NY Giants Vs. Atlanta Falcons – Monday Night Football Betting Odds & Predictions
The mess the New York Giants have become will get another Prime Time game to prove us wrong. They will visit the injury-plagued Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football. The Giants will be in third Prime Time game this season and is only week 7. I guess somebody in the NFL scheduling committee thought they were going to be good in 2018. If they can be a decent football team on Monday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, they at least will give us an entertaining matchup.
The Falcons are a 4-point favorite at Sportbetting.ag for this game. The betting line has had some movement. At some point, it climbed up to 6.5-points then it settled at 5-points for a while, and it went back down to 4-points. My guess is it will be Falcons -4.5-points by the time of the kickoff. 58% of the betting public is going with the Falcons to cover the spread. It’s hard not to, particularly considering how awful the Giants have looked in the past few weeks. The total is currently at 54 points. At one point during the week, it could be found at 55. Our odds below are from SportsBetting.ag Sportsbook. Deposit today for a 50% Welcome Bonus up to $1000.
New York Giants Vs. Atlanta Falcons Predictions
Spread: Falcons -4
Money line: New York (+170) vs. Atlanta (-195)
Game Total: 54
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
What’s the latest Giants betting form to face the Falcons?
The Giants come to week 7 with three straight losses and lots of questions about their offensive production. The issue is specifically about QB Eli Manning and how much gas he has left in the tank. It appears it is not much. New York lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 34-13 last week and failed to cover the spread as a 3-point home underdog. It was the fourth time in six games they were unable to cover. The Giants are averaging only 19.5 points per game (27th) this season. It should bother bettors and fans in general because the team has enough weapons to put more points on a consistent basis. But Eli Manning is washed. He’ has been average at best with a few spikes during his entire career. But now those spikes are gone, and he’s only below average.
I’m sure if his last name wasn’t Manning, he would have been benched a while ago. Eli completed only 24 of his 43 passes against the Eagles last week for 281 yards. He was picked off once and didn’t deliver a touchdown pass. Just think about this, Eli intended 43 passes and didn’t even reach the 300-yard mark. He has been intercepted 4 times this season, and 3 of those have come in the last 2 games. The Giants are lucky they have running back stud Saquon Barkley. Otherwise, their offensive production would be even more of a laughing stock.
Barkley is averaging 5.2 yards per carry and has scored four running touchdown this season. However, they are not using him enough. He has 45 fewer carries than Rams tailback Todd Gurley, who leads the league in rushing yards. Why are the Giants not giving Barkley the ball more often? It doesn’t make any sense. If New York wants to win this football game they need to take the ball away from Eli Manning’s hands and give it to Barkley. That also would also keep Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense on the sidelines.
What’s the latest Falcons betting form to face the Giants?
The Falcons found a win after failing three straight times. The team is still at the bottom of the NFC South division, but with another W things might pick up. Atlanta beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-29, and finally, a shootout went their way. They covered the spread as a 3-point home favorite last week. QB Matt Ryan is in a great form even though his team is 2-4. He has thrown for 14 touchdowns and just two interceptions this season. He also has recorded the third most passing yards in 2018. And his 113.6 is only behind Drew Brees and Philip Rivers as the best in the NFL.
The Falcons know they won’t have RB Devonta Freeman for the rest of the season. Freeman was placed on IR and is all about tailbacks Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith from now on. Atlanta doesn’t run the ball as much as they would like to. They are fourth worst in rushing yards this season. But who wants to run the football when they have the 5th best passing attack in the NFL. Matt Ryan will have plenty of time to carve up the Giants defense.
New York has recorded only seven sacks this season and is tied as the worst number in the league. With plenty of time to see all his progressions, I’m thinking Ryan will look to give WR Julio Jones his first touchdown of the year. Jones has the second-most receiving yards with 708, but in a strange scenario, he hasn’t caught a touchdown, yet. Keep in mind the Falcons have won four of their last six games at home. The Giants have lost six of their last seven on the road.
The play for the MNF game between Giants and Falcons?
The NFL is an unpredictable league at times, but I won’t forgive myself if in the middle of the Monday Night game I’m wondering why did I ever trust Eli Manning. It’s a horrible feeling that would kick your ego down. I trust Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense more than I trust in the worst of the Manning brothers. Atlanta can put points in bunches, and although I know their defense is mostly injured, the Giants offense is just abysmal when Eli drops back. I can’t see New York keeping the pace of the Falcons potent offense. Bet the Falcons -4.