New York Giants (1-5, 3-3 ATS) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1-4-1, 2-4 ATS)
In nearly every other year, this matchup of NFC East rivals would be an anticipated game on the NFL calendar, especially when it’s nationally televised. But this year, the two teams have combined for just two wins but are surprisingly not out of the NFC East race, as 2-4 Dallas leads the division. So in that aspect, the New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles contest from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this Thursday night does have some meaning.
The Giants are coming off their first victory of the season, but their offense is still sputtering. A fumble recovery for a touchdown provided the winning points against Washington last week, and the Giants held on for the 20-19 win when Washington decided to go for a game-winning two-point conversion instead of kicking the extra point to send the game into overtime. Three of New York’s five wins since the start of the 2019 season have been against Washington. Daniel Jones is going through a tough sophomore season, throwing for only 1,223 yards in six games with three touchdowns and six interceptions. The G-Men have also not been able to solve their issues at running back after Saquon Barkley was lost for the season in Week 2, as Jones is the team’s leading rusher with 204 yards.
Philadelphia is coming off a home loss to Baltimore where they nearly erased a late 30-14 deficit after scoring two touchdowns late but failed on a two-point conversion attempt that would’ve tied the game. Carson Wentz didn’t turn the ball over and threw for two touchdowns on 213 yards passing in the loss, while wide receiver Travis Fulgham continues to impress; he caught six balls for 75 yards and a touchdown. Running back Miles Sanders will likely miss this game with a knee injury, so Boston Scott will get the starting nod against the Giants.
NEW YORK GIANTS VS. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ODDS AND TRENDS
This has been a one-sided rivalry on the scoreboard in recent years, as the Eagles have won nine out of the last 10 head-to-head matchups, but they have evenly split those 10 games against the spread. Additionally, as bad as the Giants have been over the past several years, they are near automatic covers on the road. They have only won four of their last 18 road games, but the Giants are 15-3 against the spread in those games, which includes a 3-0 ATS mark on the road this season. Philadelphia, who is 0-3 ATS as the betting favorite this season, is also just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games where they were favored by six or more points, and the line for this game has the Eagles laying six points.