Thursday night football: Giants vs Eagles pick against the spread
After a week off, Thursday night football is back! College football is on too, but the NFL is king! The NFC East will take center stage as the Philadelphia Eagles will host the New York Giants. Both teams are off to slow starts on the season. However, playing in a weak division gives each team the opportunity to still make the playoffs. That makes this game crucial in the division and that’s important to know when making the Giants vs Eagles pick against the spread.
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The Eagles are a good football team, but they have yet to have a full complement of players on the field. This makes things very difficult for quarterback Carson Wentz. He has played well with limited personnel, especially in his last game against the Ravens. Unfortunately, Wentz will once again be without offensive firepower for the short week leading up to game time.
Eagles expect Miles Sanders to miss Thursday night’s game with knee injury… Zach Ertz also expected out for 3-to-4 weeks with an ankle injury, according to sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 19, 2020
Buying in on Big Blue
The Giants finally got in the win column against the Washington Football team, but it wasn’t easy. The Giants defense was very impressive against Washington. They scored and they stopped Washingon from tying the game late. They registered two turnovers and six sacks dominating the game. The Giants have now allowed 20 points or less three times this year. For as well as they did play, they still have issues. The defense missed 14 tackles in the win and the NFL average per team in week 6 is 7 missed tackles. They will fare much better against an Eagles offensive line that has allowed 11 sacks in the last two games.
Giants vs Eagles pick against the spread
The injuries have shifted the betting odds in this game. The Eagles started out as 6.5-point favorites, but now they are just 4 point favorites at the best sportsbooks. This move is a bit suspect considering that over 70 percent of the public bets are being placed on Philadelphia. The indication is that the smart money is on New York for this game. The Giants covered in the last game on the road and are now 15-3 against the spread (ATS) in the last 18 road games. Betting on road teams can be dicey on Thursday but, the Giants are the play.