Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) at New York Giants (6-9)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 28, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Giants -3 -- Over/Under: 52
The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants end their seasons with a Sunday matchup at MetLife Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles have lost four of their last six games and are eliminated from the playoffs. Mark Sanchez is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Sanchez has four touchdowns and four picks in his last three games, and the Eagles have 58 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Jeremy Maclin and Jordan Matthews have combined for more than 2,000 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Zach Ertz has 18 receptions in his last two games. The Eagles ground game is averaging 4.1 yards per carry, as LeSean McCoy leads the way with 1,220 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, the Philadelphia Eagles are allowing 24.9 points, 366.9 yards, and they’ve forced 49 sacks and 27 turnovers. Mychal Kendricks leads the Eagles with 77 tackles and Connor Barwin has 14.5 sacks.
The New York Giants have won three straight games and hope to end the year on a high note. Eli Manning is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 29 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Manning has six touchdowns and zero picks in his last two games, and the Giants have 47 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle have combined for 1,900 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Larry Donnell has 10 receptions in his last three games. The Giants ground game is averaging 3.6 yards per carry, as Andre Williams leads the way with 678 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, the New York Giants are allowing 24.4 points, 372.4 yards, and they’ve forced 43 sacks and 24 turnovers. Jameel McClain leads the Giants with 108 tackles and Jason Pierre-Paul has 10.5 sacks.
The Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in December and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss. The Giants are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in December. The Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in New York and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 meetings overall.
The Giants have been out of the playoff race for a while now but are still playing with an edge and actually want to win. Meanwhile, the Eagles have been stinking up the joint and you have to question their motivation after being bounced from playoff contention. I'll ride the Giants and the small chalk in this one.