New York Giants vs. New England Patriots - 8/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Giants vs. New England Patriots - 8/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots (2-1) at New York Giants (2-1)

NFL Football: Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)

The Line: New York Giants -3 -- Over/Under: 38.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

We have some NFL preseason action from MetLife Stadium on Thursday as the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants.

The New England Patriots will look to finish the preseason on a high note after suffering their first loss of the preseason in their last outing, falling to Carolina by a final score of 25-14. Brian Hoyer and Tom Brady combined to throw for 211 yards on 28 of 42 passing, while Mike Gillislee led the Pats on the ground with 10 carries for 35 yards and a touchdown. Riley McCarron led New England with 49 receiving yards while Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in a team-leading 5 receptions. Defensively, Jonathan Jones forced a fumble and Ja’Whaun Bentley logged a team-high 4 tackles, while the Pats allowed Carolina to put up 333 yards of total offense and go 8 for 15 on 3rd down. 

The New York Giants will also look to finish on an up note after climbing to 2-1 with a 22-16 victory over the New York Jets in their last outing. Eli Manning led Big Blue with 71 rushing yards on 13 carries while Sterling Shepard led the Giants receivers with 7 catches for 78 yards. Cody Latimer’s lone reception went for 54 yards while Alonzo Russell’s lone grab went for 47 yards. Hunter Sharp returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown while the Giants’ D forced a fumble and combined for a pair of sacks while Donte Deayon and Landon Collins each logged a team-high 4 tackles. 

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New England is 14-3 ATS in their last 17 road games and 36-17-2 ATS in their last 55 games overall while the over is 68-33 in their last 101 games on turf. New York is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall and 9-3 in their last 12 home games. New England is 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

New England hasn’t had much luck ATS in this matchup, but they’ve been solid on the road preseason or not for the last couple of years. The Patriots also have some position battles still going on for some key positions while the Giants week 1 lineup is pretty much set. In a coin flip game like this I want points so I’ll take the free field goal with New England.

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Chris’s Pick New England +3

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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