Giants vs. Eagles Odds, Injuries, Prediction: Philly Will Win, but Not Cover the Spread in NFL Week 18

GamingToday.com is an independent sports news and information service. GamingToday.com has partnerships with some of the top legal and licensed sportsbook companies in the US. When you claim a bonus offer or promotion through a link on this site, Gaming Today may receive referral compensation from the sportsbook company. Although the relationships we have with sportsbook companies may influence the order in which we place companies on the site, all reviews, recommendations, and opinions are wholly our own. They are the recommendations from our authors and contributors who are avid sports fans themselves.

For more information, please read How We Rank Sportsbooks, Privacy Policy, or Contact Us with any concerns you may have.

Gaming Today is licensed and regulated to operate in AZ, CO, CT, DC, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, NV, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV, & WY.

The New York Giants are scheduled to face the Eagles in Philadelphia late Sunday afternoon on the the final day of the 2022 NFL regular season.

The Eagles (13-3 straight up/8-8 against the spread) were 3.5-point choices when odds were first posted in May, but now are 14-point favorites at DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, and PointsBet.

Giants vs. Eagles Betting Lines: Point Spread, Totals, Moneyline

Here are current odds from top US sports betting apps. It’s always recommended to shop around various sportsbooks to find the best prices for your bets and to take advantage of multiple sportsbook bonuses.

Where the Giants and Eagles Stand Heading Into Week 18

The game is vitally important to the Eagles and head coach Nick Sirianni, who need a win or tie against the Giants (or a Dallas loss or tie at Washington on Sunday) to secure the NFC East crown, the top seed and the accompanying bye in the playoffs.

If they don’t beat out the Cowboys (12-4), who are 5.5-point favorites over the Commanders (who have no playoff hopes), the Eagles would get the No. 5 seed, no week off, and a road game at Tampa Bay next week.

For the Giants (9-6-1 SU/12-4 ATS, second best in the NFL) and first-year head coach Brian Daboll, this game is essentially meaningless. They are locked in as the No. 6 NFC playoff seed after clinching the berth with a rousing 38-10 home versus Indianapolis last week.

The keys to this game are who’s going to play and who’s not for Philadelphia and New York.

With chances to clinch the East and the top seed the past two weeks with backup QB Gardner Minshew in the lineup, the Eagles were 40-34 losers in Dallas in Week 16 and then 20-10 at home versus New Orleans last week as a 4.5-point choice. Minshew’s crushing pick-six late against the Saints doomed Philly in that one.

There was a report that indicated Hurts, 13-1 as a starter, will suit up for the first time in three weeks. If so, will he start? Will he come in if the Eagles are in a late desperation mode? Will he come in for goal-line situations where the threat of his running is a key?

Giants vs. Eagles Odds, Injuries, Prediction: Philly Will Win, but Not Cover the Spread in NFL Week 18
Will Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts return in NFL Week 18? Check out our Giants vs. Eagles odds, injuries, and prediction. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Hurts is the league’s third-ranked passer and is second on the Eagles with 747 rushing yards. RB Miles Sanders leads Philly in that category and is fifth on the league chart with 1,256 yards.

Just ahead of him is NYG’s Saquon Barkley with 1,312 yards. Considering he suffered a serious knee injury two seasons ago, it might be wise if he sits this one out. He’s already had 295 carries (third most in the league), but hasn’t had the same workload since getting a league season-high 35 carries and 152 yards against Houston eight weeks ago.

There’s always the chance NYG (and maybe Philly, too) will be playing on short rest next week since the wild-card round playoffs commence on Saturday with two games. Thus, it would seem getting rest here would be a major consideration.

In their previous meeting four weeks ago, the Eagles routed the Giants 48-22 as a 7-point choice, one of only four times this season NYG didn’t beat the spread. It was also their most lopsided defeat of the season. Barkley had only 28 yards on nine carries.

The Eagles had 253 rushing yards, their second most this season and the most allowed by NYG. Philadelphia averaged 8.2 yards a carry, their top norm for a game in 2022. Sanders had a season-best 144 yards.

Then there’s that Eagles pass rush, which is four sacks shy of matching the NFL record for a season set by the 1984 Bears (72). Philadelphia has had at least six in each of their past five games, including seven against NYG four weeks ago.

Check updated numbers: NFL playoffs odds | Super Bowl 57 odds

Giants vs. Eagles Injuries

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, who is third on the Caesars SportsBook odds board to win league MVP honors (+15000) but well, well behind KC’s Patrick Mahomes, has missed the past two games with a strained right (throwing) shoulder. Will he be back? As of midday Wednesday, Sirianni said his QB’s injury was still being evaluated and that the team is taking it day by day.

Giants vs. Eagles Prediction

Based on previous results this season, the Eagles will win this game but not cover.

There have been seven teams previously that were favorites of 14 points or more, and they won them all. But those seven heavily-favored squads went only 2-4-1 against the spread. Overall, double-digit favorites are 8-16-1 ATS.

Speaking of resting players, if the Giants sit out starting QB Daniel Jones or play him only briefly, Tyrod Taylor would step in. In mop-up duty versus the Eagles in that previous meeting, he dropped back to pass eight times and suffered three sacks. He had better learn to make quicker decisions or prepare to be on the run all day.

Forecast: Eagles 23, Giants 13

NFL Week 18: Odds | Betting trends

Bet NFL at FanDuel Sportsbook

Claim a $1,000 No Sweat First Bet

FanDuel has an offer for new customers. To place a No Sweat First Bet for up to $1,000, get started here.

About the Author
Bob Christ

Bob Christ

Bob Christ, based in New Mexico, has been a gaming writer (primarily the NFL) for almost four decades, with his work appearing in publications/websites across North America. He's a big fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks, Philadelphia's Eagles and Phillies, and inexplicably the NHL's Winnipeg Jets.

Get connected with us on Social Media