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New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Predictions, Odds, Picks

Dec. 26, 2021
Joe Hedrick
VI Betting Expert

The New York Giants (4-10) will travel to meet the Philadelphia Eagles (7-7) in a week 16 NFC East matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will broadcast on FOX.

Score Prediction

Eagles 21, Giants 13

Best Bets

Giants +10 (-110) at DraftKings

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Predictions

The Giants will look to avoid a four-game losing streak as they have not won a game since QB Daniel Jones has been out. The Giants came out this week stating that Jones will not be playing the remainder of the season, but instead of Mike Glennon under center, Giants fans will get to see rookie QB Fromm get the start. Probably a good move considering the Giants have averaged 12 points with Glennon as starting QB.

The Philadelphia Eagles have been a roll as of late, having won four of the last five games. After starting the season 2-5, the Eagles have managed to turn things around with a 7-7 SU record. The Eagles playoff chances are still alive and well with them currently just outside the picture in the eight spot. With games remaining against Washington and Dallas still remaining, the Eagles will not want to take this Giants matchup lightly.

While I do think the Eagles win this game, ten is too much for this young team to be giving up, not to mention it will be a short week with them having played on Tuesday. The Giants throwing Jake Fromm into the lineup is a great move in my opinion. The less film teams have on a QB, the less they can prepare for him. With absolutely nothing to lose and a chance to hinder Philadelphia’s playoff chances, Fromm and the Giants will keep this one close enough to cover.

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Odds

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New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Resources

  • Matchup: NFC East
  • Date: Sunday, December 26, 2021
  • Venue: Lincoln Financial Field
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV-Time: FOX - 1:00 p.m. ET

New York Giants Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 4-10
  • ATS: 6-8
  • O/U: 4-9-1
  • ATS - Away: 3-4

The Giants are 6-8 ATS on the year and just 1-4 ATS in their last five games. They have found success covering on the road against Philadelphia with a 4-1 ATS record in their last five games at Lincoln Financial Field. The Giants have gone over the total just four times this year and has gone under in five of the last six games against the Eagles.

New York will look for a spark in their offense by starting 2nd year QB Fromm. The Giants offense was struggling with Daniel Jones in the lineup and has looked even worst in his absence. On the season they are averaging 311.4 total YPG (27th), 215.1 passing YPG (20th), 96.4 rushing YPG (26th), and 17 PPG (30th). The key will be getting Fromm in a rhythm to open up the run game. The Giants have not had a player rush for 100 yards in a game thus far so that may be easier said than done.

The Giants defense ranks in the middle to bottom compared to the rest of the NFL. On the season they are allowing 366.7 total YPG (25th), 241.7 passing YPG (19th), 125 rushing YPG (26th), and 23.6 PPG (21st). New York will have to be better defending the run as the Eagles lead the league in rushing yards per game (165.6). The last meeting between these two teams (Week 12) the Giants allowed 208 rushing yards but did force Eagles QB Jalen Hurts to throw three interceptions. Giants got the W 13-7.

Philadelphia Eagles Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 7-7
  • ATS: 7-6-1
  • O/U: 8-6
  • ATS - Home: 2-3-1

The Eagles are 7-6-1 ATS on the season but have gone just 2-3-1 ATs in their last six games. Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in the last five games while playing at home against the Giants. Despite dominating New York outright, the Eagles are 1-4 ATS during that span. Philadelphia has gone over the total in eight games on the season, but as mentioned earlier the total has gone under in five of the last six meetings between these two teams.

Philadelphia may have finally found a system that works with QB Hurts and the numbers reflect that. On the season they are averaging 367.9 total YPG (11th), 202.3 passing YPG (24th), 165.5 rushing YPG (1st), and 26 PPG (11th). The Eagles could be in some trouble in terms of the offensive line. The Eagles currently have three OL on the COVID list. In addition, head coach Nick Sirianni has also tested positive for COVID after Tuesday's game against Washington, but remains hopeful to return to the sidelines on Sunday.

The Eagle's defense has also been playing well this year. Allowing 329.4 total YPG (11th), 223.3 passing YPG (11th), 106.1 rushing YPG (10th), and 22 PPG (15th). While they will be facing Fromm, whose only NFL action came last week against the Cowboys late in the fourth quarter. This is both a blessing and a curse for the Eagles as they don’t necessarily know what kind of game plan to expect from the Giants.

Inside the Stats - New York Giants

  • Record: 4-10
  • Division Standing: 4th - NFC East
  • Points Scored: 238
  • Points Allowed: 331
  • PS/G: 17 (30th)
  • PA/G: 23.6 (21st)

Inside the Stats - Philadelphia Eagles

  • Record: 7-7
  • Division Standing: 2nd - NFC East
  • Points Scored: 364
  • Points Allowed: 308
  • PS/G: 26 (11th)
  • PA/G: 22 (16th)

Key Players to Watch

  • NYG: Saquon Barkley - RB (115 carries, 429 yards, 2 TD)
  • NYG: Devontae Booker - RB (113 carries, 506 yards, 2 TD)
  • PHI: Jalen Hurts - QB (231/377, 2,731 yards, 14 TD, 9 INT)
  • PHI: Dallas Goedert - TE (48 catches, 731 yards, 4 TD)

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Conclusion

The Giants are one of the few teams without a COVID problem this week, which could obviously change at any time. Meanwhile the Eagles could be severely impacted from COVID if the offensive lineman and coach Sirianni are not able to clear protocols by then. With all the uncertainty from the Eagles and the Giants having a fresh face at QB, I like the Giants to cover in this one.

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends

  • Eagles have won seven straight home games when facing Giants.
  • Giants have covered the spread in 13 of their last 15 road games when facing the NFC.
  • Giants have gone UNDER the point total in seven of their last eight games.

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