Eagles fans, it comes down to this. The birds have to beat the Giants in a do-or-die matchup that will likely decide the winner of the NFC East division (unless the Cowboys lose, that is). At first glance, it appears as though this should be a fairly easy win as the Giants are rebuilding with a rookie quarterback and have nothing to play for. After all, FanDuel has the Eagles listed as about a five point favorite. However, the Giants put up more than 40 points last week so this matchup with Philly will prove much closer than most anticipate.
Spread & Moneyline Eagles -4.5
The Giants nearly upset the Eagles a couple weeks ago on Monday Night Football. The Eagles offensive line looked quite porous in that game. However, Carson Wentz somehow emerged from the contest without significant injury. Philly squeaked out a win in that prime time game yet the Giants looked like the better time. New York’s offense is on fire now that Daniel Jones has returned under center.
Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton has been limited in practice yet looks likely to play. Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor has not been practicing. Furthermore, Zach Ertz is dealing with injured ribs so Dallas Goedert will have to come up big if Philly is going to win this game. However, an Eagles win is looking less likely the more you study this matchup. Cornerback Ronald Darby was put on injured reserve a couple days ago after aggravating his hip injury in last week’s epic win against the Cowboys.
Pick: Giants +4.5 and Giants moneyline +186
The Giants offense is firing on all cylinders. However, the Eagles offense is banged up so it is tempting to take the under in this matchup. The Eagles will likely score 17-23 points. The Giants are more than capable of hanging 24-30 on the Eagles. If you absolutely have to play the over/under in this game, consider putting a little something on the under.
Pick: Under 45.5
Let’s assume this is a close game that goes down to the final 10 minutes or so. If the Giants prevail, it will likely be by a margin of 1 to 6 or 7 to 12. FanDuel has some nice payouts for each margin of victory.
Giants winning margin 1 to 6 +430
Giants winning margin 7 to 12 +750