PHI Eagles vs NY Giants - Philadelphia will right their ship on Thursday Night Football

Eagles tipped to win and cover against the Giants in New York
We are tiupping the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the New York Giants in the NFL (Getty Images).
We are tiupping the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the New York Giants in the NFL (Getty Images).

PHI Eagles vs NY Giants Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


The Eagles and Giants are both off to horrible starts to this season, with a loss on Thursday night for either team having severe consequences. As defending champions, the Eagles are more likely to step up in New York.

Philadelphia Eagles


The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a tough 23-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Eagles now sit at 2-3 in the NFL and are in an early must win game. The Eagles played hard against the Minnesota Vikings and a similar effort should be enough to defeat the Giants. 

The Eagles are led by quarterback Carson Wentz. Although the Eagles lost to the Vikings, Wentz managed to put up 300+ yards and two touchdowns against a traditionally tough Vikings defense. The Giants should be an easier challenge for Wentz.

When throwing the ball Wentz has two great targets in wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey and tight end Zach Ertz. Ertz had a tremendous 10 catch 110 yard effort last week and he should be targeted often again on Thursday as the Eagles lost running back Jay Ajayi for the season with a torn ACL. 

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz had a strong game last week (Getty Images).

New York Giants


The New York Giants are off to a miserable 1-4 start to the season. To make matters worse there is some drama off the field as mega-star wide receiver Odell Beckham seems unhappy in New York and unhappy with the “heart” of quarterback Eli Manning.

In a situation like this the team needs a get right game against a bad team. Unfortunately for New York, the Super Bowl Champions are coming to town for a prime-time game, and the media will be all over this story, distracting them further. 

Eli Manning has had an amazing career, but the Giants will soon need to turn this team over to a young quarterback. Eli can still do some damage and Saquon Barkley is the real deal at running back, so we expect the Giants to be able to put up some points on Thursday and the game to go over 43.5 points.

Has New York Giants quarterback Eli Manninglost his magic? (Getty Images).

Head-to-Head


The Eagles have won the last three match-ups, including a 34-29 win in December of last year. The last five match-ups have all been high scoring affairs and have gone over the total. 

Match-Up

This game matches up two quarterbacks with Super Bowl rings in Eli Manning and Carson Wentz. Wentz still has critics as he was injured through the playoffs last season, he will fight hard to stop the Eagles from falling to 2-4. 

Key Statistics


  • Philadelphia Eagles are 14-6 ATS vs New York Giants in their last 20 games.
  • Philadelphia Eagles are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against New York Giants.
  • The total has gone over in 5 straight games between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants.

Verdict


The Eagles are the defending champs and the Giants are in chaos. Bet on the Eagles.

Best Bet: Philadelphia Eagles Win @ 1.62 
Value Bet: Philadelphia Eagles -3.0 @ 1.95
Total Points Bet: Over 43.5 points @ 1.90
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Freetips staff 10 October 2018
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