NFL Week 8 Philadelphia Eagles v Atlanta Falcons

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Fri, 2012-10-26 17:15 -- TheFootballLines

Will the Philadelphia Eagles serve up the Atlanta Falcons first defeat of the season or will the Falcons go to 7-0? The sportsbooks current NFL Odds are giving the Eagles about a 59% chance of winning with their odds around -145 ($1.69) while Atlanta are priced between +125 ($2.25) up to +130 ($2.30). The point spread opened the week at -/+ 1 and has moved out to currently sit at Eagles -3 Falcons +3. In over under totals betting the line opened at O/U 47 and has come in a full 3.5 points to O/U 43.5.

Philadelphia is coming off the bye last week with their previous result being a 3 point home loss to the Lions (23-26) as -186 ($1.54) favorites. The Eagles are 3-3 having averaged 379 total offensive yards per game made up of 257 passing yards and 122 rushing yards. They have averaged 17.17 points per game and allowed 20.85 for a differential of -3.66. The Eagles have not been the gamblers friend to date with a 2-4 point spread record, -$128 loss against the closing odds (for $100 bets each week) and they have a 2-4 over under record.

While Matt Ryan's last outing against the Raiders in week 6 was one to forget with 3 interceptions and just one touchdown, the Falcons still managed a 3 point victory (23-20). While many have question marks ove the Falcons based on recent weeks good teams still find ways to win and winning becomes a habit, just the same as some teams seem to find ways to lose. The Falcons sport a +9.67 points differential having averaged 28.50 points per game while conceding 18.83. They have not surprisingly been profitable in NFL wagering results having a 4-2 (+$180) point spread record, +$394 opening odds and +$405 closing odds record while going 4-2 in over under results.

NFL Betting History Philadelphia Eagles v Atlanta Falcons Week 8, 2012
Date Spread Odds Home Score V Score Away Odds Spread Total
10/26/08 -10 -400 (1.25) Eagles 27 V 14 Falcons 340 (4.4) 10 45
12/06/09 4 189 (2.89) Falcons 7 V 34 Eagles -215 (1.47) -4 43.5
10/17/10 -2 -118 (1.85) Eagles 31 V 17 Falcons 107 (2.07) 2 43
09/18/11 3 124 (2.24) Falcons 35 V 31 Eagles -137 (1.73) -3 49.5

The last 4 regular season games between Philadelphia and Atlanta have resulted in the Eagles winning 3-1. The home team is 3-1 and favorite v underdog is 3-1. The spread has not played a part as the winning team has covered in all 4 games. Over under results are 2-2 with game totals of 41, 41, 48 and 66.

The Verdict - Should the Eagles be favored by 3 points or should this be closer to a coin flip? Our figures here at's don't agree with the sportsbooks lines and we have wagered both the moneyline and point spread. Find out which way we have gone below or via our NFL Picks page.'s Pick: 
We have taken Atlanta +130 ($2.30) on the money line and +3 $1.91 against the spread.