NFL Week 12: Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants Best Bets and Predictions--Pennsylvania Sports Betting
The Eagles (5-6) will look to extend their two-game winning streak this weekend against their division rival New York Giants (3-7). This is the first time these two teams will be facing off this season, and the Eagles will look to take advantage of an inconsistent Giants team while making a push for a wild card position.
Eagles sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts has been one of the biggest surprises of the season, flashing signs of brilliance (and some signs of mediocrity) throughout the Eagles season. Hurts is on his way to becoming a true dual-threat quarterback, if only he could get his passing game to be a bit more consistent. Just last week Hurts completed only 13 of 24 passes for 147 yards, but managed to rush the ball 18 times for 69 yards and THREE touchdowns. He’ll be taking on a Giants defense this week that ranks middle of the pack in terms of both passing and rushing defense, so while it will be a challenge it should be nothing the budding star hasn’t seen before.
The Giants enter this weeks game with a bunch of injuries--Wide receiver Sterling Shepard is already ruled out, TE Kyle Rudolph and WR Kadarius Toney are doubtful, and RB Saquon Barkley is questionable. Add on a slew of 16 players who are already on the injured reserve, and find yourself in a literal world of hurt. Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been...well...very Daniel Jones all season, showing seconds of competence often followed by a fumble or interception. He’s thrown for over 250 yards only three times this season, with all three of those performances coming in the first half of the season. In his last 5 games, he’s completed 112 of 174 passing attempts for 944 yards, 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Luckily for him, the Eagles have allowed the seventh-most passing touchdowns all season, so he may be able to pad those stats a tiny bit this weekend.
One prop bet I absolutely love in this game is for Daniel Jones to attempt OVER 33.5 passes (-122). With Saquan Barkley acting as a permanent questionable to play, the Giants may be forced to throw the ball more than they would like this week. Also, with the firing of Offense Coordinator Jason Garrett occurring just a few days ago, the Giants may take a new approach to their offense which is more concentrated on the pass game. Unfortunately for Mr.Jones, just because I think he’ll throw the ball a lot does not mean I think he’ll have a good game. Sure, the Over 228.5 passing yards (-113) seems tempting, but Daniel Jones throwing the ball a lot only leads to one thing--interceptions. In his three most recent games where Jones has thrown the ball more than 30 times, he has thrown at least an interception in each one--and multiple in two. I’ll be taking Daniel Jones to throw OVER 0.5 Interceptions (-140), and if you can pump that number up to 1.5 for a bit of an odds boost, I would recommend taking that as well.
Unfortunately for the Giants, I don’t really see this one being close. The only hesitance I have is that this is a home game for the boys in blue, and the Giants tend to play better at home. The Giants are 2-1 in their last three home games, but the Eagles are also 2-1 in their last three road games--so it’s clear they aren’t bothered by the home team advantage. With the slew of injuries that the Giants are dealing with, and the rolling momentum the Eagles are trying to keep moving, I can’t see this game ending well for the Giants.
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All in all, here’s what my picks will look like this Sunday:
Eagles Moneyline (-194)
Daniel Jones to attempt Over 33.5 passes (-122)
Daniel Jones to throw and Interception (-140)
Jalen Hurts any time touchdown scorer (Rushing or Receiving) (+115)
Miles Sanders to score 2+ Touchdowns (+800)