The final Week 18 of the regular season in the NFL is giving us this divisional rivalry game on Sunday, January 8, and here you can read the best Giants vs. Eagles betting pick and odds.
Philadelphia is hoping to avoid the third straight loss and clinch a top seed in the NFC when they host New York at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles are massive 14-point favorites on PointsBet Sportsbook, while the total is set at 43 points. These divisional foes have met once this year, and the Eagles dismantled the Giants 48-22 in New York.
Giants secured a playoff spot with a win over the Colts
The New York Giants (9-6-1, 12-4-0 ATS) displayed their best offensive performance of the season in a 38-10 home win over the Indianapolis Colts. The Giants scored a season-high 38 points in a win that secured a playoff spot for them even though Indianapolis had a 3-0 lead after the opening quarter. New York responded with 28 points in the second quarter. The hosts forced just one turnover but it was a 52-yard pick-six from Landon Collins. The Giants dominated total yards (394-254) and first downs (26-14).
Daniel Jones had one of the best games of his career. He completed 19 of 24 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns and also led all the runners with 91 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Matt Breida and Saquon Barkley combined for rushing 117 yards on 21 attempts. Richie James caught seven passes for a TD and a game-high 76 yards, while Isaiah Hodgins had 42 yards and a score on four receptions. Defensively, Jaylon Smith led the team with nine tackles.
DT Nick Williams (biceps), WR Sterling Shepard (ACL), G Shane Lemieux (toe), CB Aaron Robinson (knee), and WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) are out indefinitely and will not play on Sunday against Philadelphia.
Eagles disappointed against the Saints
The Philadelphia Eagles (13-3-0, 8-8-0 ATS) had a chance to clinch a top seed in the NFC with a home win against the New Orleans Saints, but they displayed their worst offensive performance instead and suffered a 20-10 loss. The Eagles trailed since the opening quarter and the Saints had a 13-0 lead at halftime. The hosts cut the deficit to 13-10 late in the third, but Gardner Minshew threw for a pick-six with 5:27 remaining to seal Philadelphia’s fate in this one.
Gardner Minshew completed 18 of 32 passes for 274 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. A.J. Brown was on the receiving end of that lone TD pass from Minshew and ended with 97 yards on four catches, but DeVonta Smith led all the receivers with 115 yards on nine receptions. On the ground, Miles Sanders led the team with 61 yards on 12 carries. On defense, the Eagles recorded seven sacks; Haason Reddick and Brandon Graham had two apiece, while T.J. Edwards posted a game-high 11 tackles.
DE Robert Quinn (knee), T Lane Johnson (ankle), and DE Josh Sweat (leg) are out indefinitely and will not feature on Sunday against the Giants.
5-1 ATS in the last six games overall
6-1 ATS in the last seven road games
8-1 ATS in the last nine games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game
2-8 ATS in the last ten games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game
0-4 ATS in the last four games following a straight-up loss
New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick
The Giants, unlike the Eagles, don’t have an imperative to win, but the fact is that the Eagles are not playing well at the moment and even though they will likely get a win here, I don’t think they’ll cover. New York will be motivated to get revenge for a massive loss earlier in the season and I am sure the visitors will display a much better performance this time around. Jalen Hurts is probable to start for the hosts which is a big boost for the Eagles. I am going with Philly to secure a top seed in the NFC, but the Giants will put up a fight and cover.
Pick: Take the Giants at +14.5 (-130)
These rivals combined for 70 points in the previous H2H but don’t expect to see such a high-scoring affair here. While the Giants are focusing more on the running, the Eagles are dangerous from both the air and on the ground and have the third-best offense in the NFL that averages 28.3 points per game. Still, both pass defenses are solid and I think we will see plenty of rushing attempts from each side. Under is 9-3 in the last 12 H2H meetings in Philadelphia; Under is 13-3 in the Giants’ previous 16 games following a straight-up win of more than 14 points, while Under is 4-0 in New York’s last four games on grass.
Pick: Go Under 44.5 points (-130)