Thursday‌ ‌Night‌ ‌Football‌ ‌Betting‌ ‌Preview:‌ ‌New York Giants vs. New England Patriots ‌-‌ ‌ Week‌ 6

New York Giants (2-3) vs. New England Patriots (5-0)
Thursday, October 13th - 8:20PM ET - Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Betting Line: -17

The New York Giants head to Foxboro this Thursday where Daniel Jones will look to shake off a subpar game against Minnesota. The win would have put Big Blue within a win of the NFC East. Now, they'll need to beat New England on the road to inch closer to the top of the division.

Bill Belichick's Patriots remain undefeated through five weeks. They're coming off a 33-7 win at Washington.

Tom Brady passed for 348 yards and 3 touchdowns on 67% passing. He hit Julian Edelman eight times for a game high 110 yards and a score. Brady was sacked four times and threw one INT.

It's the fourth time New England scores 30+ points this season. It's also the fourth time the defense allows less than four touchdowns. They're allowing an NFL-best 6.8 points per game.

It should be noted that the Pats have faced four sub-.500 teams in those games. New England's opponents have a combined 5-19 record. The only team they've faced with a winning record this season is the 4-1 Bills. New England has faced Pittsburgh (1-4), Miami (0-4), NY Jets (0-4), Buffalo (4-1), and Washington (0-5).

Looking ahead at New England's schedule, they should go mostly unchallenged until they face Baltimore on November 3rd, though they likely win that game as well. Philadelphia on November 17th will be their biggest challenge of the season until they host Kansas City on December 8th.

Daniel Jones and the Giants hosted the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5. Jones took a step back last week. Against the Vikings defense, Jones completed just 55% of his passes for 182 yards and a touchdown. He threw an interception and was sacked four times. Jones got no help from the running game who rushed for just 64 yards.

What may be even more worrisome, especially as they prepare to face Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, was their inability to stop Minnesota's offense. Kirk Cousins, who was under fire heading into Sunday's game, completed 81% of his passes for 306 yards and 2 touchdowns. Adam Thielen caught for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns. Led by Dalvin Cook's 132 yards, the Vikings rushed for 211 yards against the Giants D.

Big Blue will be left Black and Blue in Foxboro. Jones has never faced a coach like Bill Belichick. They will pressure the young QB into committing errors and confuse him with defensive schemes. It's no doubt the Pats will win this. It's only a matter of how much they'll win by.

Don't overthink this. Back the Pats. Don't hesitate to give up seven to nine points. The only team the Pats struggled with was the Bills. The Giants don't have the defense to stifle Brady. The Pats will continue to roll.