|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe New York Giants had a sluggish start to the season but they have won their last two games. The Atlanta Falcons also have a 2-2 record. These two teams will be competing at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Sunday in the hopes of trying to get higher up in the wild card standings.
The Giants had a four-game winning streak against the Falcons with one of those games coming in the 2012 playoffs. The last game in the rivalry was in December 2012 when the Falcons had a 34-0 victory even with a -1 spread for the Falcons in that game. The under has been taken in seven of the last nine games between these two teams. The under has been on four of the last five games in the series in New York.
The Giants last played on a Thursday night against Washington. The Giants beat the Redskins 45-14 even with a +3 bet. The Giants have won against the spread and straight up in each of the last two weeks and have lost on both of those bets in their first two games. Wide receiver Odell Beckham is still out for this week's game as he has a hamstring injury. The timetable for his return is unclear at this time.
The Falcons lost last week to the Minnesota Vikings. The Falcons were -5 favorites but still lost 41-28. The Falcons have taken the over in three of their four games so far this year. Two of the Falcons' offensive linemen, tackle Lamar Holmes and center Joe Hawley, were both placed on the injured reserve list this past week and will be out for the rest of the season. Wide receiver Harry Douglas is also questionable.
The New York Giants have a -4 advantage for the game with a -110 payout for this spread bet. There is an over/under of 50.5 points to be scored in this game. The straight up value are close as the Falcons are at +175 while the Giants are at -200.