NY Giants at Green Bay Week 5 Betting Preview & Pick
The Green Bay Packers prepare to host the New York Giants after having the earliest possible bye (Week 4) and after knocking off the Detroit Lions in Week 3, 34-27. The Giants (2-2) took a 24-10 whipping from the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football last week, but they still look to contend in the NFC East, hoping that their defense can live up to the lavish spending that the team used to infuse a unit that kept giving up late comebacks in 2015. Check out all of our NFL odds for Sunday and Monday night’s action.
NY Giants at Green Bay Week 5 Betting Preview, Pick & TV Info
#Giants ground game knows it will get tested vs. stout Packers run defense.
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 7, 2016
Why should you bet on the Giants?
Given the wealth of talent that the Giants have on offense — quarterback Eli Manning, wideouts Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz, tailback Shane Vereen — the fact that the Giants have only tallied more than 20 points twice in their four games represents something of a shock. The Giant offense only tallied 339 yards (78 rushing yards) against Minnesota, and Odell Beckham Jr. only caught three balls for 23 yards against the Vikings, covered tightly by the Minnesota defense. The fact that Manning then could not find Cruz open down the field is a problem that the Giants have to overcome. When they click on offense, they are hard to keep up with, and if you bet on the Giants here, you like them to shed those problems while holding the Packers in check.
Why should you put your money on the Packers?
Not a lot of coaches like having their bye in Week 4, with so much of the rest of the season ahead, but the Packers needed this break, as linebacker Clay Matthews, cornerback Sam Shields, defensive linemen Datone Jones and Letroy Guion, tight end Jared Cook, cornerback Sam Shields and safety Morgan Burnett have all overcome injuries. Just Cook and Shields remain on the shelf this week.
The Packers have one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFC, thanks to the return of wideout Jordy Nelson. Aaron Rodgers has made a profession of picking apart Swiss-cheese secondaries — and the Giants certainly have one of those. So I like the Packers to get scoring quickly and use their reinforcements on defense to win the game.
My Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like the Packers to control the action most of the way in this tilt. I’m predicting a final score of Green Bay 27, New York 13.