The New England Patriots will be looking to improve their record to an unblemished 6-0 when they host the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football as 17.5-point favorites on the Week 6 NFL betting odds.
New England remained perfect in this NFL football season by routing the winless Washington Redskins 33-7 last weekend, and now rides a 10-game straight-up win streak into Thursday night’s game at Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots have enjoyed the benefit of a favorable schedule so far this season, with the Buffalo Bills being the only team they have faced that has tallied more than one SU win. Not surprisingly, the defending Super Bowl champions have feasted on their weaker opponents, averaging 30.4 points per game over their five victories while surrendering a mere 6.8 points per game.
However, with the NFL spread tilting heavily in their favor in each of this season’s outings, the Patriots have produced uneven results on the NFL lines, going 3-2 against the spread. That includes an ATS loss in their only home date in which they were pegged as heavy chalk, a 30-14 win over the New York Jets as 21-point favorites that ended a nine-game ATS win streak while pegged as home favorites of 14 or more points.
The Patriots have also been dominant on their home turf over the past two years, posting SU wins in 18 straight contests since October 2017. Each of their past seven wins at Gillette Stadium have come by double digits, with the team’s average margin of victory in those contests at 19.1 points, fueling a 14-4 ATS run on the NFL odds.
Not surprisingly, the Patriots continue to dominate on the NFL betting futures, where they are set as massive -2500 favorites to claim an 11th straight AFC East divisional crown, and steady +300 favorites to win their fourth Super Bowl title in six years.
Giants Coming off SU, ATS Loss Against Vikings
The Giants make their first trip to Foxboro since 2011 looking to rebound from a decisive 28-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings as 5.5-point home underdogs last weekend. With the loss New York dropped to 2-3 SU on the season, but remains just one game back of both Dallas and Philadelphia in the underachieving NFC East standings.
The loss to Minnesota proved to be a humbling experience for Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. After leading New York to impressive wins over Tampa Bay and Washington in his first two career NFL starts, Jones was unable to solve a ferocious Vikings defense that limited him to just 182 passing yards and one touchdown while sacking him four times and intercepting one pass.
In addition to mustering just 211 total yards of offense in Sunday’s loss, and reaching the end zone just once in their past five quarters of play, the Giants have also struggled without the ball, particularly on the road. New York has surrendered 66 total points over two road dates this season, but has continued to pay out with regularity in contests away from MetLife Stadium, going 8-1 ATS in their past nine road dates.
The Giants have also enjoyed a measure of success in rare road meetings with the Patriots over the past three decades, going 2-2 SU and ATS in four matchups since December 1990, capped by a 24-20 win as 9.5-point underdogs in their last visit to New England back in 2011.
New York has also historically risen to the occasion when tagged as road underdogs of 10 or more points in NFL betting. The Giants have compiled a respectable 3-6 SU record in nine outings as double-digit underdogs since October 1996, and are 7-5 ATS over their past 12.
*Odds as of October 10, 2019