New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Forbes betting

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game details

  • Who: New York Giants at the Philadelphia Eagles
  • When: Saturday, January 21 (Divisional Round)
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • Where from: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Betting odds summary

  • Spread: Eagle -7.5 (-112), Giant +7.5 (-108)
  • money line: Eagles (-360), Giants (+290)
  • In total: Over/Under 48.5 (-105/-115)

Note: Odds and paylines are current at the time of writing from FanDuel Sportsbook and are subject to change.

The New York Giants went to Minnesota and upset the third-ranked Vikings at their home ballpark, 31-24, during the wild card round to claim their first postseason win in over a decade.

The Philadelphia Eagles were eliminated as the No. 1 in the NFC last week and will host their NFC East rivals in the divisional round this weekend.

Spread, Moneyline, Total: Giants vs. Eagles

These teams know each other well because they play in the same division. This will be their third matchup in the past seven weeks, the most recent being two weeks ago in the Regular Season Finals. Philadelphia won both competitions, so New York will be looking to finally come out on top with a win this time.

The Giants’ offense came up against the Vikings after a mediocre regular season, surpassing 30 points for the second time this year. Daniel Jones shone on his postseason debut and will need a similar performance to surpass Jalen Hurts against a much more impressive Eagles defense on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia is ready to go after tying the Kansas City Chiefs for the best record in the NFL this year. The Eagles will be well-rested after a week out, which should help them reset after losing two of their last three games to end the season. A big key to this game will be the health of Hurts, who looked like an MVP candidate for most of the year before injuring his shoulder late in the season.

Hurts wasn’t the same player late in the year, having no touchdowns and three interceptions in his last two games and completing under 60% of his passes in both competitions. The Giants have done an excellent job of keeping him in check throughout his career, limiting him to four touchdowns and four interceptions with under 200 yards per game in four career starts against them.

If Hurts is still ailing, it could be a tough sled for him.

Philadelphia can rely on their powerful Ground Attack to beat New York, especially when Hurts is less than 100%. The Eagles led the NFL in rushing touchdowns and ranked fifth in rushing yards, so Nick Sirianni should look to take advantage of a Giants defense that was giving up the sixth-most rushing yards in the NFL.

Philly is favored with 7.5 points distribution but beat New York by just six points in their last meeting. The Eagles should win this game at home, but it’s going to be close and the Giants should be able to cover. Unfortunately there is not enough value in the money line betting on Philadelphia, so we’re staying away from it altogether.

The scoring declined during the regular season but rose during the playoffs as five of the six wild card games beat their projected totals. the over under is relatively high at 48.5, but we expect this trend to continue and recommend the over.

Player Prop Betting: Giants vs. Eagles

The best player prop for this game, DeVonta Smith is over 64.5 receiving yards (-114).

While Smith started the season slowly after taking over from AJ Brown, he settled into his new WR2 role as the season progressed and ended the year on fire. The sophomore wideout had at least 64 receiving yards in six straight games to finish the season and surpassed the century mark four times.

With the Giants focusing much of their attention on taking out Brown, Smith should have less trouble opening up and seeing a lot of passes thrown in his path.

Parlay in the same game

Parlays in the same game are bets involving multiple selections, known as “legs”, within the same sporting event. Every leg needs to be hit for the bet to win, but your payout will be exponentially higher when it does.

There are some intriguing options for putting up an in-game parlay for the Giants vs. Eagles on Saturday, but here’s a look at our top four playable picks:

  • Jalen hurts every touchdown (-120)
  • Saquon Barkley Anytime touchdown (+100)
  • DeVonta Smith for 64.5 yards (-114)
  • Darius Slayton Over 46.5 yards (-114)

This parlay gives us odds of +1198, meaning a winning bet of $100 would return $1,198 in winnings, along with the return on your original stake.

Though Hurts has had trouble throwing the ball lately, he’s still one of the best rushing quarterbacks in the NFL, especially in the red zone. He ran for 13 touchdowns in 15 games this year, including one against the Giants in Week 14. When the Eagles land on the goal line, don’t be surprised if Hurts takes it himself.

The same logic applies to Barkley and New York. He’s been their main offensive line all year and scored two touchdowns against the Vikings last week, bringing his season total to 12. When New York gets into the red zone, look for them to feed Barkley the Rock.

We’ve already covered Smith’s passing prop, but Slayton should be busy with the passing game as well. He has emerged as the Giants’ No. 1 receiver in the thin pass attack and gets away with an 88-yard performance in the wild card round. With at least 50 yards in eight of his last 11 games, Slayton is a reasonable bet for these guys.

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