It wasn't pretty, but it was a win, and the New York Giants will try to ride that momentum into Thursday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants (1-5) stopped a two-point conversion in the final minute for a 20-19 win against Washington in Week 6, just the latest example of the defense making up for a woeful offense. The Eagles (1-4-1) aren't much better offensively, and this one could be a low-scoring affair.
Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Eagles are 4.5-point favorites in the latest Giants vs. Eagles odds from William Hill, and the over-under is 45. Before making any Eagles vs. Giants picks, check out what SportsLine NFL expert Emory Hunt has to say.
A former college football running back at Louisiana-Lafayette, Hunt is the founder of Football Gameplan, which offers high-level analysis of the sport at all levels. He is SportsLine's hottest NFL expert, entering NFL Week 7 on a stellar 19-8 run on NFL against-the-spread picks.
Hunt is particularly tuned in to the tendencies of the Eagles, as he is a sparkling 28-16 in his last 44 spread picks for or against Philly. Anyone who has followed his NFL picks is way up.
- Eagles vs. Giants spread: Philadelphia -4.5
- Eagles vs. Giants over-under: 45
- Eagles vs. Giants money line: New York +195, Philadelphia -230
- Giants: RB Devonta Freeman has rushed for at least 60 yards in the past two games.
- Eagles: WR Travis Fulgham has been targeted at least 10 times in two straight games.
Why the Eagles can cover
Philadelphia is 20-18 against the spread in home games under coach Doug Pederson, and while Wentz was under duress all day against Baltimore, he had his first game of the season without an interception. The Eagles have struggled at receiver and injuries have depleted the position, but Wentz has formed a special bond with former practice-squad player Travis Fulgham. The receiver was activated in Week 4 and has 18 catches for 284 yards and three touchdowns.
The Eagles, who are 39-37 against the spread under Pederson (since 2016), are working second-round pick Jalen Hurts into more plays, and the former quarterback (7.0 yards per touch) could be a wild card with running back Miles Sanders out with a knee injury.
Why the Giants can cover
New York has covered the spread in all three road games this season, and the defense is undoubtedly looking forward to facing the Eagles. Philly has allowed a league-high 25 sacks, and Carson Wentz was brought down six times in a loss to the Ravens in Week 6. The Giants have 15 sacks this season, led by linebackers Kyler Fackrell (three) and Blake Martinez (two) and end Leonard Williams (three). Martinez also ranks second in the league with 64 tackles.
The offense is likely to rely on tight end Evan Engram (20 receptions) and running back Devonta Freeman (222 total yards). Quarterback Daniel Jones has 1,223 passing yards and a team-high 204 on the ground.
How to make Eagles vs. Giants picks
Hunt is leaning under on the total, but his much stronger play is on the spread. He's found a critical X-factor that makes one side of the spread hit hard on Thursday. He's only sharing it here.
So who wins Giants vs. Eagles on Thursday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Giants vs. Eagles spread you should be all over, all from the expert who's 28-16 on Philadelphia picks, and find out.