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  • NFL Sunday: New York Giants vs LA Rams - Analyst Pick

    Written by Rohit Ghosh
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    New York Giants vs LA Rams: Analyst Preview & Pick

    The New York Giants (1-6) host the Los Angeles Rams (5-2) at MetLife Stadium as the offense finally gets some good news with the return of of WR Sterling Shepard. The Rams have been firing on all cylinders this season, but are 0-7 in their last seven matchups against the Giants.

    Vegas Odds
    This game saw a good amount of action earlier in the week, with the public already moving the spread and total. The Rams opened as 3-to-3.5-point favorites, but the spread quickly moved up to -4.5.

    Spread Odds: Los Angeles Rams -4.5
    Total Line: 42

    At the time of publication, about 66 percent of the public was laying the points and taking the Rams. 61 percent of the wagers on the total have been on the OVER.

    Betting Trends
    -The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the Rams' last 21 games on the road.
    -The Rams are 0-5 straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) in their last five games against the Giants.
    -The Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road against the Giants.

    What to Watch For

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    Giants QB Eli Manning has struggled all year, but it's tough to put all the blame on him given the injuries to his weapons. Still, the boo birds have been flying all season, some critics even pushing for his retirement. His numbers, though, have been about average compared to other QBs -- passing for 1600 yards, 10 TDs and 5 INTs heading into this week's matchup. Last week against the Seattle Seahawks Manning passed for 139 yards, completing 19 of 39 pass attempts, and 1 TD in a 24-7 loss.

    Manning is projected to finish Sunday's game with 264 passing yards and 1 TD. He averages twice has many TDs per sim -- 1.3 -- as he does INTs -- 0.6.

    On the opposite side of the 1-6 Giants, we've got a 5-2 Rams team that's been seemingly improving on a weekly basis. The team's only glaring weakness has been defending against the run, giving up 123 rushing yards per game.

    NY running backs Paul Perkins, Orleans Darkwa, and Shane Vereen are projected to finish with a combined 109.3 yards and 1 TD against the Rams.

    Analyst's Pick
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    {plus} Analyst Pick:: Giants cover at home -- and have potential for a money line pick too.

    The Rams are 0-5 ATS vs teams with a losing record; the Giants are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games vs a team with a winning road record.{/pluis}

  • NFL TNF Analyst Pick: Eagles at Panthers - Week 6

    Written by Rohit Ghosh
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    NFL Thursday - Panthers vs Eagles

    Thursday night NFL action in this week's slate features a pair of 4-1 teams looking to keep momentum trending the right way. The Panthers are slight 3-to-3.5-point favorites, getting the nod as the home side in what's projected as a tight matchup.

    Date/Time: Thursday, 10/12 at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
    Spread: Panthers -3.5
    Total: 45.5

    Vegas Odds
    There really hasn't been a whole lot of movement on the line, Vegas and the public expecting a close matchup Thursday night.

    The line opened at -3 for Carolina, moving up just a half-point in some books across Vegas. Same for the total, up a half-point to 45.5.

    Betting Trends
    • The Eagles are 6-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last eight games.
    • The Eagles are 6-1 straight up (SU) in their last seven games.
    • The Eagles 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on the road.
    • The total has gone OVER seven of the Eagles' last 10 games.
    • The Panthers are 1-3-2 in their last six games at home.

    Top AccuScore Trends: After Week 5
    - All NFL Picks vs the Spread: 43-30-4, 58.9% +1,000
    - All Side Value Picks: 44-31, 58.7% +1800
    - All Totals Picks: 44-29-4, 60.3% +1210
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    What to Watch For
    Trouble on the O-line: As John Breech of CBS Sports first pointed out, the absence of offensive lineman Lane Johnson has the potential to be a huge game changer this week; Johnson suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals and is projected to be out Thursday night on a short week.

    Why's that such a big deal? Johnson has been in the lineup for 11 of Wentz's 21 career starts.

    In those 11 games, Wentz has a 9-2 record, 65.7 completion percentage, 2,766 yards, 20 TDs, 5 INTs, and a 99.9 passer rating.

    He went 2-8 in the games without Johnson, looking like a completely different product on the field. In those 10 games, he went 2-8 and threw twice as many INTs (12) as TDs (6).

    Wentz is projected to finish Thursday's game with 261 yards, averaging 1.3 TDs to 0.8 INTs in sims.

    Ground Game: Philly's run defense has actually been solid this year -- containing the likes of Melvin Gordon and Kareem Hunt so far this season. The Eagles gave up some late yardage on the ground to the Chiefs and Chargers, but for the most part have been consistently above average in that category.

    The Panthers are projected to finish with at least 1 rushing TD.

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