The New York Giants (2-10) travel to the City of Brotherly Love in Week 14 for an NFC East showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) on Monday Night Football. Kickoff is set for 8:15 PM EST on December 9th at Lincoln Financial Field and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Eagles listed as 9-point home favorites. The spread has moved up by half a point after early betting, as Philadelphia is currently available at -9.5. The total for this matchup is 45 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 14 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Eagles vs Giants Game Odds & Betting Preview
New York Giants
The Giants lost their eight consecutive game last weekend, falling 31-13 at home against Green Bay to drop to just 2-10 on the season overall. New York trailed 17-10 at the half and never recovered, giving up 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter en route to a double-digit defeat. QB Daniel Jones went 20/37 for 240 passing yards and a touchdown but also threw three interceptions as well. Jones has already been ruled out for Week 14 due to injury, which means veteran Eli Manning will be back under center after getting sent to the bench several months ago. Saquon Barkley played a little better against the Packers but still failed to find the end zone, rushing for 83 yards on a team-high 19 carries. Kaden Smith led the way for the receiving corps, making six receptions for 70 yards. As a whole, the Giants generated over 300 total yards of offense but only scored a single touchdown in the loss.
New York didn’t play very well defensively against the Packers, surrendering over 300 total yards of offense and four touchdowns. The Giants had no answer for Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers, allowing him to pass for 243 yards and four touchdowns through the air.
The Eagles completely choked in their most important game of the season to date last weekend, getting upset 37-31 on the road by the Miami Dolphins. Philadelphia had a 21-14 lead at the half but completely fell apart down the stretch, getting outscored 23-10 over the final two quarters of the game. QB Carson Wentz went 28/46 for 310 passing yards and three touchdowns while RB Miles Sanders racked up well over 100 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. Alshon Jeffery also chipped in, making nine catches for 137 yards and a touchdown. Overall, the Eagles gained over 400 total yards and found the end zone three times on offense despite coming up just short on the scoreboard.
Philadelphia had a brutal outing on the other side of the ball against the Dolphins, getting lit up for over 400 total yards of offense and five touchdowns. The Eagles couldn’t find a way to slow down Miami WR DeVante Parker, as he torched the secondary for 159 receiving yards and two touchdowns on seven catches.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: Giants +9.5
The only play I was really on in this NFC East showdown was the UNDER on 47.5 total points scored, as that was the original number when this game opened. However, the total has already been bet down over two full points which certainly doesn’t appear to leave a ton of value. Ultimately, I’m probably going to avoid this matchup entirely, as both the spread and the total now look pretty spot on to me. If forced to pick a side against the spread, I’m probably leaning just slightly towards taking the 9.5 points and rolling with the road underdog – especially after the spread bumped a half-point higher. It’s pretty tough to have a lot of faith in the Eagles right now, as their loss to the woeful Dolphins leaves them in a bad spot with less than a month to go in the regular season.
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Eli Manning has also performed pretty well against Philadelphia over the past several seasons, as the Giants have now covered the number in two out of their last three meetings with their long time NFC East rivals. New York is also 4-2 ATS in their last six meetings with the Eagles overall and only lost by a field goal when these two teams met last November despite being a five-point underdog. On the other side, Philadelphia is a terrible 4-8 against the spread through their first 12 games this season and has also failed to cover the number in four out of their last six outings at home. Again, I’m likely going to avoid this matchup altogether but would rather take a shot with boatload of points and the Giants than roll the dice with an unpredictable Eagles squad. Give me New York to cover.