4 Best Prop Bets for Giants vs Patriots NFL Week 6 Thursday Night Football Game
The Week 6 "Thursday Night Football" game brings us back to an old Super Bowl rivalry with the New York Giants taking on the New England Patriots in Foxborough.
With the Patriots coming in 16.5-point favorites, you could be looking to make a wager on something other than the point spread. With that in mind, here are four of the best prop bets, available on FanDuel Sportsbook, to consider for this Thursday night matchup.
1. Daniel Jones - Passing TDs: Over 0.5 (-205)
Daniel Jones has gotten off to a fast start to his NFL career. In his first three starts, the QB has tallied 760 passing yards, six total touchdowns (four passing) and three interceptions while leading the Giants to a 2-1 record. While he will go up against the Patriots defense in bad weather and will likely be without three of his biggest offensive weapons, Jones has still thrown a touchdown in every start he's made. That includes his last start against the Minnesota Vikings, who have the No. 5 scoring defense in the NFL. With his top two running backs on the shelf in this one, the Giants are likely to have a pass-heavy game plan, meaning Jones should have plenty of opportunities to sling the rock and get at least one passing TD on the books.
2. Tom Brady to Throw 3+ Touchdowns / New England Patriots to Win (+205)
Tom Brady may have had a bad game last week, but he's going up against one of the NFL's worst defenses on his home turf in this one. The Giants surrender 25.0 points per game (PPG) which ranks 24th in the NFL. They also give up 279.4 passing yards per game (No. 28 in the NFL) and 2.0 passing touchdowns per game (No. 26 in the NFL). Their secondary has been lit up all year, and by much worse quarterbacks than Brady. In terms of the Patriots getting the win, the 16.5-point spread on FanDuel Sportsbook speaks for itself.
3. Golden Tate - Longest Reception: Over 16.5 Yards (-122)
In his first game of the season, Golden Tate got off to a slow start in Week 5 against the Vikings. But with so many injuries on the Giants' offense, the wideout could see a much larger target share this week in New England. Volume is king when it comes to a bet like this, especially for a receiver like Tate, who averaged 9.3 yards per reception in his eight games with the Eagles last season. Expect Tate to be featured heavily in the passing game as the team's top-available target, and if he can make one tackler miss, this over is certainly in play.
4. James White - Longest Reception: Over 12.5 Yards (-126)
James White has been a really effective pass-catching back throughout his career. This week, he goes up against a defense that allowed 86 receiving yards to Vikings RB Dalvin Cook in Week 5 (14.3 yards per catch) as well as a 41-yard reception to Ronald Jones in Week 3 against the Bucs. With winds projected to be in the 30-40 MPH range by kickoff, it wouldn't be surprising to see Brady hit on shorter passes, at least in the outset of the game. If White sees enough volume against a defense prone to giving up big plays in the passing game to running backs, he could have at last one catch that exceeds 12.5 yards.
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