Division Foes Meet for Third Time This Season
The New York Giants punched their ticket for a return trip to Philadelphia after heading to Minnesota and eliminating the NFC North champions last weekend. Meanwhile, the Eagles had a bye after securing the top seed in the NFC playoffs.
The teams met in the regular-season finale with the Eagles winning by six points to clinch the NFC East title and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Giants were locked into the No. 6 seed so quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley were among the key players who sat out the game.
In the playoff opener, Jones not only returned but played likely his best game as he made crucial plays with his arm and legs. More of that will be needed on Saturday night. However, facing the Eagle’s defense figures to be a little more challenging than moving the ball on the Vikings.
The Giants are in good shape in the injury department, while offensive tackle Lane Johnson (abdominal) and defensive end Josh Sweat (head) are questionable for the Eagles.
NYG INJURY REPORT 1/17
ILB Landon Collins (Ankle)
WR Isaiah Hodgins (Ankle)
CB Adoree’ Jackson (Back)
S Julian Love (Hamstring)
DB Fabian Moreau (Hip)
OLB Azeez Ojulari (Quad)
S Jason Pinnock (Abdomen)
*Giants had a walkthrough; participation is a projection.
— Dan Salomone (@Dan_Salomone) January 17, 2023
Giants vs Eagles Betting Lines
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The Giants were able to control the clock in the win over the Minnesota Vikings as they had the ball for seven more minutes than the Vikings. The running of quarterback Jones played a huge role in that as he extended multiple drives with his legs.
Jones had a touchdown run in the lone regular-season game he played in against the Eagles so Philadelphia should be more prepared to handle the designed running plays than Minnesota was.
Barkley carried the ball just nine times, although two of those attempts resulted in touchdowns. Look for him to be much busier in this one.
Adoree Jackson locked up Minnesota star receiver Justin Jefferson for much of the game and held up very well with the help of one of the safeties. The Eagles have more top receiving options with A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith surpassing 1,000 receiving yards so it will be interesting to see how the Giants match up with the outside receivers. The defense did struggle to cover Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson, and the Eagles have an elite tight end in Dallas Goedert.
The last five Giants’ games went over the Las Vegas odds total.
Eagles Looking to Soar
Keep an eye on the status of Johnson and Sweat, two of the Eagles’ most physical players, heading into the game.
Both quarterback Jalen Hurts and running back Miles Sanders were slowed by NFL injuries late in the season. While neither figure is 100%, the extra week to recover figures has been very beneficial. Hurts told the media that his shoulder is feeling better.
The Eagles led the NFL in sacks and a huge part of the success was the pressure from interior linemen. Javon Hargrave had 11 sacks, Fletcher Cox and Milton Williams combined for 11 more and rookie Jordan Davis was unblockable early in the season before injuries slowed him down.
The Eagles will look to establish control early because things could be interesting if they allow the underdog Giants to hang around and believe they have a chance to win.
Philadelphia has covered against the NFL betting lines in just one of its five games.
Giants vs Eagles Game Injuries
Giants vs Eagles Head-to-Head
The Eagles have won each of the last three meetings, including sweeping the season series for the first time since 2019. It is hard to read too much into what transpired in the last matchup as the Giants were resting some key players. However, the Eagles went on the road and led by 34 points before a late touchdown by the Giants made it a 48-22 final in Week 14.
The Eagles have won nine straight home games against the Giants. The last time New York won in Philadelphia was in 2013.
The teams haven’t met in the postseason since 2009 when the Eagles pulled off the 23-11 win as a four-point road underdog. It was the second time in three seasons that the Eagles eliminated the Giants from the playoffs.
Giants vs Eagles Game Information
- Match: Giants vs Eagles
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 21
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
- How to watch Giants vs Eagles?: ESPN
Giants vs Eagles Live stream: NFL Game Pass
Giants vs Eagles Game Weather Conditions
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-40s at kickoff and the conditions will be familiar to players on both teams so the weather should not play a factor in the outcome.
Giants vs Eagles Prediction
Predicted Score: Eagles 30, Giants 24
- Worth Betting on the Moneyline?
There won’t be much of a reward to go with the favored Eagles since they are priced at -330. Still, there is a reason why the Eagles are favored in this one.
The Giants weren’t expected to be here and their fans had to be loving life all week with the franchise’s first playoff win since the Super Bowl following the 2011 season. Can the remarkable turnaround result in another road playoff victory? According to the sportsbook, the Giants are listed at +270 to win on Saturday.
- Worth Betting ATS?
If the wild-card round of the playoffs proved anything, it showed that matchups between teams in the same division tend to be closer than anticipated. With the Eagles being favored by 7½ points, plenty of money is going down on the Giants.
The Giants were among the NFL leaders in fourth-quarter scoring, so the Eagles would be well advised to take control of the game early on and remove any thoughts of an upset.
- Worth Betting on the Totals?
The Giants proved they can engage in a game when exchanging touchdowns is needed against Minnesota and more of the same could be needed against the Eagles.
There could be some rust on offense with the Eagles, but this is not feeling like a 21-17 type of game, so seeing the final score go over the total of 48 points is a realistic possibility. The total opened at 47½ and those who bet online jumped all over the over and that resulted in the move to 48½ before it settled at 48.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.