New York Giants (2-6) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (3-5)
New York Giants vs. Las Vegas Raiders 11/05/23 – In an enticing NFL matchup this week, the struggling New York Giants, with a 2-6 record, will face off against the Las Vegas Raiders, standing slightly better at 3-5. Both teams are in dire need of a win to invigorate their respective campaigns. As we look ahead to this pivotal matchup, let’s delve deeper into the key players, statistics, and, of course, our free football selections.
For the Giants, the key weapon in their arsenal is Saquon Barkley. Despite playing only 4 games, Barkley has tallied 284 rushing yards with an average of 71 yards per game. His ability to generate those extra yards is vital for the Giants. On the receiving end, Darius Slayton, with 258 receiving yards from 18 receptions, is looking to be a primary target, though the lack of touchdowns is a concerning factor.
Turning our attention to the Raiders, their offense primarily revolves around Josh Jacobs in the running game. Having played 7 games, he has accumulated 347 yards, although his average of 2.9 yards per rush attempt suggests a struggle to break through defenses. On the aerial front, Davante Adams is the standout, with an impressive 528 yards from 46 receptions and 3 touchdowns, making him a constant threat to opponents.
New York Giants vs. Las Vegas Raiders 11/05/23 Game Info
|When:||Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 4:25 PM ET|
|Stream:||NFL Game Pass|
Daniel Jones QB vs. Jimmy Garoppolo QB
Daniel Jones, the Giants’ quarterback, exhibits a 68.9% completion rate, securing 884 passing yards over 5 games. However, a ratio of 2 touchdowns to 6 interceptions is far from ideal, reflecting his struggles in decision-making, further emphasized by 28 sacks. The offense will need Jones to step up, minimizing errors and optimizing drives.
Contrastingly, for the Raiders, Jimmy Garoppolo presents a mixed bag. With a completion rate almost identical to Jones at 68%, he’s amassed 1079 passing yards, averaging 215.8 yards per game. However, the 7 touchdowns to 8 interceptions ratio indicates inconsistencies. Protection seems better for Garoppolo, facing only 7 sacks thus far.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Las Vegas Raiders -145, Total Odds: 39.5
The current odds lean slightly in favor of the Raiders. With a spread of -3.5 and moneyline at -145 for the Raiders, they’re projected to win, but it might be a close affair. The total set at 39.5, with both over and under at -111, suggests that bookmakers expect a low-scoring game, aligning with both teams’ recent trends.
New York Giants Betting Trends
Recent form indicates a troubling period for the Giants. With a 2-6-1 record against the spread in their last 9 games and totals going UNDER in the last 6 games, scoring has been a significant issue. Furthermore, their 1-5 straight-up record in the last 6 games signals a lack of finishing power. Yet, a glimmer of hope exists: their record against the Raiders is favorable, going 4-1 both ATS and SU in their last 5 meetings.
Las Vegas Raiders Betting Trends
The Raiders haven’t fared much better, struggling with a 2-5 record against the spread in their last 7. Totals have consistently gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 games, and a concerning 3-8 SU in their last 11 games sheds light on their inconsistencies. Against the Giants, the home game trend continues with the total going UNDER in 4 of their last 5 encounters.
New York Giants vs. Las Vegas Raiders 11/05/23 Betting Picks
Considering the current form and historical trends, this game is shaping up to be a defensive battle with both offenses struggling to make significant impacts. While the Raiders might hold the edge due to home advantage, the Giants have historically shown resilience against them.
From a betting perspective, the under seems a viable option given both teams’ recent scoring droughts. For those looking to place bets on the outcome, the Giants might offer value with the points given their past success against the Raiders.
Pro multi-handicapper predictions expect the game will likely be closer than expected, with the Giants covering the spread. Considering both teams’ offensive struggles, a low-scoring affair might be on the cards.
Free Pick and Prediction: New York Giants 17, Las Vegas Raiders 20