NFL Thursday Night Action: Giants vs Eagles Game Preview and Betting OddsPublished December 22, 2016 by Sol FH
The 10-4 Giants take on a struggling 5-9 Eagles tonight at 1:25 GMT in a NFC East showdown.
The Giants are having one of the best seasons in recent history and they have adopted the mindset, "Win and We're In". The Giants do not want to depend on other teams in order to clinch a playoff berth so the key to victory is winning at home like they have been all season long. The Giants are 7-1 at MetLife Stadium, but they are 3-3 on-the-road. Tonight, they must beat the Eagles to improve their chances before the end of the season.
The Giants only have two road games left. Tonight is very important as they were neck and neck with the Eagles in their first matchup in November, ultimately winning the game 28-23. The Eagles have now dropped five straight games and do not look like a team that has a chance of winning many more games this season. The Giants vs Eagles is one of the classic rivalries in the NFL and all sides know how important these games are. “We know it’s a rivalry game, and there is a lot of tradition between both teams,” coach Ben McAdoo said . “It’s going to be a physical battle. Obviously, anytime you play at home, you have an advantage. I’m sure their crowd will be behind them. We just need to focus on our preparation and going in playing the best game we can play.”
The Giants are on a two-game win streak with a thriller against the Lions last week and a solid defensive showing against the red-hot Cowboys a couple of weeks ago. The key to their victory last week had to do with the fact that they did not turn the ball over even once. If they can continue to do that and play the excellent offensive and defensive game that they have for a few weeks, they will crush the Eagles.
The Giants will win on the road against the Eagles and it should be a decent win at 27-10.
The Giants are favorites at bet365 Sports in the Money Line at 1.71 to the Eagles' 2.20. A smart bettor would bet with the Giants pre-game and bet on both teams via Live in play bets throughout the game to maximize profits.