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