The New Orleans Saints and the NY Giants combined for 101 points in their last tilt in week 8 of the 2015 season. This week the NFL odds favor the NY Giants by 5-points to beat the Saints after the spread opened at 4-points
The game kicks-off this Sunday, September 18 at 1:00 PM ET from the MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
New Orleans Saints Vs New York Giants NFL Week 2 Betting Spread & ATS Pick
What: New Orleans Saints (0-1) at NY Giants (1-0)
When: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: MetLife Stadium
Stadium: East Rutherford, NJ
Spread: Giants -5
Moneyline: Saints +180 Vs Giants -210
Game Total: 51.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: New Orleans vs NY Giants
Why Bet The New Orleans Saints To Beat The NY Giants
Even if Saints have far less talent since Super Bowl the Super Bowl, QB Drew Brees is a master under center. Brees threw for 423 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions against the Raiders last week. The team lost 35-34, but it wasn’t from not putting up enough points.
The Saints have never been accused of being a defensive juggernaut. Their game plan is to always outscore their opponents. Brees, one of the most accurate QBs in the league, will throw the ball easily throw the ball 40-50 times a game. He hit WR Willie Snead for 172 yards, and one touchdown and WR Brandin Cooks for 143 yards, and two scores. They will throw it and defenses better be ready.
Last season he went 39-50 for 505 yards and seven touchdowns against the Giants. His team won 52-49. But that game was in the Superdome in New Orleans where the turf makes the Saints the deadliest team in the NFL. Should you bet on New Orleans this week when they play in an open-air stadium?
The Saints #1 #2 and #3 cornerbacks for Sunday's game against the Giants combined to play zero snaps last year.
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) September 14, 2016
Why Bet The NY Giants To Beat The Saints
The Giants took the off-season as a chance to up. They added DE Olivier Vernon, DT Damon Harrison, CB Janoris Jankins and CB Leon Hall to improve the defense.
The offense showed last season they can keep it up with anyone. Eli Manning threw for 350 yards and six touchdowns in that game against the Saints. He started the 2016 season with 207 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the 20-19 win over the Cowboys.
WR Odell Beckham Jr. was quiet with 73 yards against Dallas. But he dismattled the Saints last season with 130 yards and three scores. WR Sterling Shepard had 43 yards and a scored against the Cowboys. WR Victor Cruz completed his comeback with 34 yards and one touchdown last week. The Giants have given Eli Manning tools to succeed. He will take full advantage of a Saints defense that just allowed the Raiders 486 total yards.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- New Orleans is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans’s last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 5 games on the road
- NY Giants is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- NY Giants is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
- NY Giants is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The game will be in the great outdoors of open-air MetLife Stadium. New Orleans will struggle putting up big points. The game should still be close.
My final score prediction is New Orleans 31, NY Giants 34.