NFL Week 12 Betting: New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles Odds, Prediction, and Pick

New England Patriots

What some would consider to be this weeks biggest NFL match-up features two teams who were talked about as potentially meeting in the 2012 NFL Super Bowl.  Unfortunately for one team, they have quite a bit of work to do to even make the PLAYOFFS.  The Eagles have been the disappointment of the NFL this year, and they are currently sitting at 4-6 after a huge win against the previous NFC East leaders, the New York Giants.  While the Giants are a strong team, the Eagles will have an even tougher match-up this week against a New England Patriots team who seems to be hitting their stride once again after tripping up a bit during the middle of the season.  The Pats have now won two games in a row and the Eagles would love to get that same streak going when this week comes to an end.  The Eagles are also hopeful that they will have quarterback Michael Vick back in the lineup before this match-up, and he could be a key when all is said and done against this Patriots team.

This game will kick off at 4:15pm on Sunday, November 27th, and will be played in Philadelphia.  The Patriots currently hold a two game lead over both the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets in the AFC East; the Eagles on the other hand are two games behind both the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants in the NFC East.

This match-up will not only be one of the best games of the week, but will also be an excellent NFL betting match-up as well!

Odds and Sports Betting Line

New England Patriots: -3

Philadelphia Eagles: +3

Free Prediction

The Eagles will struggle in this match-up.  Regardless of if they have Vick or Vince Young in the game, the Patriots team in general is well-coached and will have an excellent game plan prepared.  They’ve also shown that they are ready to get prepared for Playoff time, and I expect them to come out firing against this Eagles team.  I think it’ll be a high scoring game overall, but that in the end Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will prevail once again, and this time it’ll be on the road.  I’m taking the Patriots to win it by a touchdown but have control throughout the fourth quarter.

Prediction:  New England Patriots- 35 Philadelphia Eagles- 28

Free Pick

I was VERY surprised to see this line as only -3 for the Patriots.  I understand that they are on the road in this game, and that the Eagles are essentially in a must win situation, but I feel like everyone is expecting too much out of this “dream team” in Philadelphia at this point.  They’ve already shown that they aren’t a top caliber team in this league, and I don’t expect anything to change this week against the Patriots.  If anything, I expect them to take a step back against a strong Patriots team.  I’m picking the New England Patriots to get the win, and also to cover the spread of -3.

Pick:  New England Patriots -3