Thursday Night Football Picks - Giants Back On The Winning Track

N.Y. Giants team set up for action

Nikki Adams

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:07 PM GMT

The NY Giants continue making steady progress towards the playoffs. Thursday Night looms pivotal against the Eagles and we have choice NFL picks to spot.

  N.Y. Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles

 

Point Spread Value

The NY Giants are back on the winning track, pulling off a second straight win in week 15 over the hot Detroit Lions at MetLife to improve to 10-4-0 SU and 8-5-1 ATS on the season with a 1.6 winning margin on average and +0.8 differential versus the spread. By those stats, it’s evident the Giants aren’t typically blowing opponents off the field. Rather they are steadily going about their business playing solid unassuming football on both sides of the ball. The much-lauded start by the Eagles seems ages ago now.

Home field advantage is still their strength behind a 4-2-0 SU and ATS record that is underscored by a rather impressive 8.5 winning margin on average and a +8.2 differential versus the spread. However, a four-game losing streak going into this clash which includes back-to-back home losses to the Packers and Redskins takes the shine off Carson Wentz and company.

 

Free NFL Pick: Giants -2.5 (-110)Best Line Offered: at YouWager

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The Survivor

Philadelphia Eagles’ fans will hang their hats on a rather solid 4-2-0 SU and ATS record, hoping their side will come through on the narrow market currently trading on this game both straight up and ATS. However, the Giants are in the playoff frame and with a two-game winning streak ahead of this pivotal divisional clash it’s hard to overlook the Giants. Not least the Giants are 3-1 SU against divisional opponents, which includes a sweep of the impressive Cowboys and a win over the Eagles (28-23) at MetLife. Don’t know about the rest of you, but the Giants as the nominal road chalk look to be the smart bet here.

 

Free NFL Pick: Giants -140Best Line Offered: at IslandCasino

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Game Total

If there’s one thing these two teams have in common it’s an improved defense in the 2016-2017 campaign. More so the Giants who boast a 3-11-0 OVER record this season that includes a -8.9 differential versus the total. Indeed, the G-men are stifling the opposition. With rookie Carson Wentz losing some of his pizzazz since the start of the season, it’s likely he’ll have his hands full with the Giants defense.

 

Free NFL Pick: Under 42 (-110)Best Line Offered: at BetCris

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