The Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants are set to kick off their Week 17 NFL betting clash on Sunday 12/30, and I’m set to make my football pick for the affair at MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:00 ET, and I’ve got the perfect NFL pick for this outstanding duel on the gridiron.
Philadelphia Eagles (4-11, 3-11-1 ATS) +7
New York Giants (8-7, 6-8-1 ATS) -7
Doesn’t this one feel a little bit like a swan song for this entire Eagles team? I know (and everyone else knows) that this is a team that is getting blown up once this game is over, but the talent is still there to put plenty of points on the board. QB Michael Vick isn’t any lesser of a quarterback now than he was at the start of the year before getting hurt and subsequently benched to see what QB Nick Foles can bring to the table. Vick is playing for a job next year as a starting quarterback and he knows it. WR Jeremy Maclin, RB LeSean McCoy… These are guys that have played in this rivalry series for quite some time, and they know what it takes to put points on the board.
This is the Super Bowl to the Eagles as well. Maclin has already stated this week that the team has been looking forward to this game for quite some time, and with a chance to put the final nail in New York’s coffin, it is a great opportunity for sure. The Giants need this one and need three other results to happen just to get into the playoffs, and though it isn’t likely to happen, there is no doubt about it if this one is ultimately lost.
Yes, the last two in this series have only featured 36 and 27 points, but this should still be a higher scoring affair as well for as poorly as the New York defense has played of late. There’s no reason to think that the G-Men under any circumstance will be able to win this game by more than two touchdowns, and there’s no reason to think that both teams won’t get into at least the high-teens in scoring as well.
Eagles @ Giants Tips: 7-point teaser – Eagles +14 w/ Over 39