Not exactly the best Thursday night matchup of the 2018 NFL season this week as the struggling Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) visit the New York Giants (1-4). It might only take eight wins to claim the terrible NFC East Division this year. Philly is a road NFL Week 6 odds favorite for Thursday Night.
How to Bet Eagles at Giants NFL Week 6 Odds & Game Info
- When: Thursday, 8:20 PM ET
- Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
- TV: Fox/NFL Network
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 6 Odds: Philadelphia Eagles -3 (Total 44)
- Chance of Rain: 22°C/72°F
- Humidity: 90%
- Precipitation: 56%
- Cloud Cover: 69%
- Wind: 6 mph SW
- Stadium Type: Open
The Eagles won both and have taken the past three in the series overall. The one at the Giants finished 34-29 for Philly. That was the first game after Carson Wentz tore his ACL and Nick Foles threw four touchdown passes. Foles hit four different receivers on touchdown passes ranging from 3 to 13 yards in his first start, and the Eagles rallied from an early 14-point deficit. Foles who completed 24 of 38 passes for 237 yards and no interceptions.
He won’t be playing Thursday unless Wentz gets hurt. The Eagles also got two field goals from Jake Elliott and three blocked kicks from their special teams, foiling an extra point, a punt and field goal. The block on the punt set up a touchdown. Eli Manning threw for 434 yards and three scores in the loss.
Why Bet on Philadelphia?
The Eagles have not looked like Super Bowl champions in their 2-3 start. They were 23-21 home losers Sunday in an NFC title game rematch vs. Minnesota. Carson Wentz completed 24-of-35 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns, also losing a fumble. Wentz added five carries for 26 additional yards. His second-quarter fumble provided the difference in the score, as Linval Joseph returned it for a 64-yard touchdown.
Zach Ertz caught 10-of-11 targets for 110 yards and a touchdown in Week 5. Ertz has now caught 10 passes in 3-of-5 games this season. He’s on pace for 1,398 yards after entering 2018 with a career high of 853. Jeffery caught 2-of-8 targets for 39 yards.
Jay Ajayi rushed eight times for 29 yards in the loss. Ajayi also lost a goal-line fumble early in the third quarter as the Eagles were trying to get back into a 17-3 affair. To top it all off, he was announced as questionable with a knee injury, though he did remain in the game. Ajayi criticized the play-calling after the game.
“Obviously we want to be able to run the ball early and start that rhythm early at the beginning of the game. If I remember correctly, we had maybe three carries at the end of the first quarter,” he told reporters. “With the offensive line we have on this team, running the ball like that, that doesn’t make sense to me.”
Won’t matter now – in a stunner the team placed Ajayi on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season. The Eagles’ backfield is very banged up; Corey Clement has missed two weeks with a quad strain, and Darren Sproles has been out with a hamstring injury. It’s possible Wendell Smallwood will have to carry the bulk of the load in Thursday night’s game.
Why Bet on NY Giants?
For the first time since Week 17 of the 2015 season, the Giants reached the 30-point barrier Sunday. They still lost 33-31 in Carolina on a 63-yard Graham Gano field goal as time expired. Gano’s 63-yarder tied for the longest game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter or overtime in NFL history and tied for the second-longest in NFL history, trailing only Denver’s Matt Prater, who converted a 64-yarder vs. Tennessee on December 8, 2013.
Eli Manning completed 22-of-36 passes for 326 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday. Manning threw a costly interception in the third quarter on a pass intended for Odell Beckham, then committed another pick on his very next pass (Mike Adams got him both times). The 37-year-old rebounded nicely after that, however, leading a pair of late touchdown drives to give the Giants a one-point lead with 1:08 remaining.
Beckham pulled in eight-of-14 targets for 131 yards and a touchdown while also throwing for a 57-yard touchdown. Beckham also committed a brutal drop on fourth-and-three in the first quarter, then botched a punt that led to a fumble recovery and a Carolina touchdown.
Beckham became the first Giant to both throw and catch a touchdown pass in the same game since Hall of Famer Frank Gifford in 1959. Beckham became the fourth player in NFL history with at least 100 receiving yards and a 50+ yard touchdown pass in the same game, joining New England’s David Patten (October 21, 2001 at Indianapolis), Pittsburgh’s Tom Tracy (December 13, 1958 vs. the Chicago Cardinals) and Philadelphia’s Billy Ray Barnes (November 16, 1958 vs. the Chicago Cardinals). Beckham and Patten are the only two players in league history to accomplish the feat with a touchdown catch.
Rookie Saquon Barkley had 129 scrimmage yards (81 receiving, 48 rushing) and two touchdown catches on Sunday. Barkley is the third player in NFL history to record at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of his first five games to begin a career. Kansas City’s Kareen Hunt (seven games in 2017) and Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson (five in 2007) are the only other players to accomplish the feat.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that Evan tight end Engram (MCL) has a “shot” to play on Thursday night against the Eagles. When Engram sprained his MCL on September 23, he was given a 2-4 week timetable. It’s been 16 days since his injury. Blocker Rhett Ellison has been filling in as the Giants’ primary tight end.
Eagles at Giants NFL Week 6 Betting Trends
- Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in New York
- Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings
- Eagles are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings in New York
- Eagles are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 meetings
- Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games on the road
- NY is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
- NY is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Giants’s last 12 games
Expert NFL Betting Prediction for Eagles at Giants
Disagree with trends here – take Giants (buy up to +3.5) and under.