Last Updated on October 22, 2020
- See live odds for the Eagles vs. Giants Thursday Night 10/22/20, plus prop bets and our score prediction.
- Eagles are now listed as -3.5 point favorites after opening at -6.
- The Giants are 3-3 ATS this season.
- “Overs” are 4-2 in Eagles games this season, while the Giants games have gone 4-2 to the under.
The NFC East is the worst division in football bar none. Through six weeks of the NFL season, it’s impossible to argue with that statement. As a result, the New York Giants (1-5) and Philadelphia Eagles (1-4-1) are still in the thick of the playoff hunt. The winner of this Week 7 Thursday Night Football game could be in first place in the division.
Here is our Action Rush Thursday Night Football betting guide complete with the best odds, prop bets, and analysis for the start of Week 7 of the NFL season.
Giants-Eagles Odds Week 7[metabet_core_game_tile query=”nfl/giants” site_id=”actionrush”]
The Giants are +4 on the spread line going into this game, although some books have Eagles at -3.5. New York is +172 on the moneyline which implies a 37% chance of winning on Thursday night. Philadelphia opened at -6, but the line is moving towards the Giants.
The total points mark is set to 44 on PointsBet Sportsbook and 44.5 on FanDuel Sportsbook. This means that there are some options for bettors depending on whether they want the over or the under. This is a relatively low total in this year’s NFL. Early on, teams were destroying overs, but it seems like oddsmakers are starting to find the right balance in this bizarre 2020 season.
TNF Preview & Betting Angles
The long and storied rivalry between the Giants and the Eagles is up for its next installment. Both teams are a long way away from their Super Bowl days, but both have a chance to make a run in the NFC East. As crazy as it sounds, seven wins is probably enough to clinch a playoff spot.
The Giants are actually bringing a little bit of momentum into Thursday night after beating the Washington Football Team on Sunday. Winning divisional games is the key to winning the NFC East so the importance of this game is magnified. The Eagles made a late comeback to come from within two points of tying the Baltimore Ravens, but the two-point conversion failed and they dropped to 1-4-1.
The Giants are led by their defense. James Bradberry is a lockdown corner on the outside, Blake Martinez is controlling the middle of the field, and even “Mr. Irrelevant” Tae Crowder is becoming an impact player on the defense.
The offense is a different story. Saquon Barkley is done for the year after tearing his ACL. Daniel Jones has flashes of brilliance here and there, but he’s still turning the ball over at an alarming rate. He has twice as many interceptions (6) as he does total touchdowns (3) this season. To be fair, the Giants have one of the worst offensive lines in football, but Jones has to be better.
Speaking of bad offensive lines, the Eagles have had no success trying to stop the pass rush. Philly quarterback Carson Wentz is catching a lot of well-deserved heat for how the Eagles are playing this year, but he has been running for his life. He’s been sacked a league-leading 25 times for 177 yards.
Carson Wentz was under duress on 47% of his dropbacks on Sunday, his 3rd straight game where he was under pressure on at least 40% of his dropbacks. He's the first Eagles QB to be under that much pressure in 3 straight games since ESPN began tracking duress in 09. @ESPNStatsInfo
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) October 18, 2020
Wentz won’t have all of his playmakers on Sunday either. Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz are both going to be out for Thursday’s game. These are massive losses for an offense when it’s already “all hands on deck.” Sanders is currently fourth in the NFL in rushing yards and Ertz has been a reliable target for Wentz for years.
Eagles expect Miles Sanders to miss Thursday night's game with knee injury… Zach Ertz also expected out for 3-to-4 weeks with an ankle injury, according to sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 19, 2020
The Giants are a tough team to bet on or against this year. They are an even 3-3 against the spread compared to the Eagles who are 2-4. They even each other out when it comes to the total points mark. The Giants are a low-scoring team that has gone 2-4 on overs while the Eagles are 4-2 on overs.
Player props are one of the most fun markets to bet on and there’s a ton of value if you’re looking in the right places. Here are some of our favorite player props to bet:
|Quarterback||Completions||Passing Yards||Passing TDs|
|Daniel Jones (NYG)||20.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||232.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||1.5 (Ov +145 | Un -182)|
|Carson Wentz (PHI)||22.5 (Ov -120 | Un -105)||249.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||1.5 (Ov -105 | Un -120)|
|Running Backs||Rush Attempts||Rush Yards||Rushing + Receiving Yards|
|Devonta Freeman (NYG)||15.5 (Ov +101 | Un -125)||54.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||75.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Boston Scott (PHI)||16.5 (Ov -121 | Un -104)||49.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||71.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Corey Clement (PHI)||16.5 (Ov -121 | Un -104)||20.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Daniel Jones (NYG)||16.5 (Ov -121 | Un -104)||26.5 (Ov -136 | Un +109)||N/A|
|Carson Wentz (PHI)||16.5 (Ov -121 | Un -104)||17.5 (Ov -120 | Un -105)||N/A|
|WR / TE / RB||Receptions||Receiving Yards||Longest Reception|
|Devonta Freeman (NYG)||2.5 (Ov -124 | Un +100)||20.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Evan Engram (NYG)||3.5 (Ov -137 | Un +110)||36.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||17.5 (Ov -113| Un -113)|
|Dion Lewis (NYG)||N/A||23.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Kaden Smith (NYG)||N/A||9.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Darius Slayton (NYG)||4.5 (Ov +114 | Un -146)||49.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||22.5 (Ov -113| Un -113)|
|Golden Tate (NYG)||N/A||38.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Boston Scott (PHI)||3.5 (Ov +118 | Un -148)||22.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||11.5 (Ov -113| Un -113)|
|Travis Fulgham (PHI)||4.5 (Ov -124 | Un +100)||58.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||21.5 (Ov -113| Un -113)|
|Greg Ward Jr (PHI)||3.5 (Ov +115 | Un -143)||34.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||16.5 (Ov -113| Un -113)|
|Richard Rodgers (PHI)||3.5 (Ov +128 | Un -159)||30.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||14.5 (Ov -113| Un -113)|
|DeSean Jackson (PHI)||2.5 (Ov -148 | Un +118)||34.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||20.5 (Ov -113| Un -113)|
How To Watch Giants-Eagles Thursday
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 22
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- TV: FOX
Spread: Eagles opened -6, current line Eagles -4.5
Giants: 73.5% of tickets, 43.2% of handle
Total: Opened 45, no line movement
— Jason Ziernicki 🎲🏈➡️💰 (@jziernick) October 22, 2020
Betting Picks and Score Prediction
This is a tough game to figure out. It’s coming on a short week with two underachieving teams fighting for a playoff spot. The Eagles have more talent overall, but they are pretty banged up coming into this game. With all that said, take the Eagles laying the points.
Philly is third in the NFL in sacks and the Giants have had a tough time stopping opposing pass rushers this year. Pressuring Daniel Jones often leads to takeaways and if the Eagles win the turnover battle, they likely win and cover. Eagles pass rush vs. Giants offensive line is the going to be the difference in this one.