It’s been a rough season for the 1-5 New York Giants. Another loss would extend their tailspin and probably could deal irreparable damage to their chances of even just making the playoffs. As for the Atlanta Falcons, they are only slightly better than the Giants with Atlanta keeping a 2-4 record. Another win would definitely boost their morale and playoffs odds.
Betting Preview for the New York Giants vs Atlanta Falcons NFL Week 7 Game on October 21, 2018
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta GA
When: Monday, October 22, 2018, 8:15 PM ET
Line: New York Giants (+4.5) vs Atlanta Falcons (-4.5) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the New York Giants (1-5)
New season, same old problems for the Giants. Last week, the Giants failed to arrest their losing skid, as they ate their third loss in a row in a 34-13 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles at home. Eli Manning was again atrocious under center, producing 281 yards on 24-of-43 completions with zero interceptions and had an interception. The only legitimately functioning member of the Giants in that game was running back Saquon Barkley, who led his team in rushing yards with 130 to go with a touchdown and in receiving yards with 99 on nine receptions. Outside of Barkley, the Giants’ offense will have to wake up and that could happen this Sunday against the Falcons’ generous defense that’s 30th in the league with 417.5 total yards allowed per game. For all their issues, the Giants, with Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr., should be able to find a way to carve up that pathetic Atlanta stop unit.
The Giants are 2-0 ATS in their last two road games.
Betting on the Atlanta Falcons (2-4)
Great offense and bad defense? Why don’t the Falcons just add Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young to their roster? As mentioned earlier, the Falcons doesn’t seem capable of slowing down opposing attacks. However, they can deal serious damage to their opponents on the other end of field. The Falcons are ninth in the NFL in scoring with 27.8 points per game. Behind that attack is the arm of quarterback Matt Ryan, who went 31-of-41 and finished with 355 passing yards and three touchdowns with zero picks thrown in a 34-29 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in Week 6. Although the Falcons have placed running back Devonta Freeman on the injured reserve, Atlanta still have Tevin Coleman and rookie Ito Smith to power Atlanta’s backfield against the Giants’ run defense that’s just 25th overall with 121.7 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
The over is 4-0 in Atlanta’s last four home games.
Atlanta wins, 31-28.
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