Week 18 Giants vs Eagles Pick and Preview

Jalen Hurts

New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles Pick and Preview

NFC East Divisional Matchup

Point Spread: Giants +14.0 | Total Points: 43.0

Through 16 games, the Giants have an above .500 record at 9-6-1 and are ranked 6th in the NFC. New York will look to add on another win, as they picked up a non-conference victory over the Indianapolis Colts (38-10). Not only did New York walk away with the win, but they also covered the spread as -5.5 point favorites. In terms of the over-under, the teams combined for 48 points, which surpassed the betting line of 38.

As the Eagles prepare for their NFC East matchup against New York, they have an overall record of 13-3 but are in the midst of 2 game losing streak. Heading into week 18, the Philadelphia Eagles are looking to bounce back from a loss to the Saints by a score of 20-10, giving them a loss against an NFC opponent. Heading into the game, the Eagles were expected to win as -4.5 point favorites. This outcome resulted in both a straight-up and ATS loss. Together, the two teams combined score remained below the over-under betting line of 42.

Giants vs Eagles History

In the previous matchup between the two teams, the Eagles came out on top by a score of 48-22. This matchup took place back in week 14. Not only did the Eagles win the game straight up, but they also covered the spread as 7.0-point favorites. The over-under betting line going into the game was set at 44.5 points. The two teams combined to surpass this figure with a total of 70.

When looking back on the last 3 head-to-head matchups between New York and Philadelphia, the Eagles hold the edge with a record of 2-1. Not only does the team have the better record, but they have won in a convincing fashion, posting an average scoring differential of 14 points. The last 3 times that the Eagles have hosted New York, they have a record of 1-2. In terms of betting, New York holds a recent edge vs the spread, going 3-2 in the previous 5 meetings. These games have finished with an average point total of 43, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Notable Injuries

New York Giants

  • Azeez Ojulari (Ankle) Questionable
  • Xavier McKinney (Finger) Probable
  • Adoree’ Jackson (Knee (mcl)) Questionable
  • Jon Feliciano (Back) Questionable
  • Leonard Williams (Neck) Questionable

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Zech McPhearson (Illness) Questionable
  • C.J. Gardner-Johnson (Kidney) Questionable
  • Miles Sanders (Knee) Questionable
  • Shaun Bradley (Wrist) Questionable
  • Jalen Hurts (Shoulder) Questionable
  • Brett Toth (Knee) Questionable
  • Josh Sweat (Neck) Questionable
  • Avonte Maddox (Toe) Questionable
  • Robert Quinn (Knee) Questionable

Keys To Victory: New York Giants

On offense, the Giants come into the game ranked 15th in the NFL at 21.2 points per game. Across their 16 games, the team has accounted for exactly half of the total scoring, leading to an even scoring differential. Against Philadelphia, look for the Giants’ offense to have a tough time moving the ball through the air. So far, the team’s passing offense is averaging just 187.6 yards per game through the pass. Quarterback Daniel Jones has put together a passer rating among quarterbacks of 92.5. This figure has led to a passing total of 3205 yards for Jones. Against the Eagles, he will need to be on top of his game vs the league’s 1st ranked passing defense. So far, the team’s top receiving threat has been Darius Slayton, who comes into the game with 724 receiving yards. For the season, he has been the recipient of 25.0% of the pass attempts to wide receivers.

On the ground, the Giants should be able to put in yet another strong performance, as they are currently the 4th ranked team in rush yards per game and face off vs a defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the team’s leading rusher is Saquon Barkley, who is averaging 4.4 yards per attempt. Through 16 games, he has rushed for a total of 1312 yards on the ground.

Keys To Victory: Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts and the NFL’s 3rd head to Philadelphia looking to take care of business, as they are the 14.0 point favorites on the spread. Overall, Hurts is ranked 14th among quarterbacks in yards per game at 248.0. This figure has come on a completion percentage of 67.3%. Against the Giants, the team will look to get receiver A.J. Brown involved in the passing game. This year, he is averaging 8.5 targets per game, leading to an overall receiving yards total of 1401.

Key to the team’s offensive attack is their ability to run the ball, as they are currently averaging 148.4 yards per game on the ground. Through 16 games, they have outrushed their opponent exactly half of the time.

Betting Trends

  • New York is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
  • New York is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
  • New York is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as the underdog.
  • New York is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.


The rumor is the Giants will be resting star players in this game. However, Jalen Hurts is not 100%, and Backup QB Gardner Minshew may get the start again. Considering the magnitude of this game for the Eagles (first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs) we expect Hurts to suit up. The Eagles have had issues in a number of areas this past month so this game will be closer than most will expect.

Pick: Eagles to win a close game.

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