New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles Prediction, 1/8/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 18
Game: New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (-1.5)
The New York Giants (9-6-1) are hitting the road to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday where they will go up against the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3). Philadelphia opens this game as 1.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 43.
The New York Giants come into this matchup with a record of 9-6-1 for this season. In their last game, the Giants played the Colts and notched a win by a score of 38-10. Daniel Jones finished 19/24 with 177 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 125.2 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Daniel Jones was the leader on the ground for the Giants with 11 carries for 91 yds (8.3 yds per attempt). Richie James averaged 10.9 yds per catch by earning 76 yards on 7 catches. The New York Giants ended up running the ball 37 different times and tallied 217 yds, which is an average of 5.9 yards per tote. In all, they had 61 plays which gave them 394 yds. New York gave up 17 pass completions on 27 tries for a total of 124 yds, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. On the ground, the Giants gave up 128 yds on 27 attempts, which calculates to 4.7 yds per run surrendered.
Concerning scoring points, the New York Giants have an average of 21.8 PPG. As a team they average 149.4 yards on the ground which is 4th in the league. The Giants have tallied 5,392 total yards this year. New York has accumulated 159 first downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 98 infractions for 761 yds. They have surrendered the ball 16 times (6 interceptions and 10 fumbles). In terms of scoring touchdowns, New York has totaled 16 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns.
In terms of passing yards, the Giants have given up 3,431 yards which ranks them 16th in the National Football League. They are giving up 214.4 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.7%. Overall, they have relinquished 359.2 yards per game which puts them 24th in the league. They have yielded 21 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 15 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 5.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 144.8 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. Overall, they have allowed 2,316 rushing yards through 16 games. The Giants sit in 16th in the NFL in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 21.8 points per game.
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The Eagles head into this game 13-3 this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Eagles took a defeat with a final score of 20-10 when they faced the Saints. Gardner Minshew II (1 touchdown) finished the game with 274 yards on 18/32 through the air while his quarterback rating was 82. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 8.6 yds. Miles Sanders carried the football 12 times for 61 yards, ending the contest with 5.1 yds per attempt for Philadelphia. DeVonta Smith was featured in the passing game for the Eagles, grabbing 9 throws for 115 yards (12.8 yds per reception). Philadelphia ended up running for 4.5 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 67 yds on 15 carries. The Eagles finished the game with 313 yards while they ran 53 plays (5.9 yards per play). The Eagles passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 83.3%, relinquishing 183 yds on 20 for 24 through the air. Philadelphia allowed 35 attempts on the ground for 130 yards (3.7 yds per rush).
The Philadelphia Eagles average 392.0 yards per game which has them ranked 2nd in the league. They hold an average of 148.4 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 2,374 yards for this season. The Philadelphia offense has compiled 652 yds of penalties on 86 infractions, which is good for 19th in the league in terms of helping out the other team. They have tossed 8 picks while letting opponents recover 10 fumbles and they have been able to tally 184 1st downs. For the season thus far, the Eagles have compiled 3,898 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 243.6 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 8th in football. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Eagles sit 3rd in the league holding an average of 28.4 PPG.
They have surrendered 21 touchdowns from the passing game and 181.3 yards per outing, which has them in 1st in the league. Philadelphia has conceded a total of 1,940 yards via the ground game (121.3 yards per game) and 14 touchdowns rushing for the year. Their defense has totaled 27 takeaways (10 fumbles recovered and 17 picks) this year. The Eagles defense has been on the field for 1,009 plays, which ranks them 14th in the league. In total, they have surrendered 328 total points. The Eagles are allowing 20.5 points per contest, which puts them in 9th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles -1.5
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