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Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants Pick and Preview

AJ Brown

NFC East Divisional Matchup

Point Spread: Eagles -5 | Total Points: 42

Coming into this week’s NFC matchup vs the Giants, the Eagles have an above .500 record at 11-5. After their 35-31 loss to the Cardinals, the Eagles are looking to bounce back in week 18. Given that the Eagles were favored by 12.5, they were also handed a loss vs. the spread. The over hit in their most recent game, as the Cardinals and Eagles combined for 66 points. The over/under line was 48.

This week, the Giants will look to snap their current three-game losing streak with a victory over the Eagles. Heading into action, the team has a below .500 record of 5-11. The Giants are coming off a 26-25 loss to the Rams. Even though they lost to Los Angeles, the Giants still covered the spread as 6.5-point underdogs going into the game. The over/under line for the game was 43.5 points, and the teams managed to surpass it, recording a combined total of 51 points.

Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants History

The Eagles came out on top with a 33-25 win in their initial matchup against the Giants. Despite the Eagles winning outright, the Giants covered the spread as +14 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was set at 41.5 points, a mark that the teams exceeded.

The Eagles have gone a perfect 3-0 in their last three head-to-head matchups vs. the Giants. Against the spread, the Giants have gone 2-1 the last three times they have faced off against the Eagles as the underdog.

Notable Injuries

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Devon Allen – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Nakobe Dean – Foot (Out)
  • Jordan Davis – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Haason Reddick – Illness (Probable)
  • Avonte Maddox – Elbow (Probable)
  • Albert Okwuegbunam – Hamstring (Out)
  • DeVonta Smith – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Shaun Bradley – Achilles (Out)
  • Isaiah Rodgers Sr. – Suspension (Out)
  • Zech McPhearson – Achilles (Out)
  • Roderick Johnson – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Justin Evans – Knee (Out)
  • Zach Cunningham – Knee (Probable)
  • Darius Slay – Knee (Questionable)

New York Giants

  • Dane Belton – Personal (Questionable)
  • Joshua Ezeudu – Toe (Out)
  • Cade York – Quad (Out)
  • Evan Neal – Ankle (Out)
  • Jason Pinnock – Foot (Questionable)
  • Deonte Banks – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Bryce Ford-Wheaton – Knee (Out)
  • Darnay Holmes – Foot (Questionable)
  • Carter Coughlin – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • John Michael Schmitz Jr. – Shin (Questionable)
  • Tyrod Taylor – Back (Questionable)
  • Daniel Jones – Knee (Out)
  • J.C. Hassenauer – Triceps (Out)
  • Lawrence Cager – Groin (Out)
  • Shane Lemieux – Biceps/groin (Out)
  • Tyre Phillips – Quadriceps (Out)
  • Aaron Robinson – Knee (Out)
  • Gary Brightwell – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Jarrad Davis – Knee (Out)
  • Randy Bullock – Hamstring (Out)
  • Graham Gano – Knee (Out)

Keys To Victory: Philadelphia Eagles

As they enter week 18, the Eagles offense ranks 6th in the league, averaging 26.4 points per contest. Jalen Hurts comes in with a passer rating of 91.0, which places him 26th in the quarterback rankings. In terms of yardage, he has thrown for 3803 and has completed 23 passing touchdowns. A key aspect to the team’s strong offensive play has been their ability to run the ball. This year, the Eagles are near the top of the league in both attempts and yards per game. Currently, the team is averaging 128.6 yards per game on the ground.

Keys To Victory: New York Giants

This season, the Giants have had their problems on offense, as they are averaging just 14.9 points per game. As a team, New York is 32nd in the NFL in passing yards per game (161.2). Their passing yards per attempt figure of 5.3 is 17th in the league. Offensively, the Giants would benefit from sticking to the run, as they are one of the more efficient units on a per-carry basis. However, they are ranked just 16th in rush yards per game.

Betting Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, Philadelphia has an ATS mark of 1-3-1. Their straight-up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 20 points per game.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, New York has an ATS record of 3-7 while averaging 16 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Giants have a straight-up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 2-1.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Eagles have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.


  • Philadelphia Eagles 23 – New York Giants 18
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