Detroit Lions Vs NY Giants Odds, Pick & TV InfoNoah Williams
A marquee showdown between the Detroit Lions and the NY Giants could be decided by a single digit. The digit being a finger on Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s throwing hand. More on that later. The NFL Week 15 odds favor the Giants by 4-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 18th at 1:00 PM ET on FOX from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Detroit Lions Vs NY Giants Odds, Pick & TV Info
What: Detroit Lions (9-4) at NY Giants (9-4)
When: Sunday, December 18, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Spread: Giants -4
Moneyline: Detroit +170 vs NY Giants -195
Game Total: 41
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Detroit vs NY Giants
Why Bet The Detroit Lions To Beat The NY Giants
The Detroit Lions are 9-4 SU and 8-5 ATS this season after beating the Chicago Bears 20-17 last week. It was their fifth win in a row. They average 22.5 points per game (17th) and allow 20.6 points per game.
The Lions average 252.4 passing yards per game (14th). QB Matthew Stafford (3447 yards, 22 TDs & 4 INTs) reportedly suffered torn ligaments and a dislocation on a finger or fingers on his throwing hand in the first quarter last week. He threw two interceptions, including a pick-six, after having the finger taped and putting on a glove on his hand. But I am done denying Matthew Stafford’s magic. Even with the injury he still led his club to its eighth fourth-quarter comeback victory, the most by any team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. He completed 85.7 percent of throws with a 96.4 passer rating before the injury compared to 53.6 percent and a 54.6 rating after getting hurt.
"We went and played. Even last Sunday, Jim Bob was like, ‘What kind of limitations,’" Stafford said. "I said ‘Just call the game. Don’t worry about me. I’ll figure it out.’ So plan on being the same way, you know, this week."
WR Golden Tate (71 rec, 820 yards, 3 TDs) leads the team in receptions. But it has been veteran WR Anquan Boldin (55 rec, 481 yards, 7 TDs) who has been tearing up the score sheets. Detroit averages 83.7 rushing yards per game (29th). RB Theo Riddick (92 car, 357 yards, 1 TD) was not active last week due to a wrist injury.
Detroit has the 15th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 253.0 passing yards per game (20th) and 97.7 rushing yards per game (11th). Tahir Whitehead has 107 tackles, and Kerry Hyder has 8.0 sacks.
Why Bet The NY Giants To Beat The Lions
The New York Giants handed the Cowboys their second loss of the season last week, winning by a 10-7 score improving to 9-4 SU and 6-5-2 ATS this season. They average 19.6 points per game (25th) and allow 18.8 points per game (7th).
New York averages 243.5 passing yards per game (16th). QB Eli Manning (3290 yards, 23 TDs & 13 INTs) completed 17 of 28 passes for 193 yards one touchdown pass and one pick. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (79 rec, 1109 yards, 9 TDs) passed the 1000-yard mark for the third season in a row. The Giants average 78.7 rushing yards per game (31st). RB Rashad Jennings (136 car, 459 yards, 2 TDs) averages 3.4 yards per carry this season.
The Giants have the 14th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 257.0 passing yards per game (23rd) and 92.7 rushing yards per game (8th). Landon Collins has 100 tackles, and Olivier Vernon has 8.0 sacks.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- NY Giants is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
- NY Giants is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- NY Giants is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- NY Giants is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- NY Giants is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
- NY Giants is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Detroit
Detroit Lions Vs NY Giants Pick & Final Score Prediction
Both the Lions and the Giants still have an outside shot of earning home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. But both teams are still at risk of missing the playoffs entirely as well.
The Lions will keep it close, but the Giants are playing infront of a home crowd plus the confidence that comes from sweeping the Cowboys is the difference. I’ll pick the Giants to win a close game at home.
My final score prediction is Detroit 24, NY Giants 27.