Bet Eagles to Cover Against Banged up Giants
By Reed Wallach
The Philadelphia Eagles will look to keep pace at the top of the NFC East against the playoff-hopeful New York Giants.
Jalen Hurts has thrust himself back into the mix for NFL MVP and a strong showing against a stout Giants defense can do wonders for him in the pursuit of the favorite, Patrick Mahomes. What should we expect from the Eagles on Sunday against a Giants team that may be shorthanded with Saquon Barkley nursing a neck injury?
Here’s the latest line movement, news and betting preview for this divisional showdown in Week 14:
Eagles vs. Giants Odds, Spread and Total
Eagles vs. Giants Line Movement
The Eagles opened as 6.5-point favorites early in the week, but with a concerning injury report from the Giants, who may be without Barkley on Sunday, the line moved.
On that news, the Eagles are now -7.5 with a total of 44.5.
Eagles vs. Giants Prediction and Pick
If Barkley is unable to go, the Giants’ floundering offense will be unable to get any separation from an Eagles’ defense that is weak against the run. Philly is second in EPA/Pass, but 27th defending the run this season.
If Barkley isn’t 100%, the Giants are going to be short on weapons to challenge the vaunted Eagles offense that is fifth in EPA/Play and fresh off a 30+ point outing against a tough Titans defense.
The Giants have been hanging on by a thread over the past few weeks, tying the Commanders last week and getting a backdoor cover against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in a game that wasn’t competitive in the second half.
I’ll lay it with the Eagles, who are poised to lock up the No. 1 seed in the NFC ahead of the final week of the season.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.