EAGLES vs GIANTS: October 11, 2018
Pick: GIANTS +3 -110
The Philadelphia Eagles will be at MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football. Both teams are having tough starts to their years. The Giants come into this one at 1-4 and the reigning Super Bowl champion Eagles sit just 2-3. I have seen a lot of encouraging signs that warrant taking the Giants here. Their offense is finally starting to come around. Last Sunday against the Carolina Panthers the Giants were a ridiculous 63 yard field goal away from winning a very tough game on the road. The Giants scored 31 points in that game and started to get more creative on offense which is something they desperately needed to do with their plethora of offensive weapons. The Eagles have disappointed after winning the Super Bowl last year. They have lost their last 2 games and their offense has not clicked this year and on a short week I don’t expect there will be any drastic improvement coming into this game. They also just lost Jay Ajayi for the season to a torn ACL. I don’t think that Philadelphia will be able to exploit a weaker Giants run defense due to the injuries and uncertainty at the running back position.
The Giants pass defense ranks in the top 10 in the league and without a run game to support Carson Wentz the Eagles should have a tough time getting their offense going here. Every single Eagles game this season has finished within a touchdown so it makes a lot of sense to take the points here. Back the Giants to keep this one very close or even win this game at home on Thursday night.