The Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) host the New York Giants (3-7) for an NFC East battle on Sunday at Metlife Stadium in week 12. The Philadelphia Eagles are starting to get hot with their second win in a row after beating the Saints 40-29. Meanwhile, the New York Giants were crushed by the Buccaneers on the road 30-10.
Philadelphia Eagles Betting Preview: Eagles Turning it Up on Offense
The Philadelphia Eagles are looking like a serious playoff contender after winning their second straight game and third over their last four contests. This Eagles team is starting to figure it out on both sides of the ball, and they could make a serious run against some weaker competition coming on their schedule.
Over their last four contests, the Eagles have averaged 34.5 points per game, including three 30+ spots over the Lions, Broncos, and the Saints. Jalen Hurts is coming into his own at the quarterback position showing off his dual-threat ability. In addition to his three touchdown runs on Sunday, the young quarterback has six total touchdowns in his last three games, while averaging over five yards a carry.
With that type of production on offense, the defense has played surprisingly better. Led by Darius Slay, the Eagles defense has 12 takeaways on the year, including eight interceptions. Slay has three interceptions on the year and returned a fumble for a score against the Saints. Additionally, the defense grades out as one of the league’s top units, allowing just 348 yards per game to opponents.
New York Giants Betting Preview: Giants Showcase Inconsistency
The New York Giants got their butts kicked in primetime on Monday night as the defense wasn’t able to slow down Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. The G-men never stood a chance losing the turnover and the time of possession battle.
The offense has struggled mightily this season, and it showed against the Bucs. New York finished 1-9 on third downs, while the team turned the ball over three times. Daniel Jones was constantly pressured and threw two interceptions. Overall, the Giants rank 23rd in total offense and 25th in points scored per game (18.9).
On the defensive side of the ball, the Giants were absolutely dominated last week, conceding 307 yards in the air to Tom Brady, along with two touchdown passes. In addition, the pass rush picked up just one late sack and are tied for 25th in total sacks (20). All in all, the defense ranks 26th in total defense, while giving up almost 25 points per game.
Betting Lines & Odds
Early betting odds on MyBookie have the Eagles at -2.5 as the road favorite, while the point total is at 46.
Moneyline: Eagles -155 | Giants +135
Free Betting Pick
The Giants have a solid foundation with Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkely, Sterling Shepherd, and Kadarius Toney. Be that as it may, New York has been inconsistent on offense and has a terrible defense. They are running into the wrong team at the wrong time.
The Eagles have caught fire, and they are coming for the Giants. Over their last four contests, Philly has posted almost 35 points per game. Nick Siriani has Jalen Hurts, and the offense dialed up. I expect this to be another huge win over the Giants.