The New England Patriots will be going for a clean sweep of their preseason schedule when they take on the New York Giants in East Rutherford this coming Sunday. Will the Pats pull that off? Or will the Giants trip up New England — again? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the New England Patriots vs New York Giants Preseason Week 3 Game on August 29, 2021
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
When: Sunday, August 29, 2021, 6:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL Network
Betting on the New England Patriots (-3.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-0
There will be no Cam Newton on the field for the Patriots in Week 3 of the preseason, with the veteran quarterback because of COVID-19 related confusion. That means the door is wide open for rookie quarterback Mac Jones to impress the Patriots one more time in a competitive setting before the regular season. Jones looked fine in the Pats’ 35-0 destruction of the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday. He went 13 of 19 for 146 passing yards. But the ground attack of the Patriots also did a lot of damage to the Eagles’ defense. New England came up with 207 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns on 44 carries. Rhamondre Stevenson has been some sort of a preseason star for the team. Against the Eagles, he ran for 66 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. He could have a field day playing against the Giants’ defense that allowed 163 rushing yards last week.
The Patriots are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 preseason games.
Betting on the New York Giants (+3.5)
Regular Season Record: 0-2
The Giants are still winless in the preseason. After losing to the New York Jets, 12-7, in Week 1, the G-Men fell prey to the Cleveland Browns last Saturday on the road, 17-13. It’s still worth watching the competition for the RB2 role for the Giants that currently features Corey Clement and Devontae Booker, though the latter might have the lead in this race. Clement had 30 rushing yards on nine carries against the Browns, while Booker rushed six times for 27 yards and a touchdown. Despite their losses, the Giants can feel confident about their defense that has been responding to the challenge thus far. In the Cleveland game, the Giants allowed the Browns to convert only three times on 11 third-down attempts.
The Giants are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 preseason games.
The Patriots win, 21-16.
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