The New York Giants (9-6-1) will head to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles (13-3) in the final regular season game of the NFL season. Only one team has anything to play for in their Week 18 matchup, even if both the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles are headed for the playoffs.
The Giants won two of their last three games to clinch a wildcard berth, while the Eagles have scuffled trying to lock up the top overall seed in the NFC with two straight losses. Which NFC East team will come out on top in this one? Let’s take a closer look below for MyBookie’s best bets.
New York Giants Betting Preview: Giants Clinch Playoff Spot in Brian Daboll’s First Year
A huge accomplishment for rookie head coach Brian Daboll as he has led the Giants to the playoffs in his first season as head coach with a 9-6-1 record and the sixth seed in the NFC. Daboll is now among the leading contenders for Coach of the Year as the Giants have advanced to the playoffs for the first time since the 2016–17 campaign.
While New York can’t improve their spot in the playoffs, Daboll has an interesting decision: Will he rest his starters with nothing on the line in order to keep them fresh for the playoffs the following week?
The Giants have played some of their best football to lock up a spot in the NFC, having won two of their previous three games, with their lone defeat coming in Minnesota on a 61-yard field goal with no time remaining.
Daniel Jones has been the difference maker for this Giants team with six touchdown passes and just one interception in his last six games, in addition to running for three scores.
The Giants’ defense has also played a huge role in their rise to the playoffs. In their last two victories, they have held their opponents to just 11 points per game. New York has finally gotten healthy, and they will look to make a run in the NFC playoffs.
Philadelphia Eagles Betting Preview: Eagles Look to Lock up Top Seed in NFC
The Eagles will play the Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon in an effort to end their two-game losing streak and clinch home-field advantage. With a victory in the regular-season finale, the Eagles would be guaranteed the NFC East title and the top seed in the NFC. Philadelphia had a chance to win each of their last two games but have struggled with Jalen Hurts out with an injury.
Without Jalen Hurts under center, the top-seeded Eagles have lost two straight games, opening up the coveted first-place slot for three other teams going into the NFL’s final regular-season weekend. This weekend, Hurts might return from his shoulder injury, but if not, the Eagles will rely on a solid running game that averages almost 50 yards per contest.
While the offense has been outstanding, the Eagles’ defensive unit has arguably played better. They lead the league in yards allowed per game (302.6) and are surrendering only 20.5 points per game. Philadelphia should bring out all of the stops to win this game.
New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Odds and Lines
According to MyBookie, the Philadelphia Eagles enter this matchup as 14-point favorites (-110) in their matchup against the New York Giants. In terms of the moneyline, the Eagles are -950 to win as home favorites, while the Giants have NFL odds of +650 as home underdogs. When it comes to the total, the Over/Under is listed at 43 points (-110) on MyBookie.
Free Betting Pick
Since the Giants can’t advance in the playoffs, we might not see their starters play much, if at all, on Sunday. That won’t stop the Eagles from playing their best players, who are trying to clinch the top seed and a bye. Philadelphia will give it their best because a loss on Sunday might cause them to slide all the way down to the fifth seed in the NFC.
Be that as it may, the Giants have recently had relatively little success against the Eagles. Philadelphia has accumulated eight straight victories at home over New York including exploding for 48 points over the Giants on the road in Week 14.
We can’t see Brian Daboll playing his starters in a game that won’t matter for the Giants; back the Eagles in this one.
- MyBookie Free Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -14 (-110)