The New York Giants (4-11) host the Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) this weekend for an NFC East clash from East Rutherford. Kickoff is set for 4:25 PM EST on December 29th at MetLife Stadium and the game will be televised on FOX.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Eagles listed as 4.5-point road favorites. The spread has decreased by half a point after early betting, as Philadelphia is currently available at -4. The total for this matchup is 44.5 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 17 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Giants vs Eagles Game Odds & Betting Preview
The Eagles now sit alone atop the NFC East standings after a very impressive 17-9 home win against Dallas last weekend. Philadelphia scored ten unanswered points in the first quarter and never looked back, keeping the Cowboys out of the end zone the entire game. QB Carson Wentz went 31/40 for 319 passing yards and a touchdown through the air while RB Miles Sanders rushed for 79 yards and a score on a team-high 20 carries. TE Dallas Goedert led the way for the receiving corps, hauling in nine catches for 91 yards and a touchdown. Overall, the Eagles generated well over 400 total yards of offense and found the end zone twice in the critical victory.
Philadelphia was extremely solid defensively against the Cowboys, barely giving up over 300 total yards of offense and allowing only three field goals. The Eagles were especially impressive defending against the run, yielding only 54 rushing yards.
New York Giants
The Giants won their second consecutive game last weekend, beating Washington 41-35 in overtime after coughing up a two touchdown lead in the fourth quarter. New York almost completely collapsed but found a way to right the ship during extra time, scoring a game-winning touchdown. QB Daniel Jones was fantastic, going 28/42 for 352 passing yards and five touchdowns through the air. RB Saquon Barkley absolutely torched the Redskins defense on the ground, racking up 279 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. Golden Tate also chipped in, making six catches for 96 yards. As a whole, the Giants gained close to 600 total yards of offense and scored six touchdowns in the win.
New York had a brutal outing on the other side of the ball against the Redskins, surrendering close to 400 total yards of offense and five touchdowns. The Giants had no answer for Washington QB Dwayne Haskins before he got injured, as the rookie went 12/15 for 133 passing yards and two touchdowns. just two touchdowns despite allowing more than 400 total yards of offense.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: OVER 44.5
I’m not really seeing a ton of value with either team against the spread in this NFC East clash, as the number currently looks pretty efficient to me overall. With Philadelphia needing to win this game straight up in order to guarantee a spot in the post-season, I’m leaning slightly towards laying the four points and rolling with the road favorite. However, the Giants have been scrappy down the stretch and appear to be firing on all cylinders offensively after the return of Daniel Jones. New York has now scored 77 total points over just their last two outings overall, which makes the OVER on 44.5 total points scored seem like the optimal play in this particular spot.
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It is important to note that these two NFC East rivals have been involved in plenty of high scoring battles in recent years, as the total has now gone OVER in seven out of their last ten meetings overall. The OVER has also come through in five out of Philadelphia’s last six games on the road as well. On the other side, the OVER has hit in five straight games that New York has faced the Eagles at MetLife Stadium and in five out of their last seven battles against NFC East opponents. I’ll avoid trying to guess against a tough spread in favor of the OVER on 44.5 total points scored in what should be a highly entertaining Week 17 showdown that has massive playoff implications.