NFL Free Pick: PHI/NYG
The first place New York Giants look to clinch the NFC East this Sunday when the host division rival Philadelphia. While their hopes are slim, the Eagles still hope to earn a Wild Card berth in the NFC.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Giants -7 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 43.5 total points.
Key Trend: The Giants are an impressive 5-0 against the spread in their last five games and 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games at home. New York is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games when playing Philadelphia, too.
Key Stat: The Giants are averaging 29.3 points per game and allowing just 17.2, while the Eagles are surrendering 20.8 points per game. New York has also averaged a staggering 158.8 yards per game on the ground this year, while only allowing 84.8.
Game Outlook: This should be another classic NFC East matchup, which means tough, physical football. Donovan McNabb had a bounce back week against the Cardinals on Thanksgiving night last Thursday, but the Giants are obviously remarkably better defensively than Arizona is. New York is also one of the toughest places to play for visiting teams and although the Eagles’ defense solid, the Giants are clearly the best team in the NFL. Considering they’re trying to lock up first place in the NFC East and want to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs and the G-Men should come away with a tightly contested cover.
Our Free NFL Pick for the Week 14 matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants game is
NEW YORK GIANTS -7
TheSpread.com Projected Final Score
New York Giants 23
Philadelphia Eagles 13
We also predict that this game will GO UNDER THE TOTAL (43.5 Sportsbook.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS
Posted: 12/7/08 9:00AM ET