New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles - 12/9/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Giants (2-10) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)
NFL Football: Monday, December 9, 2019 at 8:15 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -9.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles meet Monday in week 14 NFL action at Lincoln Financial Field.
The New York Giants look to play spoiler while snapping an eight-game losing streak. The New York Giants have lost four straight road games. Daniel Jones is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,374 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Jones enters this game with 370 career pass attempts under his belt. Darius Slayton and Evan Engram have combined for 972 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Golden Tate has 36 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 95.5 yards per contest, and Saquon Barkley leads the way with 544 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 28.3 points and 372.8 yards per game. Antoine Bethea leads the New York Giants with 80 tackles, Markus Golden has 7.5 sacks and Janoris Jenkins has four interceptions.
The Philadelphia Eagles need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Philadelphia Eagles have split their last six home games. Carson Wentz is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 2,840 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in 13 of his last 22 games. Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery have combined for 1,226 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Nelson Agholor has 39 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 118.8 yards per contest, and Josh Howard leads the way with 525 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 23.7 points and 332.7 yards per game. Rodney McLeod leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 61 tackles, Brandon Graham has 7.5 sacks and Nathan Gerry has two interceptions.
The Giants are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Eagles are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC East and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Giants last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 home games. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Philadelphia. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The New York Giants aren't winning games and have plenty of reasons to fade them, but they've been covering machines on the road dating back to last season and four of their last six losses have been decided by single digits. The Philadelphia Eagles just lost to the Miami Dolphins as double-digit favorites and the offense has been held to 10 or less points in three of their last six games. On paper the Eagles should win this game comfortably and have every reason to with their playoff hopes on the line, but laying this many points with them isn't an option regardless of opponent. It's the New York Giants and the points or pass for me.