Thursday, December 22, 2016
Lincoln Financial Field
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The New York Giants take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field. The opening line for this game has New York as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 42. The Giants are 8-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-11-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 8-6-0 and they are 6-8-0 against the spread.
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Eli Manning finished with 201 yards through the air for New York last week. He completed 20 passes out of 28 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Giants were led in rushing by Paul Perkins, who finished with 56 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Odell Beckham Jr. was the team leader in receiving with a total of 64 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game New York got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 300 yards for the game. The Giants ran for 114 yards on 32 attempts.
Carson Wentz finished with 170 yards passing for Philadelphia last week. He went 22 for 43, resulting in a 51% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Ryan Mathews, who finished with 128 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Zach Ertz led the team in receiving with 80 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Philadelphia had 27 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 82 total plays for 328 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 169 yards on 38 carries as a team.
New York scores 19 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 24th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 36 attempts for a 64% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 239 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 17th in the league. The Giants run for an average of 81 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 30th in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 321 yards per game, ranking their offense 27th overall this season. The Giants average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 30th in the NFL. They accumulate 54.6 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 31st in the league.
New York allows 257 passing yards per game, ranking 23rd, and they allow 18 points per contest on defense, which ranks 3rd. They give up 24 completions on 41 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59%. The Giants allow 90 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 6th in the NFL. New York allows 348 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7 penalties for 57.6 yards per game, ranking them 13th among NFL teams.
Philadelphia averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 16th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. They throw for 228 yards through the air per game, ranking them 24th. The Eagles run for an average of 113 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 9th on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 340 yards per game, ranking them 20th in the league on offense. The Eagles get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 11th. They average 62.8 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, ranking them 9th in the NFL.
Philadelphia allows an average of 239 passing yards per game, which ranks 12th in the league. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 13th. They give up 20 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Eagles allow 105 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 17th in the NFL. Philadelphia allows 344 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 12th in the league. They force 6.4 penalties for 53.7 yards in each contest, ranking 7th.
New York Betting Trends
New York is 3-11-0 against the over/under this season
New York has an ATS record of 8-5-1 this season
Philadelphia Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 8-6-0 against the over/under this season
Philadelphia has an ATS record of 6-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/20/16 Backup QB Ryan Nassib Undisclosed out for season
12/20/16 RB Shane Vereen Undisclosed out for season
12/18/16 CB Janoris Jenkins Back injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
12/18/16 S Nat Berhe Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
12/07/16 DE Jason Pierre-Paul Groin expected to miss 6-8 weeks
11/30/16 RB Orleans Darkwa Leg IR
11/09/16 S Darian Thompson Foot IR
10/21/16 K Josh Brown Disciplinary out for season
09/19/16 S Mykkele Thompson Knee IR
09/13/16 LB J.T. Thomas Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Matt LaCosse Knee IR
09/02/16 FB Nikita Whitlock Foot IR
12/18/16 G Allen Barbre Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. NY Giants
12/18/16 RB Darren Sproles Concussion "?" Thursday vs. NY Giants
12/18/16 T Halapoulivaati Vaitai Knee "?" Thursday vs. NY Giants
12/14/16 G Matt Tobin Knee IR
12/13/16 RB Wendell Smallwood Knee IR
12/12/16 LS Jon Dorenbos Wrist out for season
11/03/16 WR Josh Huff Legal problems has been released
10/24/16 CB Ron Brooks Knee IR
10/11/16 OT Lane Johnson Suspension expected to miss 10 games
09/02/16 DE Alex McCalister Calf IR
09/02/16 LB Joe Walker Knee IR
Guy's Pick: Take New York -3
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