On Saturday evening, NFC East rivals Philadelphia and the New York Giants clash for the third time this season. The Giants knocked out the Minnesota Vikings in their first playoff game last weekend. Philadelphia, because they’re the 1-seed in the NFC, got to rest. Will the Giants continue the playoff run? Or will Philadelphia march to their second NFC Championship game since 2018? Keep reading for NFL Playoffs Betting Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Giants at Eagles.
NFL Divisional Round Betting Preview for New York Giants at Philadelphia
NFL Playoffs Odds: NY Giants versus Philadelphia Eagles
- When: Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8:15 pm ET
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
- TV / Streaming: FOX
- ATS Odds: Philadelphia -7.5
- Money line Odds: NYG +280 / Philadelphia -370
- Over/Under Odds: 48
Why bet on Giants versus Eagles?
The New York Giants lost 3 of their last 5 games to end the regular season. Only 1 of the losses was via a blowout.
Yes, the blowout loss happened against the Eagles. But the Giants fought Philadelphia hard in a 22-16 week 18 loss. Then in their first wild card game, the Giants turned the tables on the Vikings in a 31-24 victory.
Also, we must expect Brian Daboll to come up with a new wrinkle to bring the Giants even closer to an upset win over Philly than the week 18 score.
New York Giants Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 333.9
- Passing Yards: 185.7
- Rushing Yards: 148.2
- Points Scored: 21.5
- Turnovers: 16
New York Giants Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 358.2
- Passing Yards: 214.0
- Rushing Yards: 144.2
- Points Scored: 21.8
- Takeaways: 17
Why bet on Eagles versus Giants?
There’s a reason Philadelphia only scored 22 points in the week 18 win over NYG. The game was Jalen Hurts’ first since Dec. 18.
The NFL MVP contender struggled when throwing a pick and completing just 57% of his passes. Hurts, though, should be much better in this divisional round matchup. If Hurts improves at all, he should lead the Eagles to close to 30 points. 30 points will probably be enough for a Philly victory.
Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 389.1
- Passing Yards: 241.5
- Rushing Yards: 147.6
- Points Scored: 28.1
- Turnovers: 19
Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 301.5
- Passing Yards: 179.8
- Rushing Yards: 121.6
- Points Scored: 20.2
- Takeaways: 27
Giants at Eagles Relevant Trends
- Giants are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 on the road
- NYG is 10-2 in their last 12 playoff games
- Over is 5-1-1 in the Giants’ last 7 games following an ATS win
- Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss
- Philadelphia is 0-4 ATS in their last 4
- Under is 9-1-1 in the Eagles’ last 11 playoff games
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Final Betting Prediction
Yes, this will be Jalen Hurts’ second game back from an injury, but it may not matter. Hurts didn’t play last week, which means Saturday will be Hurts’ second game in 5 weeks.
It’s tough for any quarterback to get into a rhythm if they step onto the field twice in 35 days. Jalen could be in even more trouble because although the Eagles didn’t put Hurts on the injury report, he didn’t have the same burst in the week 18 game. If Jalen can’t strike fear into the Giants’ defense with his rushing ability, the Eagles won’t win this game.
In addition, Philly allows 121.6 rushing yards per game. Giants QB Daniel Jones rushed for 78 against the Vikings. Overall, the Giants rushed for 142 yards and a 4.7 per carry average.
What’s really scary if you wish to back the Eagles in this is that Barkley rushed for a 5.9 per carry average versus Minnesota. From almost every angle, Philadelphia is a bad bet. If you’re not risk averse, consider putting a few dollars on the Giants’ moneyline. If you are risk averse, take the points on the Giants.
NFL Divisional Round Pick: New York Giants +7.5