The NFL is back for Week 16 of the 2023 season as the New York Giants travel to take on the Phialdelphia Eagles at the Lincoln Financial Field for some Christmas Day football action.
The Eagles are currently 10-3 for the season at the time of writing having lost each of their last two games, while the Giants are 5-8 so far this season having beaten the Green Bay Packers in their last game at the time of writing.
We’ll take a look at the match-up and provide you with our best free NFL betting picks to see if we can earn you some extra cash while you enjoy the action on the field.
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Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants information
Monday, December 25th 2023
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
16:30 ET kick-off
Season so far
Philadelphia have been on an absolute role this season, picking up where they left off last season when they dominated until falling at the last hurdle.
The Eagles won their first five games of the season beating New England Patriots 25-20, Minnesota 34-28, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25-11, Washington Commanders 34-31 in overtime and Los Angeles Rams 23-14. Their first defeat and only defeat of the season came on the road at the New York Jets 20-14 in week 6.
But they have since bounced back with a 31-17 win over Miami Dolphins, 38-31 win over Washington again and then a 28-23 win over the Dallas Cowboys before a bye in week 10.
They then took on the Chiefs in a rematch from last year’s Super Bowl and claimed a stunning win on the road as Jalen Hurts put in a fantastic performance, before another overtime win over the Buffalo Bills earned them a 37-34 win.
Last time out though they were well beaten by the San Francisco 49ers at home in a 42-19 defeat to snap their second five-game winning streak of the season, before a second consecutive defeat to the Dallas Cowboys 13-33 sparked some concerns about their credentials. They’ll face off against the Seattle Seahawks on the road in week 15 before this game.
New York on the other hand have had a terrible season so far and it started as badly as it possibly could, losing 40-0 to the Dallas Cowboys.
They bounced back with a win in week 2 though, beating the Arizona Cardinals 31-28 thanks to a huge second half comeback which saw them win the third quarter 14-8 before winning the final quarter 17-0 to claim the victory. Since then it’s all gone downhill though, losing heavily in week 3 to the San Francisco 49ers 30-12, in week 4 to the Seattle Seahawks 24-3, to the Miami Dolphins 31-16 in week 5 and then to the Buffalo Bills 14-9 in week 6.
The Giants will also face off with the New Orleans Saints in week 15 before they head to Philadelphia for this game.
NFL Picks: Philadelphia Eagles to win
Philadelphia have had a difficult time in recent games against the Cowboys and 49ers, but they’re two top teams who will be pushing and in contention during the off-season.
When the Eagles have been tasked with beating teams they’re supposed to beat, they’ve done it with relative ease all season and that is where this game falls too. The Giants are still officially in the hunt for a post-season spot, but the chances are slim and they would need a few things to go in their favor.
By the time comes around for this game on Christmas day they may already be in holiday mode and out of the race, and the Eagles would surely take advantage of that. Whether it’s close or not will depend on circumstances, but it would be a shock regardless if Philadelphia weren’t victorious on the day anyway.
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NFL Picks: Back the over
So far this season Philadelphia have been an absolute riot when it comes to scoring points and winning games.
At the time of writing they have played 13 games so far this season and averaged 26.3 pooints scored per game, while defensively they are allowing an average of 24.69 points per game. Considering they have a 10-3 record, that is a mightily close average points spread.
The Giants on the other hand are averaging a rather lowly 14.07 points per game this season from their games, while defensively they are allowing a whopping 21.84 points. Ironically they’re better defensively than the Eagles but they don’t have the firepower to make it count.
Philadelphia are likely to go out hard and fast, and that should see them open up a gap and score a lot of points. They have scored 25+ points in eight different games this season and the only times they’ve been restricted to less than 20 points have been in games they’ve lost.
Over 35 total points
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