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Thursday Night Football” features a classic rivalry game as the New York Giants host the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:20 p.m. ET. Both teams are coming off devastating two-point losses. While the Eagles nearly recovered a muffed onside kick that would have set them up for a winning drive, Big Blue was done in by a last-second 63-yard field goal by Carolina’s Graham Gano. The Eagles opened as 2.5-point road favorites and are laying three in the latest Giants vs. Eagles odds. The over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, has dropped slightly from 45 to 44. Before you lock in any Giants vs. Eagles picks, check out what the SportsLine 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 has factored in that Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz continues to improve since his return from a 2017 ACL injury. He’s completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 914 yards and five touchdowns.
The loss of Jay Ajayi to a torn ACL is a devastating blow to Philadelphia’s ground attack, but the Eagles do have game-tested backups to pick up the slack. Corey Clement is averaging 4.1 yards per carry and has hit pay dirt once. He’s also stealthy when it comes to sneaking out of the backfield on screen plays, grabbing eight balls for 74 yards in limited action. Wendell Smallwood is averaging 6.0 yards per carry and scored last week.
Just because the Eagles have been flying high doesn’t mean they’ll cover on “Thursday Night Football” on the road.
Last Sunday, the Giants topped 30 points for the first time in 37 regular-season games, 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.
Times are tough at the Nova Care Complex right now as the Philadelphia Eagles seem like they are on their last leg. It’s been a while since the Eagles have struggled this much, and it’s almost like we forgot what it’s like to lose in the regular season. Through five weeks, the Eagles already took as many losses as they did throughout the entirety of last season.
The worst part about knowing that is that the Eagles didn’t even hit the rough patch of their schedule yet. It doesn’t get any easier for the Birds. Fortunately, they play a struggling New York Giants team on a short week, but anybody who is overly confident heading into this game is probably just lying to themselves.
This week’s matchup won’t be a walk in the park for the Eagles. Although the Eagles have a ton of success against the Giants over the years, they always tend to make it much harder than it should be. Granted, division matchups are typically tough more often than not, but the Eagles always seem to let the Giants hang around when they really shouldn’t.
So, as the Eagles are coming off of not one, but two devastating losses in a row, what’s it going to take for them to win on the road this Thursday? Who needs to step it up and play their best game of football against the Giants this week?
EAST RUTHERFORD – Two of the best games played by the New York Giants in one of the worst seasons in franchise history last year were against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Yes, the same Eagles who went on to upset the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII and hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time in Minneapolis last February.
The Giants lost on a 61-yard field goal as time expired in Philadelphia last year, and now they’ll welcome the Eagles just four days after – you guessed it – Big Blue lost on a 63-yard field goal in Carolina.