The NY Giants are rolling and they can clinch a playoff birth for the first time since in five years when they face the Philadelphia Eagles on TNF. The Giants (10-4) hold the top wild-card spot, two games ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-6) and the Green Bay Packers (8-6). They finish the season on Jan. 1 against the Washington Redskins.
The Eagles (5-9) will play the role of spoiler against their East Division rivals, having been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with their loss last week. The Giants knocked off the Eagles 28-23 in Week 9. The game was one of six losses for the Eagles in games decided by seven points or fewer.
The Week 16 NFL Giants Vs Eagles betting spread favors the G-Men by 3-points. Kick-off is this Thursday, December 22nd at 8:25 PM ET on NBC from the Lincoln Financial Field, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
NY Giants Vs Philadelphia Eagles Spread & ATS Pick
What: NY Giants (10-4) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-9)
When: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Start Time: 8:25 PM ET
Where: Philadelphia, PA
Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
Spread: Giants -3
Moneyline: NY Giants -149 vs Philadelphia +126
Game Total: 42
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: NY Giants vs Philadelphia
Why Bet The NY Giants To Beat The Eagles
The NY Giants have won eight of their last nine games, including a 17-6 win over the Detroit Lions last week. They are 10-4 SU this season and 7-5-2 ATS. They average 19.4 points per game (24th) and allow 17.9 points per game (3rd).
“But it’s all about the playoffs. However many wins we need to get to the playoffs, that’s what we want. If 12 is the number, so be it. If 11 is the number, so be it,” said LB Jonathan Casillas.
The Giants average 239.4 passing yards per game (17th). QB Eli Manning (3491 yards, 25 TDs & 13 INTs) completed 20 of 28 passes for 201 yards against the Lions. He threw two touchdowns and zero picks. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (85 rec, 1173 yards, 10 TDs) caught only six balls for 64 yards and a one-handed TD last week. WR Sterling Shepard (55 rec, 592 yards, 7 TDs) also caught a touchdown. New York averages 81.2 rushing yards per game (30th). RB Paul Perkins (76 car, 286 yards, 0 TD) had the most success rushing the ball last week with 56 yards on 11 carries.
New York has the 17th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 257.0 passing yards per game (25th) and 90.1 rushing yards per game (6th). The Giants have recorded 31 sacks (14th). Landon Collins has 108 tackles, and Olivier Vernon has 8.5 sacks.
Since Week 7, the Big Blue defense have the best scoring defense in the league, allowing just 14.9 points a game, and are the best in third-down defense, allowing a conversion just 29.6 percent of the time. The architect of New York’ defense is Steve Spagnuolo, the defensive coordinator who oversaw the 2007 championship defense.
Why Bet The Philadelphia Eagles To Beat The Giants
The Philadelphia Eagles lost 27-26 to the Baltimore Ravens and dropped to 5-9 SU and 6-8 ATS this season. They average 22.4 points per game (17th) and allow 21.4 points per game (13th).
The Eagles average 227.4 passing yards per game (24th). QB Carson Wentz (3385 yards, 13 TDs & 13 INTs) has thrown eight interceptions in the last five games. He completed 22 of 42 passes for 170 yards and one interception against the Ravens. Wentz threw for 364 yards in the first meeting with the Giants, a career high, but he will be facing a defense that has allowed an NFL-low passer rating of 70.0 since Week 5.
WR Jordan Matthews (71 rec, 792 yards, 3 TDs) and TE Zach Ertz (63 rec, 644 yards, 2 TDs) are the two main targets for Wentz. Matthews hasn’t caught a touchdown in six weeks and Ertz is scoreless in two. Philadelphia averages 112.9 rushing yards per game (9th). RB Ryan Mathews (137 car, 615 yards, 8 TDs) had his best game of the season with 128 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries last week.
Philadelphia has the 14th-ranked total defense in the NFL. The Eagles give up 239.0 passing yards (12th) and 104.9 rushing yards per game (18th). They have recorded 31 sacks this season (14th). Nigel Bradham has 87 tackles, and Fletcher Cox has 6.5 sacks.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- NY Giants is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
- NY Giants is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- NY Giants is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
- NY Giants is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
- NY Giants is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
- NY Giants is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
- Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Eagles have outscored the Giants 54-7 in the last two games they’ve hosted New York at Lincoln Financial Field. Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s five career losses against the Eagles are his most against any opponent, as are his 26 career interceptions thrown against Philadelphia.
My final score prediction is NY Giants 23, Philadelphia 13.