New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles Prediction, Preview and Odds - 12/26/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 1:00 pm ET, Sunday, December 26, 2021
Venue:  Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA 
Where to Watch:  Fox

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Giants +10, Eagles -10; Over/Under:  42 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Giants +10, Eagles -10; Over/Under:  42 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Giants +10, Eagles -10; Over/Under:  41.5 points
 

Season Record

New York Giants:  4-10 (4th place, NFC East)
Philadelphia Eagles:  7-7 (2nd place, NFC East)
 
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New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
New York Giants:  lost at home on Dec. 19 against the Dallas Cowboys 21-6.
Philadelphia Eagles:  won at home on Dec. 21 against the Washington Football Team 27-17.
 
 
 

New York Giants Analysis

The Giants are coming into this game with a 4-10 record overall and they are 1-6 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 5th divisional matchup of the season and they are currently 1-3 in their division games this season, with that only win coming against the Eagles a few weeks ago. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are coming into this one on a 3 game winning streak after another loss in their last game. Their last win was against the Philadelphia Eagles while their 4 losses in that span came against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Miami Dolphins, the Los Angeles Chargers, and the Dallas Cowboys in their last game. Mike Glennon completed 13/24 passes for 99 yards and 3 interceptions but Jake Fromm got to take over at some point late in the game and he completed 6/12 passes for 82 yards. Devontae Booker led the team in rushing with 74 yards on 8 carries while Saquon Barkley led the team in carries with 15 for 50 yards. Kenny Golladay led the receivers with 53 yards on 3 receptions while Evan Engram had 33 yards on 4 receptions. Julian Love and Logan Ryan both led the defense in that game with 8 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones each. Lorenzo Carter led the defense in sacks in that game with 2 while no one on the defense was able to come up with an interception in that one. They have scored 238 points in their 14 games this season averaging 17 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 331 points against them allowing 23.6 PPG. Their offense is averaging 311.4 YPG while their defense is allowing 366.7 YPG.
 
 

Philadelphia Eagles Analysis

The Eagles are coming into this game with a 7-7 record overall and they are 2-4 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 4th divisional matchup on their schedule this season and they are currently 1-2 in their division games this season. The last time these two met was a few weeks ago in New York and the Giants won that one 13-7. The Eagles have won 4 of their last 5 games with that Giants game being their only loss, and they are coming into this one on a 2 game winning streak. Their 4 wins in that span came against the Denver Broncos, the New Orleans Saints, the New York Jets, and the Washington Football Team in their last game. Jalen Hurts completed 20/26 passes for 296 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception in that one. Miles Sanders led the team in rushing with 131 yards on 18 carries while Jordan Howard had 69 yards on 15 carries. Hurts ran in 2 TDs on the ground himself. Dallas Goedert had a nice day as he led the receivers with 135 yards on 7 receptions while Jalen Reagor had 57 yards on 3 receptions. Greg Ward Jr. caught the lone touchdown pass for them in that one. Alex Singleton led the defense in that game with 4 solo tackles and 4 assisted ones. Fletcher Cox led the defense in sacks in that game with 1.5 while no one on the defense was able to come up with an interception in that one. They have scored 337 points in their 14 games this season averaging 24.1 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 291 points against them allowing 20.1 PPG. Their offense is averaging 330.8 YPG while the Eagles’ defense is allowing 312.4 YPG.
 
 

 

Giants vs Eagles Prediction

The Eagles are coming into this game as a 10 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Eagles have not been playing awful in their games recently and they even played well with Hurts out and Gardner Minshew in the game for them. They lost to the Giants on the road a few weeks ago and they will be looking to get their revenge on them here at home now that their team has been afflicted with more injuries as well. The Giants have been awful on the road this season and Mike Glennon has looked really bad in 2 straight games. The outcome of this game could really change if Jake Fromm is the starter here but he is also inexperienced as a starter if he does play. The best bet to place in this game is on the Eagles to cover the spread here as their only options at quarterback in this game are a rookie who has never started before or a veteran who has been awful in 2 straight games and has almost twice as many losses as he does wins in his career.
 
Giants Eagles Prediction:  Our NFL Pick for Sunday, December 26, 2021 (1:00 pm ET start time) is Eagles 31 Giants 7.
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NFL Betting Trends

 
New York Giants: 6-15 O/U as an underdog of 10 or more points. 17-27 O/U in all games. 14-22 O/U as an underdog. 4-8 O/U off a division game. 3-8 O/U in games played on a grass field. 1-5 O/U after 2 straight losses by 10 or more points. 7-12 O/U after playing a game at home.
Philadelphia Eagles: 7-12 O/U as a favorite of 10 or more points. 3-7 O/U as a home favorite. 4-9 O/U as a home favorite of 10.5 to 14 points. 7-14 O/U in home games. 10-24 O/U when playing with 2 weeks or more of rest. 1-5 O/U revenging a road loss against opponent.
 

Key Injuries

 
New York Giants:  S. Shepard (WR) I-R - Achilles injury. Daniel Jones (QB) I-R - Neck injury. K. Toney (WR) Out indefinitely - Quadricep injury.
Philadelphia Eagles:  M. Sanders (RB) Prob Tues - Ankle injury. P. Johnson (LB) Prob Tues - Back injury. J. Howard (RB) Prob Tues - Knee injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"Self-inflicted wounds. There were a couple of times we did move the ball well and then just ended up with field goals, and then a couple of kind of dumb decisions on my end forcing the ball that were not good decisions." - Mike Glennon on their loss against the Cowboys in their last game.
 
 
"He played a great football game — one of the best I've seen him play. Jalen is able to take tough coaching. He responded great and played a great game." - Nick Sirianni on Jalen Hurts in their win against Washington.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
New York Giants
WR Golladay, Kenny 
WR Toney, Kadarius
TE Engram, Evan 
TE RUDOLPH, KYLE
QB GLENNON, MIKE
RB Barkley, Saquon 
FB Penny, Elijhaa 
 
Philadelphia Eagles
WR Watkins, Quez 
WR Reagor, Jalen 
WR DeVonta Smith 
TE Goedert, Dallas
QB Hurts, Jalen 
RB Sanders, Miles
 

Statistical Leaders

 
New York Giants
Passing: D. Jones (2428)
Rushing: D. Booker (506)
Receiving: K. Golladay (477)
Touchdowns: S. Barkley (4)
 
Philadelphia Eagles
Passing: J. Hurts (2731)
Rushing: J. Hurts (733)
Receiving: D. Smith (741)
Touchdowns: J. Hurts (10)
 
Coaches:
New York Giants: Joe Judge (2nd season)
Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Sirianni (1st season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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