The NFL odds indicate that the Eagles will have little trouble in exacting revenge from the Giants. Philadelphia is one game out of a Wild-Card spot, and boasts the league’s No. 1 rushing attack. New York has lost three straight, and already has an eye on the 2022 draft board.
Game: New York Giants (4-10) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-7)
Location: Lincoln Financial Field
Day/Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
|N.Y. Giants||+10½ (-110)||+350||40½|
The clubs are naturally familiar with each other, but more so at the moment since four-point underdog New York never trailed in defeating Philadelphia 13-7 less than a month ago. The Giants have covered three straight meetings when Betting online– all as a dog. Those three games all stayed under after the 45 total was not approached in Week 12.
New York Giants
Next game: at Chicago
New York nearly pulled off a cover as an 11½-point underdog, but allowed a Dallas touchdown with 1 minute, 54 seconds remaining in a 21-6 loss. The Giants were doomed by four turnovers. Under players enjoyed an easy victory with a 43½ total in the Las Vegas odds.
The club announced Monday that quarterback Daniel Jones (neck) will miss the rest of the season. Saquon Barkley (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday as was tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle).
Next game: at Washington
Philadelphia kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a 27-17 victory over Washington on Tuesday. Over players got the money when Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Greg Ward to make it 27-17 with 7:46 to play, pushing the game past the 42 total. Speaking of pushes, Philadelphia was a 10-point favorite. The Eagles also led 20-10 late in the third quarter.
The team’s backfield took Wednesday off from practice after getting plenty of touches against Washington. Running back Jordan Howard (knee) had 15 carries in his first game since missing two. Hurts (ankle) accounted for three TDs after a one-game absence while Miles Sanders (quadriceps) rushed for a career-high 131 yards.
Betting on the Game
Philadelphia has already exceeded its projected win total for 2021, and the overachieving Eagles have plenty left to play for with the postseason well within reach. Howard’s strong return bolsters the potent backfield. New York’s run defense is toward the bottom.
The Giants are 6-8 against the spread after dropping three straight — ATS and straight-up. Nine of their 14 games have stayed under, including seven of the last eight. The Eagles are 7-6-1 ATS after their Week 15 push.
The under was hammered early in this game as the total has dropped two points since opening at 42½. That number could shrink more if New York’s sputtering offense is taken into further consideration. The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
As far as NFL predictions go, the Eagles beating the Giants in a low-total game seems to be an easy one to make.