It’s always amazing to me how a single play in a game can have an impact that sends shockwaves out across an entire division or conference. Last weekend, Alex Smith of the Washington Redskins suffered a brutal leg break that came on the same date as the Joe Theismann injury 33 years earlier. It goes without saying that Smith is done for the year, which will have an impact on the Redskins, as well as the rest of the division. The door had now been opened for the teams chasing Washington atop the NFC East, with the Cowboys currently looking the most likely to take over.
That said, the Philadelphia Eagles are still hanging in there, albeit by the skin of their teeth, but they need to start putting together some wins if they are to have any shot at defending their Super Bowl crown this postseason. This week, the Eagles will host the New York Giants in a must-win game that they will start as a 5 ½ point favorite. The point total for this one is set at 47.
Giants vs Eagles NFL Week 12 Betting Lines & Prediction
- When: Sunday. November 25 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
- TV: FOX
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Odds: Philadelphia Eagles -6 (Total 47)
- Clear: 12°C/54°F
- Humidity: 66%
- Precipitation: 1%
- Cloud Cover: 21%
- Wind: 9 mph WNW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the New York Giants?The New York Giants season is over in terms of the playoff picture, but this team deserves a little credit for not simply tanking. They are coming into this one on a modest 2-game winning streak, with the offense finally putting some numbers on the board. Before we get too carried away here, it is worth noting that the teams they have been on this run – the 49ers and Buccaneers – have combined for just 5 wins all season long.
Still, you cannot take away this note of positivity, especially when the season to this point has been a bit of a nightmare for the Giants. The problem here for New York is that Philly has not been a good place for them to visit, as they are 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS in their last 6 trips there.
- Average Score For: 21.50
- Total Yards: 346.20
- Rush Yards: 88.30
- Passing Yards: 257.90
- Average Score Against: 26.30
- Total Yards: 381.50
- Rush Yards: 125.40
- Passing Yards: 256.10
Why bet on the Philadelphia Eagles?The Eagles have had a rough couple of weeks, losing a critical divisional game to the Cowboys before taking an absolute hammering at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. It was the latter game that may just have shown how far the Eagles have fallen since hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, as well as showing that there is about to be a changing of the guard in the NFC.
The Eagles have simply not been able to put together any type of a consistent run this year, mostly because they are averaging just 20 PPG on the offensive side of the football. They are also managing less than 100 YPG on the ground, which is not the best stat to have when going against a Giants D that has been incredibly stout against the run this season.
- Average Score For: 20.50
- Total Yards: 355.20
- Rush Yards: 98.20
- Passing Yards: 257.00
- Average Score Against: 23.10
- Total Yards: 377.90
- Rush Yards: 101.40
- Passing Yards: 276.50
Giants vs Eagles NFL Week 12 Betting Trends
- NY Giants is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- NY Giants is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Giants’s last 6 games
- Philadelphia is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
- Philadelphia is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Giants vs EaglesI have been going back and forth on this one all week long, but I think I have finally settled on the Eagles, mostly because of their home record versus the Giants. Let’s take the Eagles to win and cover here.
Score: New York Giants 20 – Philadelphia Eagles 28