Giants vs Patriots Picks for Thursday Night Football
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots host the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, October 10, 2019. New York opens this contest as 10-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 44.5. The Giants are 2-3-0 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Patriots are 1-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-0-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the New York Giants went up against the Minnesota Vikings and lost 28-10. Leading the way at QB for the Giants was Daniel Jones who went 21/38 with 182 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 interception during the game. Jonathan Hilliman paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 6 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 20 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 2.2 yards per tote. Darius Slayton was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 62 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 15.5 yards per reception for that contest. The New York Giants ran the ball 20 times and generated 64 yards giving them an average of 3.2 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 62 plays for a total of 211 yards. Overall, the Giants racked up a total of 18 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 45 yards. When discussing the defense, New York allowed 22 catches on 27 throws for a total of 279 yards, and a completion percentage of 81.0%. Against the run, the Giants allowed 211 yards on 34 carries giving the other team an average of 6.2 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they allowed 490 yards and forced 1 turnover. Another matchup you may want to look into is the free NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Panthers vs Bucs game.
Giants Drop to 2-3 After Loss
The Giants head into this game 2-3 for this season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 19 points per contest, ranking them 24th in the NFL. As a unit, they have an average of 116 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd among NFC teams. For total yardage, they sit in 6th in the conference and 13th in the NFL with 1,824 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Giants currently have a total of 6 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing TDs. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the NFC East and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Giants have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, giving up 25.0 points per game ranking them 11th in the NFC. In terms of yards rushing, New York is allowing 130.0 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the division and 23rd in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per rush ranking them 10th in the conference and 17th in the NFL overall. In total, they have allowed 580 yards rushing through 5 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Giants have conceded 1,397 yards. Opponents are completing 67.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.4 yards per try. They have conceded 10 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing TDs.
In their last contest, the New England Patriots played the Washington Redskins and won by a score of 33-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Patriots was Tom Brady who went 28/42 with 348 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He threw 1 pick during the game. Sony Michel paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 25 yards and he ran for 1 TD in the game. He rushed for 91 yards by way of 16 carries which had him averaging 5.7 yards per run. Julian Edelman was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 110 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 13.8 yards per reception for that contest. See where the Patriots rank in our Week 6 NFL power rankings. The New England Patriots rushed the ball a total of 27 times and racked up a total of 130 yards earning them an average of 4.8 yards per run. In all, they finished with a total of 74 plays which gave them a total of 442 yards. In the game, the Patriots had a total of 23 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 55 yards. When discussing the defense, New England gave up 18 catches on 27 throws totaling 75 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. On the ground, the Patriots gave up 145 yards on 20 carries which gave them an average of 7.3 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 220 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
Patriots Improve to 5-0 After Win
The Patriots head into this matchup 5-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Patriots have one of the best offenses in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Patriots sit in 1st among AFC East teams and 3rd out of all the teams in the league averaging 31.0 points per contest. New England is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 99 rushing yards per game, putting them 21st in the NFL. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 495 yards rushing through 5 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Patriots average 378 yards per contest overall putting them 11th in the NFL and 5th in the AFC.
The Patriots are giving up 6.8 points per game which puts them at 1st among AFC East teams and 1st in the league. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups among NFL teams. They are giving up 160 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Patriots sit in 1st in the conference. They have allowed 0 passing TDs this year. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 34 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 78 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the NFL and 1st among AFC East teams. For this season, they have conceded a total of 390 yards rushing and 2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +10
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