The NFL holiday schedule is normally a little different, but in the world of COVID-19, it has taken another plot-turning twist.
Because of outbreaks among multiple teams, games that were scheduled this past Sunday have been pushed out into the week. One team to experience this delayed start time is the Philadelphia Eagles, who must play on Tuesday, and then are expected to have a quick turnaround to face their division rival, the New York Giants, this upcoming Sunday.
Giants and Eagles betting trends
- Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a favorite
- Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last six games versus the Giants
- Eagles are 8-2 straight up in their last 10 games versus the Giants
- The Under is 7-2 in the Eagles’ last nine games as a home favorite
- The Under is 5-2 in the Eagles’ last seven games against the NFC East
Going into this game both teams have one win in their respective situations. The Eagles are 1-4 at home while the Giants are 1-6 on the road. Regardless, the Eagles are favored by as many as 10 points in this matchup, and rightfully so.
Things have taken a turn for the worse when it comes to the Giants. They’re losers of three straight and no longer have Jones or wide receiver Sterling Shepard. They are simply depleted and are not the same team without Jones at quarterback, averaging 17 points per game (near the bottom in the league) while giving up 23.6 points per game.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia has put up the 11th-most points per game with 25.9 and is averaging more than that over their last three games.
Both teams aren’t the best on defense, but while the Eagles give up a lot on the ground, overall, they’re averaging the eighth-fewest yards per play in the league.
Rookie head coach Nick Sirianni is eyeing a playoff berth in his first season as head coach, but they will have to take care of business against the Giants (and Washington, who they are playing tonight in their Week 15 matchup) before anything.
Pick of the Game: Over 42 Points
When you combine the Giants’ points scored and points allowed averages, you get 40.6 points. Meanwhile, Eagles games have averaged 48.3 points.
Philadelphia is the sixth-most efficient red zone touchdown offense in the league, and while they have struggled in the red zone of late, they already showed against the Jets that they can take advantage of bad teams.