At 4:25 ET, the Eagles and Giants face each other at MetLife Stadium in a week 18 NFL contest. CBS will broadcast the game, scheduled for Sunday, January 7th. The Eagles come into this NFC East showdown, as the 5 point road favorite. Will they be able to take care of business on the road? If you’re confident in their chances, you can bet this game at FanDuel. Read on to find out more.
Philadelphia Eagles Preview
Taking a glance at the NFC-East standings, the Eagles are 2nd with a record of 11-5. Within the NFC, Philadelphia is currently in 5th place as they enter week 18. Taking a look at the Eagles’ scoring margin this season, it is currently at +1.4. This has resulted in an ATS record of 7-7-2.
In a high-scoring matchup, the Cardinals finished with 228 yards passing and 221 yards on the ground. Offensively, the Eagles converted on 44.4% of their third down attempts and finished with 275 yards of total of offense. Philadelphia also lost the game vs. the spread as they were 12.5 point favorites. Jalen Hurts threw for 167 yards while completing 78% of his passes and throwing for 167. Hurts threw for three touchdowns.
New York Giants Preview
Heading into week 18, New York is in 3rd place in the NFC-East, sitting with an overall record of 5-11. In the NFC, they find themsevles in 13th place. When it comes to the spread, the Giants have a 7-8-1 record. Heading into week 18, their scoring margin is at -9.9 (per game).
The Giants were unable to overcome being held scoreless in the first quarter against the Rams and lost by a score of 26-25. Defensively, they allowed they gave up 391 yards and allowed the Rams to convert 31.2% of their 3rd downs. On offense, the Giants finished with 389 yards went 5/16 on third down. Even though New York lost the game straight-up, they did cover the spread as 6.5-point underdogs. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor had a big game, throwing for 319 yards on a passer rating of 87. Taylor completed 65% of 41 attempts in the game.
The Eagles came out on top with a 33-25 win in their initial matchup against Giants. Even with a straight-up victory by the Eagles, the Giants managed to cover the spread as +14 point underdogs. The over/under line going into the game was 41.5 points, which the teams surpassed.
Giants vs. Eagles Odds Analysis
As for the current moneyline odds, Philadelphia presently has 71% likelihood of victory, with a moneyline payout of -241. Meanwhile, the Giants’ implied win percentage stands at 34% on a moneyline of +192.
This game opened with an over/under line of 46.5 as per the oddsmakers, but it has since been pushed down to its present line of 41, offering a payout of -110 for the over and -112 for the under.
Since the lines have opened, Philadelphia has moved from -6.5 point favorites to their current line of -5 (-110). New York is currently +5 (-110) point underdogs at home.
How to Bet Giants vs. Eagles in New York
An intriguing matchup to watch is Philadelphia’s passing game against the New York secondary. In their last game, New York had difficulties containing Los Angeles. I’m leaning towards Philadelphia to cover as 5-point favorites.
After crunching the numbers, our model is pointing to this game finishing with a combined 42 points. This projection has me feeling good about taking the over at 41.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Eagles -5
- SportsBettingNY OU Predict: Over 41