The Philadelphia Eagles (11-5) head to the Meadowlands in New Jersey to take on the New York Giants (5-11) to resurrect what seemed like a collision course with the Super Bowl. After losses in four of their last five games, their only goal is to capture some of their lost momentum.
The Giants’ season will mercifully end after three straight losses. New York is 7-8-1 ATS in 2023, while the Eagles are 6-7-3 ATS. Philadelphia is a 5-point road favorite with a total of 42. Kick-off is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT and can be seen on FOX.
Health Or Momentum For Eagles?
Despite all the love between Nick Sirianni and A.J. Brown in press conferences because of an improvised play at the end of the loss to the Arizona Cardinals, it doesn’t appear this team is on the same page, or perhaps that’s just the way it looks when a team is tired or uninspired.
You can’t look like one of the greatest teams of all time for 12 weeks and then lose to the Arizona Cardinals (35-31) as a 12.5-point favorite the week after you slid past the New York Giants (33-25) at home.
To add to the misery, star wide receiver DeVonta Smith rolled his ankle and was in a walking boot last weekend. By mid-week, Smith was walking around without a limp, but is it more important for Sirianni’s team to go into the postseason with a win or their health?
If Philly doesn’t cover against the Giants, they’ll finish in the negative for bettors, something they’ve done every season since 2018. We continue our Eagles vs Giants prediction analysis by focusing on the Giants.
Nothing To Lose
Two weeks ago, the New York Giants were within five points of the Philadelphia Eagles until Philly put the game away on a Jake Elliot 48-yard field goal to give the Eagles an 8-point lead. A lead they hung on to, but if we’re Brian Daboll, there has to be a part of him that has to feel good in defeat as a 14-point dog.
New York has matched the Eagles with their 3-game losing streak, but what matters the most is the Giants’ 5-1 ATS mark over the last six NFL games. Daboll’s press conferences this week haven’t given any indication that his team is more concerned about the offseason than winning. If the Giants win they finish .500 in the division, a 2.5 game improvement over last NFL season.
New York has extended one of the more frustrating streaks for bettors. For the seventh straight season, the Giants have rotated winning and losing seasons against the number with 1.64 units lost this year. At home, New York is 4-2-1 ATS this season, all as an underdog. T
he Giants won’t be part of this year’s NFL playoff bracket; there is improvement,and Daboll can take some solace in that. We conclude our Eagles vs Giants prediction analysis with our official selection.
Books Happy To Take Giants Money
Some books opened this number at -5.5, but others at -6. With that being said, 86% of the money is coming in on the Giants but it doesn’t seem like the books have much interest in moving off its current number.
In addition, 71% of the tickets are also on New York, showing that the books are more than happy with how the money flows in. Our focus is on the falling total of 42.5, a number that opened at 45.5. Many bettors always bet under the total when there is nothing on the line, or inclement weather is expected.
Both are in play Sunday, with rain expected before kickoff but clear and cold at game time. This is when we sit and wait for the public to slam the under, and then we walk with confidence to the betting window to take advantage of their mistake. This is the last week for our NFL scores and odds predictions; we’ll return with a fresh batch of playoff winners next week.