- Teams: NY Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- Date: Monday, December 25, 2023
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
- Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: FOX
At this point in the 2023 NFL season, it’s hard to believe, but the NY Giants, who started the year with a 2-8 record, have put together a three-game winning streak behind rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles, who represented the NFC in last year’s Super Bowl and were 10-1 to open the year, have dropped their previous two games by a combined score of 75-32. The Giants and Eagles meet on Christmas Day in Philadelphia in Week 16 action. Below, we look at the early betting odds, picks, and predictions for the game between the Giants and Eagles.
Context needs to be added to how things have gone for these teams over the past few weeks. The Giants’ wins have come against Washington, New England, and Green Bay. Meanwhile, the Eagles’ defeats were to San Francisco and Dallas. One thing is for sure heading into Week 16: this game is much more critical than it was just a few weeks ago.
Before we look at the early betting breakdown for Week 16’s Christmas Day contest between the NY Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, check out our best Super Bowl betting tips and the top betting sites for NFL football in 2023.
NY Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles betting picks
NY Giants betting breakdown
The NY Giants didn’t have much to be happy about for most of the 2023 NFL season. That has changed over the past few weeks as undrafted rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito has led the team to three straight wins. One of the more important stats to come out of New York’s win over Green Bay was the zero sacks the team gave up. In his previous four games, DeVito was hauled down 26 times! Granted, the Packers are near the bottom of the league in total sacks with 26.
DeVito is playing with confidence and his success has the Giants performing at their best these past few weeks, but the teams they played during their run of wins do not compare in any way to the Philadelphia Eagles. If the Giants beat the Eagles in Week 16 it will be one of the biggest upsets of the year.
Philadelphia Eagles betting breakdown
The good luck of the Philadelphia Eagles ran out over the past few weeks. Early this year, the defending NFC champs were finding ways to win in tight games. The Eagles have been blown out in their past two outings, falling to the 49ers 42-19 in Week 13 and dropping a Sunday night game to the Cowboys, 33-13 in Week 14. The Eagles have a favorable schedule for the rest of the season, but they cannot lose any of those games if they want to ride into the playoffs with confidence.
The good thing for the Eagles is that their losses came to two of the best teams in the NFL right now, so they can take some solace in that. However, that doesn’t remove the fact that the Philly defense allowed their opponents to score points on 10 consecutive drives over the past two weeks; minus the kneeldown that ended the San Francisco game.
There are no easy games in the NFL, and the Eagles cannot afford to take the Giants lightly in Week 16.
Best bets for NFL Week 16: NY Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are not playing their best right now, and the Giants are, which should make this a fun game, but the fact remains that Philadelphia is, by far, the better team in this matchup. The betting pick is for the Eagles to beat the Giants on Christmas Day.
Best bet for Week 16: Philadelphia Eagles to beat NY Giants
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