The NFC-East leading New York Giants are on the road this week to face the New Orleans Saints. The NFL Week 8 betting line favors the Saints by 3.5-points to beat the Giants.
Will the Saints win and extend their winning streak to three and get back to .500. Or will the Giants win and keep themselves in first place in the NFC East? Should you bet on New York or new Orleans? Answers to those questions and more.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The NY Giants at New Orleans Saints NFL Week 8 Line & My Betting Preview
What: NY Giants (4-3) at New Orleans Saints (3-4)
When: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: New Orleans, LA
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Spread: Saints -3.5
Moneyline: NY Giants +150 vs New Orleans -170
Game Total: 49.5
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: NY Giants vs New Orleans
If You Are Betting On The NY Giants At +3.5
The New York Giants are 4-3 straight up and against the spread so far this season. They average 23.7 points (11th), 247.9 passing yards (14th) and 95.6 rushing yards (28th) per game. The G-Men are coming off a hard fought 27-20 victory over the rival Dallas Cowboys last week.
QB Eli Manning has thrown 1776 yards, 11 TDS & 4 INTs this season. He has a 92.4 passer rating in 2015. This will be a home coming for Manning and his top pass-catcher, former LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. (42 rec, 524 yards, 4 TDs) who caught just four balls for 35 yards last week. Rueben Randle (26 rec, 329 yards, 2 TDs) has filled in for injured WR Victor Cruz, who hasn’t played a single game this season with a calf injury.
The Giants run game has struggled to get going this season. Neither RB Rashad Jennings (71 att, 262 yards, 1 TD) nor Andre Williams (49 att, 140 yards, 1 TDs) has laid claim to the starting gig. It’ll be interesting to see if the Giants reward Orleans Darkwa (8 att, 48 yards, 1 TD) for his fine performance last week. He showed the most explosiveness any Giants running back has hitting the hole all season.
New York’s defense allows 22.3 points (14th), 288.0 passing yards (30th) and 113.4.0 rushing yards (21st) per game. Uani’ Unga leads the team with 42 tackles and two interceptions, and Damontre Moore as three sacks.
If You Are Betting On The New Orleans Saints At -3.5
The New Orleans Saints are 3-4 straight up and 3-3-1 against the spread so far in 2015. They average 23.0 points (15th), 197.1 passing yards (3rd) and 98.7 rushing yards (22nd) per game. Last week, they survived the Colts by a 27-21 score. The Saints came out of the games and jumped to an early start before Indy started a comeback in the second half.
QB Drew Brees has thrown for 1871 yards, 8 TDs & 4 INTs while completing 67.6% of his passes so far in 2015. He has posted a 93.2 passer rating.
Rookie WR Willie Snead (29 rec, 461 yards, 1 TD) has been a top-target in the Saints pass-happy offense. He has leap frogged second-year WR Brandin Cooks (35 rec, 444 yards, 1 TD) and veteran WR Marquees Colston (19 rec, 220 yards, 0 TDs) as Brees top target this season. While Cooks has largely been absent, Colston is struggling with a separated shoulder.
RB Mark Ingram (102 att, 450 yards, 5 TDs) has carried the ball 17 more times than his previous high through seven games. He’s averaging 4.4 yards per carry and has already matched his career single-season high for receptions with 29.
New Orleans defense gives up 26.4 points (205th), 276.0 passing yards (26th), and 129.1 rushing yards (28th) per game. Kenny Vaccaro leads the Saints with 45 tackles, and Hau’oli Kikaha has four sacks.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- New Orleans Saints 4-7 At Home since last season
- New Orleans Saints 5-11 As Favorite since last season
- New Orleans Saints 3-7 As Home Favorite since last season
- New York Giants 1-2 O-U On Road this season
- New Orleans Saints 0-3 O-U At Home this season
- New Orleans Saints 5-6 O-U At Home since last season
- New York Giants 1-2 O-U When Line is >48 this season
- New Orleans Saints 2-3 O-U When Line is >48 this season
- New York Giants 3-4 O-U When Line was 47.5 to 50.5 since last season
- New York Giants 1-2 O-U vs Teams Averaging 21 to 25 PPG since last season
The Giants are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 8, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game, 15-34-2 ATS in their last 51 games in November, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite.
The Saints are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in November, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite.
My NFL Week 8 Betting Pick: NY Giants +3.
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- New York: Daniel Fells, Prince Amukamara, Jason Pierre-Paul.
- New Orleans: N/A.