The NFC East is a mess right now. No team from that division is currently sporting a wining record, but the 2-3 Philadelphia Eagles can get to .500 if they can add another loss to the troubled and 1-4 New York Giants. Still, the Eagles can’t underestimate a Giants team that has two of the most talented offensive weapons in the game today.
Another loss for the Eagles could make head coach Doug Pederson’s seat a lot warmer. Pederson has odds of +1,500 to be the first coach to get sacked this season.
Betting Preview for the Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants NFL Week 6 Game on October 11, 2018
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
When: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 8:20 PM ET
Line: Philadelphia Eagles (-3) vs New York Giants (+3) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles (2-3)
The reigning Super Bowl champions have their backs against the wall, as they are now 2-3 following a 23-21 loss at home against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5. There’s no need to push the panic button, though, as everyone in the NFC East – save for the Giants – are all tied up. Against the Vikings, Carson Wentz passed for 311 yards and two touchdowns without an interception, though, he had a lost fumble. What’s concerning for the Eagles is their backfield that is now without its top rusher in Jay Ajayi. The veteran running back is now ruled out for the rest of the season because of a ruptured ACL. This is a backbreaking news for the Eagles’ ground attack that averages 110.8 rushing yards per game, though, it’s not the end of the world for the team either. The Eagles still have backup Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood. Even without Ajayi, the Eagles should continue to have a high usage of their backfield against the Giants’ defense that is only 27th in the league against the run.
Philadelphia is 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS in its last 10 meetings with the Giants.
Betting on the New York Giants (1-4)
The Giants arguably had the most painful loss in Week 5, as they got beat by the Carolina Panthers, 33-31, on a last-second 63-yard field goal attempt by Graham Gano. Gano’s field goal wasted the efforts of running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Barkley finished the game with 48 rushing yards and 81 receiving yards to go with two touchdown receptions. Beckham, meanwhile, blew up for 131 receiving yards and a touchdown on just eight receptions. The loss to the Panthers has brought turmoil to the Giants’ locker, but a win over Philadelphia should re-energize the team. Eli Manning hasn’t been sharp, but his job gets easier with Barkley and Beckham around. The Eagles’ defense is still dangerous, but it’s also one that allowed Kirk Cousins throw for 298 passing yards without a touchdown, so the Giants will have that to draw further optimism.
The under is 3-0 in the Giants’ last three home games.
The Giants shock the Eagles in a 27-24 win.
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