Eagles vs. Giants odds: Thursday Night Football picks and predictions from proven model on 58-40 rollOctober 11, 2018
Expect another hard-hitting, bone-rattling contest between heated divisional rivals on Thursday Night Football to kick off Week 6. It’s raining at MetLife Stadium, where the New York Giants will host the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:20 p.m. ET in a crucial game for both squads. Precipitation is expected throughout the night and a flash flood watch is in effect, adding even more drama to a hotly-anticipated game. Philly has won seven of the last eight in the series, but the Giants played them tough last season, dropping both decisions by one score. Philadelphia opened as a 2.5-point road favorite and is laying just one in the latest Eagles vs. Giants odds. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, has dropped slightly from 45 to 44.
Before you make any Eagles vs. Giants picks, see what SportsLine’s Projection Model has to say. SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.
It was a blistering 10-5 straight up in a wild Week 5, including calling the Jets‘ outright upset of the Broncos. It also recommended the Bills (+6) against the spread and on the money line (+230) against the Titans. The model is now on an impressive 58-40 run on all of its top-rated picks, and anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the computer has simulated Giants vs. Eagles 10,000 times to produce strong against-the-spread, money-line and over-under picks. We can tell you it’s leaning toward the over, but its bold point-spread pick that cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations can be found only at SportsLine.
The model knows that Carson Wentz is beginning to find his form three games back from a serious ACL injury. He has already tossed five touchdown passes on 914 yards. Expect him to look early and often for tight end Zach Ertz, the Pro Bowler who leads the Eagles with 41 receptions. Ertz has 437 receiving yards and scored his first touchdown of the season against the Vikings last week. With Alshon Jeffery returning to form, Wentz has a second-tier wideout capable of splitting safeties at 14.4 yards per grab. The signal caller will also need strong games from Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor, who can line up wide or in the slot.
Just because the Eagles have been flying high doesn’t mean they’ll cover on “Thursday Night Football” on the road.
Eagles left tackle Lane Johnson may sit with an ankle injury. When news broke that Johnson would likely be sidelined for Thursday Night Football, the line began falling. Johnson was a Pro Bowler last season and first team All-Pro.
And New York has started to heat up. The Giants topped 30 points for the first time in 37 regular-season games last week, albeit in a loss. The offense has shown signs of life, with Eli Manning logging his first 300-yard game of the season, raising his total to 1,381 yards and six touchdowns. While Manning will be eyeing Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., defenses this season have made a formidable effort to keep his yards after the catch in check. No. 13 is fifth in receiving yards at 462, but is averaging just 11.8 per catch.
The Giants came out swinging after going down 17-3 to the Panthers. Beckham threw a 57-yard touchdown to running back Saquon Barkley on a trick play and the Giants took a 31-30 lead with 1:08 remaining before Gano’s heroics ended the game.
So, which side of the Eagles vs. Giants spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to be all over, all from the incredible computer model that has returned over $4,000 to $100 bettors.