Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants: 11/15/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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New York Giants (2-7) vs Philadelphia Eagles (3-4-1)
Game Info: Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)
Betting Odds: New York Giants +3.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Eagles will travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Philadelphia Eagles won their 2nd straight game and improved to 3-2 on the season after defeating the Dallas Cowboys, 23-9, on November 1st. Philadelphia had trailed Dallas by a 9-7 margin going into halftime, however, the Eagles dominated the Cowboys on both sides of the ball in the 2nd half and had no trouble securing the victory after a 53-yard fumble return by Rodney McLeod gave the Eagles a 21-9 lead with 5:18 left in regulation. Philadelphia was outgained by Dallas by a 265-222 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 4-2 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Eagles was WR Travis Fulgham who had 6 receptions for 78 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Philadelphia is averaging 23.3 ppg on 357.4 total yards per game (238.8 passing yds/g; 118.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Philadelphia has been led by RB Miles Sanders who has 434 rushing yards & 5 TD’s on 71 carries. Sanders has missed the last couple of weeks but is on track to be back this week. Boston Scott (48 att, 183 yards) has been a solid in the lead back role if Sanders cannot go. QB Carson Wentz has completed 58.4% of his passes for 1,883 (260.6 yds/g), 12 TD, & 12 INT. The top receiving threats for the Eagles have been Travis Fulgham (29 rec, 435 yards, 4 TD), Greg Ward (32 rec, 243 yards, 3 TD), and Dallas Goedert (14 rec, 153 yards, TD). The Eagles might also get back Alshon Jeffery who has missed the entire season to date due to foot & calf injuries.
Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing their opponents to average 25.6 ppg on 366.6 total yards per game (235.9 passing yds/g; 130.8 rushing yds/g).
The New York Giants snapped a 2-game losing streak and improved to 2-7 on the season after defeating the Washington Football Team, 23-20, this past Sunday. The Giants did an outstanding job forcing turnovers and was able to hold off a charge by Washington after going into the 4th quarter with a 23-10 lead. New York was outgained by Washington by a 402-350 margin, however, won the turnover battle by a 5-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Giants was QB Daniel Jones who completed 23 of 34 passes for 212 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, New York is averaging 18.7 ppg on 316.7 total yards per game (210.7 passing yds/g; 106.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, New York has been led by QB Daniel Jones who has completed 62.4% of his passes for 1,878 yards, 8 TD, & 9 INT. Jones is also leading the Giants in rushing yards as he has 320 yards on 40 carries on the season. New York lost star RB Saquon Barkley early in the season and currently have Wayne Gallman (51 att, 222 yards, 3 TD) in the lead role in the backfield. The top receiving threats for the Giants have been Darius Slayton (33 rec, 491 yards, 3 TD), Evan Engram (36 rec, 332 yards, TD), Sterling Shepard (28 rec, 248 yards, TD), and Golden Tate (22 rec, 226 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, New York is allowing their opponents to average 24.3 ppg on 378.7 total yards per game (283.9 passing yds/g; 94.8 rushing yds/g).
The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record, however, are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite. The Giants are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, however, are just 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games as a home underdog.
Philadelphia is going to get a big boost with Miles Sanders most likely back this week, however, it is hard to back an Eagles team that has had a huge issue with turnovers. New York has been more competitive than their 2-7 record indicates and as I think this game is going to come down to a late FG, I think the play here is to take the Giants and the points. Good Luck!