New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 10/11/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) at New York Giants (1-4)
NFL Football: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 8:20 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Giants +3 -- Over/Under: 44 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants meet Thursday in NFL action at MetLife Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles could use their first road victory of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Philadelphia Eagles have won five of their last eight road games. Carson Wentz is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 914 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 12 games. Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor have combined for 649 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Alshon Jeffery has 10 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 110.8 yards per contest, and Jay Ajayi leads the way with 184 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 20.8 points and 343.2 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 40 tackles, Fletcher Cox has three sacks and Ronald Darby has one interception.
The New York Giants need their first home victory of the season if they have any chance of saving their season and rebounding from a 1-4 record. The New York Giants have lost eight of their last 10 home games. Eli Manning is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 1,381 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Manning has one or less touchdown passes in eight of his last 11 games. Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard have combined for 766 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Saquon Barkley has 31 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 75.6 yards per contest, and Barkley leads the way with 308 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 23.8 points and 354.8 yards per game. Landon Collins leads the New York Giants with 39 tackles, B.J. Hill has two sacks and Janoris Jenkins has two interceptions.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 13-6 ATS in their last 19 vs. NFC and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Giants are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games in October, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Eagles are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings in New York, 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 meetings and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia Eagles still aren't the same team from a year ago, as the offense has yet to top 23 points in five games and the defense has dipped a little bit as well. The New York Giants have issues in house with OBJ calling out the quarterback, but they did play their best game of the season last week and three of their four losses have been decided by seven or less points. The Philadelphia Eagles have failed to cover each of their last seven games when favored by at least three points. The New York Giants are 6-6 ATS in their last 12 games when an underdog of at least three points. I haven't been able to get a good feel on the Giants all season, but this is a must-win game if they want any chance of staying in the playoff race. The Eagles aren't playing great football, can't cover as a favorite and are on the road with short rest. If the Giants can repeat last weeks offensive success, they can claw out a victory at home. I'll take my free field goal.