The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs is here, and while that might mean football season is coming to an end, there are still plenty of bets to be made. We are here to give you the best Giants vs. Eagles player props and anytime touchdown scorer bets.
The New York Giants took down the Minnesota Vikings last week in the Wild Card Round to win their first postseason game since Super Bowl XLVI, while the Eagles enjoyed a bye after locking up the best record in the NFC and a tie with the Kansas City Chiefs for the best record in the NFL (14-3). The Eagles are the betting favorites to make it out of the NFC side of the bracket, according to most online US sportsbooks.
During the regular season, Philadelphia swept their NFC East foe, including a 48-22 victory over the Giants back in Week 14. However, New York has played incredible football since then, and after their upset over the Vikings last week, they have to be feeling good walking into one of the most hostile environments in the NFL.
New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Lines
Here are odds from top sports betting apps for this NFC Divisional Round showdown:
NFL · Sat (1/21) @ 8:15pm ET
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This is a matchup of two of the league’s best-rushing attacks, as the Giants are ranked fifth in yards per rush (4.8) and fourth in rushing touchdowns per game (1.4), while the Eagles have the most rushing touchdowns this season.
Both teams also have dynamic quarterbacks, as Daniel Jones went off for 78 rushing yards in the Wild Card game, and Jalen Hurts rushed for 760 yards this season and led the Eagles in rushing touchdowns with 13.
The rushing attack may be essential for both teams, as they both execute the run well and have had trouble stopping the run. The Giants’ defense ranks 30th in yards per rush (5.2), 27th in rushing yards per game (139.6), and 20th in rushing touchdowns allowed per game (0.9). On the other side, the Eagles’ defense ranks 24th in yards per rush (4.6) and 16th in rushing yards per game (121.6).
While Philadelphia handled New York in the regular season, the Giants picked up their biggest win in a long time last week, and all the momentum is on their side. This may be the perfect spot to take the Giants and the points if you are taking a look at the spread, but we are here to talk prop bets and the best touchdown scorer plays of the night.
Best Player Props, TD Scorer Bets for Giants vs. Eagles
DeVonta Smith Over 64.5 Receiving Yards (-110, BetMGM)
In his two games against the Giants this season, Smith has gone over this number just once, but the time he didn’t, he missed by the hook. However, he ended the season on quite a tear, hitting this number in his last four games and nine times overall.
Over his last four games, Smith averaged 105.2 yards per game on 7.2 receptions and 10.2 targets per game. Smith has fared better on the road for his career, but in his four games against the Giants, he has gone over this number twice, both of which were in Philadelphia.
New York’s defense is much better than the numbers indicate, but its defense still allows 6.8 yards per pass, 5.7 yards per play, and 0.348 points per play, which means this defense is prone to allowing explosive plays, where Smith can hurt you.
With the majority of the attention on A.J. Brown, especially with an undermanned Giants’ secondary, that will open up the rest of the field, allowing Smith to do what he does best, and rack up the yards.
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Daniel Jones Anytime Touchdown (+210, DraftKings)
As a reminder, taking some action on a quarterback’s anytime touchdown prop means they need to either rush or catch a touchdown. Passing touchdowns do not count toward this bet.
Jones has blossomed into a solid NFL quarterback in his first season with Brian Daboll in charge. He has always been deceptively mobile, but he took it to another level this season. Jones rushed for 708 yards with seven touchdowns during the regular season, and against the Vikings, he did not score a touchdown that would cash this prop, but he led the team with 78 rushing yards.
Philadelphia’s defense has had some problems with the run, but its secondary is among the best in the NFL. New York will rely on Jones’ athleticism to keep plays alive when the pass is not there, and when they get deep into the red zone, watch out for some designed runs as the Giants continue to lean on what has worked all season.
Anytime touchdown bets come down to two things; opportunity and value. Not only should you shop for the best value on the board, which Jones has at +210, but if you look at which players are getting the most opportunities, you will have more luck cashing an anytime touchdown scorer bet. With Jones having the fourth-most rushing attempts for a quarterback this season, this is worth a play.
Dallas Goedert Over 49.5 Receiving Yards (-112, FanDuel)
While Goedert did not replicate his career season from last year, he still put up a solid season for the best team in the NFC. He finished the year with 702 receiving yards for 12.8 yards per reception. It is clear that Goedert was going to get more involved in the passing game when the Eagles shipped long-time tight end Zach Ertz to Arizona last season, and since then, he has become one of the better and most reliable tight ends in the NFL.
Goedert missed a big chunk of the season, and when he came back for the final three games of the regular season, he only went over this number once, but in the two games he failed to go over this total, he put up 45 and 46 yards, which leaves us well within the margin for error as Goedert chews up yards.
The Giants allow the seventh-most yards per game to tight ends this season (60.1), and while Goedert did not hit this prop in his only game against the Giants this season, he put up 46 yards on six receptions. Counting that game with every other one where he put up at least six catches, Goedert averaged 76.2 yards per game.