worthy plays this season. He’s coming off a game in which he tossed two INTs and didn’t even eclipse the 200 yard mark through the air. The Eagles defense has had their faults this year, but they’ve been pretty opportunistic as of late. They’ve caused five turnovers over the past four weeks, including three last week against New Orleans. There’s a reason the odds for Jones throwing an INT are higher than not throwing an INT in this one. He’ll more than likely turn it over at least once in this contest.
DeVonta Smith OVER 55.5 receiving yards (-115)
DeVonta Smith tearing the Giants a new asshole in his first matchup with them just seems fitting, doesn’t it? The Giants desperately wanted to add the Heisman winner in this past year’s draft, and as we all know, it didn’t really workout for the G-Men. The Eagles bunny hopped over them to snag Smith. And the selection of Smith has paid off in a big way for Philly. Despite running the ball about 70% of the time over the past three weeks, Smith has still gone over 60 yards receiving in each game. He’s the only viable outside target for Hurts and he’s gotten the lion’s share of targets because of it. The Giants don’t pose much of a threat at cornerback, so Smith should have no issues getting open against this secondary.
Saquon Barkley OVER 27.5 receiving yards (-115)
Although Saquon Barkley has fallen off a bit as an explosive runner, the Giants have incorporated him pretty heavily into their passing attack. Over his last four starts, Barkley has eclipsed 30 yards receiving in three of those four games. And he’s also seen at least six targets in three out of his last four starts. Given Jonathan Gannon’s tendency to play off and give pass catchers space underneath, Barkley will more than likely get several targets out of the backfield on check down passes. He may not carve up the Eagles defense by doing that, but going over 28 receiving yards on check down receptions is certainly in the realm of possibilities.
T.J. Edwards OVER 8.5 total tackles (+100)
With Davion Taylor sidelined, T.J. Edwards will get the majority of playing time at linebacker against the Giants. Since being elevated to the starting gig, Edwards has been a key contributor in Gannon’s defense. He’s tallied at least 10 total tackles in three out of his last four starts, and he’s played at least 91% of the defensive snaps in three straight games. That shouldn’t change moving forward, especially with Taylor’s placement on the IR.
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