Giants vs. Eagles prediction and odds for Week 18 (Philly still needs the No. 1 seed)

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

In August if I told you that the New York Giants had nothing to play for in Week 18, that wouldn’t have been a surprise. The surprising part is that’s because they’re locked into the sixth seed in the NFC with a 9-6-1 record and can rest Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley for the playoffs.

I’m not so sure I would’ve believed that in August, but a 38-10 drubbing of the Colts in Week 17 clinched the playoffs for Brian Daboll’s team.

The Philadelphia Eagles actually do have something to play for at 13-3. They’ve yet to lock up the No. 1 seed because of a 20-10 loss to New Orleans last week. Gardner Minshew played one good game and one bad game as the starting quarterback of the Eagles, and he lost both. Jalen Hurts should be back for the Eagles, who desperately need to lock up the first-round bye.

Vegas knows that New York has nothing to play for and that shows in the odds, so let’s take a look.

Giants vs. Eagles Odds, Spread and Total

Philadelphia and New York Betting Trends

  • Philadelphia is 8-8 ATS
  • New York is 12-4 ATS
  • The Over is 10-6 in Eagles games
  • New York is 6-1 ATS in last seven on the road
  • The Over is 4-0 in Philadelphia’s last four vs. NFC East

Giants vs. Eagles Prediction and Pick

The last time the Eagles faced the Giants, New York did have something to play for, but it didn’t play like it. It was a 48-22 final that didn’t even feel that close. Philly dominated on the ground against one of the worst run defenses in the NFL.

Miles Sanders ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and Jalen Hurts only needed to take off seven times to run for 77 yards and a touchdown. Boston Scott even added 33 yards and a score. It was far too easy for the Eagles in that game, and I imagine it’ll be even easier with a lot of New York’s starters on the sideline.

New York is allowing 5.3 yards per carry, second worst in the NFL, and 144.8 rush yards per game. The Eagles will want to protect Hurts anyway that they can while still winning this game handily and the Giants are the perfect team for that recipe.

Miles Sanders can take over the game, Hurts will only need to throw it about 20 times and run five and they’ll put up 30 and give up 10.

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