NFL Week 15 Betting: New York Giants @ Atlanta Falcons Pick and Prediction

Two contenders out of the NFC will square off on Sunday in Atlanta. The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants are 8-5 and lead the NFC East by a single game over the Cowboys and Redskins. New York is coming off a huge win last week over New Orleans. The Giants are currently the fourth seed in the NFC. The Falcons are coming off just their second loss of the season; to Carolina. Atlanta has wrapped up the NFC South, and are now looking to lock up home field throughout the entire postseason.

The Atlanta Falcons started as one of the hottest teams in all of the NFL. After a loss to the Saints a few weeks ago, followed by some close games, and then a loss at Carolina, many throughout the league are wondering. Matt Ryan continues to be a top threat behind center for Atlanta. The quarterback has thrown for just shy of 4,000 yards on the season. Running back Michael Turner and the wide receiver core of Julio Jones and Roddy White make the Falcons a tough crew to stop. Atlanta is passing for 289.2 yards per game as a team.

For the Giants, this season is much like a season ago, when they got hot at the right time. For Tom Coughlin, he hopes the winning started last week. The Giants poured in 52 points against the Saints to keep their divisional lead. New York has seen Andre Brown rush for 8 touchdowns on the season, while Victor Cruz leads the receiving core with 9. The Giants rank 9th in the league with nearly 260 yards passing per game. New York has a trip to Baltimore and a home game with the Eagles remaining, so a win here is needed.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • New York Giants +1
  • Atlanta Falcons -1

Free Prediction and Pick

The Falcons and Giants are both going to come into this game very hungry. For New York, they are looking to get their confidence level back up to where they were a season ago, when they won all the way into February. For Atlanta, after their loss to Carolina, there has been some doubt put into their minds. We look for both teams to play well, but in the end, the Atlanta offense has a tough time getting into the end zone on the Giants defense, and Eli Manning has a great day. New York wins.

Prediction: New York Giants 27-20

The Giants come into this game as a slight underdog on the road. Atlanta is not an easy place to play, but the Falcons have shown some vulnerability there the last several times. Look for New York to try running the ball early, so Manning has some room to throw the ball late in the game. We like the New York Giants to not only cover the +1, but also win this game on the road.

Pick: New York Giants +1



NFL Preseason Week 4 Betting: New England Patriots at New York Giants

The New England Patriots and New York Giants will get together on Wednesday, in their final game of the pre-season schedule. This game is a re-match of the Super Bowl in February, with the Giants coming away as the winner. The Patriots come into the game as the favorite in the AFC East. New England is 1-2 in the pre-season. The Giants will be in a dogfight to defend their NFC East title, with Philadelphia and Dallas. New York is also 1-2 in the pre-season.

The Patriots are coming off a 30-28 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. The Patriots beat New Orleans in their pre-season opener, but then fell to Philadelphia in week two. New England locked up their two tight end’s Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski, leaving the status of veteran Wes Welker up in the air for the future. New England hopes to be one of the top passing teams again in 2012. The Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady threw for over 5,200 yards and 39 touchdowns a season ago. New England won the division of the Jets by five games a season ago.

For the Giants, they are looking to bounce back from a 20-17 loss to the Chicago Bears. Their other pre-season loss came to Jacksonville, while they were able to knock off the Jets in week two. The Giants look to improve their running game in 2012. Last season, despite winning the division, and the Super Bowl, picked up 89.2 yards per game on the ground. New York will play their first two regular season games at home. They start the season on the first Wednesday of the season against the Dallas Cowboys. The following week, New York will host Tampa Bay.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

New England Patriots -2

New York Giants +2

Free Prediction

Look for the New England Patriots to come out ready to play in this game. Despite it being a pre-season game, you know the Patriots will have a little bit of a chip on their shoulder. New England wants to make sure everyone knows who the favorite is again this season. We like the Patriots to win this game going away.

Prediction:  New England Patriots 27-13

Free Pick

The Patriots are the favorites, albeit not a large one. We feel like New England will get after it from the beginning and come away with covering the spread. We are going to bet the New England Patriots -2 in this game.

Pick: New England Patriots -2