Eagles vs Giants NFL Betting Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles head to New York to take on the Giants in a Week 17 NFC East divisional matchup that doesn’t mean much for either side — except pride. The Eagles have already released head coach Chip Kelly, injecting some doubt into the team’s future. The Giants are likely to take a long look at keeping Tom Coughlin at the helm no matter whether the team wins or loses. The Giants are 3.5-point favorites in the NFL betting odds.
— New York Giants (@Giants) December 31, 2015
Why should you pick the Eagles (+3.5)?
During Chip Kelly’s three seasons with the Giants, the Eagles have simply owned the Giants, winning games by an average score of 31-13 (if you take out the game where the eagles started Matt Barkley at quarterback). The Eagles have not done much on defense, but they could still run up and down the field against a Giant defense that is surprisingly charitable.
Why should you bet on New York (-3.5)?
Odell Beckham Jr. returns from his suspension, so look for him to be motivated as a game-changing player — even more than normal. The Eagles are likely to have a bit of a leadership vacuum with Kelly gone, and that distraction — combined with Beckham’s presence against an Eagle defense that is just as porous as that of the G-men — should be enough to give New York the win and cover.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Giants are known for standing tall when the whole league expects them to falter. I like them to beat the Eagles and, even if this ends up being Coughlin’s last game, giving him a victory in his send-off. I like the Giants to win 27-20.