Giants vs. Eagles Prediction
Will the Philadelphia Eagles continue their recent struggles when they face the surprisingly surging New York Giants today at 1PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
257 New York Giants at 258 Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, November 25, 2018
1PM ET – Lincoln Financial Field
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Eagles are favored at home for today’s game, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Giants. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 47 points. The public betting for this game currently has 53 percent going on the Eagles at home.
Eagles looking to get back on track
The Philadelphia Eagles have lost two straight and three of their last four to really put themselves as longshots for the playoffs. The defending Super Bowl champs are now 4-6 overall, 3-7 against the spread and 6-4 with the under. They have failed to cover in two straight as well.
Philly hasn’t been great on either side of the ball this year. Their defense is giving up only 23.1 points per game, but allowing 377.9 yards per contest. Their pass defense ranks 26th in the league, allowing 276.5 yards per contest. On offense, the Eagles post 20.5 points and 355.2 yards per contest. Their run game has struggled to produce regularly. Wendell Smallwood is the team’s leading rusher with 257 yards. Carson Wentz leads the offense with 2,304 passing yards and 15 touchdowns while tight end Zach Ertz has caught 77 passes for 804 yards and five scores.
Giants looking for three straight
The New York Giants have put together back-to-back wins over the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the last two weeks. New York is 3-7 overall, 4-5-1 against the spread and 5-5 with the over/under total. They are 2-1-1 against the spread in their last four games.
New York has not been strong on defense all year, giving up 26.3 points and 381.5 yards per game. Their run defense has been especially weak, allowing 125.4 yards per contest. Offensively, New York is putting up 21.5 points and 346.2 yards per game. Their rushing attack ranks 30th in the NFL, posting only 88.3 yards per game. Despite that, Saquon Barkley still has rushed for 728 yards and seven touchdowns while catching 64 passes for 540 yards and three scores. Eli Manning has thrown for 2,796 yards and 13 touchdowns with six interceptions. He has also been sacked 36 times. Odell Beckham Jr. has caught 69 passes for 932 yards and five scores.
NFL Betting Trends
The Eagles have failed to cover in four straight at home and in five of their last six conference games.
The Giants have covered the spread in four straight road games, but are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven division games.
The Eagles have been taking their lumps in recent weeks, but they have suffered their losses to potential playoff teams. Philly beat up the Giants in New York, 34-13, and not much has changed since then in terms of personnel. The Giants have won their last two, but they were narrow victories over two of the worst in the NFL. Don’t let the recent trends fool you. Philly is the much better team in this matchup.
NFL Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles -5