New York Giants
|Team||Record||ATS||ATS Home||ATS Away||ATS Fave||O/U|
|Giants||1-5||3-3||1-2||2-1||0-1||1 Over, 5 Under|
Next game: vs Buccaneers
20-19 vs Washington
The Giants earned their first win as they stopped the Washington Football Team’s attempt at a game-winning, 2-point pass in the final seconds. Washington scored a touchdown to make the score 20-19 and wanted to win the game right then and there instead of going to overtime, but the Giants covered every receiver and forced an incompletion. They recovered the ensuing onside kick to seal the win, moving to 1-5. With the Giants and the Atlanta Falcons both winning on Sunday, the New York Jets are the only winless team remaining in the NFL, at 0-6.
The Giants won in spite of their offense, which wasn’t good and has been dreadfully bad on a regular basis without Saquon Barkley, who was injured in Week 2 versus the Chicago Bears. Quarterback Daniel Jones struggled to push the ball down the field. He didn’t throw a lot of passes to begin with, but on the passes he threw, he didn’t challenge the Washington secondary. New York needed a defensive touchdown – a scoop-and-score fumble return by seventh-round draft pick Tae Crowder – to win the game. That Crowder touchdown gave the Giants their final score. The PAT for the 20th point became the difference in the game when Washington’s game-deciding 2-point play failed.
Jones completed 12 passes for 112 yards. He threw an interception. Jones was the Giants’ leading rusher with 74 yards. When a quarterback leads a team in rushing and that quarterback is not Lamar Jackson or Deshaun Watson, there’s a clear problem. Darius Slayton led the Giants against Washington with only 41 receiving yards on two catches.
- Game: New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Day/Time: 8:20 p.m. ET (Thursday Night Football)
- Giants vs Eagles Live stream: NFL Game Pass
|Team||Point Spread||Moneyline||Over/Under||Team Total|
The Eagles beat the Giants, 34-17, on Dec. 29 in the Week 17 finale. The Eagles clinched the NFC East title for 2019 and a playoff berth with the win.
The Giants are 6-3 versus the online betting spread in their last nine games. The Giants had lost each of their past five games before beating Washington.
Sterling Shepard has been out with turf toe. There is a chance he could play but his status is questionable.
|Team||Record||ATS||ATS Home||ATS Away||ATS Fave||O/U|
|Eagles||1-4-1||2-4||1-2||1-2||0-2||4 over, 2 under|
Next game: vs Cowboys
30-29 loss to Ravens
The Eagles were badly outplayed in the first three quarters of Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, but they didn’t quit when trailing 24-6. They kept applying pressure on the Ravens’ defense, and they played hard enough on defense that Baltimore wasn’t able to get the final few first downs needed to run out the clock. The Eagles were able to get the ball back multiple times in the latter stages of regulation. Down 30-14 midway through the fourth quarter, it seemed they were done and dusted, but they got multiple defensive stops, then scored a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to make the score 30-22. They got one more possession and were able to score a touchdown. A second 2-point conversion would have enabled them to tie the game at 30 in the final minutes and send the Ravens into overtime. The 2-point play, however, was blown up, and the Eagles’ attempt at a comeback had been foiled, but just barely. The Eagles scored 22 points in the final quarter and showed that they have more resilience than they probably thought they did.
Carson Wentz completed 21-of-40 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns against the Ravens. He wasn’t efficient, but he was persistent. He didn’t give up when the Eagles trailed 24-6 or 30-14, nearly brought the Eagles back.
Running back Miles Sanders had a 74-yard run for the Eagles, enabling him to average just over 13 yards per carry. Sanders carried the ball nine times for 118 yards versus Baltimore.
Receiver Travis Fulgham continues to impress for the Eagles. He collected six receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown versus the Ravens. He continues to produce in this offense and is one of the unexpected breakout players of the 2020 NFL season in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is 2-6 ATS in the sportsbook in its last eight home games. The total has hit the under in eight of Philadelphia’s last 10 home games.
The Eagles are still going into battle without multiple starting offensive linemen. Brandon Brooks and Andre Dillard are on the shelf for the season. Lane Johnson is doubtful for this game, but Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson hasn’t entirely ruled him out. Sanders and Zach Ertz are also injured.
Betting on the Game
Point Spread: Eagles -3.5
The Giants were basically even with Washington at home. If the Giants could not gain separation on the scoreboard from a bad Washington team, it is hard to take them too seriously against an Eagle team which is 1-4-1, a bad record, but has improved noticeably from the Washington loss in Week 1. That was the Eagles’ worst performance to date. Philadelphia has been comparatively better each week. They’re the better bet on the NFL odds.
Moneyline: Eagles -260
The Eagles know that the Dallas Cowboys are 2-4 after losing to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night. The Eagles are still in the division race because the NFC East is struggling across the board. Philadelphia will be motivated to win because there is still a lot to play for. Winning the division means a playoff berth and a playoff home game. The Eagles are going to get after it and win outright.
Over/Under: Under 44
The Giants struggle to score, and the Eagles lack the offensive linemen needed to create a consistently reliable offense. Both teams’ pass rushes should do really well in this game. If there isn’t a defensive touchdown (which the Giants gained this past Sunday), the total should be under the number on Thursday Night Football.