Eagles at Giants 10/11/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants
NFL: 8:20 PM EST
Oct. 11, 2018
Latest Odds : PHI -3 Total 44
The week six NFL schedule will get underway with a Thursday night matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants from MetLife Stadium. The defending Super Bowl Champion Eagles have not looked like a team that is capable of defending their title and have lost three of their first five games. On Sunday, Philadelphia lost a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game by a 23-21 final score versus Minnesota. Carson Wentz threw for 311 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort for the Eagles.
Through five games, Philadelphia ranks 21st in the league in total offense and is scoring 20.6 points on average. New York has shown signs of improvement on a defense that ranks 12th in yards allowed and gives up 25.6 points per contest.
When the New York Giants selected RB Saquon Barkley with the second overall draft pick, they signaled to their fan base that they were ready to compete for a playoff spot this season. So far, it has not worked out for a Giants’ squad that has dropped four of its first five games. On Sunday, New York suffered a crushing 33-31 defeat on a 63-yard field goal as time expired at Carolina. Barkley scored a touchdown to give the Giants the lead with just over a minute remaining.
For the season, New York ranks 25th in total offense and is scoring 20.8 points per game. Philadelphia will look to bounce back with a defense that ranks 10th in yards allowed and surrenders 20.8 points per game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
Giants are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.
Over is 19-7 in Eagles last 26 road games.
Under is 5-1 in Giants last 6 games overall.
Eagles are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings in New York.
Free Betting Pick: OVER 44
New York DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) has not played this season and will most likely look to make his debut after next week’s bye. Last year, Philadelphia won both of the matchups by a total of eight points. Neither team inspires much confidence right now, so the over is the play. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia Eagles win high scoring over game 27-24.