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Will Nick Foles be the Eagles’ savior vs Giants in Week 15?

Philadelphia backers and fans could be heard weeping across the state of Wentzylvania on Sunday after star quarterback Carson Wentz went down with an ACL tear. Many experts and analysts expected the Eagles to fly to the Super Bowl as they were the toast of the NFL at 11-2 SU and 10-3 ATS. All of those dreams now rest with retread quarterback Nick Foles as they land at MetLife Stadium to face the horrendous New York Giants in Week 15. Philly opened as an 8-point favorite to get the victory.

  • The Eagles are 6-1 SU in their last seven games against the Giants.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Eagles’ last four games against the Giants.
  • Nick Foles was 2-0 SU for the Kansas City Chiefs last season.

The Eagles are very familiar with this scenario as they’ve had backup quarterbacks come in to save the day when their signal-caller goes down with an injury. And Nick Foles is no stranger to this platform in the City of Brotherly Love. Philly fans can recall his heroics in the 2013 season when he threw for 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Bettors should exercise caution if they expect Foles to carry them to the promised land, but for this game, fire away as the Eagles are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games and their talent alone should push them past their divisional foe.

What more is there to say about the Giants? The once-proud franchise has had drama, losing streaks, coaches fired and injuries across the board. They got spanked by the Cowboys in Week 14 and allowed Dak Prescott to pass for over 330 yards, his highest yardage total of the season. This is typical of the Giants defense, which has allowed over 278 yards passing per game (ranked 29th) and over 131 yards rushing (ranked 31st). Even with Wentz out of the picture, the other facets of the Eagles team should crush New York.

The total opened at 40 points and the OVER could be a decent wager. Although Philly will be trotting out a backup quarterback, the team still averages over 30 points per game and the total has gone OVER in 10 of the Eagles’ last 13 games vs NFC East teams. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia Eagles opened as 8-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 40 at most shops.

NFL prediction models run by the computers at OddsShark picked a 31-11 result in favor of the Eagles earlier in the week. Watch matchup reports and the picks page for any changes, due to injuries or suspensions this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York will face the 11-2 Philadelphia Eagles, who own a 10-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Giants are 5-8 so far this season while the Eagles are 7-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The Giants-Eagles odds would favor the Eagles if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 30 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Eagles sit at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Giants' No. 31-ranked offense (15.64 PPG) against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that ranks No. 3 at 17.36 PPG. The Giants passing attack has averaged 204.64 yards per game, less than the Eagles give up through the air (226.55 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 90.86 yards per game. The Giants, meanwhile, rank No. 24 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Eagles got 4 passing scores out of Carson Wentz en route to a 43-35 win over the Rams on Sunday at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

New York was hammered in its last outing, as Dallas ran up a 30-10 score against the Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Philadelphia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • New York is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • New York is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
  • New York is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Oakland, Monday, December 25
New York at Arizona, Sunday, December 24