|3.5 PHI (-117) @ pinnacle|
I'm playing on PHILADELPHIA. A look at the Browns' last month shows that they're 0-4 ATS. Two double-digit losses and two 3-point wins. Facing what figures to be a desperate Philadelphia team, I expect the Browns to have their hands full the entire way, once again. At 3-5-1, remarkably, the Eagles are still on top of the NFC East. However, they've got the 3-7 Giants, a team which just beat them, "breathing down their necks. In other words, the Eagles can't afford to drop another. With the Giants on a bye, this is their chance to regain a firmer grip on the division. Considering that the Eagles' next three opponents are the Seahawks, Packers and Saints (followed by a road game at Arizona) winning this one becomes that much more important. Indeed, while the Browns are no slouches, those next four opponents are a combined 26-10. Expect the Eagles to play with a sense or urgency, en route to AT LEAST the cover.