The New York Giants will host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at 1 pm. The G-Men are favored by three points. The game’s over/under is 47.5 points. If you are tempted to bet on the Giants, you are not alone. Let’s take a look at the best way to approach this game from a gambling perspective.
Wide receiver Kenny Golladay is questionable with a lingering hip injury. The wideout’s injured hip could turn out to be a career-ender within a couple years. Golladay will likely be listed on the injury report for several more weeks or even the rest of the season. There is a chance he won’t play this week against the Falcons. Tight end Evan Engram is also questionable for the game. Linebacker Cam Brown is out.
Falcons’ wide receivers Frank Darby and Russell Gage are also out for the game. Nor will Atlanta cornerback A.J. Terrell suit up for this contest. The Falcons and Giants are both 0-2, dwelling in the basements of the NFC South and NFC East divisions, respectively. The Falcons have scored 31 points and allowed 80. The Giants are -15 as a team on the year, posting 42 points and allowing 57.
There should be some fireworks in this game. Saquon Barkley is returning to form. The Giants will unleash Barkley this week. The Falcons’ offense got back on track against the Bucs last Sunday yet the birds lost the game in the final quarter.
Atlanta is healthy enough to put up 25 points on the Giants. The G-men should easily score 20+ against Atlanta. This game should go over the point total of 47.5 points.
The Point Spread
Picking a winner in this matchup is not easy. The Giants are desperate for a win. This is a home game in which New York will likely feature a healthy Barkley. However, the Giants’ offensive line is still one of the worst in the league. Bettors should not feel comfortable rolling with the Giants -3. Nor should bettors be comfortable gambling on the winless Falcons. The Giants are likely to win the game, as evidenced by the point spread, yet the potential absence of Golladay could tip the scales toward Atlanta.
Wide receiver Kadarius Toney has yet to explode, largely because he isn’t ready to play. Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is adamant Toney has not properly prepared for game action. The Giants are a mess. Enough said.
If you want some action on this game, consider taking the over 47.5 points rather than the moneyline or point spread.