Would you bet on Eli Manning having a great game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football?
It’s looking like he will be stepping in for rookie Daniel Jones, who is battling a high ankle sprain.
The news has caught on at PointsBet Sportsbook with the potential to benefit the New Jersey sports betting crowd.
Customers, especially Giants fans, can take advantage of this week’s Fade Darren Rovell booster.
Manning to throw for more than 249.5 passing yards has been boosted to +120 (from -105). Max bet is $100.
But is it a good bet?
We’re talking about the 2-10 G-Men here, and their last victory came on against the Washington Redskins during Week 4.
That was way back on Sept. 29.
The game is taking place at Lincoln Financial Field. PointsBet has the Birds as a 10-point favorite.
PointsBet NJ welcomes Manning back
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has said it’s “very likely” that Manning will start Monday night.
#Giants coach Pat Shurmur tells reporters that QB Daniel Jones is in a walking boot with a mild high-ankle sprain… and Eli Manning will “very likely” start on Monday. So, Manning gets a potential farewell tour, after all.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2019
This is his 16th season, the majority of which has been spent watching from the sidelines. The team decided to go in a new direction following 28-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 2.
It was about seeing what Jones, their first-round pick, could do.
Manning has led the Giants to two Super Bowl titles (one of them spoiled the New England Patriots perfect season). His 116 victories rank No. 1 all-time among franchise quarterbacks.
But if we are talking just passing yards, he averaged 268.7 per game last season.
He passed for more than 280 yards in both games against the Birds last season, but Philadelphia won both.
Eagles still have NFL playoff hopes
From a Philadelphia perspective, besides the NFC East rivalry factor, their playoff hopes are on the line.
At 5-7, winning their final four games is key. Losing 37-31 to the 3-9 Miami Dolphins on Sunday did not help their cause. But with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at 6-6, the division is still a two-team race.
The Eagles have been inconsistent all season, including on the defensive side of the ball. They took the field in Miami as a 10-point favorite. Then Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ended upthrowing for 365 yards and three touchdowns.
So the Birds will likely take the field with extra motivation to turn things around. They head into this matchup as losers of three-straight games.
And crazy things have been known to happen when the two teams meet. One of those matchups is even among the top games worth remembering.
However, the outcome of this one will have no impact on the PointsBet boost. It’s a Manning thing.