Giants vs Eagles The New York Giants opened the week as three-point home underdogs against the Philadelphia Eagles, and that has remained relatively steady, opening Thursday at +2.5 and +3 at most sportsbooks.Eagles vs Giants.
Although most expert picks aren’t out yet, it’s safe to assume many will choose the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles over Big Blue. How does the Giants Wire staff see this Week 6 battle shaking out? Here’s a look at our picks and score predictions:
Dan Benton: Giants 27, Eagles 17
Yes, that’s right. I have the Giants bucking the trend of losing against the Eagles, losing on Thursday night football and losing in their throwback uniforms. They will break the mold across the board, climb back into the NFC East race and, as several players have suggested this week, finally figure out their identity and begin piecing things together. Or maybe this is all just wishful thinking (see: hoping).
John Fennelly: Giants 27, Eagles 17
It makes too much sense to pick the Eagles in this game, so I’ll take the Giants. Both teams have been playing tough, close games and coming out on the wrong end. The Giants more so than Philly. Eagles vs Giants, Big Blue, and the home crowd are still incensed by the poor treatment they got from the officials against Carolina and New Orleans, so they’ll be stoked in this one. Plus, the Eagles just lost running back Jay Ajayi for the season while the Giants could be welcoming back Evan Engram and Olivier Vernon. #Giants-VS-Eagles.
• GAME INFO •
Eagles (2-3) vs. Giants (1-4)
Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET | MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)
TV: FOX/NFLN | STREAM: Amazon Prime | RADIO: 94.1 WIP
SPREAD: Eagles (-3) | TOTAL: 44.0 (via Bovada)
Doug Rush: Giants 26, Eagles 24
Both teams are coming off tough losses last Sunday, but overall it’s the Giants who are the more desperate team, needing this win more like a 1-4 team looking to save their season. Eagles vs Giants, The players felt like they were on the cusp of getting the season turned around when they departed from North Carolina — scoring 30 points for the first time since Week 17 of the 2015 season can do that for a team’s confidence. And the Eagles haven’t played their best football as of late. Last season, the Giants came close to knocking off Philadelphia in both encounters. This year, they find a way to leave East Rutherford with a win. *Eagles vs Giants*
Tyler Henry: Eagles 24, Giants 20
The Giants are desperate for a win to get back in contention in a very weak NFC East. Unfortunately, the Eagles are also very desperate for a win following two straight losses. With troubles at the running back position, the Giants should be able to hang in there against the Eagles’ offense. Philly is a strong team with a lot of talent on their roster, but their weakness is their secondary which may be an area the Giants can take advantage of. However, I think the Giants will have difficulty finding a way to drop the reigning Super Bowl Champs to 2-4.
The Giants find a way to grab a must-needed win at home against the Eagles by exploiting their defensive secondary and bottling up a rushing attack that just lost it’s best running back. Eagles vs Giants – Will the Eagles’ recent dominance over the Giants continues on Thursday night? Here’s how we see the game playing out.
*PREDICTIONS *PICK: Eagles 20, Giants 19
The Eagles aren’t inspiring much confidence at the moment, with their offensive line woes, carelessness with the football, their inability to stop the deep ball, and a wide assortment of injuries. However, the Giants inspire even less confidence, since, you know, they just suck at football.