Week 9 NFL Betting: Giants Go for Redemption Against Buccaneers
The New York Giants are fortunate to be playing in the NFC East, because it’s the only division in the National Football League in which they would be in first place with the team they have. They rolled up 49 points against the New Orleans Saints in Week 8, but their defense was so awful that they permitted 52 in a terrible loss. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this Week 9 matchup off a confidence-boosting win against the Atlanta Falcons, but while they head back home for this coming game, oddsmakers list the Bucs as 2.5 home dogs in the NFL betting odds for this week.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning played an otherworldly game this past week against the Saints, but it wasn’t enough to get the win. The Giants defense permitted 614 total yards from the Saints, leaving Manning’s terrific effort on the scrap heap. Manning did throw for six touchdowns and 350 yards, going 30 for 41 without any interceptions. His favorite target was star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. who caught eight balls for 130 yards and three scores.
They will once again be the focus of the Giants’ offense, as the Tampa Bay defense is suspect, permitting 28.4 points per game. However, Manning can’t play on both sides of the ball; the defense for New York will have to play better to keep another avoidable loss from happening. The Giants’ passing defense has been very charitable this year, permitting 316 yards per game. Prince Amukamara (pectoral injury) still in the injury list, and will miss his fourth straight game after suffering a partially torn pectoral in a Sunday night victory against the 49ers.
The Giants are also trying to get defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul back onto the field as he recovers from his finger amputation. The defensive line for New York only has nine sacks so far this year, worst in the NFL. In their last seven road games, the Giants are 5-1-1 against the spread.
Betting Odds Trends
- NY Giants is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Giants’s last 10 games
- NY Giants is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- NY Giants is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Giants’s last 9 games on the road
- NY Giants is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
- NY Giants is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Giants’s last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
- NY Giants is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Giants’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
- Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Tampa Bay is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay’s last 17 games
- Tampa Bay is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home
- Tampa Bay is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games at home
- Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing NY Giants
- Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Giants
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games when playing NY Giants
- Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against NY Giants
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing at home against NY Giants
Yes, the Buccaneers beat the Falcons, but they almost threw away a 17-point lead in their overtime win. The Bucs are only 1-9 straight up and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games. The Bucs relied on their backfield, which picked up 117 yards and a touchdown. Doug Martin carried the ball 23 times for 71 yards. The Buccaneers average 131.3 yards per game on the ground (#4 in the NFL) but they may open the passing game up more this week given the awful passing defense the Giants put out on the field. Winston threw seven picks between Weeks 1 and 4 but hasn’t thrown any n the last three. He went 16 for 29 with 177 yards against the Falcons, and he may be building some confidence. Wideout Vincent Jackson is likely to be out with a knee injury, so his key target will be 6’5” wideout Mike Evans, who will cause matchup problems with the Giants. He leads Tampa Bay with 386 receiving yards on 24 catches this year.