Eagles vs Patriots 2018 NFL Preseason Week 2 Betting Preview.

Eagles vs Patriots 2018 NFL Preseason Week 2 Betting Preview

Written by on August 13, 2018

As bettors, we are all concerned about the outcome of every single game, but for the teams playing in the preseason, it’s more about getting ready for the regular season. The goal is to escape as free from injury as you can possibly get, and if you can pick up a win or two along the way, all the better. If this match-up were to come in the regular season, it would be one that would get us all a little fired up. After all, the last time these two teams met was in the Super Bowl, which would mean that we would be looking at a Patriots team out for revenge against the Eagles. As it is, it will be nothing more than preseason as usual, with both teams now starting to take a closer look at who will and won’t make the cut on their respective teams. Neither of these two looked particularly good on the defensive side of the football in Week 1, so look for stronger performances from those units this week.

Eagles vs Patriots 2018 NFL Preseason Week 2 Betting Preview

  • When: Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 PM EST
  • Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
  • TV: NFL Network
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Live Stream: NFL League Pass
  • 2018 NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds: New England Patriots – 3 (Total 43)

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Recent Head to Head (Last 7 Games)

  • Record: New England Patriots lead 4-3
  • Score: Philadelphia Eagles 25.57 / New England Patriots 27.71
  • Rush Yards: Philadelphia Eagles 98.00 / New England Patriots 86.29
  • Pass Attempts: Philadelphia Eagles 40.86 / New England Patriots 45.71
  • Completion Percentage: Philadelphia Eagles 54.55  / New England Patriots 60.00
  • Passing Yards: Philadelphia Eagles 277.00 / New England Patriots 328.71
  • Total Yards: Philadelphia Eagles 375 / New England Patriots 415
  • Turnovers: Philadelphia Eagles 2.86 / New England Patriots 1.57

Why bet on the Philadelphia Eagles?

The Eagles found themselves on the wrong side of a beating in their return to the field after their Super Bowl win last season. The defense was unable to slow down a trio of different QB’s on the Steelers, which is perhaps not surprising when you have 3 guys battling for just 2 available spots. The real lowlight was a busted play in the secondary that led to a 71-yard TD. Overall, the Eagles gave up over 270 yards through the air, although they did hold the Steelers under 100 yards on the ground. It wasn’t all bad news in the 31-14 loss, though, as Nate Sudfeld delivered a solid performance at QB, going 10/14 for 140 yards and 2 TD strikes, although he did also have a pair of INT’s. Carson Wentz saw no time on the field, and we can probably expect more of the same this week.

Why bet on the New England Patriots?

The Patriots won their opening game of the preseason, taking out the Redskins 26-17. While it’s always good to come away with the win, the Patriots will be more than a little concerned with their play in the first half, particularly on the defensive side of the football. Washington went in at half-time leading 17-0, and they had their way with the Pats during that period. Back-up Coly McCoy was made to look like an all-star in the first half, torching the Patriots defense with 189 yards passing and 2 TD’s. Eagles vs Patriots is scheduled for Friday Night at 7:30 PM ET. Things were better for New England in the second, as they delivered 26 unanswered points. Brian Hoyer was effective, going 16/23 for 144 yards. It was the running game that accounted for all 3 Patriots TD’s, with Rookie RB Ralph Webb getting 2 of them.

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Eagles vs Patriots NFL Preseason Week 2 Pick and Score Prediction

It’s going to be interesting to see if any of the starters get playing time this week, although I seriously doubt they will. Gotta give the edge to the Patriots at home here, albeit in a close one. Score: Philadelphia Eagles 21 – New England Patriots 24