Monday Night Football Betting Preview: Breaking Down Eli And The Eagles

The Eagles are bad. By most measures, a 5-7 record is a sign of a lost season, a team too mired in mediocrity to accomplish anything. But in the NFC East, it’s good enough to just maybe win the division.

And so, Philadelphia’s game on Monday night with the 2-10 New York Giants is a lot more important than you might expect it to be.

A win puts the Eagles in a tie for first place atop the NFC East. Even a loss wouldn’t eliminate them from the playoffs.

As we get ready for kickoff Monday Night Football, let’s take a quick look at all the betting odds and angles that accompany the upcoming primetime game at our local sportsbooks.

Eli Manning is expected to be under center for Giants

An interesting subplot in the game is the Giants quarterback situation. Rookie Daniel Jones is expected to miss the game with an ankle injury, which will make Eli Manning the quarterback for New York. Manning has been on the sideline for most of the season while the Giants took a long look at Jones.

With Manning expected to start Monday night, FanDuel has posted a prop bet involving the veteran quarterback. The Eli Manning 300+ passing yards and Darius Slayton 100+receiving yards prop will pay out +550.

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Eagles are nearly 10-point favorites on MNF

FanDuel Sportsbook has Philadelphia as a 9.5-point favorite. The Eagles are -380 on the moneyline and the Giants are +310. The game’s over/under is set at 45.5 points.

At press time, PlaySugarHouse and Parx had the spread at just 9 points if you’re seeking a lower number. Alternate spreads and totals are also available at Parx if you prefer more options. Overall, Parx has 146 different wagers available for Monday Night’s game.

If you’re interested in wagering on a single team total, the Eagles number is listed at 27.5 on FanDuel. New York has a total of 17.5.

Prop bets available featuring touchdown scorers

FanDuel is offering a number of prop bets for Monday Night’s game and one of the prominent ones features the first touchdown scorer. Some prominent Eagles players and their odds are as follows:

  • Jordan Howard: +600
  • Miles Sanders: +600
  • Dallas Goedert: +700
  • Alshon Jeffrey: +750
  • Zach Ertz: +800

Prominent Giants players and their odds are:

  • Saquon Barkley: +700
  • Darius Slayton: +1,500
  • Golden Tate: +1,500
  • Sterling Shepard: +1,800
  • Evan Engram: +2,000

Live betting will also be available for MNF wagers

Most sites will also have live betting available once the NFC East showdown kicks off. In today’s wagering world, it’s never too late to get into the action, so players will have plenty of options on Monday night.

Good luck and enjoy the game.