Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants - 12/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) at New York Giants (4-11)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 4:25 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Giants +4 -- Over/Under: 45
The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants meet Sunday in NFL week 17 action at MetLife Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles look to win the NFC East with their fourth straight victory. The Philadelphia Eagles have split their last four road games. Carson Wentz is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 3,750 yards, 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in 15 of his last 25 games. Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert have combined for 1,458 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Sanders has 47 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 121.2 yards per contest, and Sanders leads the way with 766 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 22.5 points and 327.3 yards per game. Malcolm Jenkins leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 72 tackles, Brandon Graham has 7.5 sacks and Nathan Gerry has two interceptions.
The New York Giants look to play spoiler while winning their third straight game. The New York Giants have lost four of their last five home games. Daniel Jones is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 2,726 yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Jones enters this game with 412 career pass attempts under his belt. Darius Slayton and Golden Tate have combined for 1,298 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Sterling Shepard has 52 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 104.2 yards per contest, and Saquon Barkley leads the way with 911 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 27.8 points and 375.8 yards per game. Antoine Bethea leads the New York Giants with 104 tackles, Markus Golden has 10 sacks and Janoris Jenkins has four interceptions.
The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in December, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win. The Giants are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in December, 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Eagles last 7 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Giants last 8 games overall. The Eagles are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings in New York and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia Eagles needed everything in the tank to beat the Giants just a couple of weeks ago at home, and now they have even more injuries to that offense with the loss of Zach Ertz. Carson Wentz was having trouble producing with the no names on the offense, and now they lost their best target remaining. The New York Giants have exploded offensively the last two games and would probably want nothing more than to spoil the season for a division rival. Nothing comes easy these days for the banged up Eagles. Give me the home underdog.