While news has been leaking out about dissension in the Giants locker room it should come as no surprise. A clear difference exists between now and when Eli Manning began his NFL career. Certainly, Manning deserves credit for leading the Giants to a pair of Super Bowl titles. But New York’s Pro Football betting fortunes have continued to deteriorate with Manning under center. And more than a few Giants players have had more than enough. As a matter of fact, the Manning issue is said to have split the team. But can slumping Atlanta take advantage Monday night at home?
New York Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons
Date and Time: Monday, October 22, 2018, 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Pro Football Betting odds at SBG:
|Giants||+5½ (-110)||54½ (-110)|
|Falcons||-5½ (-110)||54½ (-110)|
Giants vs. Falcons TV Coverage: ESPN
Atlanta has a Football betting record of 2-4 both straight up and vs. the odds. Additionally, five of the Falcons games have gone over the total. And yet Atlanta is coming off a 34-29 home payout win over Tampa Bay. Extending the Falcons problems is that they are a virtual one-man team. Fashion the NFL’s fifth ranked passing attack led by quarterback Matt Ryan. After that Atlanta ranks 29th in the NFL for rushing offense and 31st for scoring defense. Ryan has an eye popping 113.6 rating with 14 touchdowns and just two interceptions.
New York Giants
New York has a sports betting record of 1-5 straight up and 2-4 against the spread. The G-Men have a 3-3 split on totals this season. Last time out the Giants lost at home to the Eagles 34-13. Overall Big Blue ranks 27th in the NFL for scoring offense and 24th for scoring defense. Manning has been off and on to start the season. For example, he has a 90.9 rating with six touchdowns and four interceptions.
Stats to Consider
Despite their woes the Giants have been solid values as a road dog. To illustrate Big Blue has paid in six of their last nine getting points away from home. Five of their last seven in that role have gone under the total. Balanced against that is the Falcons solid wagering value as a home chalk. To illuminate Atlanta has paid in nine of their last 14 when laying points at home. Additionally, the Falcons have cleared the total four straight times laying points at home.
Team vs. Team
Head to head the Giants have covered four of their last seven matchups with Atlanta. And eight of the last nine in this series have gone under the total. However, the Falcons have paid in three of their last four home games with the G-Men. The Last six meetings between these teams in Atlanta went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this Football betting matchup Matt Ryan is the big advantage. Hence the Falcons signal caller may be the best in the NFL. So too is the fact that Manning is no longer in that category. On the whole its not fair to blame all the Giants problems on Eli. Equally important is the fact that he is nowhere near the quarterback that he used to be.
Giants vs. Falcons Football Betting Picks
Atlanta is a relatively small and opportune favorite here.
Giants vs. Falcons Football Betting Pick: Atlanta Falcons
Giants vs. Falcons Football Betting Score Prediction: Falcons 31, Giants 17