New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Odds - Free Point Spread Pick

Date: 
December 22, 8:25 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
New York -3
Total: 
42

The New York Giants invade the City of Brotherly Love this Thursday night to renew a long-standing NFC East rivalry against the Philadelphia Eagles. Game time for this division clash is set for 8:25 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on NBC.

New York at Philadelphia Game Overview

The Giants took a big step in the right direction towards making a return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011 with this past Sunday’s 17-6 victory at home against Detroit as four-point favorites. The total stayed well UNDER the 42-point closing line and it has stayed UNDER in their last six games. That win raised New York’s straight-up record to 10-4 and it has now covered against the spread in seven of its last nine games. It is 5-3-1 ATS this season when closing as a favorite.

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It has not been all that pretty on offense lately with an average of just 13.7 points over their last three games, but the Giants continue to find ways to win games when they need to the most. In the victory against the Lions, Eli Manning went an efficient 20-for-28 throwing the ball for 201 yards and two scores. They got a solid effort from a run game that has struggled this season with 114 yards on 32 attempts. The main reason why New York is in excellent position to claim a spot in the postseason is a defense that is third in the league in points allowed (17.9). This unit held Detroit to just 324 yards of total offense and two field goals.

Philadelphia’s current losing streak reached five games SU with Sunday’s 27-26 loss to Baltimore as a five-point underdog on the road. It was the first time the Eagles covered ATS during this five-game slide. The total went OVER 41 points against the Ravens and it has gone OVER in their last three games. They are now 5-9 SU with a 6-8 record ATS. Philadelphia returns to Lincoln Financial Field with a 4-2 record ATS in its first six games at home this year.

Give first year head coach Doug Pederson credit for trying to get a much needed victory in Sunday’s game with a gutsy two-point conversion attempt with just seconds left to play, but his team has clearly forgotten how to win games since its promising 4-2 start. The Eagles’ offense under the direction of rookie quarterback Carson Wentz has sunk to 24th in the NFL in passing and 19th in overall yards per game (340.4). This unit has averaged just 18 points during this five-game slide. Defensively, Philadelphia is 12th in the league in both yards (344.2) and points (21.4) allowed.

New York at Philadelphia Game Betting Trends

  • The Giants are 2-3-2 ATS in their last seven games on the road, but they have covered ATS in seven of their last nine games overall. The total has stayed UNDER in their last five road games.
  • The Eagles have won four of their last six home games both SU and ATS, but they fall to 4-5 ATS in their last nine games as underdogs. The total has stayed UNDER in five of their last six games at home.
  • Head-to-head in this NFC East tilt, Philadelphia has a 5-2 edge both SU and ATS in its last seven home games against New York. The total has stayed UNDER in the last five meetings here.

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Free Game Prediction

New York needs this game much more than Philly and it also has a big edge in momentum with its recent play. The Eagles will still put up a good fight against a bitter division rival, but the end result is highly unlikely to change given that they continue to find ways to lose games they actually had a chance to win.

On a short week, take the Giants and lay the three points as they pull off the season sweep against Philadelphia.

Free Pick: 
Take the Giants -3

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