New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles Prediction, 12/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 14
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia +6.5
Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles (3-8-1) host the New Orleans Saints (10-2) at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, December 13, 2020. New Orleans opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 47.5.
The New Orleans Saints come into this matchup with a record of 10-2 for this year. In their last game they took on the Atlanta Falcons and earned the victory by a score of 21-16. Taysom Hill went 27/37 with 232 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Alvin Kamara paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 37 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He ran for 88 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 5.9 yards per carry. Michael Thomas was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 105 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 11.7 yards per catch for the game. The New Orleans Saints ended up running the ball 36 times and racked up 207 yards which had them averaging 5.8 yards per carry. In all, they ran 75 plays which gave them a total of 424 yards. Overall, the Saints earned a total of 23 1st downs and they had 10 penalties for 79 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New Orleans conceded 19 catches on 39 tries for a total of 262 yards, and a completion percentage of 49.0%. In the running game, the Saints conceded 70 yards on 21 tries which means they had an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 332 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the New Orleans Saints are averaging 28.9 points per game. As a team they're averaging 140.8 yards in the run game ranking this team at 7th in the NFL. The Saints have attained 4,450 total yards this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, New Orleans has earned 20 touchdowns via the pass and 20 rushing touchdowns. The Saints are ranked 4th in the National Football League concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 20.1 points per game. They are allowing 3.3 yards per tote and 76.1 yards on the ground per game this season. During the season, they have allowed 913 rushing yards through 12 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Saints have surrendered 2,553 yards which ranks them 6th in the NFL. Over the course of their 12 games played this year, they have relinquished 212.8 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 60.9%. Overall, they are granting 288.8 yards/game which has them ranked 1st in the league.
The Eagles come into this matchup with a record of 3-8-1 for this year. The last time they took the field they went up against the Green Bay Packers and were beaten 30-16. Miles Sanders paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 8 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 31 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 3.1 yards per carry. Dallas Goedert was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 66 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 13.2 yards per catch for that contest. Jalen Hurts went 5/12 with 109 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 pick on the day. The Philadelphia Eagles ended up rushing 25 times and earned 114 yards which had them averaging 4.6 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Eagles totaled 17 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 40 yards. Overall, they ran 59 plays for a total of 275 yards. When discussing the defense, Philadelphia conceded 25 completions on 34 throws for a total of 288 yards, and a completion percentage of 74.0%. For the game, they gave up 437 yards but finished the game without a turnover. In the running game, the Eagles conceded 149 yards on 25 runs which gave them an average of 6.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Regarding how much they score, the Eagles are 26th in the league with an average of 21.1 PPG. During the season so far, the Eagles have thrown for 2,431 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 202.6 throwing yards per game, putting them at 28th in football. They hold an average of 116.3 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,395 yards for this season. The Philadelphia Eagles average 318.8 yards per outing ranking them 29th in the league. When talking about passing yards, the Eagles have conceded 2,606 yards which has them ranked 8th in the NFL. Overall, they are giving up 347.1 yards per game which has them ranked 13th in football. The Eagles rank 19th in the league concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 25.6 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per rush and 129.9 rushing yards per contest this season. In their 12 games, they have conceded 217.2 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 67.2%. Overall, they have allowed 1,559 rushing yards through 12 outings.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Saints -6.5
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