Giants vs Eagles prediction, odds, spread: NFL Playoffs Preview 01/21/2023

Giants vs Eagles prediction, matchup preview and current betting lines

Two lifelong foes will meet for the third time this season on 01/21/2023 when the red-hot New York Giants visit the City of Brotherly Love for a date with the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles. Needless to say, we don’t expect Eagles Nation to be all that brotherly with their NFC East foes.

Daniel Jones and company earned a spot in the NFC Divisional Round after making a huge statement on the road over the Minnesota Vikings. They showed a lot of resiliency throughout the season and are a much-improved team right now.

Nonetheless, getting back-to-back wins on the road is way easier said than done, especially going against such a good team, although the Giants have a history of being all-or-nothing in the playoffs dating back to the Eli Manning era.

The Eagles were the best team in the league by a long stretch for most of the season, and they had a full week to rest and get ready ahead of this matchup. All things considered, it seems like it’s Super Bowl or bust at Lincoln Financial Field.

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Players to watch:

Daniel Jones: The Giants didn’t pick up Daniel Jones’ fifth-year option, and he paid them back by balling out and proving that he could be their guy going forward. Also, props to Brian Daboll for helping him finally take that leap forward.

Jalen Hurts: Jalen Hurts was the leading MVP candidate for most of the season and for very good reasons. He was the most important piece in the best team’s offense, and his absence sure made them regress, all but making his impact even more evident.

Playoffs Predictions: NFL Bet of the week on Giants vs Eagles

Giants +7.5

The opening Giantss vs Eagles spread has the home side favored by more than one touchdown. That sure makes sense if you consider the fact that they’ve already beaten them by double digits once this season, and also the fact that they’re well-rested.

But maybe, we shouldn’t jump to conclusions right away. For starters, that game in the season finale shouldn’t even count, as the Eagles were just going through the motions to get the win, and the Giants rested several of their starters.

So, yeah, the Eagles dominated them 48-22 on the road and in Week 14, but the Giants bounced back in a big way to close out their season and get a spot in the playoffs. Also, Jalen Hurts has been out for a while, so there could be some rust.

To be perfectly clear, we don’t expect the Eagles to lose this game by any means, but we don’t expect this to be a blowout, either. The Giants are quite resilient and won’t bow down, so this will be a hard-fought game and a battle.

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Under 49

The opening Giants vs Eagles odds have this game sitting at a whopping 49-point total. Notably, that has plenty to do with the Philadelphia Eagles’ scoring prowess and dominance, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise whatsoever.

Also, it’s not like the New York Giants have struggled to put up points on the scoreboard as of late, either. However, we believe this game needs to be played at a slower-pace if the Giants want to have a shot at pulling off the upset.

For starters, they’ll need to feed Saquon Barkley as early and as often as they possibly can. That will allow Daniel Jones to find his receivers in stride, as the Eagles will most likely dare them to throw the football and put the game on Jones’ shoulders.

Both teams have a solid defense. They’re more than capable of forcing multiple turnovers and keeping their rivals out of the endzone. So, we expect this to be a hard-fighting, old-school divisional matchup between two teams that won’t want to make mistakes.

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