The Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) host the New York Giants (3-7) this weekend in an important NFC East battle. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM EST on November 25th at Lincoln Financial Field and the game will be broadcast on FOX.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Eagles listed as 5.5-point home favorites. That line has shifted by just half a point after early betting, as Philadelphia is currently available at -6. The total for this matchup is 46 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 12 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Eagles vs Giants Vegas Odds & Game Preview
New York improved to 3-7 overall last weekend after a solid 38-35 home victory over Tampa Bay last weekend. The Giants really played well on offense, as QB Eli Manning completed 17 of 18 attempts for 231 yards and two touchdowns. RB Saquon Barkley was electric on the ground, rushing for 142 yards and two touchdowns while also scoring another touchdown on a reception out of the backfield. Barkley has now racked up 728 yards and 7 touchdowns in ten games. WR Odell Beckham Jr. also played well, as the star wideout has now made at least 10 receptions in seven out of his last eight games and is almost past 1,000 receiving yards on the season already. As a whole, the offense is currently averaging 21.5 points per game (22nd overall) on 346.2 total yards.
The Giants haven’t looked that great on the other side of the ball through their first ten games, as opponents are currently averaging a healthy 26.3 points per game (25th overall) on 381.5 yards of total offense. New York has been below average against both the run and the pass, ranking 25th and 22nd overall respectively.
Philadelphia continued their post Super Bowl slump last weekend, getting destroyed 48-7 on the road by New Orleans to drop to 4-6 on the season. The Eagles have been a disaster over the past several weeks, getting outscored by a combined 48 points. QB Carson Wentz certainly hasn’t looked his best after returning from injury, throwing fiver interceptions over his last three games. Wentz has passed for 2,304 yards and 15 touchdowns since taking back the starting job from Nick Foles in Week 3. Newly acquired WR Golden Tate is still getting adjusted to his new surroundings, as he has yet to find the end zone since being traded from Detroit earlier in November. Philadelphia is still struggling badly on the ground since Jay Ajayi went down with an injury, as Wendell Smallwood is currenlty the leading rush despite gaining just 257 yards. Overall, the offense is currently averaging 20.5 points per game (25th overall) on 355.2 total yards.
The Eagles have had an up and down season defensively, as opponents are currently averaging 23.1 points per game (12th overall). They have really been exposed through the air through their first ten games, giving up 276.5 passing yards per contest (27th overall).
Free NFL Betting Prediction: Giants +6
If you would have told me before the season that I’d be taking the Giants on the road against the defending Super Bowl in Week 12 while only getting six points, I’d have been absolutely shocked. However, the Eagles are battling the injury bug on both sides of the ball right now and simply aren’t the same team they were less than a year ago. Their best CB, Ronald Darby, is out for the season while Sidney Jones and Jalen Mills are both questionable. New Orleans feasted on this secondary a week ago, and while Manning and Co. certainly aren’t as talented offensively as the Saints, they are still a threat through the air.
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New York is a perfect 4-0 ATS over their last four road games. They are also 4-0 ATS in their last four games after an against the spread loss. The Eagles are only 1-5 ATS over their last six games against an NFC opponent. They are also just 0-4 ATS in their last four home games and 2-7 ATS over their last nine games overall.
There is at least a 35-40 percent chance that the Giants win this game outright, so getting six free points seems like pretty good value in this particular spot. Philadelphia is clearly trending in the wrong direction and continues to lose key players to injury. New York seems to finally be turning things around a little bit, winning two straight games and losing to Washington and Atlanta by a combined ten points. I know the Eagles crushed them at home earlier in the year, but I think Manning and Co. get a little bit of revenge on Sunday afternoon. I’m rolling with the road underdog to grind out a cover.