NFL Week 6 Thursday Night Betting Preview
Old foes meet up with one heavily favored as the New England Patriots host the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football to kick off Week 6.
Still undefeated on the season, the Patriots are massive 17-point home favorites at Bovada Sportsbook.
Last week New England improved to 5-0 straight up and 3-2 against the spread by routing the Washington Redskins 33-7 as a 16.5-point favorite. Tom Brady passed for 348 yards with three touchdowns and an interception, and Julian Edelman had a busy afternoon with eight receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown.
That was the Patriots’ 10th straight win, during which they are 7-3 ATS. At home New England has won 18 in a row at 14-4 ATS, and as a double-digit favorite the depending Super Bowl champs have won 11 straight with a 9-2 ATS record.
Giants have 6 straight ATS wins as double-digit dog
The Giants fell to the Minnesota Vikings 28-10 as a 5.5-point underdog last week to drop to 2-3 SU and ATS on the season. Daniel Jones passed for 182 yards with a touchdown and an interception. With starting running back Saquon Barkley sidelined, the Giants had only 64 rushing yards in the loss.
Despite their mediocre record, the Giants have been a strong pick on the road lately with an 8-1 ATS record in their last nine games. When listed as a double-digit underdog, the Giants have won six straight ATS.
Patriots have gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games
The most famous matchups between the Patriots and Giants are their two Super Bowl matchups, both won by New York SU as an underdog. The last time they met up in the regular season was in 2015 when the Patriots escaped with a 27-26 victory as 7-point favorites. Overall the Giants have won five straight ATS vs New England, and they’re 7-1 ATS in their last eight matchups. In those eight games, the Patriots were 5-3 SU.
For totals bettors, at Bovada the total for this game was set at 43. New York has gone OVER the total in its last four road games, but in night games the Giants are 10-3 UNDER in their last 13. The Patriots are 5-1 UNDER in their last six games, and they’ve posted four straight UNDERs at home vs the Giants.