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Kickoff: Mon. Oct 22nd @ 8:15 pm EST

Consensus Picks

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Displays which side the public is betting
NYG
85%
Picks
15%
ATL
+5
85%
ATS
15%
-5
U
85%
53.5
15%
O

SBD Predicted Score

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A statistically-based calculation predicting how many points each team will score
22.9 - 28.8

Current Giants vs Falcons Odds

Odds History
Moneyline Spread Total
+195 2.95 39/20 0.34 +5 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53 O 53.5 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51
-235 1.43 20/47 0.70 -5 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51 U 53.5 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53
Moneyline Spread Total
+190 2.90 19/10 0.34 +4 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51 O 52 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53
-220 1.45 5/11 0.69 -4 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53 U 52 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51
Moneyline Spread Total
+190 2.90 19/10 0.34 +4 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51 O 52 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53
-220 1.45 5/11 0.69 -4 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53 U 52 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51
Moneyline Spread Total
+195 2.95 39/20 0.34 +5 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51 O 54 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53
-235 1.43 20/47 0.70 -5 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53 U 54 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51

Matchup Overview

Even though it gets the primetime spotlight, no one is mistaking this one for a premier matchup. Two of the NFL’s bottom dwellers meet in Week 7, as the Atlanta Falcons (2-4) host the New York Giants (1-5) at Mercedes-benz Stadium on October 22nd (8:15pm EST kickoff).

The Falcons opened as 6-point favorites.

New York Giants

The best way to describe the Giants’ offense is mediocre. They own the NFL’s 18th-ranked passing attack and 27th-ranked rushing attack. As you may have guessed, the result has been an embarrassing 19.5 points per game (27th).

Eli Manning has struggled to consistently threaten defenses with his arm, throwing for 1,662 yards and 6 touchdowns with four interceptions. He just refuses to throw the ball deep down the field and his pocket awareness has just been terrible.

Saquon Barkley has failed to consistently find much running room, totaling just 438 yards on the ground. But the second-overall pick from the 2018 NFL Draft has contributed 373 receiving yards, and is a threat to take it the house every time he touches the rock.

It’s quite easy to see why New York is struggling this season: not only do they have trouble scoring points, but they cannot stop others from scoring. The Giants give up 27 PPG, ranking 24th in the NFL.

New York is in desperate need of some big changes.

Giants vs Falcons Statistical Comparison

Giants
VS
Falcons

19.5 (27th) PPG 27.8 (9th)
348.3 (24th) YPG 397.2 (8th)
87.5 (27th) Rushing YPG 86 (29th)
260.8 (18th) Passing YPG 311.2 (5th)
27 (24th) PPG Allowed 32 (31st)
358 (14th) YPG Allowed 417.5 (30th)
121.7 (24th) Rushing YPG Allowed 121.7 (25th)
236.3 (10th) Passing YPG Allowed 295.8 (29th)
-4 (28th) Turnover Differential +4 (T4th)

Atlanta Falcons

New York’s defense is in tough this week against an Atlanta offense that is scoring points at will.

Thanks to a lethal passing attack, the Falcons are scoring 27.8 PPG (ninth). Matt Ryan has been exceptional for Atlanta this year, throwing for 1,955 yards (3rd) with 14 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions, good for a 113.6 passer rating.

Ryan wouldn’t want all the credit, though, as Julio Jones and the rest of his receivers have been great.

His favorite target has hauled in 44 passes for 707 receiving yards (2nd), but still has not found the end zone this season.

That could change in a Week 7 matchup with Janoris Jenkins, who has allowed four TDs in the last two weeks.

The Falcons have needed this kind of effort from Ryan and his receivers, however, as they have not been able to efficiently move the ball on the ground. Led by Tevin Coleman, Atlanta averages an awful 3.8 yards per carry (27th in the league). Defenses have been able to sellout to take away the pass, but that hasn’t come with very positive results.

And it won’t get any easier with Devonta Freeman being placed on the IR.

There’s not many positive discussions you can have involving the Falcons defense. They’re allowing a humiliating 32 points per game, the second-most in the NFL.

Teams are able to score with such ease because they can attack in whichever way they please. Atlanta gives up 295.8 passing yards per game (29th) and 121.7 rushing (25th). This could be exactly what Eli Manning and the Giants offense needs to get on track.