3* Monday Night Football SMASH on Eagles +3

3* Monday Night Football SMASH on Eagles +3

Philadelphia vs. New Orleans, 11/05/2012 20:30 EDT, Score: 13 - 28

Point Spread: +3/-105 Philadelphia

Sportsbook: Intertops

Result: Loss

3* Monday Night Football SMASH on Eagles +3
I'll gladly take the points with the Eagles considering how competitive they've been. They have lost three in a row, but two of those came by three points or less and the other came against the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons. Five of their seven games have been decided by three points or fewer.

Philadelphia lost by double digits at home last week, but consider that it is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games following a loss of 10.0 points or more at home. Also consider the success it has had on Monday night.

The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last five Monday night games and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 Monday night road contests.

Philadelphia has won seven of the last 10 in this series both SU and ATS. It is 4-1 ATS in its last five meetings in New Orleans. Also, the underdog is on a 5-2 ATS run in the series.

The Eagles are far superior on defense. New Orleans ranks last in the NFL in total defense with 474.7 yards allowed per game and 30th in scoring defense with 30.9 points allowed per contest. Philadelphia ranks 12th in total defense with 339.6 yards allowed per game and 16th in scoring defense with 22.1 points allowed per game.

I believe Philadelphia’s 10th-ranked rushing attack, which averages 117.7 yards per game, will be trouble for a New Orleans’ defense that ranks 31st against the run with 170.1 yards allowed per game. Take the points.


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