Last Updated Jan 21, 2023, 8:22 PM
New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Picks, Predictions, Odds
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NFL Divisional Round postseason action will resume on Saturday night with a heavyweight NFC East rematch between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. Coverage begins from Lincoln Financial Field in South Philly at 8:15 p.m. ET on FOX.
NEW YORK GIANTS vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES BETTING PREDICTION
It’s been a tale of two entirely different halves for New York throughout the season. The Giants posted an impressive 7-2 start, which originally stunned the masses, and all but solidified their spot in the postseason at a very early point in the year.
However, the Giants closed out the regular season with a bumpy 2-5-1 skid, and after failing to look like a true playoff team for the longest time, they finally got back over the hump with a road victory in Minnesota on Wild Card Weekend.
So, is New York actually a legitimate threat with Brian Daboll at the helm? Or have the Giants simply lucked out this season?
The overall weakness of the NFC East’s schedule has been well-documented in conversations surrounding the Eagles and Cowboys recently, but for the most part, it seems like the bottom-half of the division has skated by with their minor overachievements without much thought.
The Giants’ hung their hat on defensive play early in the year, considering they averaged just 20.7 PPG on the offensive side of the ball in their first nine games of the season, yet still escaped with victories in seven of those affairs.
However, their defense has been mediocre, at best, since that opening run, highlighted by the Giants surrendering a lofty average of 25 PPG in their last nine contests, ultimately, finishing the year ranked 17th in scoring and 25th in total yardage. And they didn’t exactly dominate in their 31-24 victory on Wild Card Weekend either.
So, right now, the main reason to feel good about the Giants’ chances is because of Daniel Jones and their’ red-hot offense, having scored 31+ points in two of their last three games.
Don’t be fooled by their recent success, though. The Giants haven’t been very good on the offensive side of the ball all year, and a few decent outings against subpar defensive units doesn’t mean anything otherwise.
The Giants scored 21 points or less in 10-of-17 matchups during the regular season, and they struggled for most of their ugly 48-22 loss to Philly back in Week 14. So, I’ll lay the points with the well-rested Birds at home in Saturday night’s matchup.
Score Prediction: Eagles 34, Giants 20
Best Bet: Eagles -7.5 (-110)
NEW YORK GIANTS vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES BETTING ODDS
NEW YORK GIANTS vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES BETTING RESOURCES
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Matchup: NFC East
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV-Time: FOX, 8:15 p.m. ET
NEW YORK GIANTS BETTING ANALYSIS
The Giants stormed out to a surprisingly strong start to the season. However, the overall merit of their opening stretch has come into question rather quickly, considering the G-Men averaged less than 21 points per game across a solid 7-2 run out of the gate, and now, it appears their offensive woes have caught up with them, considering they’re just 3-5-1 since that point.
The Giants don’t typically win games by lighting up the scoreboard, though. The more worrisome issue regarding Brian Daboll’s squad has actually been their defensive play as of late, considering the Giants have now surrendered 24+ points in six of their last ten contests, which certainly doesn’t bode well for a team spearheaded by an offense averaging less than 22 PPG on the year.
So, in order to compete with Philly on Saturday night, the Giants will probably need another big-time performance from their offense. But unfortunately, it will be much tougher for them to move the ball against an Eagles’ defensive unit that’s allowed 20 points or less in nine of their last 13 outings.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES BETTING ANALYSIS
In the first matchup of the year between these teams, the Eagles ran away with a blowout win, which was a contest Philly dominated from start-to-finish, as Nick Sirriani’s squad jumped out to a 24-7 lead in the first half, and never took their foot off the gas on the way to a 48-22 victory.
The Birds had things a little bit tougher the second time around, though. But to be fair, their Week 18 matchup was an all-around weird set of circumstances, as the Giants elected to rest their starters, while the Eagles played most of theirs, and Philly posted a surprisingly narrow six-point victory.
Personally, I still believe the entire NFC East is a bit overrated due to their weak strength of schedule, and the Eagles are no exception to that claim. But regardless of their opponents’ overall merit, there’s certainly something to be said for this Philly squad ranking Top 10 in scoring on both sides of the ball.
NEW YORK GIANTS vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES BETTING TRENDS
- The Giants are 5-0 ATS in their last five games.
- The total has gone OVER in six of the Giants' last nine games.
- The Giants are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against Philadelphia.
- The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
- The total has gone OVER in eight of Philadelphia's last 12 games.
- The Eagles are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of Philadelphia's last nine games against the Giants.
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 14 home games.
- The Giants are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games against Philadelphia.
- The Giants are 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games.